Names that mean 'Prince'

Name meanings related to royalty of any kind are in style right now. This includes names that mean prince as well as names that mean princess, king, queen, or anything royal.

Nameberry's names that mean prince are listed here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

For more names with meanings related to royalty, browse our list of Names That Mean Ruler or Royal.
  1. Mael
    • Origin:

      French or Breton
    • Meaning:

      "chief or prince"
    • Description:

      The name of a fifth century Breton saint, Mael is a popular boys' name in contemporary France, though it is usually spelled with a diaeresis or umlaut - Maël. Mael is the Breton spelling, and the pronunciation is almost like the English word mile, with two distinctive syllables.
  2. Brendan
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "prince"
    • Description:

      According to Irish legend, Saint Brendan the Voyager was the first European to touch American soil, and his name has been established here for decades, peaking in the late 1990s.
  3. Vladimir
    • Origin:

      Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "great ruler, peaceful ruler, ruler of the world"
    • Description:

      Vladimir is a cultured and deep-rooted Slavic name associated in this country with cultural figures including piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz and the author of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov.
  4. Maelle
    • Origin:

      French or Breton
    • Meaning:

      "chief or prince"
    • Description:

      This feminine form of Mael has the distinctive "aelle" ending found in Brittany. In the French spelling Maëlle, it is a Top 100 girls' name in France.
  5. Maelys
    • Origin:

      French or Breton
    • Meaning:

      "chief or prince"
    • Description:

      Another feminine form of the old saint's name Mael. Spelled Maëlys, it is a very popular name in France today.
  6. Regulus
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "prince"
    • Description:

      The traditional name of the brightest star in the constellation Leo and a minor character in the "Harry Potter" series might be a good pick for parents interested in a regal name but turned off by the blatancy of Royalty and King. The nickname Reggie is all but inevitable, for better or worse.
  7. Armel
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "bear prince"
    • Description:

      This Welsh name, also used in France, is the name of a 6th century saint who went to Brittany and established abbeys. Armel has a pleasant and familiar sound, making it easily used outside of Wales and France.
  8. Adelio
    • Origin:

      Spanish and Italian from German
    • Meaning:

      "the father of the noble prince"
    • Description:

      Appealing, upbeat name used mainly in Spanish-speaking countries.
  9. Prince
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "chief, prince"
    • Description:

      Prince rose to its highest ranking in a century in 2015, and the tragic death of its most famous bearer in April 2016 propelled it even higher. The Purple Rain legend isn't its only tie to pop royalty: Michael Jackson chose it for not one but two of his sons. Royal names such as King and Prince, once thought of as canine, have begun to be used by human non-royals for their sons.
  10. Rajah
    • Origin:

      Arabic and Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "hope; ruler"
    • Description:

      Indian princely title, more exciting than Prince or Duke, that is also a widely-used name for both genders. In the US, the names Rajah and Raja are uncommon: Ten baby boys were named Rajah last year and 18 were given the Raja spelling.
  11. Emira
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Amir, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "commander, prince"
    • Description:

      Emira is one of those pan-international names that feels pleasant enough but seems so unrooted to any one culture that it might as well be made up.
  12. Brioc
    • Origin:

      Welsh diminutive
    • Meaning:

      "mighty prince"
    • Description:

      A Welsh saint who is the namesake of the village of St Breock in Cornwall, and is also venerated in Brittany. The name is a diminutive of Briafael ("mighty prince"). Variants include: Breock, Bryok, Breok, Briec, Brieuc, Briog.
  13. Mailys
    • Origin:

      French or Breton
    • Meaning:

      "chief or prince"
    • Description:

      Another female relative of Saint Mael.
  14. Armel
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "bear prince"
    • Description:

      The name of a sixth century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany, reconstituted for a modern girl.
  15. Adhit
    • Origin:

      Indonesian
    • Meaning:

      "prince"
    • Description:

      A strong Indonesian name that's easy to translate to the English-speaking world.