Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they have become parents for the second time, this time, to a girl named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

The girl’s name is loaded with meaning as Lilibet was the affectionate nickname by which the royal family referred to the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, when she was little and couldn’t pronounce her name. The other name, Diana, also has meaning: It is named after Prince Harry’s mother, Diana of Wales.

Origin and meaning of Lilibet

Lilibet is, quite simply, an affectionate nickname that was coined for Queen Elizabeth II, a name that is well known to society and which has become the name chosen by many parents for their daughters.

Specifically, It was the queen’s grandfather, King George V, who called her that, until she was called Lilibet by the whole family in a loving way. In fact, her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, also referred to his wife by this nickname.

On the other hand, Lilibet is also known as the mixture of two other names: Lily and Elizabeth, although it has variants, such as Lilibeth, Lilybet, Lillibeth or Lilibell, among others. Being a diminutive, Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin and means “god’s promise” or “divine promise”. Instead, Lily means “lily”.

As for the name Diana, much more common in Spain, although also in England, it is a name that comes from the Latin ‘diviana’ and means “that which illuminates” or “that which is divine in nature”. Also, in Roman mythology, Diana was the name of the goddess of the hunt, of nature and of the Moon.


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