They may not be the trendiest or most modern names in the world, but they carry a lot of meaning and importance to the Windsor family.
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Here are the full names of some of the latest additions to the Windsor family, and some history behind the names chosen. Who knows, maybe you’ll find some baby name inspiration of your own!
Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi
The most recent addition to the Windsor family, and daughter of Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, born in 2021.
Elizabeth is an ode to Beatrice’s grandmother, The Queen. Her first name, Sienna, is of Italian origins, in honour of Edoardo’s ancestry.
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana
The first daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex was born in 2021.
This is a very rare instance where the Royal family steered away from tradition, but still keept to classical origins. In the case of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet, the name is in honour of Queen Elizabeth herself. Her second name, Diana, is in memory of The Princess of Wales and Harry’s late mother.
August Philip Hawke
Son to Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank born in 2021.
August was named after his great-grandfather. August is the Christian name of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. Philip, his second name, is an ode to the current prince consort. And of course, Hawke which is Jack’s family name.
The first son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in 2019.
The name ‘Arch’ derives from the Greek word meaning ‘strength’ and ‘wisdom’, and Harrison, fittingly, meaning “son of Harry.”
Louis Arthur Charles
Louis, the third and youngest son of Prince William, also fifth in the line of succession to the British throne, was born in 2019.
The name Louis pays tribute to Prince William’s great-granduncle, Louis Mountbatten, who passed away in 1979. Meanwhile, Arthur is one of William’s middle names. Charles is in honour of the Duke of Cambridge’s father.
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
The second child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, born in 2015.
Charlotte is a reference to Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, as well as a feminine version of Charles. Elizabeth is an homage to the reigning monarch Her Majesty Queen of England, and her third name, Diana, is a tribute to William’s late mother.
George Alexander Louis
The firstborn of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was born in 2013.
Sticking with tradition is the game, and Prince George the seventh is the name. Many royal babies, unsurprisingly so, are given the same name as monarchs of the past. Even more impressive? The Duke of Cambridge’s name dates back to 11th century William the Conquerer.