Royal baby name Louis Arthur Charles: Baby name meaning of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William’s third child revealed


ROYAL baby name meaning revealed as Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome another baby boy.

By Megan Nisbet

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child with Prince William, with Kensington Palace confirming the news on Twitter.

The 36 year old welcomed her second son on April 23 2018 at 1101hrs in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s hospital in London.

Kate Middleton and Prince William – who have an unexpected age gap – have since announced his name, confirming to the public their newborn son is called Louis Arthur Charles.

Confirmation of the baby’s name comes after the new Prince’s official title was revealed to be His Royal Highness Prince.

But what does this mean and does the moniker have any royal family links?

First name

Louis means ‘renowned warrior’, and it is particularly sentimental to the family as it is also one of Prince George’s and Prince William’s middle names.

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It is a classic royal name, according to Nameberry.

It’s a German and French name, and is ranked 289 in Nameberry’s popularity chart, although that is sure to rise now following the Prince’s appointment of the name.

Middle names

The newborn has been given the middle names Arthur, which is English, and Charles, which is obviously a nod to Prince William’s father.


Palace officials have previously revealed that royals with HRH prefixes don’t formally have a surname.

However, when Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 he reportedly used the name Mountbatten-Windsor, although they can also use Cambridge.

The royal’s official website proclaims: “For the most part, members of the Royal Family who are entitled to the style and dignity of HRH Prince or Princess do not need a surname.”

But concludes: “If at any time any of them do need a surname (such as upon marriage), that surname is Mountbatten-Windsor.”



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