Your daughter is the princess of your house, and hence you need a name that defines her. So, we have included various royal girl names that may be suitable for your daughter. Most of these names in this list are inspired by the names of queens and princesses. They are classy and have an aristocratic feel to them. Although some are traditional names, they are still popular due to their meanings and history. Thus, read on to choose the right name for your daughter.
Top 87 Royal Girl Names With Meanings
In Arabic, Aida is linked to the name Ayda, which means ‘visitor,’ while in Turkish the name refers to the ‘moon.’ This two-syllable name was borne by the Ethiopian Princess Aida Desta who was the granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie.
The Japanese name Aiko is a combination of two terms ai meaning ‘love’ and ko meaning ‘child.’ Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako, chose this name for their only daughter Princess Aiko.
Albertine is a German name for girls. It’s said to be the feminine form of Albert and means ‘noble’ or ‘intelligent’. The name was borne by Albertine Agnes of Nassau, the daughter of Dutch ruler Frederick Henry.
Alexandra has a serious royal pedigree. Alexandra of Denmark, the great-grandmother of the present British Queen, was the first royal lady to bear this name. It is a Greek name and the feminine form of Alexander, meaning ‘defender of men’.
Alice, meaning ‘of a noble kind,’ may bring to mind the famous Wonderland adventurer, but it was also the name of Queen Victoria’s great-granddaughter, who went on to become the Princess of Hesse.
Also spelled as Aminah, this Arabic name refers to the ‘feeling of safety.’ Amina has a biblical connection as it is believed to be the name of Prophet Muhammed’s mother. In the 16th century, Amina was the Queen of Zazzau, a city now part of Nigeria.
The name Anastasia belonged to one of the daughters of the last czar of Russia. This is one of the most beautiful royal baby girl names meaning ‘resurrection,’ which made it totally appropriate for the princess considering the Russian history.
First-time mother Anahi Diaz shares the list of names she and her husband are considering for their little girl in a video. She says, “Anastasia, I really liked that name. It’s very whimsical, and I like the nickname Stassi for Anastasia (i).”
Anne is a tried and true royal favorite. It was the name of the two wives of Henry the VIII and four other queens of England. Anne is a Hebrew name meaning ‘favor’ or ‘grace’.
The name Astrid is derived from the Old Norse name Ástríðr, which means ‘God is beautiful.’ The name’s royal connection is Princess Astrid of Belgium, who is married to Prince Lorenz of Belgium.
Beatrice, meaning ‘Bringer of joy’ in Latin, had a resurgence in popularity, thanks to Prince William’s cousin, Princess Beatrice.
Princess Berenice was the ruler of the Roman province of Judea between BC39 and AD92. Berenice is a beautiful Greek name, meaning ‘one who brings victory’. You can even spell the name as Bernice.
The Danish name Birgitte is linked to the Old Irish name Brigit, which means ‘the exalted one.’ This name has a royal connection as Birgitte, the Duchess of Gloucester is a famous namesake.
Caroline is another extremely popular name from the echelons of royal history. It is an Italian name meaning ‘strong’.
History has seen six royal ladies named Catherine, including Catherine Middleton, the present Duchess of Cambridge and Catherine of Aragon, whose wedding with Henry VIII sparked the Protestant Reformation. Catherine is a French name meaning ‘pure’ or ‘clear’.
Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa, became the Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Albert II. Charlene is a variation of Charles, which means ‘full grown, a freeman’.
Charlotte, a gracefully regal name is the female form of Charles. Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Kate Middleton and Prince Williams, is the current famous bearer of this name. It means ‘strong and virile’ or ‘vigorous’.
The name Christina is of Greek origin and means ‘Anointed’ or ‘follower of Christ’. Christina, also spelled Kristina, was the moniker given to the Queen of Sweden and Princess Christina of the Netherlands.
There have been several famous bearers of the royal courts with the name Clementine, such as Clementine of Orleans and Princess Clementine of Belgium. This pretty, classic, yet uncommon name means ‘mild and gentle’. It is also the name of a hybrid orange fruit.
If you’re looking for a unique and original royal baby girl name, go for Cordelia, which means ‘jewel of the sea’ in Welsh, or the ‘heart of a lion’, if derived from the French word Coeur. A famous royal bearer is Cordelia of Britain.
Cosima is a chic and fashionable name considered to be the feminine version of Cosimo, which means ‘order’ or ‘decency’ in Greek. It was chosen for Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor, by her parents, the Countess and Earl of Ulster.
