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Victorian Royal Baby Names

Queen Victoria named six of nine children after either herself or her husband Prince Albert, making the royal baby names from the 19th and early 20th centuries a cozy bunch. The full list of royal names from the Victorian era includes:
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  • Arthur

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    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents. In addition to its leading role in the A... Read More 

  • Augusta

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    Augusta is a dignified name reminiscent of wealthy great-aunts, but with the fashion for both August and Gus for boys, Augusta could get some fresh energy. Augusta was the title of honor given t... Read More 

  • Beatrice

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    Beatrice is back. Stored in the attic for almost a century, the lovely Beatrice with its long literary (Shakespeare, Dante) and royal history is being looked at with fresh eyes by parents (such as ... Read More 

  • Caroline

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    Caroline is a perennial classic, in the Top 100 since 1994. It is now at Number 63--roughly the same position it held in 1885, and up from last year. Caroline has an elegant patina, calling to mind... Read More 

  • Cecil

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    Once a powerful Roman clan name, Cecil has lost much of its potency over the years, though it retains a strong presence in the sports and jazz worlds. Past bearers include film giant Cecil B. DeMil... Read More 

  • Charles

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    Charles is a longtime traditional favorite that was in the Top 10 until the 1960s. Lately Charles has been resuscitated by many celeb parents, from Jodie Foster to Russell Crowe, honoring a distin... Read More 

  • Charlotte

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    Charlotte is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella in a rise toward the top of the list, making Number 11 this year. Charlotte is an elegant royal name, with a host of... Read More 

  • Christian

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    Christian had been firmly planted in the Top 25 since 1996, not far below the stalwart Christopher, and is still, at Number 35, quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen as... Read More 

  • Christian

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    Christian had been firmly planted in the Top 25 since 1996, not far below the stalwart Christopher, and is still, at Number 35, quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen as... Read More 

  • Duncan

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    Duncan is jaunty, confident, and open, a Scottish royal name that's brimming with friendly charm and makes it into our golden circle of names that are neither too popular nor too strange. Duncan ha... Read More 

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