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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Royalty

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Royalty means "The Love of God" and is of African origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Roy"al*ty
  1. The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty." Royalty by birth was the sweetest way of majesty." [Holyday.]
  2. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty ."For thus his royalty doth speak." [Shak.]
  3. An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia.(Obs)"Wherefore do I assume These royalties, and not refuse to reign?" [Milton.]
  4. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority."In his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be fear'd." [Shak.]
  5. Domain; province; sphere.
  6. That which is due to a sovereign, as a seigniorage on gold and silver coined at the mint, metals taken from mines, etc.; the tax exacted in lieu of such share; imperiality.
  7. A share of the product or profit (as of a mine, forest, etc.), reserved by the owner for permitting another to use the property.
  8. Hence [Com] , a duty paid by a manufacturer to the owner of a patent or a copyright at a certain rate for each article manufactured; or, a percentage paid to the owner of an article by one who hires the use of it.

Etymology: OF. roialté royaulté, F. royauté. See Royal, and cf. Regality

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Royal persons collectively ("the wedding was attended by royalty")
  2. Payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property

From Old French roialté.

  1. The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.
  2. People of royal rank, plus their families, treated as a group.
  3. A royal right or prerogative, such as the exploitation of a natural resource; the granting of such a right; payment received for such a right.
  4. The payment received by an owner of real property for exploitation of mineral rights on his property.
  5. (by extension) Payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc.
  6. (figuratively) Someone in a privileged position
  7. (poker, slang) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.

royalty was also found in the following language(s): French and Italian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Royalty

Ghanaian Royalty was royalty. He holds the title King of Dagbamba;Overlord of Dagbɔŋ and Dagomba people. He was most active from 31 to 31. Ghanaian was born on August 1st, 1945 in Saɣnarigu, Tamale. He passed away on March 27th, 2002.


How popular is the baby name Royalty in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2001 6 6 0
2005 10 10 0
2006 16 10 6
2007 11 11 0
2008 22 17 5
2009 27 19 8
2010 32 23 9
2011 38 27 11
2012 39 27 12
2013 55 44 11
2014 86 63 23
2015 249 219 30
2016 622 583 39
2017 790 747 43

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Popularity of Royalty as a first name

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Popularity of Royalty as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Royalty U.S.
  White 95.25% 64.26%
  African American 1.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.04% 16.26%

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People with the last name Royalty are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Royalty

  • How Popular is the name Royalty? Royalty is the 6,789th most popular name of all time. As a last name Royalty was the 19,924th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Royalty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,003 babies born with the first name Royalty in the United States. That's more than enough people named Royalty to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Royalty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Royalty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Royalty is Tuesday, May 2nd, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Royalty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Royalty was in 2017 with a total of 747 babies.
  • Random Royalty Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Royalty is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 44 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Royalty: Your name in reverse order is Ytlayor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raytoyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Royalty? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,347 people with the last name Royalty.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Royalty? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Royalty as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.