Diana, the Roman goddess of women, childbirth, and hunting, is another royal name that you can consider for your princess. It has been used as a name since the 15th century but gained ground in the early 20th century. The name, possibly derived from Indo-European languages, means ‘heavenly, divine’.
Eleanor, meaning ‘bright’, was the name of the female ruler England in the Middle Ages. The name is derived from the Provencal Alienor, and is not very common, even though it has a classy ring to it.
Elizabeth is one of the strongest royal names for a baby girl. It was borne by two reigning queens, Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II, along with a series of princesses and queen consorts. Elizabeth became the royal name for the first time in 1306 when Elizabeth de Burgh married Robert I. The name is derived from Greek Elisheva, which means ‘oath of god’.
This moniker, meaning ‘battle maiden or famous warrior’ will give elegance to any girl. The name could have also been derived from the French name Heloise, which in turn was derived from the German word Helewidis, which means hale and healthy. The most famous royal bearer of this name is Eloise of Orange-Nassau, daughter of Prince Constantijn.
Elsa is derived from the German name Elisabeth, which means ‘my God is my oath.’ The name became popular following the release of the Disney animated movie Frozen that featured the lead character named Princess Elsa of Arendelle.
The name Emma was brought to England by Emma of Normandy who was the wife of King Ethelred II. This royal name means ‘great,’ and became a common name in England after the Norman conquest.
This Old-French name meaning ‘star’ has been associated with royalty and class. No wonder Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland chose this name for their eldest daughter.
Eugenie, meaning ‘well-born’ is a name with royal sheen. It was borne by a number of queens and princesses, such as Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg and Princess Eugenie of York.
Fiona is the updated version of Irish and Scottish names Fionnuala and Finola. Fiona may be the name of a fictional princess, but it sounds trendy and is a great pick for your little girl. If you want to go the traditional way, then Finola and Fionnuala can be considered. Fiona means ‘fair, white’.
The name Frances may not have a royal lineage, but has close family ties with the Duke and Duchess. It is the female version of Francis and means ‘free one’ in French.
Lady Gabriella, who is now a journalist, is the beautiful daughter of Prince and Princesses Michael of Kent. She is the 40th in line to the throne. Gabriella is an Italian girl name that means ‘woman of God’.
Ultra classy Georgiana is a feminine form of George and is derived from a Greek word that means ‘farmer’. Its royal cred is Georgiana Cavendish, a British duchess known for her beauty and nature.
This unique Old Irish name Gormlaith is composed of two terms gorm and flaith meaning ‘blue’ and ‘princess,’ respectively. Gormlaith ingen Murchada was the Queen of Ireland and the daughter of King of Leinster.
When you think of Grace and royalty, you think of Hollywood legend Grace Kelly, who went on to become Princess Grace of Monaco. The name is derived from the Latin word ‘gratia’ which means ‘God’s favor’.
Gwyneth is derived from the Welsh word Gwyneth, which was the name of an ancient Welsh kingdom. This name, meaning ‘white, fair and blessed’, sounds beautiful and exotic, just like its namesake Gwyneth Paltrow.
The name Helen, meaning ‘light’ is simple, sophisticated and serious, just perfect for a royal baby. Lady Helen Taylor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent and the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, is its royal namesake. Also, there’s Helen of Troy, the fictional Spartan queen, who made the name as popular as it is today!
Helena is derived from Greek Helene which means ‘light, torch or bright’. The name Helena is commonly used as a tribute to Roman Empress St. Helena, but it has a royal connection as well. Helena was the name of Queen Victoria’s third daughter. Ellen and Helen are great nicknames for this name.
Henrietta is another elaborate and elegant royal name for girls. The name was first used in the 16th century as a feminine form of Henri and means ‘home ruler’. Princess Henriette Marie of France, the daughter of King Henry VI is one of the first notable bearers of this name.
Ingrid is an Old Norse name that means ‘Ing is beautiful.’ Ing refers to a Germanic God. Its royal connection is Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, the eldest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
Isabella, the Spanish form of Elizabeth, has been given to more than 20 queens and royal women of different countries. The names means ‘devoted to God’.
Isla, pronounced as ‘eye-la’ means ‘an island’ in Scottish. It is the name of Peter Philips’ daughter and Queen Elizabeth II eldest grandchild. Isla is also the name of a Scottish river and an island. No wonder it’s so popular in Scotland.
