9 Royals Who Were Named After Other Royal Family Members

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When a new baby is about to be born, parents to be are faced with the important decision of choosing a name for their child. Sometimes they pour over baby books and lists of baby names trying to find a name that seems just right. Other times, they think about friends or family members that they want to honor by passing on their name to their child.

When a member of the royal family is expecting a baby, there is always much anticipation from the public about what the new baby’s name will be. If you look at the names of other members of the royal family, you would probably be able to make a pretty good guess.

Quite a few royals are named after their relatives. You might be surprised how many royals have names that honor their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents. Scroll down for 9 examples of royals named after other royals.

  1. Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor

    Lilibet is the youngest of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children. Her name is a nod to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Her middle name is in honor of Harry’s mother, Lilibet’s grandmother, Princess Diana.

  2. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, Archie, has a very special middle name. Harrison literally means “son of Harry.” That’s quite appropriate considering his dad is named Harry.

  3. Prince Louis Arthur Charles Cambridge

    Prince Louis is the youngest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He is named after Louis Mountbatten, his great-great-granduncle. Meanwhile, his middle name, Arthur, is also Prince William’s middle name. His next middle name, Charles, is in honor of his grandfather, Prince Charles.

  4. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Cambridge

    Princess Charlotte is the 2nd child of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Her first name is in honor of Queen Charlotte. The middle name Elizabeth is in honor of her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Her second middle name, Diana, is in honor of her late grandmother, Princess Diana.

  5. Prince George Alexander Louis Cambridge

    Prince George is the oldest of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children. The name George is very popular in the royal family. There have been 6 kings named King George. The most recent King George was Queen Elizabeth’s father, so Prince George is named after his great-great-grandfather.

  6. Louise Alice Elizabeth Mountbatten-Windsor

    Louise is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex. Her first name is in honor of one of the daughters of Queen Victoria. Her middle name, Elizabeth, is in honor of her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

  7. James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor

    James is the brother of Louise. He is the son of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex. His first name is probably in honor of King James I. His middle name is in honor of Prince Philip.

  8. Lena Elizabeth Tindall

    Lena is the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall. Zara is Princess Anne’s daughter. Lena’s middle name is in honor of Queen Elizabeth.

  9. Lucas Philip Tindall

    Lucas is Lena’s brother. He is the son of Zara and Mike Tindall. His middle name is in honor of his great-grandfather, the late Prince Philip.