150 Inspirational Royal Names: for Princes and Princesses

If royal names are fit for the great and the good, they’re perfect for your little prince or princess.

Choosing royal names has to be top of your list for the best start in life. If it’s suitable for the great and the good, it’s sure to be a winner for you. We’ve drawn names from royal households from across the globe to bring you the most diverse regal names.

The selection is varied and historically significant, from Adrian and William to Alexandra and Victoria. So, let’s straighten our crowns, polish the jewels, and place our royal posteriors on the throne of inspiration as we explore noble names.

96 Radiant Royalty Boy Names

By royal appointment, we command you to enjoy your trip through our aristocratic names.

  1. Adrian – this classic Roman family name means “from Hadria,” linked to the Emperor Hadrian.
  2. Albert – the husband of Queen Victoria, this High German name means “noble and bright.”
  3. Alexander – one of the greatest historical figures and means “defender of mankind” in Greek.
  4. Alfonso – straight from the Spanish royal family, meaning “noble and ready” in Latin.
  5. Alfred – derived from the Old English “ælf” and “ræd,” meaning “elf-counsel.”
  6. Amadeo – a variant of the Latin Amadeus, meaning “lover of God” in Spanish and Italian.
  7. Andrei – from the Greek Andreas, this Russian/Slavic royal name means “manly.”
  8. Andrew – the current Duke of York, this Scottish/Greek name means “manly” and “brave warrior.”
  9. Andrey – with roots firmly in Russian royalty, Andrey means “warrior” and “manly.”
  10. Anthony – associated with Mark Anthony, derived from the Greek/Latin Antonius, meaning “highly praiseworthy.”
  11. Archie – of German/Scottish origin, meaning “truly brave.”
  12. Arthur – of Scots, Welsh, and Gaelic origin, meaning “strong as a bear” and “bear hero.”
  13. Augustus – a classic Roma emperor’s name meaning “great and magnificent” in Latin.
  14. Basil – stems from the Greek ruler Basileios, meaning “royal” and “kingly.”
  15. Boris – a common name among Russian princes, meaning “to fight.”
  16. Caesar – some royal names are obvious, like Caesar, meaning “head of hair.”
  17. Carl – this German boy’s name is fitting for royalty and means “free man.”
  18. Carlos – a Spanish variant of Charles and Carl, meaning “free man” and “vigilant.”
  19. Charles – regal names don’t come with a higher pedigree than Charles – means “free man.”
  20. Christian – derived from the ancient Latin Christianus, meaning “follower of Christ.”
  21. Christopher – from the Greek Christos, meaning “bearing Christ.”
  22. Claudius – few regal baby names have the impact of Claudius, meaning “strong-willed.”
  23. Constantine – meaning “constant and steadfast;” this Roman name is sometimes shortened to Kostas in Greek.
  24. David – this biblical boy’s name means “beloved” and belonged to the King of Israel.
  25. Dmitri – this Slavic/Russian regal name means “devoted to” and “follower of Demeter.”
  26. Duncan – dripping in Scottish culture, Duncan means “dark-skinned warrior.”
  27. Edgar – from the Middle English Eadger, meaning “fortunate and powerful.”
  28. Edmund – derived from the Old English “ēad” and “mund,” meaning “wealthy protector.”
  29. Edward – some regal names are stereotypical, like Edward, meaning “wealthy guard or protector.”
  30. Ernest – taken from the Old German word “eornost,” meaning “serious” or “battle to the death.”
  31. Felipe – a Spanish variant of Philip, meaning “friend of horses.”
  32. Ferdinand – the famous prince in Shakespeare’s The Tempest – means “bold voyager.”
  33. Frederik – a variant spelling of Frederick, meaning “peaceful ruler” in German.
  34. Geoffrey – another Germanic name; this one means “divine peace.”
  35. George – derived from the Greek Georgios, meaning “farmer” and “earth-worker.”
  36. Hadrian – the Roman emperor with a fetish for building walls – means “dark-haired” and “from Hadria.”
  37. Hamlet – a famous Danish prince in Shakespeare’s play of the same name, means “trickster.”
  38. Harold – derived from the Old English Hereweald, meaning “army ruler.”
  39. Harry – is of Germanic origin, meaning “home-ruler.”
  40. Henrik – a cool masculine German name meaning “ruler of the home.”
  41. Henry – derived from the Old German name Heimeric, meaning “house-ruler.”
  42. Hermine – a German variant of the Greek Hermoine, meaning “army man.”
  43. Igor – from the distant past of Russian royalty, meaning “warrior.”
