2015 May 5
PRINCESS Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is just two days old but already her name is steeped in meaning.
The moniker of the young royal, fourth in line to the British throne, pays homage to her great-grandmother and grandmothers on both sides.
The name Charlotte means petite and feminine, becoming popular among the British royals in the 18th century.
King George III’s wife used the name with their daughter also given the same title.
It is believed those with the name have an inner desire to create and express themselves often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing.
In 2014, Charlotte was the most popular female baby name in Australia with 1969 bubs given the moniker, according to social research company McCrindle.
Elizabeth is a Hebrew name meaning pledge to God and is of course the name of the reigning Queen as well as the Queen’s late mother.
It also happens to be the middle name of Charlotte’s mother Kate and grandmother Carol.
More than 400 babies were named Elizabeth in 2014 according McCrindle and it is one of the most enduring female names in the western world.
It is believed those who bear the name have a deep desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony.
Prince William has spoken of how, as he becomes older, his grandmother has become an even more important part of his life.
It was almost inevitable that Kate and William would honour the late Princess of Wales by including Diana in their daughter’s name.
Diana means heavenly and divine and seems a subtle way of keeping the memory of one of the most endearing figures of the 20th century alive.
People with this name tend to be quiet, cooperative, considerate, sympathetic to others, adaptable, balanced and sometimes shy.