These are the most popular British royal baby names of the last 200 years

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  • There are a LOT of Alberts

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child in the Spring, and while we need to get Christmas out of the way first (and get through our fave beauty advent calendars), we’ll have something to look forward to throughout Dry January and when the snow inevitably ruins your commute in February.

    Although the Duchess of Sussex has a good few months before she gives birth, many are already speculating about the baby’s gender, and what name the couple will bestow upon their little one.

    Will they go for something traditional, or will they opt for something more unusual?

    If they are to take inspiration from Harry’s side of the family, there are some obvious choices. Bookies are already suggesting that they’ll go for one of these royal baby names.

    So travel experts Expedia have researched which names are most popular when it comes to British royalty – and the results may surprise you.

    They went all the way back to 1819 – when Queen Victoria was born – to find out which monikers came out on top among the royal family.

    For example, if you thought that George was the most common royal male name you’d be wrong – there have actually been twelve Alberts over the last 200 years.

    When it comes to the most common royal female names, Louise makes a surprising appearance in third place.

    So here is the full list of the most popular British royal baby names – Harry and Meghan, take note…

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    Most Common Royal Male Names

    1.     Albert, 12 Royals with this name
    2.     George, 10
    3.     Charles, 8
    4.     Edward, 7
    5.     Christian, 5
    6.     Frederick, 5
    7.     Louis, 5
    8.     Arthur, 5
    9.     William, 4
    10.  Henry, 4
    11.  Alexander, 4
    12.  John, 3
    13.  Philip, 3
    14.  Douglas, 2
    15.  Ernest, 2
    16.  Patrick, 2
    17.  Friederike, 2
    18.  Auguste, 2
    19.  Francis, 2
    20.  Andrew, 2
    21.  David,  2
    22.  Augustus, 2
    23.  Antony, 2

    Most Common Royal Female Names

    1.     Victoria, 9 Royals with this name
    2.     Mary, 7
    3.     Louise, 6
    4.     Alexandra, 6
    5.     Elizabeth, 5
    6.     Alice, 4
    7.     Margaret, 3
    8.     Charlotte, 3
    9.     Augusta, 2
    10.  Helena, 2
    11.  Maud, 2
    12.  Agnes, 2
    13.  Helene, 2
    14.  Caroline, 2
    15.  Olga, 2
    16.  Louisa, 2
    17.  Diana, 2
    Which name do you think that Harry and Meghan will choose?

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