  44. Ines – derived from the Roman Agnes, this Spanish version means “pure.”
  45. Ivan – of Slavic, Russian, and Hebrew origin, meaning “God is gracious.”
  46. James – British royalty features heavily on the list; James means “supplanter” in Hebrew.
  47. Joachim – a classic boy’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “established by God.”
  48. John – derived from the Hebrew Yohanan, meaning “graced by God.”
  49. Joseph – a variation of the Hebrew Yosef, meaning “Jehovah shall add.”
  50. Jovian – the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor – Juvian means “Jupiter.”
  51. Juan – the Spanish version of the Hebrew John, meaning gift from God.
  52. Julian – a cool Greek boy’s name meaning “youth” and “Jove’s child.”
  53. Julius – a famous Roman name meaning “devoted to Jove.”
  54. Justin – not an obvious regal name, Justin means “just, upright” and “righteous” in Latin.
  55. Leo – this short and sweet Latin name means “lion.”
  56. Leopold – some German names sound royal, like Leopold, meaning “brave people.”
  57. Lucius – a trendy Latin name meaning “light.”
  58. Ludwig – one of the best German royal names on the list, means “famous warrior.”
  59. Magnus – a popular Latin name in Scandinavia thanks to King Magnus – means “greatest.”
  60. Malcolm – a traditional Scottish name meaning “devotee of Saint Columba.”
  61. Marcus – of ancient Roman/Latin origin, meaning “warlike.”
  62. Max – originating from the Roman name Maximus, meaning “greatest.”
  63. Michael – a popular Hebrew name meaning “who is like God?”
  64. Mikhail – of Russian and Hebrew descent, meaning “who is like God?”
  65. Muhammad – the Arabic male name of Islam’s founder, meaning “praiseworthy.”
  66. Napoleon – this famous emperor’s name is of Italian and Greek origin, meaning “from Naples” and “new city.”
  67. Nero – the notorious Roman emperor, Nero means “black, strong, and vigorous.”
  68. Nicholei – derived from the Greek Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people.”
  69. Nicholas – from the Greek word “nikē” meaning “victory,” and “laos” meaning “people.”
  70. Oleg – this Slavic name derives from the Old Norse “helgi,” meaning “blessed and holy.”
  71. Oscar – with roots in Gaelic and Irish, meaning “God spear, deer lover, and champion warrior.”
  72. Otho – a commanding German Royal name meaning “wealth and prosperity.”
  73. Otto – the founder of the Holy Roman Empire – Otto means “wealth” in German.
  74. Patrick – some noble names are Gaelic and mean “nobleman.”
  75. Paul – a member of the Romanov family, Paul derives from the Latin Paulus and means “small.”
  76. Philip – traditional royal boy names like Philip mean “horse-lover” and “fond of horses.”
  77. Philippa – this feminine spelling of Philip was once popular in the English county of Cornwall.
  78. Richard – some German royal names are dripping in blue blood, like Richard, meaning “strong in rule.”
  79. Robert – is of German origin, meaning “bright fame.”
  80. Roger – this German name derives from “hrod” and “ger,” meaning “famous spearman.”
  81. Rurik – of Russian descent, meaning “noted ruler.”
  82. Severus – some princely male names have Latin origins, like Severus, meaning “stern.”
  83. Simeon – of Hebrew and Russian origin, meaning “He (God) has heard.”
  84. Stephen – an Old English name derived from the Greek Stephanos, meaning “wealth, garland” and “crown.”
  85. Teimei – the first Japanese regal name on the list – means “enlightened constancy.”
  86. Theodore – derived from the Greek Theodoros, meaning “gift of God.”
  87. Titus – many royalty names are Latin and Roman – means “title of honor.”
  88. Umberto – a funny, regal name of Italian origin meaning “renowned warrior.”
  89. Valdemar – of Old German origin, meaning “renowned leader.”
  90. Vasily – this Greek/Russian name means “brave, valiant protector” and “kingly, royal.”
  91. Vlad – this Slavic boy’s name conjures images of Dracula, the prince of darkness – means “glorious rule.”
  92. Vladimir – the ancient Russian saint and ruler, meaning “prince.”
  93. Wilhelm – many regal names are European, like Wilhelm, meaning “resolute protector” in High German.
  94. William – with roots in German royalty, this classic English name means “resolute protector.”
  95. Yaroslav – this common Slavic and Russian royalty name means “fierce and glorious.”
  96. Yuri – another Slavic regal name with the humble meaning of “farmer.”

