Zara Tindall, the Queen’s granddaughter, recently gave birth to a baby girl on June 18th. She gave her daughter a loving and unique name in tribute to Her Majesty.
Zara, along with her husband, former rugby star Mike Tindall, finally revealed the name of their second child. She is Lena Elizabeth Tindall.
The name was announced nine days after the birth, which kept avid royal fans on the edge of their seats.
According to the couple’s spokeswoman, Lena was just a name the couple liked, and Elizabeth is clearly a loving tribute to Zara’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The spokeswoman also pointed out that Lena is pronounced as “Lay-na.” For more updates about the baby, follow us on Twitter at AmoMama USA.
Babycenter.com stated that Lena means “sunlight” and the name supposedly originated from Greece. The site noted that the name is ranked 279th place in 2018, which boosted 15 spots more compared to last year.
Lena in Persia also means “pretty girl,” but in Arabic languages, it means “generous” and “kind.”
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According to Hello Magazine, Elizabeth is a name that has been used by the Royal Family for years.
In fact, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton also used the name for their daughter, Princess Charlotte, whose full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Middleton and her mother Carole Middleton also has the same middle name. The Queen Mother was also named Elizabeth. She was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
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The name originated from the Hebrew name Elisheba, Aaron’s biblical wife. The name means “consecrated to God” or “my God is bountiful.” The name currently ranks 27th on the most popular names of the year.
Zara, currently 37 years old, gave birth to her youngest at the Stroud Maternity Unit of Gloucestershire Royal hospital.
The palace announced the happy news through a statement on their official site, which read, ‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike's parents, Mr Philip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby's name will be confirmed in due course.’