22 Baby names fit for a Princess
We just love to talk about baby names!
Unusual names, choosing a name or celeb names – we can’t get enough. This week, we took inspiration from fictional, animated and real-life royals.
As your children are often referred to as the apple of your eye, your raison d’étre and your crowning glory; why not give them a name befitting of the little Princess that you perceive them to be.
Here is a list of our favourite Princess names.
Of greek origin, meaning “man’s defender”. Alexandra became popular in Britain after the Prince of Wales Edward VII married the Danish Princess Alexandra in 1863. Can also be shortened to Zandra and Alexia.
Meaning: A Hebrew name meaning ‘work of the Lord’, Amalia of Oldrenburg was the Queen of Greece in the 19th Century. Princess Catharina-Amalia, known as Princess Amalia, is the daughter of the heir apparent to the throne of the Netherlands. (The name Amelia has the same meaning, and has been popular with several British princesses in the 18th Century. Amelia, or Mia, was also the central character in the popular American film ‘The Princess Diaries.’)
Meaning: A Greek name meaning ‘resurrection’. The name Anastasia was made popular by one of the daughter of the last Russian czar Nicholas II who supposedly survived the massacre of the royal family.
Meaning: Ariane is the name of the youngest Princess of the Netherlands’ Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés. Her two elder sisters are called Princess Amalia (see above) and Princess Alexia. Arianna/Ariana are alternative forms of the name.
Meaning: While Ariel was originally a Hebrew name for boys meaning ‘lion of God’, it was immortalised by Princess Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The name could also have been derived from Aria, which means lioness in Hebrew or air in Italian.
Meaning: Astrid is an old Norse name meaning ‘fair beautiful goddess’. There is currently Princess Astrid of Belgium, Princess Astrid of Norway while Princess Astrid of Sweden was tragically killed in 1935.
Meaning: An old German name meaning ‘noble’, Adelaide was a German princess who accepted the prince after he’d been turned down by seven other noble ladies.
Meaning: In the opera of the same name, Aida is an Ethiopian princess captured and brought into slavery in Egypt.
Meaning: From Lord of the Rings, Arwen is the mystical and delicate beauty who’s Welsh name means ‘noble maiden’.
Meaning: Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard has been the Queen of the Netherland since 1980. Beatrix is derived from the name Beatrice, meaning blessed voyager. The name can also be shortened to Bea or Trixie.
Meaning: The French word for beauty, in the popular Disney movie Beauty and The Beast, Belle is not only physically beautiful but kind, compassionate and gentle.
Meaning: This name, meaning free man, is a permanently popular choice among the world’s Royal families; for example Princess Charlotte of Wales; Princess Charlotte of Prussia and Charlotte Casiraghi, granddaughter of Princess Grace Kelly.
Meaning: Meaning ‘God’s promise’, Princess Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena is the daughter of the heir to the Belgian throne. Elisabeth is a variant of Elizabeth; a name popular amongst the British Royal Family.
Meaning: The name Isadora means ‘gift of Isis’ who was the principle goddess of ancient Egypt. Isadora is the middle name of Leah Behn; the grandchild of the King and Queen of Norway.
Meaning: Isolde is an Irish princess made famous by Wagner’s opera “Tristan and Isolde”. The name means fair lady.
Meaning: This name, after the fragrant flower, was made popular by Princess Jasmine in the film “Aladdin”. Another popular form of the name is Yasmin.
Meaning: After Star Wars, the name Leia never experienced the popularity that her twin brother Luke did. A variant of Leah, the name means ‘delicate’.
Meaning: One of Super Mario’s princesses in the popular video games, Rosalina, a Latinate variant of Rosaline, is a romantic Shakespearean name meaning rose.
Meaning: Sadie is a diminutive name of Sarah, which is Hebrew for princess. Other diminutives of the name include Sara, Saida, Suri, Sade and Zadie.
Meaning: Tallulah is the middle name of Emma Tallulah Behn, sister of Maud Angelica and Leah Isadora; granddaughters of the King and Queen of Norway. Tallulah is a native American name meaning ‘leaping water’.
Meaning: Most popularly known for Queen Victoria, this feminine form of Victor was also a goddess in ancient Rome.
Meaning: Zara is the daughter of Princess Anne of Britain who has since become famous for her talents at show jumping. Zara is a name of Arabic origin which means radiance.
23 Baby Names fit for a Prince