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English names, they have the rating

English names, they have the rating


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The English names have the wind in their sails, especially thanks to the birth of the children of the royal family. Charlotte, George, Archie, but also Harry, Diana, Chelsea, Cameron, Taylor ... let yourself be seduced by our "so British" ideas!

Girl or boy: click on the picture to see our selection of British baby names

The girls side selection

Boys selection

Charlotte

  • Feminine of Charles, who comes from the Germanic karl, "manly", the name given to the daughter of Kate Middleton and Prince William is probably a tribute to Prince Charles.
  • Charlotte is also the name given by a Queen of England (1744-1818), wife of George III, born Sophie Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, grandmother of Queen Victoria.
  • The other names of the second royal baby are Elizabeth and Diana ... in tribute to the current queen and Princess Diana, so dear to the hearts of the English. Also remember that Charlotte is the middle name of Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton.
  • His party : July 17th.
  • Its derivatives: Carlotta, Charlene, Charline.
  • More info about Charlotte.

George

  • First name of the first royal baby to be born on July 22, 2013, George, Anglo-Saxon version of our Georges, comes from Greek GEORGIOSwhich means "worker of the earth".
  • It is the name of several kings of England, Greece and Georgia. It is also that of the patron saint of England, Saint George, whose legend tells that he conquered a seven-headed dragon that devastated Libya and died as a martyr in 303.
  • His party : April 23rd.
  • Its derivatives: Georges, Georgio, Georgy, Yoris, Yoran, Jurgen, Gorka (in Basque).

Kate

  • Female first name.
  • Kate is a diminutive of Catherine, the Greek Ekate, nickname of the goddess Diane.
  • There are many Catherine saints, but the best known is Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of barbers, schoolchildren, nannies, girls to marry and many others. She is also at the origin of the term Catherinette, which designates women of 25 years still single. This is no longer the case for Kate Middleton!
  • His party : April 29 and November 25.
  • Its derivatives: Ketty, Cate.

William

  • Male first name.
  • Germanic wil, will, and helm, helmet.
  • The name of the future King of England is the English version of French Guillaume. William the Conqueror becomes William the Conqueror when he lands on the English coast in the 11th century. William becomes the English first name par excellence. It is timeless in English-speaking countries and continues to be awarded regularly. In France, he knows a new wave of attribution since the 1980s. His international fame probably comes from the author William Shakespeare.
  • Saint Guillaume, Archbishop of Bourges who died in 1209, was known for his humility and austerity.
  • His party : January 10th.
  • Its derivatives: Will, Willy, Bill, Billy.

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