100 Royal Baby Names For Your Boy Prince (2023)

Welcome, Future Parents!

If you’re reading this, you’re likely on the hunt for royal baby boy names. And who doesn’t want a name fit for a prince?

Today’s blog post is your go-to list of 100 royal boy names that are not only regal but also meaningful.

After all, a name is a lifetime gift, and it should be as special as the tiny human who’ll carry it.

We’ve scoured the royal families and histories of British Kings, Scottish Kings, and more to come up with this list of regal names fit for a prince.

So, grab a cup of tea and get ready to discover some popular names that could very well be your child’s first heirloom. 

Here are some classic names with a touch of regality:

1. William

  • Origin: German origin
  • Meaning: Resolute protection.
  • Real Royals: The name William is most associated with British monarchs including William the Conqueror, King William IV of the United Kingdom, Prince William of the British Royal Family, husband of Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales.
  • Looking for a timeless royal name with kingly grandeur? With William, you can’t go wrong. Plus, you get the cutest nicknames—Will, Willie, or even Liam for a modern twist.

2. Henry

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Home ruler.
  • Real Royals: Numerous English kings like Henry VIII, Henry V, Prince Harry, husband of Meghan Markle
  • As soon as Henry takes his first steps, he’ll probably try to rule your living room like it’s his own little kingdom. This is a popular choice that offers cute nicknames like Hank or Harry. It also makes a great middle name!

3. Charles

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Free man.
  • Real Royals: Charles I and II of England, Prince Charles of Wales, father to William and Harry, uncle to Princess Eugenie.
  • Looking to raise a future leader who respects freedom and fairness? The name Charles could be perfect for you. Bonus: You can shorten it to Charlie for those toddler years!

4. Edward

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Wealthy guardian.
  • Real Royals: Edward the Confessor, King Edward VII and VIII, Prince Edward of the British throne
  • Not only does this name sound regal, but the name Edward also suggests your little one might grow up to be financially savvy. (See meaning above.) Future CEO in the making?

5. Alexander

  • Origin: Greek Origin
  • Meaning: Defender of the people.
  • Whether he’s defending his sandbox kingdom or standing up for his friends, Alexander is a strong Greek name for a strong character. Plus, who can resist the nickname “Alex”?

6. Louis

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Famed warrior.
  • Expecting a brave little one? Louis might be the perfect name. And let’s not forget the adorable nickname possibilities: Lou or Louie! This classic royal name has been borne by several French kings, spanning multiple centuries, and it’s one of the most recurring names in the French royal family.

7. George

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Farmer.
  • A noble name that’s as grounded as they come, George could be ideal for a future naturalist—or king of the playground!

8. Arthur

  • Origin: Celtic
  • Meaning: Bear King.
  • The name Arthur is perfect for a strong, yet cuddly little guy who loves his teddies as much as his future subjects. Plus, who wouldn’t want to name their son after the legendary King Arthur? Arthurian legend is a body of medieval stories and romances that center around the mythical King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, and the quest for the Holy Grail. 

9. James

  • Origin: Hebrew name
  • Meaning: Supplanter.
  • Real Royals: King James IV (1488-1513) – Known for his efforts to modernize Scotland, though he died in the disastrous Battle of Flodden. King James VI and I (1567-1625) – James VI of Scotland became James I of England, uniting the two crowns.
  • James is a classic name that suggests your little one might be a game-changer. It’s a name so cool it’s been double-oh-seven approved!

10. Albert

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Noble and bright.
  • A name that’s as brilliant as your little one’s future. Al, Bertie, or Albie are cute nicknames that make this royal name a bit more playground-friendly.

11. Albert

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Noble and bright.
  • Real Royals: Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband
  • A name that shines as bright as your little one’s future. With nicknames like Al, Bert, or Albie, this name can be both majestic and playground-ready.

