Here's our A-Z list of the weird and wonderful baby names celebrities have given to their offspring!
Here’s our A-Z list of the weird and wonderful baby names celebrities have given to their offspring!
With lots of newborn-sized additions to the world of celebrity over the past few years, we’ve put together a gallery to celebrate the best celebrity baby names – and they’re handily ordered from A-Z for your browsing pleasure.
From traditional names like Ethel (Lily Allen’s little girl) and Pearl (Jack Osbourne’s eldest) to the more, erm, unique ones like Audio Science (the name actress Shannyn Sossamon picked for her son), we’ve loved seeing all of the unusual celebrity baby names that have been picked, and gathered plenty of ideas for our own future offspring too.
If you’re expecting and haven’t decided on a name for your little bundle of joy, then click through our gallery and take inspiration from these utterly original celebrity baby names. From soap stars to Hollywood A-listers, there’s baby boy and girl name ideas from celebs from the worlds of film, modelling, music, television and more, and all have lovely unique meanings so you can make an informed decision. Celebrities are pretty good at standing out from the crowd, so it’s no surprise that their choices won’t be found on any lists of most popular baby names either!
Our favourites have to be the names that Desperate Housewives star, Marcia Cross, chose for her twin girls: Eden and Savannah. So pretty! And the (unofficial) award for Best Celebrity Dad has to go to chef, Jamie Oliver, whose four kids have the cutest names; Poppy, Daisy, Petal and Buddy. We bet they have the best packed lunches in the country!
However, we’re big fans of pretty much all of these celebrity baby names, especially once we’d heard the personal stories behind them.
What do you think of the celebrity baby names in this collection? If you have a favourite (or least favourite), let us know your thoughts by posting a comment in the box below.
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Katherine Jenkins welcomed baby girl Aaliyah Reign in September 2015.
The singer announced the birth by sharing a picture of Aaliyah’s hands and feet on her Instagram account, writing alongside:
‘Introducing our daughter Aaliyah Reign Levitas, who came loudly into the world weighing almost 7lbs and surrounded by love. We are absolutely besotted with her & grateful for the beautiful blessing of this happy, healthy, little miracle. Cwtches all round @AndrewLevitas’
The name Aaliyah is of Hebrew origin and means ‘going up’ or ‘ascending’.
Parks and Recreation actress Amy Poehler is mum to son Abel, born August 2010, and Archie, born October 2008, with now ex-husband Will Arnett.
Abel is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘breath’, ‘son’, ‘breathing spirit’. It is also used in the Old Testament of the Bible – Abel is the son of Adam and Eve.
Ace was the name given to Emma and Matt Willis’ baby boy, born in November 2011. He plays younger brother to their daughter Isabelle, born in 2009, and older brother to second girl Trixie, who was born in 2016.
They’re not the only celebs to choose this unusual name – Jessica Simpson named her second child, son Ace Knute.
The meaning of the name Ace is often interpreted as: ‘one who excels’, although it is also an English surname which means ‘noble’.
American actress Katherine Heigl and her husband, Josh Kelley, adopted a baby girl in April 2012. The couple named their second child Adalaide Marie Hope Kelley.
They also adopted, Naleigh, their elder daughter named after the actress’s mother and sister, from South Korea in 2009. In 2016, they also welcomed a biological son named Joshua.
Adalaide is a French baby name meaning ‘nobility’.
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany have two children together: son Stellan, born 2003, and daughter Agnes Lark, born 31st May 2011. Jennifer also has an elder son from a previous relationship named Kai.
The name Agnes derives from Greek and means ‘pure’ or ‘holy’.
Apollo Bowie Flynn is the name of Gwen Stefani’s youngest son with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. He was born in February 2014, and Gwen described him a ‘miracle’ after one of his big brothers prayed for his appearance.
‘He has a direct link to God, basically. He asked me, “Mum, are you gonna have a baby? I want you to have a baby,” the singer explained during an appearance on Late Night. ‘[He prayed] Dear God, please let my mum have a baby. Please, God! Please let my mum have a baby! Four weeks later, I was pregnant!’