54 Impressive Royal Girl Names

Let’s hear for the baronets, duchesses, and princesses.

  1. Alexandra – the female version of the Greek Alexander, meaning “defender of mankind.”
  2. Alexia – also derived from the Greek Alexander, from “aléxein,” meaning “defender” or “helper.”
  3. Alice – is of Germanic and French origin, meaning “noble.”
  4. Amalia – of Italian, German, and Scandinavian origin, meaning “work” and “industrious.”
  5. Amina – belonged to the mother of the prophet Muhammad, meaning “honest and faithful.”
  6. Anastasia – derived from the Greek Anastasis, this Russian girl’s name means “resurrection.”
  7. Anne – popular among royals and means “grace” and “merciful” in Latin.
  8. Ariane – derived from the Greek Ariadne, meaning “most holy” and “silver.”
  9. Astrid – an Old Scandinavian name meaning “divinely beautiful.”
  10. Athena – from the Greek goddess, meaning “goddess of wisdom.”
  11. Beatrice – derived from the Latin Beatrix, meaning “blessed” and “she who brings happiness.”
  12. Beatrix – this Latin version of Beatrice also means “voyager through life.”
  13. Caroline – of Scottish, Italian, and French origin, meaning “free woman” and “song of happiness.”
  14. Catherine – the current Princess of Wales, meaning “pure” in Greek.
  15. Cecilie – the French version of the English Cecilia, meaning “blind.”
  16. Charlotte – the feminine form of Charles, meaning “free man/woman” and “petite.”
  17. Christina – the female version of Christian also means “anointed one.”
  18. Constance – derived from the Latin Constantem, meaning “resolute” and “steadfast.”
  19. Diana – a Roman goddess and the late Princess of Wales – means “divine.”
  20. Dorothea – another Greek regal name meaning “gift of God.”
  21. Eleanor – a pretty Greek and French name meaning “light-hearted” and “shining light.”
  22. Elena – is of Greek origin, meaning “shining light.”
  23. Elizabeth – no monarch reigned as long as Elizabeth – means “God is my oath” in Hebrew.
  24. Emma – derived from the Germanic word “ermen,” meaning “whole” or “universal.”
  25. Eugenie – an unusual Greek name with many royal links, means well-born” and “noble.”
  26. Frederica – closely linked to the Germanic Frederick, meaning “peaceful ruler.”
  27. Grace – this stylish royal name means “goodness” and “generosity” in Latin.
  28. Helen – a famous name from Greek mythology, means “torch” and “light.”
  29. Helena – this variant of Helen also means “the bright one.”
  30. Indira – the first Sanskrit/Hindu entry, meaning “beauty.”
  31. Irina – this 16th-century Russian Tsar reigned for a month – Irina means “peace.”
  32. Isabella – a classic Italian girl’s name meaning “devoted to God.”
  33. Jane – this unlikely royal name means “God is gracious” in Hebrew.
  34. Joanna – this Spanish queen’s name means “God is gracious” in Hebrew.
  35. Josephine – the female version of the Hebrew Joseph, meaning “God will increase.”
  36. Judith – this English-sounding name means “praised” and “woman from Judea” in Hebrew.
  37. Katarina – many aristocratic girl names that start with K ooze elegance – means “pure” in Greek.
  38. Khadija – the wife of the prophet Muhammad, means “trustworthy and respected.”
  39. Leah – a famous Star Wars princess, derived from Hebrew, meaning “delicate” and “weary.”
  40. Lilibet – a cool feminine regal name meaning “God is my oath” in Hebrew.
  41. Louisa – this female version of the French male name Louis means “princess warrior.”
  42. Louise – another female adaptation of Louis, meaning “famous or renowned warrior.”
  43. Louisette – offers an additional elegant twist – ideal for your sweet little princess in the making.
  44. Madeleine – this Hebrew name possibly means “woman from Magdala” or “pearl.”
  45. Margaret – this Greek name is popular throughout Europe and means “pearl.”
  46. Mary – is of Hebrew, Latin, and Greek origin, meaning “beloved/bitter” and “drop of the sea.”
  47. Matilda – a German girl’s name befitting a warrior because it means “mighty in battle.”
  48. Nefertiti – some prestigious Egyptian female names are very fancy, like Nefertiti, meaning “the beautiful one has arrived.”
  49. Sienna – this exotic royal name means “from Siena” and the color “orange-red.”
  50. Sophie – the perfect noble Greek name for “wise” kids.
  51. Stephanie – derived from the Greek Stephanos, meaning “crown” or “garland.”
  52. Theresa – a cool female name of Greek origin, meaning “late summer.”
  53. Victoria – has to be among the top royal girl names, meaning “victory.”
  54. Zara – a unique name for Princess Anne’s daughter, meaning “radiance” and “blooming flower.”

Royal Names FAQs

Which of the Royal Names Is the Rarest?

The rarest royal names include Justin, Zara, Umberto, Nefertiti, Cecile, and Severus. Obscure examples like Yuri, Teimei, Simeon, and Jovian may be famous in their home countries but are little known in the U.S.

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About the Author

Mark Weir

Mark has always been fascinated by the stories behind names, their meanings, and the rich histories they carry. It's a curiosity that has grown into a full-fledged passion project, engaging him in the study of how names shape our identities and reflect our cultures. Since stepping away from his previous career, Mark has delved deeper into this fascinating realm. He spends his days unraveling these narratives and sharing his findings on Honey Name. He does all this amidst the tranquility of England's rivers and canals from his charming widebeam barge. His constant companions on this journey are his wife, Julie, and their adorable King Charles Cavalier, Eric.