Jane is not always a plain name. It belonged to two of the most famous queens: Jane Seymore, the third wife of Henry VIII, and Lady Jane Grey, who reigned only for nine days. Jane is the feminine form of John and means ‘Jehovah has been gracious’.
The English name Josephine is the female form of the name Joseph, which means ‘He will add.’ In the Danish royal family, Princess Josephine is the youngest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.
This Hebrew name has been borne by numerous European royals including the Carolingian empress, Judith of Bavaria who was popular in the 9th century. The name Judith refers to a person from Judah or a ‘Jewish woman.’
Kate is derived from the Latin Katharina, and short for Catherine. It means ‘pure’. As you already guessed, Kate Middleton is perhaps the most popular princess to bear this name.
Leilani is a Hawaiian name made of two terms namely lei, which means ‘flowers’ or ‘child’ and lani, which means ‘heaven’ or ‘royal.’ This name means ‘heavenly flower’ or royal child.’
Queen Elizabeth was lovingly called Lilibet by her family members, when she was young. There is no specific origin to this name as it is said to have derived from the way the Queen used to call herself when she was a child. It means the same as Elizabeth — the ‘oath of god’. Lilibet Diana is now the name of the second child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Hawaiian name Liliʻuokalani means ‘smarting of the high-born one.’ This name has a royal connection with the queen regnant and the last Hawaiian monarch. Liliʻuokalani ruled the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1891 to 1893.
Lady Louise, Prince William’s cousin, was named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter. A French name, Louise means ‘famous warrior’.
Lucia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was born a princess, but became a Duchess when she married Prince Eugenio of Savoy, the 5th Duke of Genoa. This lilting Italian name means ‘graceful light’.
Makeda, better known as the Queen of Sheba, ruled the ancient kingdom of Sheba. This Biblical name of Hebrew origin would definitely make a unique choice. It means ‘the beautiful’.
Margaret, meaning ‘pearl’ has a long-term royal connection. We had Margaret of Anjou, the wife of Henry VI. And before that, there was Queen Margaret of Scotland.
Derived from the Hebrew Miryam, which means ‘Sea of bitterness’, Marie has a rather unfortunate connection with Marie Antoinette, who was beheaded during the French Revolution. But other successful royal women have borne this name too, so it is not all bad.
This English origin name derived from Margaret, meaning ‘pearl’, was brought to England as Margery, but was soon transformed into more elaborate Marjorie. Its royal namesake is Princess Marjorie, the daughter of the Scottish King, Robert the Bruce.
Mary is a Biblical name, but it was a top pick for both royals and commoners in the 14th and 15th century. Remember Queen Mary I, the predecessor to Queen Elizabeth I? Or Mary Queen of Scots? Yes, that is why we picked it.
Matilda, the Latin form of Maud, is an excellent Royal name. Matilda also has German Gothic origins and is derived from the word Maht, which means ‘might or strength’. Empress Matilda was the first female ruler of England after King Stephen’s rule.
This lacy name, which was extremely popular centuries ago, but is rarely heard now, is tied with Queen Maud of Norway. Maud is a short form of Matilda and means ‘battle mighty’.
In Japanese, masa means ‘elegant’ and ko means ‘child.’ Masako is a charming name that exudes royalty and elegance. Masako is also the name of the current empress of Japan.
This chic and sporty name has found its way to the royalty as well. It’s the name of Zara Philip and Mike Tindal’s daughter. This spunky and non-traditional name means ‘bitter’ ‘wished-for child’ and ‘rebellion’ as well.
The Russian name Olga is derived from the Old Norse name Helga, which means ‘holy’ or ‘blessed.’ Olga was the name of the wife of Igor I, the ruler of Kievan Rus.
Patricia of Connaught, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, is best known for renouncing the title of a British princess in order to marry a commoner. The name Patricia is of Latin origin and means ‘noble’.
Quinn is the latest addition to the royal girl names list. It is derived from the Irish surname O’Cuinn or Conn which means wisdom, intelligence or reason.
The Greek name Rania is the short version of Ourania, which means ‘heavenly.’ According to Greek mythology, Ourania was the goddess of astronomy and astrology. The Arabic meaning of this name is ‘to gaze.’ The beautiful Queen Rania of Jordan is one of the famous name bearers.
The name Rosalind is tied with the great-grandmother of Diana, the Princess of Wales. Rosalind Hamilton became a British Duchess by marrying James Hamilton, the Marquess of Hamilton. In Spanish, Rosalind means ‘beautiful rose’.
