Royal baby names from around the world
We look at royal families from around the world and the meaning behind their baby names. If you're pregnant, take your pick!
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In our quest to help you choose the perfect baby name, may we present [trumpets]... royal baby names from the Arabian Peninsula to Zululand.


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A

Abdula (M)

Meaning: servant of Allah

Origin: Arabic

Adam (M)

Meaning: Son of the Red Earth

Origin: Hebrew

Aiko (F)

Meaning: Beloved child

Origin: Japanese

Aisha (F)

Meaning: Living, prosperous

Origin: Arabic 

Akihiko (M)

Meaning: A bright person

Origin: Japanese

Albert (M)

Meaning: Noble, bright

Origin: German

Alfons (M)

Meaning: Noble, ready

Origin: Spanish and Italian

Alois (M)

Meaning: Famous warrior

Origin: German

Al-Qaqa (M)

Meaning: A companion of the prophet Muhammed

Origin: Arabic

Andrew (M)

Meaning: Strong and manly

Origin: Greek

Angela (F)

Meaning: Angel

Origin: Latin

Anne (F)

Meaning: Grace

Origin: Hebrew

Anoud (F)

Meaning: Strong-willed, smart

Origin: Arabic

Antonius (M)

Meaning: Priceless

Origin: Latin

Arthur (M)

Meaning: Bear

Origin: Celtic

Autumn (F)

Meaning: Season name

Origin: Latin


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B

Royal family tree #1 – House of Windsor:British royal family tree and baby names


Beatrice (F)

Meaning: She who brings happiness

Origin: Latin

Benedikt (M)

Meaning: Blessed

Origin: Latin

Bizwekhanya (M)

Meaning: Summoned while shining?

Origin: Nguni

Bukhosibemvelo (U)

Meaning: Royalty of nature/environment

Origin: Nguni

Buthle (F)

Meaning: Beautiful

Origin: Nguni


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C

Camila (F)

Meaning: Young ceremonial attendant

Origin: Latin

Charles (M) / Charlotte (F) / Caroline (F)

Meaning: Free man / woman

Origin: German

Constantin (M)

Meaning: Steadfast

Origin: Latin

D

David (M)

Meaning: Beloved, friend

Origin: Hebrew

Diana (F)

Meaning: Divine

Origin: Latin

E

Edward (M)

Meaning: Wealthy guardian

Origin: English

Elizabeth (F)

Meaning: Pledged to God

Origin: Hebrew

Eugenie (F)

Meaning: Wellborn

Origin: Greek

F

Ferdinand (M)

Meaning: Bold voyager

Origin: German

G

Gabriel (F)

Meaning: God is my strength

Origin: Hebrew

George (M) / Georgina (F)

Meaning: Farmer

Origin: Greek

Gisela (F)

Meaning: Pledge or hostage

Origin: German

H

Hamad (M)

Meaning: Praised one

Origin: Arabic

Hans (M)

Meaning: God is gracious

Origin: German

Henry (Harry) (M)

Meaning: Ruler of the house

Origin: German

Hisahito (M)

Meaning: Serene One

Origin: Japanese

I

Isla (F)

Meaning: Island

Origin: Spanish

J

Royal family tree #2 – The Imperial House of Japan:

James (M)

Meaning: Supplanter

Origin: Hebrew

Jassim (M)

Meaning: Strong, powerful

Origin: Arabic

Jawahir (F)

Meaning: Precious stones, jewels

Origin: Arabic

Joaan (M)

Meaning: God is gracious

Origin: Arabic. Related to John, Hebrew

Joseph (M)

Meaning: Jehovah increases

Origin: Hebrew

K

Kako (F)

Meaning: Summer rainbow

Origin: Japanese

Karabo (U)

Meaning: Answer

Origin: Sesotho

Katherine (F)

Meaning: Pure

Origin: Greek

L

Royal family tree #3 – House of Moshesh:

Royal family tree #4 – House of Liechtenstein:

Leonor (F)

Meaning: Light

Origin: Greek

Lerotholi (M)

Meaning: A drop

Origin: Sesotho

Lethukuthula (M)

Meaning: Brings peace/quiet

Origin: Nguni

Letizia (F)

Meaning: Gladness

Origin: Latin

Letsie (M)

Meaning: Chieftain

Origin: Sesotho

Lomkhosi (U)

Meaning: Of the army

Origin:Nguni

Louise (F) / Louis (M)