12. Richard

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave ruler.
  • Real Royals: Richard the Lionheart, King Richard III of England
  • For the little boy who will one day rule his world (or at least his high school), Richard is a strong choice. Plus, he can go by Rich, Richie, or even Dick as he pleases.

13. Philip

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Lover of horses.
  • Real Royals: Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth
  • A classic name with an equestrian twist. Perfect for the young lad who’ll be galloping before he’s walking. Nicknames can include Phil or Pip.

14. Robert

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Bright fame.
  • If you’re looking for a name with celebrity flair without being too ostentatious, Robert might be the ticket. Rob, Robbie, or even Bert serve as adorable shortenings.

15. Frederick

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Peaceful ruler.
  • A sophisticated name for a baby who will hopefully let you have some peace at night! Freddy and Fred offer a more casual vibe for everyday playdates.

16. Nicholas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Victory of the people.
  • Perfect for the little one who wins everyone’s heart the moment he enters the room. Plus, with Nick or Nico as a nickname, he’ll be doubly victorious!

17. Leopold

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Bold people.
  • A unique, strong name for a future leader or artist. And when he’s not conquering his coloring books, he can go by the adorable nickname Leo.

18. Christian

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Follower of Christ.
  • A name that’s as spiritual as it is royal, Christian is a timeless choice. It can be shortened to Chris for a more casual touch.

19. Alastair

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Defender of mankind.
  • For a name with some Celtic flair and the promise of bravery, Alastair is a grand choice. Nickname options include Al or Ali.

20. Harold

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Army ruler.
  • An old-school royal name that’s fit for a modern playground general. Hal and Harry are potential nicknames that add a friendly touch.

21. Maximilian

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Greatest.
  • A grand name that sets the bar high, Maximilian is perfect for the little one who’s bound for great things. Max or Maxie are catchy nickname options.

22. Ernest

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Serious, resolute.
  • An earnest name for an earnest little one. Parents who choose Ernest may look forward to years of their child taking games of “pretend” very seriously.

23. Peter

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Rock.
  • Solid as a rock, Peter is a timeless choice. It’s a name perfect for your little cornerstone. Plus, Pete and Petey make adorable nicknames.

24. Francis

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Free man.
  • A name that brings thoughts of peace and kindness. Ideal for your future gentleman who might prefer negotiations over battles in the playground.

25. Victor

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Conqueror.
  • Perfect for the boy who will conquer your heart and perhaps the corporate world or the sports arena. Nicknames could include Vic or Vicky.

26. Hugh

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Heart, mind, spirit.
  • A short but powerful name that packs a triple punch of meaning. Hugh could be the name for your thoughtful, spirited little guy.

27. Hugo

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Heart, mind, spirit.
  • Similar to Hugh but with a little extra flair, Hugo brings to mind both intelligence and adventure. It’s perfect for your future explorer.

28. Oswald

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Divine power.
  • A name with divine overtones and historic depth. And if he ever needs to go undercover, Ozzy is an excellent alias.

29. Lionel

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Young lion.
  • For your little cub who’s bound to grow into a king of his own world, Lionel is both majestic and adorable.

30. Otto

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Wealth, fortune.
  • A strong name that is surprisingly trendy, Otto could be perfect for a little one who you hope will be lucky in life and love.

31. Archibald

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Genuine, bold.
  • A name with aristocratic overtones, Archibald is as genuine as they come. If that’s too much of a mouthful for the playground, Archie makes a lovable nickname.

32. Felix

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Happy, fortunate.
  • A purr-fect name for a happy-go-lucky little one. After all, with a name like Felix, he’s got to be a lucky charm!

33. Casimir

  • Origin: Slavic
  • Meaning: Proclaiming peace.
  • This name has a regal, Eastern European flair. For the baby who brings peace to your world (after those sleepless nights), Casimir is a beautiful choice. Nicknames can include Cas or Mir.

