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Prince Names

The prince names here are those chosen by royal families around the world for their little boys over the past decade or so. Your idea of prince names can be expanded to include those used over past generations—Charles and William, say—and to extend to fictional princes such as Phillip or...well, maybe not Charming.

Along with Charles and William, other prince names in the US Top XX include Alexander, Carlos, Emmanuel, Felix, Louis, Magnus, Nikolai, and Pablo. Among the more extravagant recent prince names are Baudouin, Guillaume, Konstantinos, and Valdemar.

Some of the real little princes have three or four middle names, as used to be custom in the royal families. For more details, see our blog on prince names.

  • Alexander

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    Alexander has been in the Top 25 since 1991. The noble Alexander has led to the popularity of so many spinoffs, such as Alex, Zander, Xan and Zan -- not to mention all the female versions -- that... Read More 

  • Alexios

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    Very popular on its native turf, foreign-sounding here. Read More 

  • Baudouin

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  • Bernhard

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  • Carlos

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    Notable namesakes include musician Santana, writers Fuentes and Castaneda, and numerous athletes. Carlos Irwin Estevez is the birth name of Charlie Sheen.Read More 

  • Casimir

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    Casimir, a traditional name of Polish kings, would have problems assimilating here. But like Leopold and Laszlo, Casimir is strong and exotic and worth considering if you've got an adventurous... Read More 

  • Christian

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    Christian has fallen a bit from its 90's and 00's heights, but it's still quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen as making a bold statement of faith by some, while also... Read More 

  • Emmanuel

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    Emmanuel--spelled with one or two 'm's'-- was popular with early Jewish immigrants, until overused nickname Manny caused it to fade. Now, this important biblical name is being revived in its full... Read More 

  • Felipe

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    A royal name in Spain that could make a lively alternative to our Philip/Phillip. Despite its status as an international version of a English name, it has ranked on the US Top 1000 almost every... Read More 

  • Felix

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    Felix, energetic and upbeat with a felicitous meaning, has finally transcended its negative associations to Felix The Cat and the persnickety Felix Unger.

    The name of four popes and... Read More 

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