Royal baby name: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal their son is to be named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The baby of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Buckingham Palace revealed.

The name was also announced on the royal couple’s official Instagram account, alongside a picture of the new family of three with the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and the duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland.

So what is the meaning behind the child’s newly announced moniker?

Although Prince Harry and Meghan haven’t confirmed whether Archie is short for Archibald, it is a derivative of the name.

Archibald is derived from the Germanic elements ercan, meaning “genuine”, and bald, meaning “bold”.

The name became popularised in Scotland during the Middle Ages.

Medieval forms of the name include the Old High German “Erchambold”, and the Anglo-Saxon “Eorcenbald”.

The baby’s middle name, Harrison, is of particular significance for the child’s father, Prince Harry.

As is implied by the structure of the name, it means “son of Harry”.

The name Harrison, predominantly used as a surname, is of English origin, increasing in popularity in the US in recent years.Read More…

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