These are the most popular royal-inspired baby names

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Would you choose a royal-inspired baby name? There are a number of baby name lists to trawl through if you're expecting - there's the smartest baby names, or the luckiest baby names - there's even a number of baby names that promise fame and success (apparently).

But if you want something regal for your little one, there are some popular royal-inspired baby names that you might be interested in.

Gigcalculator researched which monikers have been on the rise since 2020 by gathering a list of baby names with regal connotations by looking at those on and assessing whether there has been an increase or decrease in parents using them over the last year.

It revealed that the number of people searching for 'unusual names' spiked by 64% in 2020. Contessa is the most sought after royal inspired name for girls, with a spike of 125%, followed by Queenie which is up by 34% and Royal increasing by 31%.

Marquis is proving popular for boys with a spike of 117%, with Pharoah and Count following with a 67% and 47% increase respectively.

Let's take a look at the full lists...

Royal Inspired Baby Names

Here's the list of regal names that are proving popular in recent years:

Marquis - +117%

Pharaoh - +67%

Count - +47%

Quinton - +20%

Sir - +13%

Duke - +7%

Reign - +4%

Rainer - +4%

Contessa - +125%

Queenie - +34%

Royal - +31%

Rani - +20%

Rhiannon - +20%

Raina - +3%

Would you choose one of these names for your newborn?

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.