Infante (Spanish: , Portuguese: [ĩˈfɐ̃t(ɨ)]; f. infanta), also anglicised as Infant or translated as Prince, is the title and rank given in the Iberian kingdoms of Spain (including the predecessor kingdoms of Aragon, Castile, Navarre, and León) and Portugal to the sons and daughters (infantas) of the king, regardless of age, sometimes with the exception of the heir apparent or heir presumptive to the throne who usually bears a unique princely or ducal title.
infante, (masculine), feminine infanta, the title borne from the 13th century by the children of the Spanish and Portuguese monarchs. The title infante was borne by the sons of the sovereign, and the title infanta was given to the daughters and to the wife of an infante. From the reign of John I of Castile (1379–90) there began the custom of calling the sovereign’s eldest son príncipe (prince) de Asturias and not infante.
The word, infanta, is a historical name indicating the daughter of the Spanish or Portuguese monarch, and the name would go to the youngest daughter or a daughter who would not be in line to rule the monarchy. The infanta is a special term, and that daughter is a princess named Her Royal Highness.
noun Any daughter of a king of Spain or Portugal. Webster's New World Similar definitions The wife of an infante. Webster's New World Advertisement Other Word Forms of Infanta Noun Singular: infanta Plural: infantas Origin of Infanta From Spanish infanta, Portuguese infanta, feminine of infante. From Wiktionary
Infanta Sofía of Spain (Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz; born 29 April 2007) is the younger daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. She has an older sister, Leonor , whom she follows in the line of succession to the Spanish throne .
in•fan•ta (ɪnˈfæn tə) n., pl. -tas. 1. a daughter of the king of Spain or of Portugal. 2. an infante's wife. [1595–1605; < Sp or Portuguese] Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Translations Spanish / Español Select a language: infanta
Infanta, officially the Municipality of Infanta (Tagalog: Bayan ng Infanta, Ilocano: Ili ti Infanta), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 76,186 people. Infanta is the largest lambanog manufacturer in the province of Quezon.