Give your little lady a powerfully beautiful start with a name inspired by true royalty. Some might consider traditional royal names old-fashioned, but they're always represented on the popular baby name lists along with trendy new variations.
British Royal Names
The British Monarchy has gained fame throughout history as the epitome of modern-day royalty. Many women of the British Monarchy have carried titles that have made a big impact on the world. These names tend to sound serious and convey intelligence and elegance.
|Anne||A 17th century Queen and common royal name|
|Beatrice||The Princess of York|
|Boudica||Wife of the King of the Iceni, a tribe based in East Anglia|
|Camilla||Prince Charles' wife, the Duchess of Cornwall|
|Catherine||Full name of Kate Middleton, Prince William's wife|
|Charlotte||Prince William's daughter|
|Diana||Former Princess of Wales who was married to Prince Charles|
|Elizabeth||Two Queens of England have held this name|
|Eugenie||The Princess of York and granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II|
|Mary||England's first female monarch|
|Sophie||The Countess of Wessex|
|Victoria||A 19th century Queen|
|Zara||Zara Tindall is another granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II|
Royal Spanish Names
First names of Spanish queens, princesses, and duchesses typically, but not always, end in "a." If you're looking for a more exotic-sounding name that isn't too difficult to pronounce or spell, these might do the trick.
|Eulalia||Duchess of Galliera in the early 1950s|
|Isabella||Two Queens of Spain held this name|
|Joanna||Queen of Castile in the 1500s|
|Leonor||Daughter of King Felipe VI (the current king)|
|Letizia||The current Queen of Spain|
|Luisa||The 19th century Duchess of Montpensier|
|Maria||A popular royal name since the 1400s|
|Mariana||Another common variation of Maria|
|Mercedes||A 19th century Princess of Asturias|
Japanese Royal Names
The Japanese royal family is also known as the Imperial Family and carries strict guidelines for women. These selections easily roll of the tongue. Some sound more like a nickname than a given name.
|Ayoko||Emperor Akihito's granddaughter|
|Hitachi||The princess married to the emperor's brother|
|Kako||The daughter of Prince Akishino|
|Kiko||The wife of Prince Akishino|
|Mako||Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild|
|Masako||The current Crown Princess|
|Michiko||The current empress|
Fictional royal women can be found in all types of books, movies, television shows, and video games. Check out the book or movie featuring the name you like most to see if the character's personality adds meaning to your little girl's moniker.
|Ariel||The Little Mermaid movie|
|Aurora||Sleeping Beauty movie|
|Belle||Beauty and the Beast movie|
|Cersei||Game of Thrones TV show|
|Guinevere||King Arthur legends|
|Khaleesi||Game of Thrones TV show|
|Leia||Star Wars movies|
|Odette||The Swan Princess movie|
|Xena||TV show Xena: Warrior Princess|
|Zelda||Legend of Zelda video games|
For a modern take on royal baby names, opt for a word related to royalty as your baby's name. You won't hear unique baby girl names like these everywhere, but having an uncommon name gives your daughter a chance to show off her individuality.
|Contessa||Derived from "Countess"|
|Jewel||An elegant ornament for crowns|
|Queenie||A modern take on "Queen"|
|Regalia||The insignia of royalty|
|Reigna||A feminine form of "reign" or royal office|
|Tiara||A delicate crown|
Fit for Your Little Princess
Royal baby girl names sound elegant and come with the expectation that she'll be beautiful and beloved. Comb through history books from your favorite country to find more regal name options. If your princess has a male sibiling, you can pair her name with a royal boy's baby name.