The pair are clearly fans of unusual baby names, as their other boys are named Kingston James McGregor (born in May 2006) and Zuma Nesta Rock (born August 2008).
It sounds pretty contemporary, but Apollo is actually a classic Greek baby name meaning ‘manly beauty’.
Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson definitely went for unique names for her children, sons Arpad Flynn Alexander, born February 1998 (named after her first husband) and Aurelius Cy Andrea, born February 2003.
In Hungarian, the name Arpad means ‘wanderer’.
It was a 2000s TV dream when Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl and Adam Brody of the OC got married and became parents to little girl Arlo Day, whom they welcomed in August 2015.
Arlo was the first child for the couple, although if Adam has his way, she won’t be the last.
In a Reddit interview in 2015, he was asked how many babies he’d like with Leighton.
‘I say 12,’ he replied. ‘And I decide.’
Arlo, meaning ‘army’ or ‘hill’, is traditionally a baby name for boys, but we agree with Leighton and Adam – it’s a lovely choice for a daughter too!
Chris O’Dowd and his TV presenter wife Dawn O’Porter revealed their baby name as they shared the news that their first child had been born in February 2015.
‘It’s a boy! @hotpatooties & I would like to introduce Art O’Porter, our gorgeous baby. Well, I’m pretty sure he’s ours’ the Bridesmaids star tweeted.
Art is usually short for Arthur but in Ireland it is a seperate name that comes from an ancient word for ‘a bear,’ used in the sense relating to the terms ‘warrior’ or ‘champion’.
The late Peaches Geldof is mum to sons Astala Dylan Willow, born April 2012, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, born April 2013, with husband Thomas Cohen.
When asked about her unusual choice of baby name for her first child, Peaches explained: ‘We found Astala in a baby name book – quite an obscure one. This is going to be a very stylish baby.’
‘I wanted a Jewish name because my fiance is a Jew and the name is the male version of Esther.’
When Peaches passed away in 2015, Thomas released a statement saying: ‘My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day.’
Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike gave birth to her second son in December 2014, and a few months later, a close friend revealed that the new bundle of joy was named Atom.
Apparently, Rosamund chose the name after finding her home birthing experience ‘so easy and elemental’.
Her first child, Solo, was born in 2012.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and husband Brian named their second son Atticus James.
The actress didn’t confirm the reasoning behind her choice, but it’s possible that she took inspiration from the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, as Atticus is the name of the book’s central character. The name is Latin and traditionally means ‘man of Attica’.
The couple are clearly big fans of A names, as they are also parents to daughter Autumn.
Audio Science – believe it or not that’s what A Knight’s Tale actress Shannyn Sossamon called her son!
She explained, ‘We wanted a word not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times. We were going to call him Science, but thought it might get shortened to Sci, as in Simon.’
Shanyn later welcomed a second son, Mortimer.
Actress Charlize Theron adopted an African-American baby girl in August 2015 and named her, rather appropriately, August.
August is the star’s second child. In 2012, she adopted a son, Jackson, from South Africa. August is thought to have been born in the US.
Charlize adopted the baby girl just over a month after calling off her engagement from fellow actor, Sean Penn.
In December 2015 Smashing Pumpkins musician Billy Corgan called his son Augustus Juppiter Corgan. Augustus’ mother is Chloe Mendel, the daughter of fashion designers Gilles Mendel and Jenny Mui.
Notoriously quiet in the media and on social sites, the couple made no comment on the reason behind the name, but in Latin it means ‘great’ or ‘venerable’.
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie gave birth to son Axl Jack in August 2013 – and says that the name came to her in a dream!
‘I had this dream, and I was in the audience at this festival,’ she recalled during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later that year. ‘It was outdoors and it was all grimy and nobody knew who I was. I was just one of the fans. It was like the old days. It was so cool. And onstage singing was Jim Morrison. And then came Bob Marley, and then Axl Rose.’
‘I mean, I was in heaven in this dream. And I’m dancing and just getting into the music, and then all of a sudden, boom boom! And I wake up, and it was the first time my son kicked me in the stomach.’