Rose is the middle name of Princess Margaret, the Countess of Snowdon. She was King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s daughter and Queen Elizabeth II only sister. Rose is the name of a flower.
Rachel Kathleen, a mother of three, shares a few feminine names she’s considering for her youngest, a girl, in one of her YouTube videos. For the name Rose, she says, “To me, this is a strong name, yet it is feminine. It is very simple and short, so it might work well with some longer syllable last names or as a middle name (ii).”
The Hebrew name Sarah means ‘princess’ or ‘noblewoman.’ According to the Old Testament, Sarah was the name of Abraham’s wife. Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough is one of the famous namesakes.
Peter Philips, the eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, bestowed this elaborate name of native American origin on his first daughter. A fresher alternative to Samantha, Savannah means ‘flat tropical grassland’.
If you’re looking for an unconventional and out-of-the-box royal baby girl name, Sibylla would be a perfect pick. Princess Sibylla of Albany is the mother of Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden. Sibylla is of Greek origin and means ‘oracle’.
The sophisticated and smart name, meaning ‘wisdom’, is tied with Sophia of Hanover, a member of the powerful House of Stuart.
The Spanish name Tia means ‘aunt.’ It has a royal connection through princess Tia, daughter of Egyptian King Seti I and his wife Queen Tuya.
The name Tiana is often associated with the Roman name Tatiana, which is derived from the Roman surname Tatius. This name gained popularity in the US after the first African-American Disney princess was named Tiana in the movie The Princess and the Frog.
The feminine form of Theodore was used by several empresses of the Byzantine Empire. The name is of Greek origin and means ‘gift of God’.
It’s believed that the Roman-British Christian saint Ursula was the daughter of a king, and she was martyred because she refused to get married. Ursula is a Latin name, meaning ‘little female bear’.
Scores of princesses in the past have been named Victoria to honor the stalwart Queen. Victoria, derived from the Latin word ‘victory or conquer’, can be shortened to the trendy Vicky too!
You must have heard the story of the Polish Queen, who committed suicide by drowning herself to avoid marrying an enemy. Her name was Wanda! Besides, it’s also the name of the central character of Ouida’s novel. The meaning of Wanda is ‘wanderer’.
Wilhelmina was the name of the Queen of the Netherlands who ruled from 1890 to 1948. The name means ‘defender or protector’ in German.
Xenia is a Greek name meaning hospitality. The Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia was the muse to Danish composer Valdemar Vater.
Yasmin found its way to the royalty via the daughter of Prince Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth. And it’s quite a fitting choice for a royal baby girl, considering how regal it sounds. The meaning of Yasmin is ‘jasmine flower’.
Zara, meaning ‘beautiful’, was the name of the beautiful granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and daughter of Princess Anne.
Zetian sounds exotic. It was used by a female emperor of China in the year 624. The meaning of this lovely royal girl name is ‘day’.
The Amharic name Zewditu means ‘the crown.’ This African name became popular after the Empress of Ethiopia, Zewditu rose to prominence from 1916 to 1930.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are there any rules or guidelines to follow when choosing a royal girl name?
Parents may use any royal name for their baby, but if a royal family decides on a name for their children, they must follow certain rules. While each country’s royal family has unique naming traditions, most rely on a shortlist of recycled names to name their baby.
2. What are the benefits of using royal girl names for naming children?
Giving your baby girl a name inspired by a royal family can offer a historical significance as all royal names have a great history and origin. These names also symbolize elegance, power, and royalty, which can help your daughter develop a strong character as she grows.
3. What are the potential drawbacks of using royal girl names for naming children?
Having a royal name also has its drawbacks, including many girls sharing the same name due to popularity, sophisticated pronunciation, and pressure on girls bearing the name to reflect the characteristics and meanings of the name.
A royal name adds regality, class, sass, power, and benevolence to one’s personality. You may or may not be a king, but your daughter is your princess. These royal names can help your daughter feel valued and respected. Diana, Elizabeth, Eugine, and Mary are some famous yet common royal names for girls. Run through our well-curated and elaborate list of royal names for girls with meanings and make the right choice.
Infographic: Royal Baby Girl Names Inspired By Christianity
Every daughter is a princess to her parents. If you want your baby girl’s name to reflect the elegance of the royal world and the optimism of the Christian culture, the infographic below includes some influential names from different eras. Take a look and pick the best from the lot.
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