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Princess Names

The princess names for girls here are those chosen by royal families around the world over the past decade or so. Your idea of princess names can be expanded to include those used over past generations—Anne and Elizabeth and even Diana, say— and to extend to fictional princesses such as Ariel and Aurora.

Along with Elizabeth and Aurora, other princess names in the US Top 100 include Alice, Amelia, Ariana, Charlotte, Isabella, Josephine, Lily, and Sophie. The more exotic princess names, including Fabiola, Khadija, Leonore, and Ulrike, come from the royal families of countries such as Morocco, Sweden, and Austria.

Many of the real little princesses have three or four middle names, some of which are also included on this list. For more, check out our list of royal baby names.

  • Adrienne

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    A long-integrated French feminine form of Adrian, now overshadowed by the a-ending version, but still a valid option, with considerable substance and dignity—though these days more... Read More 

  • Alexandra

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    Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, fell out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1983 in 2015, but is still a popular choice. Strong, tasteful, and elegant, Alexandra maintains a chic... Read More 

  • Alexia

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    This diminutive, similar to Alex or Alexis, has been yo-yoing in popularity since the turn of the 21st century.Read More 

  • Alice

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    Alice is a classic literary name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. Alice has experienced a recent surge in popularity along... Read More 

  • Amalia

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    Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Scandinavia. The current heir to the Dutch throne is Princess Catharina-Amalia of Orange. It can be pronounced... Read More 

  • Amelia

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    Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, is one of the hottest girls' names as an update to the overused Emily and Amanda. Amelia emerged as the top British... Read More 

  • Ana

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    Pared-down form loses none of the name's grace or power. Ana is one of the most popular Spanish names for girls in the US.Read More 

  • Anastasia

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    Anastasia is no longer a forbidding regal Russian name, but is now seen as a viable -- and increasingly popular -- American option, elegantly beautiful.

    Anastasia's greatest claim to... Read More 

  • Angelica

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    Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags... Read More 

  • Ariana

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    The smooth, exotic Ariana is on the rise along with the fame of pop princess Ariana Grande. Also famous is twin spelling Arianna, which is associated with Greek-born online presence Arianna... Read More 

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