Meaning: Renowned warrior

Origin: French

Lukas (M)

Meaning: A man from Lucanus

Origin: Greek

Lungelo (U)

Meaning: A right

Origin: Nguni

M

Mako (U)

Meaning: Child of truth

Origin: Japanese

Mandlesizwe (M)

Meaning: The strength of the nation

Origin: Nguni

Mantfombi (F)

Meaning: Mother of girls

Origin: Nguni

Marie (F)

Meaning: Bitter

Origin: French


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Mark (M)

Meaning: Warlike

Origin: Latin

Maseeiso (F)

Meaning: Basotho family name

Origin: Sesotho

Masikomahle (M)

Meaning: Beautiful traditions

Origin: Nguni

Maximillian (M)

Meaning: Greatest

Origin: Latin

Meghan (F)

Meaning: Pearl

Origin: Welsh

Mayassa (F)

Meaning: Graceful

Origin: Arabic

Michiko (F)

Meaning: Beauty, wisdom

Origin: Japanese

Misuzulu (F)

Meaning: To praise the Zulu nation

Origin: Nguni

Mohammed (M)

Meaning: Greatly praised

Origin: Arabic

Moritze (M)

Meaning: Dark-skinned

Origin: German

N

Nandi (F)

Meaning: Sweety, tasty

Origin: Nguni

Naruhito (M)

Meaning: A man who will acquire heavenly virtues

Origin: Japanese

Naylah (F)

Meaning: Winner, lucky

Origin: Arabic


Also read: Arabic baby names for boys and girls


Nhlaganiso (M)

Meaning: To meet or gather

Origin: Nguni

Nikolaus (M)

Meaning: people of victory

Origin: Greek

Nhlendla

Meaning: A weapon used by Zulu warriors at war

Origin: Nguni

Nombuso (F)

Meaning: She who rules

Origin: Nguni

Nompumelelo (F) / Mpumelelo (M)

Meaning: Success

Origin: Nguni

Noora (F)

Meaning: Light

Origin: Arabic

Ntandoyenkosi (F)

Meaning: God’s love

Origin: Nguni

Ntandoyesizwe (U)

Meaning: Loved by the nation

Origin: Nguni

Ntombizosuthu (F)

Meaning: Woman of the Zulus

Origin: Nguni

P

Peter (M)

Meaning: Rock

Origin: Greek

Phillip (M) / Felipe (M)

Meaning: Lover of horses

Origin: Greek

Q

Royal family tree #5 – The House of Thani:

R

Rachel (F)

Meaning: Female sheep

Origin: Hebrew

Rodha (F)

Meaning: rose

Origin: Greek

S

Royal family tree #5 – The House of Bourbon-Anjou:

Sarah (F)

Meaning: Princess

Origin: Hebrew

Savannah (F)

Meaning: Flat tropical grassland

Origin: Spanish

Sayako (F)

Meaning: Born at night

Origin: Japanese

Sebastian (M)

Meaning: From the ancient city of Sebasta

Origin: Greek

Senate (F)

Meaning: Mother of King Moshoeshoe

Origin: Sesotho


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Shlobosenkosi (U)

Meaning: King’s relative

Origin: Nguni

Sibongile (F)

Meaning: We are thankful

Origin: Nguni

Sibusile (U)

Meaning: We have reigned

Origin: Nguni

Snethemba (F)

Meaning: We have hope

Origin: Nguni

T

Tamim (M) / Tamimah (F)

Meaning: Perfect, complete

Origin: Arabic

Tatjana (F)

Meaning: From the ancient Sabine king who rules in Rome

Origin: Latin

Thandikela (F)

Meaning: She who is loved

Origin: Nguni


Also read: Zulu baby names for boys and girls


Timothy (M)

Meaning: Honouring God

Origin: Greek

Toshi (U)

Meaning: Mirror reflection

Origin: Japanese

V


See our Tshivenda baby names

W

William (M)

Meaning: Resolute protection

Origin: German

X


See the ABC of Xhosa baby names

Z

Royal family tree #7 – The House of Zulu:


More Zulu baby names

Zara (F)

Meaning: Princess, to blossom

Origin: Hebrew and Arabic

Zola (F)

Meaning: Quiet, tranquil

Origin: Nguni

Zwelithini (M)

Meaning: What is the nation saying?

Origin: Nguni

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