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When it comes to baby names, it can be tricky to think of one befitting of a child you love more than you ever thought possible.
If you want to buck with tradition and go down the more original route, you should choose something that lets your little one shine on a classroom register.
Your child is your world, after all, so why not consider naming them after a world ruler?
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That’s right, we are suggesting you give your little prince or princess a regal-sounding name.
Research done by Gigcalculator has taken a look at the most royal-sounding monikers, looking at Nameberry.com and working out which of them in 2019 were on the rise.
The study found that the amount of people entering in the search term ‘unusual names’ had drastically increased in the last 12 months, by a whopping 64 per cent.
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Aside from this, by their calculations the most popular royal-inspired names for baby girls is Contessa, which has increased by 125 per cent.
The next most sought-after is Queenie, a cockney name which is up by 34 per cent and then the name that has increased the most is Royal, which is up 31 per cent.
Also on the list is Rhiannon, which is derived from the Old Welsh for “Great Queen”, Rani which is Sanskrit for Queen and Raina which also means Queen but is of Slavic origin.
As for boys Marquis is actually proving to be the most popular, with a large spike of 117 per cent, then over to Ancient Egypt with the name Pharaoh coming in second with 67 per cent and Count third with an increase of 47 per cent.
Also on the list is Quinton, Sir, Duke, Reign and Rainer. Take a look at the full list below…
Popular regal girl baby names
Contessa – +125%
Queenie – +34%
Royal – +31%
Rani – +20%
Rhiannon – +20%
Raina – +3%
Popular regal boy baby names
Marquis – +117%
Pharaoh – +67%
Count – +47%
Quinton – +20%
Sir – +13%
Duke – +7%
Reign – +4%
Rainer – +4%
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