Has the royal baby been named? Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby name ‘favourites’ meanings revealed

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Has the royal baby been named? Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby name ‘favourites’ meanings revealed – from Albert to Arthur and Henry

Kate Middleton and Prince William are yet to reveal the royal baby’s name.

Prince William and Catherine pose for photographers with their newborn baby boy outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital [Getty]
Prince William and Catherine pose for photographers with their newborn baby boy outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital [Getty]

Kate Middleton and Prince William – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – welcomed their third royal baby, a baby boy, on April 23.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s new brother has not been named yet, however odds have predicted several baby names believed to be being considered.

Among these names are Albert, Henry and Alexander – all which have a sentimental link to the royal family.

Here’s the top royal baby name predictions, and exactly what they mean.

Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy – but have yet to reveal a name [Getty]
Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy – but have yet to reveal a name [Getty]

Albert

Albert is top of the speculated baby names, mainly because it would be a meaningful gesture, as the Queen’s late father – Kind George VI – was well known at Albert, or even Bertie.

The baby name means noble and bright, and is originally German.

Henry

Henry is also tipped to be a possible baby name for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Henry is a German name, and means estate ruler, which – being a part of the royal family – would work perfectly for the Prince.

Naming the royal baby Henry would also mean a lot to Prince Harry, who’s real name is Henry.

Kate Middleton has given birth to a healthy baby boy [WENN]
Kate Middleton has given birth to a healthy baby boy [WENN]

James

James is a Hebrew name, and an English variation on Jacob.

The name means supplanter and sat at the 5th most popular baby name two years ago.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William emerged from the Lindo Wing with their new son
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William emerged from the Lindo Wing with their new son

Arthur

Arthur is another favourite for the new royal baby, and is a Celtic name meaning bear.

In 2016, the name ranked at number 273 on the most popular baby boy names, according to Name Berry.

Arthur also has a historical meaning, as King Arthur was a legendary British leader in medieval times.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William emerged from the Lindo Wing with their new son
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William emerged from the Lindo Wing with their new son

Alexander

Alexander is originally a Greek name, which means defending men.

In 2016, Alexander was ranked the 11th most popular baby name for boys.

Alexander has been a very popular baby name for years now, moving within the top 25 since 1991.

Source: OK CO UK

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