If you have a little queen and want to honour her with a name that fits her royalty and elegance, then look no further than our list of baby names meaning queen! (There is also one boy name in there, so it’s not all for the girls!)
A variant of Briseis, the name of a Trojan widow taken by Achilles in Greek myth. The name means ‘mythical queen.’
Candace was the hereditary title of a succession of Ethiopian queens. It is now a first name but still carries the meaning of ‘queen’ or ‘mother.’ It could also have come from the Late Latin word ‘candita’, meaning ‘clarity.’
Gina came about as a pet form of the names Regina and Georgina. Regina is an Italian name that means ‘queen,’ while Georgina, like George, means ‘farmer.’
Juno is a name of Latin origin. In Roman mythology it was the name of the queen of the gods; the equivalent of the Greek goddess Hera. It means ‘queen of heaven.’
Malka derives from the Hebrew word meaning ‘queen.’
The name Queenie derives from the English word queen and comes from the Old English ‘cwen’, meaning ‘woman.’ Queenie was also used as a pet name for Queen Victoria.
Rania is a variant of the Sanskrit name Rani, meaning ‘singing queen.’ It has increased in popularity by association with Queen Rania of Jordan.
Reginald could derive from the German name Reginwald, or from the Latin word ‘regina’, meaning ‘queen’. It was very popular in the early 20th century but has recently fallen from favour.
The name derives from the Welsh ‘rigantona’, meaning ‘great queen.’ In the Mabinogion, a collection of stories from Welsh mythology, Rhiannon was the horse goddess.