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Meghan Markle Managed to Change the Top Baby Name of 2019
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Prince Archie is only 2 months old, and yet he's already proving to be very influential.

Case in point: Nameberry, a baby-name website, just announced that "Archie" is the most popular baby boy name for 2019 so far.

According to the site, the popularity list measures which names are attracting the lion’s share views of its name pages in the first half of 2019. Though Archie has been a top 100 name in England since 2000, the name dropped from the top 1,000 list in the U.S. back in the late 1980s before returning for the first time in 2018 as one of the fastest-rising names in popularity. 

Archie has Germanic origins and means “master,” “genuine” and “precious.” It's also got some family meaning. The name Archibald is significant for Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. One of her great ancestors from her Scottish side was Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll. The name was often associated with the aristocracy in Scotland in the middle ages and early modern ages, during the 14th to 17th centuries.

Archie also comes from the Greek word “archos,” meaning “master,” according to the website Oh Baby! Names. Since little Archie is the firstborn son of a duke, royal tradition dictates that he would inherit his father’s title of Earl of Dumbarton. However, the royal parents reportedly decided to break with tradition and declined to give their baby any titles (a very modern move and probably Meghan-approved). Therefore, the royal baby will just be called “Master Archie.” Fancy. 

It's been a big week for the little guy, who celebrated his christening on July 6, at the queen's private chapel at Windsor Castle (on the grounds of Harry and Meghan's Frogmore Cottage home).

The gathering was reportedly attended by around 25 close family members and friends. While the queen was not in attendance at the event due to prior engagements, Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were there, along with the Cambridges. Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, also attended.

So yes, you can expect so see little Archies running around all over the place.

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