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The real meaning of the name ARCHIE and who Harry and Meghan Markle named the baby after

The real meaning of the name ARCHIE and who they Harry and Meghan Markle named the baby after

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that their baby son is to be called Archie Harrison. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed the news just hours after they introduced their firstborn to the world with his first official photocall.


So why is he called Archie Harrison, what is the meaning behind his name and what royals might have inspired Harry and Meghan’s choice?


What is the meaning of Archie
Archie – which is a shortened version of the name Archibald – is of German origin, and means ‘true and bold’. The name was first introduced during the Norman conquest – with the ‘bald’ part of the longer version, Archibald, also being interpreted as referring to the shaven head of a monk. Archie can also be a shortened version of Arthur – which was originally tipped as one of the bookies’ favourites for the new baby’s name. The name is of Celtic origin and means ‘bear’. What does the name Harrison mean? As for the name Harrison, it’s of English origin and it means, quite literally, ‘son of Harry’ – which makes it a very appropriate choice. His surname, Mountbatten-Windsor, is the given surname to members of the Royal Family. Who is Archie Harrison, the new royal baby, named after?
The real meaning of the name ARCHIE and who they Harry and Meghan Markle named the baby after
At the moment it’s not clear if the baby is named after a member of the Royal Family. However the baby’s cousin Prince George – the eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – has the nickname Archie, news which was revealed to The Sun by a woman who encountered the family while out walking her dog. ‘I was asked by a police minder not to take a photo of the children, which I didn’t, but George started stroking my dog,’ she said at the time. ‘Just to be friendly I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it. ‘To my astonishment he said “I’m called Archie” with a big smile on his face. I don’t know why he calls himself Archie but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely.’ Archie had not been among the bookies’ favourites for the new arrival’s name, with Alexander and Spencer topping the betting ahead of the announcement, and Arthur also tipped as a possibility.


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