‘It was like he was feeling the music with me. It was amazing.’ she gushes. ‘I woke Josh [Duhamel, her husband] up and I said, “Honey, honey, honey — he kicked me. He finally kicked me.” And I told him my dream, and he was like, ‘Wow.”
Comedian David Mitchell and his writer and broadcaster wife Victoria Coren are known for keeping their private life underwraps, so we’re not surprised that when their daughter Barbara arrived in May 2015, the pair were exceptionally low-key about their news.
Victoria announced the birth on her Twitter account, writing: ‘We’ve got a daughter!!! Barbara Elizabeth June Mitchell, very small and sweet. All three of us are extremely happy and sleepy’ – sounds like an accurate description of motherhood to us…
Barbara is an English name derived from the Greek ‘barbaros’, meaning ‘foreign’ or ‘strange’, ‘traveler from a foreign land’.
Bay Atlas is Kirstie Allsopp’s eldest son, born in 2006 and he plays big brother to her second son Oscar Hercules.The baby name Bay is of French origin and means ‘auburn haired’.
Bear is the name Kate Winslet and her third hubby, Ned Rocknroll, gave to their first child together.
When asked whether Bear would take Ned’s surname, Kate told Glamour magazine that the baby would be taking her surname instead. She said, ‘Of course we’re not going to call it Rocknroll. People might judge all they like, but I’m a f****** grown-up.’
Kate has two other children from previous relationships, Mia and Joe.
Bear is a popular name with other celebs too – Bear Blu is Alicia Silverstone’s son with husband Christopher Jarecki.
Baby Betsy was born on May 2010 to parents Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead. With those genes she’s sure to have some star potential when she’s older!
In Hebrew the meaning of the name Betsy is: or Elizabeth, from Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction.
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy named their baby boy Bingham ‘Bing’ Hawn Bellamy in July 2011.
The British rocker tweeted ‘Mum and baby are strong and healthy. Mum was a warrior, Bing popped out after 4.5 hours of intense pushing!’
Bingham is generally used as a surname, but for Kate and Matt, it has special family significance.
‘For those wondering, Bingham is my mum’s maiden name,’ the Muse frontman, 33, tweeted after baby Bingham’s birth. ‘Bing Russell was also Kurt [Russell’s] dad.’
Kate also has an elder son, Ryder, from a previous relationship.
Beyonce gave birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in January 2012.
It’s been rumoured the colourful name was chosen after husband Jay-Z’s favourite colour (he’s had several albums including the name Blueprint) and Ivy after Beyonce’s lucky number, four, which is IV in Roman numerals. Get it?
Geri Halliwell’s daughter Bluebell
Madonna was born in May 2006.
Bluebell is a traditional flower baby name, and Geri told Hello! magazine the flowers had seemed to be everywhere she looked towards the end of her pregnancy.
She added that her mother had told her that the bluebell was growing rare, and as something ‘precious’, it seemed appropriate for her daughter’s name.
In January 2017, Geri gave birth to a son, whom she named Montague.
Take That’s Howard Donald announced the arrival of his third child in 2016 – and his name was a touching tribute to a late, great musician: Bowie, who passed away in January of the same year.
‘Bowie Taylan Donald came into this world on Tues 12th Jan,’ Howard told his fans on Twitter. ‘Mummy and daddy suffering sleep deprivation but life is wonderful, he is divine.’
Earlier in the same week, Howard shared his thoughts about the loss of singer David Bowie on the same account. ‘Feel very honoured that I have a photo of me and Jay with David Bowie. When we did TOTP. What a genius and a great loss. RIP,’ he wrote.
Howard has two daughters, Grace and Lola, from previous relationships.
In November 2008, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz welcomed first son Bronx Mowgli into the world. Pete revealed shortly after the birth that his son’s middle name was chosen because of The Jungle Book character with the same name.
Pete and Ashlee later ended their relationship. She went on to have daughter Jagger Snow with new partner Evan Ross in September 2015, while Pete and girlfriend Meagan Camper announced the arrival of son Saint Lazlo in August 2014.
Brooklyn Joseph is the eldest of David and Victoria Beckham’s clan, born in March 1999. He was followed by brothers Romeo James, born in September 2002, and Cruz David, born in February 2005. In July 2011, the Beckhams welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven.
