Royal baby names that peaked in 2020 as Princess Eugenie announced pregnancy

Last week, Princess Eugenie announced that she and husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child – a baby who will be 11th in line to the throne once born.

As it happens, Brits have royal babies on the brain, just not quite in this sense.

A study by Gigacalculator.com sought to find out which are the most and least popular royal inspired baby names of 2020, checking against baby name website Nameberry.com to see which monikers have increased or decreased.

While Harry, Meghan, Kate, and William might seem like the most obvious choices. but searches for ‘unusual names’ spiked by 64% from September 2019 until September 2020 according to Google Trends, and the names with the biggest rises are a little more left-field as a result.

Contessa is the most sought after royal inspired name for girls, with a spike in numbers of 125%.

In second place is the name Queenie with an increase of 34% in the last year (which may also have something to do with the brilliant book by Candice Carty-Williams).

The most sought after royal inspired baby name for boys has been revealed to be Marquis, with a spike of 117% from last year.

Others include Pharoah, Count, Quinton, and Sir.

Trending royal names for girls

  • Contessa +125%
  • Queenie +34%
  • Royal +31%
  • Rani +20%
  • Rhiannon +19%
  • Raina +3%
  • Lady -4%
  • Majesty -10%
  • Tiana -15%
  • Regina -23%

Trending royal names for boys

  • Marquis +117%
  • Pharaoh +67%
  • Count +47%
  • Quinton +20%
  • Sir +13%
  • Duke +7%
  • Reign +4%
  • Rainier +2%
  • Kingston -2%
  • Rex -3%

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