The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given their new son a name! The little one will officially be called George Alexander Louis. Of course, there is much significance behind the three new monikers and we are here to break it down for all of you Royal Baby followers out there.
George: The new prince’s first name comes from the Greek name Georgios, meaning “farmer.” The name became popular in the United Kingdom when George I ascended the British throne in the 18th century. Since then, there have been five British kings named George. In fact, Prince Charles was baptised “Charles Philip Arthur George.” And most importantly, George is also the Queens’ father and grandfathers
Alexander: Also of Greek origin, Alexander is derived from the Greek name Alexandros, meaning “to help” or “to defend men.” The most famous bearer of the name was Alexander the Great, who built his tremendous empire in the 4th century BC. Fellow relatives with the name include ancestor Prince Albert (second eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) who was christened “Alfred Alexander William Ernest Albert.”
Louis: This name stems from the French version of the Germanic name Ludwig, which means “famous warrior.” New father Prince William was even baptised “William Arthur Philip Louis.” It’s possible that little George was given this name because Prince Charles’ godfather was named “Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten,” 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, or commonly known as Lord Mountbatten.
Although George is already one of the most popular baby names throughout the United Kingdom, we have a high suspicion that it will continue to climb the charts now!