The name Brooklyn originates from the English phrase for ‘water’ or ‘stream’, but rumours flew that David and Victoria chose the name as Brooklyn was the place they concieved.
Victoria later put the record straight in her autobiography, Learning to Fly, where she explained that she’d liked the name Brooke, but knew she was having a boy, and liked the name because it felt ‘very multi-cultural, very grounded’.
Bunny is the youngest of glamour model Katie Price’s five children, born in August 2014. She’s also mum to Harvey, born in May 2002, Junior Savva Andreas, born June 2005, Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther, born in June 2007, and Jett Riviera, born in August 2013.
Katie revealed the name of her youngest daughter during an interview with Now magazine, and admitted that her and husband Kieran had struggled to choose a name for their little one.
Names that didn’t make it were Duchess Kate, Lady, Disney, Precious, Bambi, Ethel and Peggy, with Bunny eventually coming out as the favourite.
The star said: ‘I considered it being spelt “Bunni” with a heart above the ‘i’, but I don’t think that’s really a part of the English language!’
Tom Fletcher (of McFly fame) and his wife Giovanna welcomed a bouncing baby boy into the world on 13th March 2014, and called him Buzz Michelangelo.
Many fans assumed that Buzz was named after a certain Disney character, but Giovanna put those rumours to rest in an interview later that year.
‘We liked the name for a few years, but actually we went off it when I was pregnant,’ she said on ITV’s Lorraine. ‘Then in the last month, it came back on the table. I know everyone thinks we named him after Buzz Lightyear but we haven’t.’
The pair later welcomed a second son, Buddy Bob.
James Corden and his wife Julia are parents to daughter Carey, who was born in October 2014. They also have an elder son named Max, born March 2011.
Carey is an Irish baby name meaning ‘from the fortress’, although the Cordens chose it because it was Julia’s maiden name.
The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge and her husband Wayne chose the name Carter for their second son. They are also parents to elder boy Parker.
The Saturdays singer, 26, announced the birth on her Twitter account in August 2015, writing: ‘Our gorgeous baby boy Carter Bridge was born this morning. He is absolutely perfect – Parker is so excited to be a big brother!’
The name Carter is English and means ‘transporter of goods by cart’.
Carys is the name of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas’ daughter, born in April 2003. They’re also parents to son Dylan
Michael, born in August 2000.
Carys is a traditional Welsh name derived from the word ‘caru’, meaning ‘to love’.
Shortly after Carys’ arrival, Catherine’s grandmother revealed: ‘I think Carys is a lovely name and they were thinking about it for their first child. Catherine is very proud of her Welsh roots.’
Singer and presenter Jenny Frost’s son is called Caspar. She welcomed him in October 2007, and later had twin daughters, Nico and Blake in January 2013.
The name Caspar is of Persian origin and means ‘keeper of the treasure’.
After live blogging the birth of his second child in October 2014 – you’re a much more tolerant woman than we are, Ayda – Robbie Williams revealed the name of his newborn son: Charlton Valentine.
The 40-year-old singer tweeted the name, along with a video of his wife wheeling him out of the hospital holding his son in his arms, saying: ‘Charlton Valentine Williams has left the building…and Daddy is doing just fine. RW x’
Robbie and Ayda are also parents to daughter Theodora ‘Teddy’ Rose.
Charlton is an English surname meaning ‘settlement of free man’, but has become more popular as a first name in recent years.
Holly Willoughby chose Chester
William as the name of her second son in September 2014. She was already mum to Harry James, born May 2009, and daughter Belle, born April 2011.
‘I’m sooo happy to tell you all – we’ve just had a baby boy!
The TV presenter announced the birth with a tweet, writing: ‘Chester William Baldwin made a grand entrance at 8lbs 12. He’s just perfect.’
Chester is an English name meaning ‘to camp’, and Holly’s not the only celeb who is a fan – it’s also the name of Davina McCall and husband Matthew’s youngest child. They also have two daughters, Molly and Tilly.