34. Edmund

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Wealthy protector.
  • Edmund offers an air of sophisticated charm. Perfect for a little one who’s sure to look after his stuffed animals as if they were his treasure. Ed or Eddie are cute nicknames.

35. Rudolf

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Famous wolf.
  • Rudolf promises to be a leader of the pack. And hey, if he’s born around Christmas, he has a built-in favorite reindeer!

36. Duncan

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Dark warrior.
  • This name combines an air of toughness with a hint of mystery. Perfect for a baby who enjoys the dark arts of—peek-a-boo!

37. Malcolm

  • Origin: Gaelic, associated with Scottish kings
  • Meaning: Disciple of St. Columba.
  • Malcolm is strong yet refined, making it great for a little one with a promising future as either a scholar or a leader. Mac or Colm are nifty nicknames.

38. Adolphus

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Noble wolf.
  • For the little one who shows early signs of a strong, yet noble character. If Adolphus feels too formal, you can always shorten it to Dolph or Addy.

39. Constantine

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Constant, steadfast.
  • A name that’s stood the test of time, perfect for your enduring little one. Plus, he can go by Stan or Connie for short.

40. Oscar

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Friend of deer.
  • A charming name for your little animal lover. Whether it’s real animals or stuffed, an Oscar is always in good company.

41. Augustus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Majestic, venerable.
  • For the baby born in August or any other month deserving of majesty, Augustus is grand yet approachable. Gus is a cute nickname option.

42. Eustace

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Fruitful, productive.
  • A name that’s ripe with meaning and character, Eustace could be a great choice for your little go-getter. Plus, it comes with a handy nickname: Stace.

43. Baldwin

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave, bold friend.
  • A name that commands respect, yet still has a down-to-earth feel. Perfect for your brave little guy who’ll be king of the sandbox.

44. Anthony

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Priceless.
  • A timeless name for a baby who is priceless in your eyes. Tony is an adorable nickname that could suit him well through the years.

45. Roderick

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Famous power.
  • This name screams strength and fame—qualities your little one will no doubt possess in abundance. Rod or Rick could be his casual alter-egos.

46. Magnus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Great.
  • A name befitting of a future world leader or a varsity sports captain. Plus, with a name like Magnus, he’s destined to be larger than life.

47. Ferdinand

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave traveler.
  • If you’ve got dreams of your son exploring the world—or just the backyard—Ferdinand is a fitting choice. Nicknames can include Fern or Andy.

48. Stephen

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Crown.
  • For a baby destined to rule, whether it’s over a kingdom or a household, Stephen is a timeless choice. Steve or Stevie can make it casual.

49. Gabriel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my strength.
  • If you’re looking for a name with both religious and royal significance, Gabriel is angelic and powerful. Gabe or Gabby are sweet nicknames.

50. Raynald

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Ruler’s advisor.
  • Perfect for a wise little one who you know will grow up to be an indispensable family member. Ray is a handy nickname.

51. Geoffrey

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: God’s peace.
  • A name that brings a peaceful yet strong vibe. Perfect for a diplomatic little boy. Geoff and Jeff make for easy, friendly nicknames.

52. Harold

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Leader of an army.
  • An old-fashioned name that carries a lot of weight. Great for your little leader who’ll one day command legions—of action figures. Harry is a charming nickname.

53. Alan

  • Origin: Celtic
  • Meaning: Handsome, cheerful.
  • A simple and elegant name, Alan could be perfect for your bright-eyed baby boy. The meaning says it all!

54. Bartholomew

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Son of Talmai (furrows).
  • A name with biblical origins that is a mouthful but full of gravitas. Your little Bart could well become the most unique kid in the class.

55. Reginald

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Counsel power.
  • A name fit for a king—or at least a baby who rules your heart. Reggie is a cute and approachable nickname.

56. Berengar

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Bear and spear.
  • A strong and unique name for a little boy with a warrior’s spirit. Your future knight in cuddly armor.

