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What does Royal mean?

Royal Pronunciation of Royal [roy-al] as a boys' name is pronounced ROY-al. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Royal is "royal".

Associated with: royal (king).


Royal has 3 variants: Royale, Royall and Royle.

Creative forms:
(male) Ropal, Ryal, ..

(female) Royna, Royre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Royal Kipton (R.K.), ..

How popular is Royal?

Royal is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#851 out of 1220, Top 70%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#2264 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Royal reached its top position of #327 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #465. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Royal name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Royal outside U.S.

Similar Names

Royal is alike in pronunciation to Raoul, Raul, Reuel, Rolle, Roul, Rowell, Rowl and Ruel. Other recommended names are Conal, Cowal, Donal, Gopal, Jomal, Loyal, Rafal, Riyad, Roald, Roan, Roban, Rodas, Rodel, Rogan, Rohan, Rojay, Roman, Ronal, Ronald, Ronan, Ronel, Rowan, Roy, Royan, Royce, Roydan, Royer, Ryan and Tobal. These names tend to be less commonly used than Royal.

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