For a significant part of history, baby names were passed down from a child’s parents or another close relative. That’s why a lot of people had the same names back in the day. How confusing! And when it came to royal families, this couldn’t be truer. But for those looking for a less common name that still represents the qualities of, say, a queen — like confidence, compassion, and intelligence — history has a lot more up its sleeve than Elizabeth and Anne (no offense to all the Elizabeths and Annes!). And these baby names that mean queen are just a few of them.
All perks aside, being an actual queen has to be a challenging job, though holding yourself to the standards of a queen is never a bad idea. As history has made clear, women are not always respected (that’s putting it nicely, too), making some of those regal qualities even more critical. And having a queenly name couldn’t hurt, either.
The following picks span more traditional options, names you’re not likely to hear other kids on the playground get called, and everything in between — all fit for your little queen.