57. Edgar

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Wealthy spearman.
  • An elegant name with a touch of the classics, Edgar would be great for your little man with big aspirations. Ed or Eddie are cute nicknames.

58. Conrad

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Bold counsel.
  • For the little one who you know will grow up to give great advice. Con or Rad could serve as trendy nicknames.

59. Guy

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Warrior.
  • Short, sweet, and to the point, Guy is perfect for a young man of action. Plus, there’ll be no mistaking that he’s one of the guys.

60. Baldwin

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave, bold friend.
  • Yes, it’s worth mentioning twice! A name so nice you could use it twice in one royal family.

61. Theobald

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave people.
  • This name is for the bold baby who dares to be different. Theo makes for an artsy, modern nickname.

62. Siegfried

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Victory, peace.
  • With roots in myth and legend, Siegfried is ideal for a little one destined for epic adventures. Siggy could be a playful nickname.

63. Wenceslaus

  • Origin: Slavic
  • Meaning: More glory.
  • A majestic name with historical weight, perfect for a baby boy who’ll be the star of the family. Plus, it comes with a Christmas carol!

64. Raymond

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Protecting hand.
  • Ideal for a future guardian or protector. Ray or Ray-Ray are approachable nicknames.

65. Canute

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Knot.
  • A name tied to royalty and power, perfect for your complex little guy. Could be a “knotty” or nice choice!

66. Amadeus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Love of God.
  • For the musically inclined or spiritually connected baby. Make room for your little virtuoso!

67. Gustav

  • Origin: Swedish
  • Meaning: Staff of the Geats or Goths.
  • With Scandinavian flair, Gustav is ideal for your Viking in training. Gus is a simple and lovable nickname.

68. Vladimir

  • Origin: Slavic
  • Meaning: Famous power.
  • For your little czar who’s sure to be famous in your household. Vlad or Vladi could be his casual monikers.

69. Wilhelm

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Will, desire; helmet, protection.
  • A strong name that provides a nod to the great figures in history. Will or Willy can lighten it up a bit.

70. Fulk

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Folk, people.
  • A unique choice for a charismatic baby who’ll win the hearts of the people. Short and sweet, just like your little one.

71. Carl

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Man, free man.
  • A simple, classic name for your little man about town. Perfect for a baby with an old soul and timeless style.

72. John

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious.
  • One of the most enduring names in history, fit for kings and commoners alike. You can’t go wrong with Johnny or Jack as nicknames.

73. David

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beloved.
  • As the name of a Biblical king and an iconic artist (Michelangelo’s David), this name is perfect for your beloved masterpiece.

74. Michael

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Who is like God?
  • A heavenly name for your little angel, who’s absolutely incomparable. Mike or Mikey work well as nicknames.

75. Samuel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Asked of God.
  • Perfect for the long-awaited and much-loved baby boy. Sam or Sammy are adorable short forms.

76. Rupert

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Bright fame.
  • A name with an old-world charm but a modern edge. Ideal for a baby boy who’s destined for the spotlight.

77. Ivan

  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: God is gracious.
  • A strong, traditional name that’s been borne by Russian tsars and literary heroes. Iv or Vanya could be intimate nicknames.

78. Jaime

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Supplanter.
  • A royal name with a multicultural touch. Perfect for a worldly little prince. Jay or James could be alternate names.

79. Leif

  • Origin: Norse
  • Meaning: Heir, descendant.
  • A name as adventurous as the Viking explorer it comes from. Perfect for your little trailblazer.

80. Matthias

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Gift of God.
  • Ideal for the baby who’s a precious gift in your life. Matt or Matty can be his everyday names.

81. Godfrey

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Peace of God.
  • A divine choice for a baby who brings tranquility and joy into your life. Goddy or Fred could be fun nicknames.

82. Louis-Philippe

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Famous warrior; lover of horses.
  • A regal name with a hyphen to boot. Perfect for a little one who’s born to stand out. Lou or Phil could work as casual nicknames.

