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Royal Names for Boys

Royal names for boys on this list are those used by the British royal family for over a thousand years. ACharles, William, and George, the names of the male heirs to the throne, are in use in the UK right now, as well as Andrew, Edward, Philip, Louis, and James. These are also very common in the US.

Along with Charles and William, other royal names for boys in the US Top 500 include Albert, Edgar, Francis, Frederick, Henry, Jasper, Nicholas, and Richard.

Historic British royal boy names also include some surprises, such as Augustus, Lionel, Rupert, and the newborn Archie. Some of the royal baby names for boys you might consider are:

  • Adrian

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    Adrian has in the past been neglected due to its similarity to the feminine Adrienne, but is now being reconsidered. Well used in England since the 1950s, and the name of one Pope and several... Read More 

  • Albert

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    Albert has acquired a new gloss as one of the top royal baby boy names, a serious upgrade from its serious, studious image (think... Read More 

  • Alfred

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    Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. Alfred is quite popular in... Read More 

  • Andrew

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    Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John. And there's a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, while Drew adds... Read More 

  • Antony

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  • Archie

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    Archie made global news as the surprise first name of the newborn royal baby, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aka Harry and Meghan. Archie has now officially transcended Archie Bunker and... Read More 

  • 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, emerging as a top contender among Read More 

  • Augustus

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    Parents are beginning to look at imposing, somewhat fusty-sounding names like this one with fresh eyes: they definitely make a strong statement.

    Augustus originated as a title given by... Read More 

  • Charles

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    Charles is a longtime traditional favorite that was in the Top 10 until the 1960s, and is not as popular as it once was but is still a widely used name. Lately, Charles has been resuscitated by... 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 

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