ARCHIE is likely to be one of the most popular names by the time the new prince starts pre-school in 2022 following the naming announcement of the new royal baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex proudly showed off their baby son to the world for the first time yesterday, Wednesday, after he was born on Monday.

They later announced in an Instagram post they have called their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Experts at Ancestry, the family history website, have combined historic census records from along with more recent data from the Office of National Statistics to reveal the extent of the royal family’s influence on the nation’s choice of baby names.

The name George jumped seven places in four years following the birth of the young prince in 2013 while Charlotte jumped 13 places in just two years following the birth of the princess in 2015.

Analysing birth registers, Ancestry also uncovered the longer-term impact that princes William and Harry had on their namesakes in the UK.

Comparing the years 1981 and 1991, the popularity of William as a name rose 88% and comparing 1983 to 1993 the number of Harry’s born skyrocketed by 592%.

But this isn't a new trend.

Ancestry historians analysed census records from before and after the birth of each of Queen Victoria’s children, revealing that each birth triggered an average 100% increase in babies being named after the young royals.

Princesses Helena and Beatrice triggered the biggest growth amongst Queen Victoria’s children with the name Helena jumping by a staggering 165% between 1841 and 1851, thanks to the royal baby’s birth in 1846.

Similarly, the name Beatrice increased by 136% in the decades surrounding her birth.

With Archie currently sitting at 18th most popular baby name, Ancestry suggests that by the time the new royal prince starts pre-school in 2022, the name could have reached the top ten, and by 2025, Archie is likely to have hit the top spot – thanks to his new found influence.

Russell James, Ancestry spokesman said: “It’s amazing to see how much these historic records shine a light on the royal family’s enduring influence on the nation.

"In addition, these findings show how much the royals borrow from their own family history when choosing names for their children, a tradition we’ve seen inspire millions of people globally to explore their own family histories.”