83. Haakon

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: High son.
  • A name with Scandinavian heritage, perfect for your little Viking prince. Hak or Konny make adorable nicknames.

84. Olaf

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Ancestor’s descendant.
  • For a little prince who honors the past while looking to the future. And let’s not forget the friendly snowman in “Frozen.”

85. Sigurd

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Guardian of victory.
  • A heroic name fit for a baby with a big destiny. Siggy or Sigi could be super cute nicknames.

86. Baldwin

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave, bold friend.
  • This one’s so royal, it made the list thrice! Could make for a neat family tradition.

87. Lothair

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Famous army.
  • A unique name that’s brimming with royal flair. Lo or Lothie could be endearing nicknames.

88. Maurice

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Dark-skinned, Moorish.
  • A name that transcends cultures and times, Maurice has a universal appeal. Mo or Reese can be go-to nicknames.

89. Robert

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Bright fame.
  • A classic name that’s been favored by kings and scholars alike. Rob, Robbie, or Bob are the go-to nicknames.

90. Carloman

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Man of the free people.
  • For a little one born to lead and inspire. Carlo or Manny can serve as everyday names.

91. Pepin

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Trembling.
  • An ancient name with a modern feel, perfect for a little one with boundless energy. Pep is an endearing nickname that packs a punch.

92. Clovis

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Renowned fighter.
  • A strong, warlike name for your little warrior prince. Clo or Vissy could serve as playful nicknames.

93. Charles Martel

  • Origin: Germanic / Latin
  • Meaning: Man, free man / The Hammer.
  • A double name with historical gravitas. Perfect for a baby boy who’ll make his mark on the world. Charlie or Marty work as casual names.

94. Charlemagne

  • Origin: Germanic / Latin
  • Meaning: Man, free man / Great.
  • A name that screams legacy and empire. Great for a little one who’s destined for big things. Charles or Charlie can be simpler alternatives.

95. Ethelred

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Noble counsel.
  • A majestic name perfect for a little boy born to lead. Ethel or Red can serve as daily nicknames.

96. Edward

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Wealthy guardian / The Confessor.
  • A name filled with kingly and saintly legacy. Eddie or Ted could be familiar names to call him.

97. Harald

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Army ruler.
  • For your tiny conqueror who’s going to rule the playground one day. Harry is a friendly, everyday option.

98. Sviatoslav

  • Origin: Slavic
  • Meaning: Holy glory.
  • A name that rolls off the tongue like a royal decree. Sviat or Slav could be his casual names.

99. Erik

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Eternal ruler.
  • Ideal for a baby boy who’ll always rule your heart. Easy to spell and pronounce, and comes with a ready-made nickname: Ricky.

100. Canute

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Knot.
  • We’re tying the list together by ending with Canute, a name as strong and interconnected as a knot. Can be a “knotty” or nice way to round out your name options!

Well, there you have it—100 royal names fit for your little prince! 

Choosing a royal name is a charming nod to tradition and a bold stride into the future.

Whether you’re inspired by the chivalrous knights of yore or the modern-day monarchs who grace the covers of tabloids, these names carry a regal air and a rich historical tapestry. And remember, even if your child doesn’t grow up in a castle, a name with royal lineage can still offer a lifetime of noble aspirations.

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In 2013, Calie Herbst, a former teacher with three little ones, saw a need for a “One Stop Shop” for family fun in Milwaukee. So she founded Milwaukee With Kids. Her goal was to find the best this city has to offer families and share it with other parents. In one place. In 2019, she published "Exploring Milwaukee With Kids", a comprehensive Milwaukee travel guide for families and kids. She appears regularly on WISN News, Fox 6's 'Real Milwaukee', B93.3, and Wisconsin Morning News. She has been featured in Medium, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NPR, the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, and on CBS 58 News. Calie is available for hosting, moderating and media appearances.

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