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Origin and Meaning of Royal

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  1. A submission from Connecticut, U.S. says the name Royal means "King" and is of English origin.
  2. A user from Colorado, U.S. says the name Royal is of French origin and means "Fit for a king".
  3. A user from Tanzania, United Republic of says the name Royal means "Noble".
  4. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Royal is of English origin and means "Majesty".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Roy"al
  1. Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state.
  2. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely."How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio?" [Shak.]
  3. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society.
    synonyms: Kingly; regal; monarchical; imperial; kinglike; princely; august; majestic; superb; splendid; illustrious; noble; magnanimous.

Etymology: OE. roial riall real, OF. roial. reial, F. royal, fr. L. regalis, fr. rex regis, king. See Rich, and cf. regal real a coin, Rial

noun Roy"al
  1. Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under paper (n.)
  2. [Naut] A small sail immediately above the topgallant sail.
  3. [Zoöl] One of the upper or distal branches of an antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag.
  4. [Gun] A small mortar.
  5. [Mil] One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; -- now called the Royal Scots.
  6. An old English coin. See Rial.
  7. [Auction Bridge] A royal spade.
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  1. Stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
  2. A sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  3. Invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown ("the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe")
  4. Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler ("treated with royal acclaim" and "the royal carriage of a stag's head")
  5. Being of the rank of a monarch ("of royal ancestry" and "princes of the blood royal")
  6. Of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch ("the royal party", "the royal crest", "by royal decree", and "a royal visit")
  7. Established or chartered or authorized by royalty ("the Royal Society")

Borrowing from Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēx (“king”). Doublet of regal (“befitting a king”) and real (“unit of currency”).

  1. A royal person; a member of a royal family.
  2. (paper, printing) A standard size of printing paper, measuring 25 by 20 inches.
  3. (dated) The Australian decimal currency intended to replace the pound in 1966; was changed to "dollar" before it was actually circulated.
  4. The fourth tine of an antler's beam.
  5. A stag with twelve points (six on each antler).
  6. (nautical) In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.
  7. An old English gold coin, the rial.
  8. (military) A small mortar.
  9. (card games) In auction bridge, a royal spade.

royal was also found in the following language(s): French and Middle French

Notable Persons Named Royal

Notable Persons Named Royal

Royal Dano

Royal Dano was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to present. Royal was given the name Royal Edward Dano on November 16th, 1922. He died on May 15th, 1994.

Royal Noble Consort of Joseon Hui-bin Jang

She was most prominent from 1686 to 1688. Royal was born on November 3rd, 1659 in South Korea. She left this life on November 9th, 1701.

Royal Robbins

Royal Robbins is a rock climber, author, ceo, and rock climbing. Royal was born on February 3rd, 1935 in West Virginia, U.S.


Knoc-Turn'Al is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, west coast hip hop, and soul music rapper, singer, and rapping. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Knoc-Turn'Al was given the name Royal Harbor on May 12th, 1975 in Long Beach, California. Knoc-Turn'Al is also known as Knoc-Turn'al and Knoc.

Royal Ivey

Royal Ivey is a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Blue, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Guangdong Southern Tigers, and Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Development League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to 2014. Royal was born on December 20th, 1981 in Harlem.

Royal Robertson

Royal was born on October 21st, 1936 in Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana. He died on July 5th, 1997.

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    Member of Parliament
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    Attorney General of South Dakota
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    Military Person
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    Governor of Rhode Island
  • Royal Emerson Whitman
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    Educator / Inventor
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    Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Royal Ralph Hinman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Royal

Notable Persons With the Last Name Royal

Ségolène Royal

Ségolène Royal is a President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes, Deputy of the National Assembly, for Deux-Sèvres' 2nd constituency, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Energy, President of the Regional CouncilofPoitou-Charentes, Minister of the Environme. Ségolène was born on September 22nd, 1953 in Ouakam.

Jasleen Royal

Jasleen Royal is a composer, singer, instrumentalist, lyricist, and singing. Jasleen was given the name Jasleen Kaur Royal on July 8th, 1991 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Darrell Royal

Darrell Royal was a college coach. Darrell was born on July 6th, 1924 in Hollis, Oklahoma. He passed away on November 7th, 2012.

Billy Joe Royal

Billy Joe Royal was a rock, roll, and country music musician. He plays Vocals, acoustic guitar, and piano. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2015. Billy was born on April 3rd, 1942 in Valdosta, Georgia. He passed away on October 6th, 2015.

Eddie Royal

Eddie Royal is a football player for the Chicago Bears. Eddie was born on May 21st, 1986 in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal

The Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal was a Member of Parliament for Selkirk, [[#External links, Member of ParliamentforSelkirk, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom. The was born on August 6th, 1820 in Forres. He died on January 21st, 1914.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Royal U.S.
  White 51.84% 64.26%
  African American 40.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Royal

People with the last name Royal are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Royal

  • What name lists does Royal rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Royal? Royal is the 1,818th most popular name of all time. As a last name Royal was the 2,319th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Royal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,090 babies born with the first name Royal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Royal to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Royal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 26 new born babies.
  • When was Royal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Royal is Sunday, December 20th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Royal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Royal was in 2016 with a total of 662 babies.
  • Random Royal Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Royal ranks 65th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 15 babies in District of Columbia have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Royal: The name spelled backwards is Layor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aolyr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Royal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,755 people with the last name Royal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Royal? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Royal as their last name.
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