In May 2011, David Schwimmer and his wife Zoe became proud parents to daughter Cleo.
It’s a Greek name meaning ‘glory’, and also the shortened form of Cleopatra.
Friends actress Courteney Cox and then-husband David Arquette welcomed daughter Coco in June 2014 – and chose none other than co-star Jennifer Aniston as her godmother!
Coco is a French ‘pet name’, but is often chosen by mums with a penchant for Chanel…
Claudia’s obviously a fan of names beginning with C: she has three children, Caspar Matthew, born January 2003, Clementine Poppy, born November 2004, and Cosima Violet, born May 2010.
The supermodel may have German roots, but Cosima is actually a Greek name, meaning ‘order’ or ‘decency’.
Konnie Huq and her husband, comedy writer Charlie Brooker, welcomed their first child into the world on 23rd March 2012. The pair named their baby boy Covey, telling the world that he was ‘a real cutie’.
An Irish baby name, Covey means ‘hound of the plains’. The pair later had a second son named Huxley.
Cyrus Michael Christopher was born to Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy in December 2012.
The notoriously private couple have kept schtum about the reason behind their unusual baby name choice, but traditionally, Cyrus is a Persian baby name which means ‘throne’.
Actor Paul has two children: son Jack, born in 2006, and daughter Darby, born in 2010.
Darby is a name that’s conventionally used for baby boys, and means ‘free of envy’. However, we definitely think it can be a unisex baby name too…
Milla Jovovich announced the birth of her second daughter, Dashiel Edan, on Instagram in April 2015.
‘We are so proud to announce the birth of our second daughter Ms. Dashiel Edan Jovovich-Anderson today!!! She is 7lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches long! We love you Dash!’ she wrote.
The Resident Evil star already welcomed her first girl, Ever Gabo, in November 2007.
Upon her arrival, little Dashiel became part of the trend for gender-neutral baby names, as Dashiell is generally used as a boys name; it’s an Anglicisation of the French surname de Chiel.
Rod Stewart’s daughter Kimberly had us all singing the classic Tom Jones number when she named her daughter Delilah in August 2011.
Delilah is an Arabic name meaning ‘queen of the night’ or ‘delicate’.
Kristen ‘voice of Anna from Frozen’ Bell is mum to two daughters: Lincoln, born in March 2013, and Delta, born in December 2014.
Apparently, Kristen and her husband Dax got the idea for the name of their youngest from a text message: ‘Dax’s friend texted, “Are you going to pick another (expletive) name, like ‘Delta Force?'” Dax went, “Ooh! Delta!”‘, the actress told Good Housekeeping.
Delta is a letter of the Greek alphabet, but also means ‘mouth of the river’.
Charlotte Church’s son Dexter arrived into the world in January 2009, joining sister Ruby, who was born in September 2007.
Charlotte and then partner Gavin Henson announced the birth on the singer’s website, adding ‘In keeping with Henson family tradition, Dexter will also have the name Lloyd as a middle name.’
The name Dexter is English in origin, and comes from a surname meaning ‘dyer’.
Keira Knightley waited until August to reveal the name of the baby girl she welcomed with husband James Righton in May 2015 – but they finally announced that they’d chosen Edie.
Speaking in a cover interview for Elle, Keira said she was totally in awe of her body now that it had produced a child.
‘I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, “Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever”,’ she explained.
‘You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, “Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I’m never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f***ing extraordinary”.’
‘The love thing is astonishing,’ she added, in reference to her daughter. ‘It’s a very primal, primal love. That’s quite extraordinary.’
Edie is an English baby name, meaning ‘happy warfare’, which seems like a bit of an antithesis – but it’s a pretty choice none the less!
Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz welcomed their son Egypt into the world in October 2010.
Shortly after the birth, she tweeted: ‘There is no word to properly describe LOVE to describe BLISS, to a express a FEELING like this!!!. Thank U 4 your love, support and prayers!’ (sic)
The pair later had a second son, Genesis Ali, in December 2014.
Zooey Deschanel gave birth to her first child in late July 2015, and revealed the name of her baby to People magazine at the premiere of her new film Rock The Kasbah in New York.
Elsie is a Scottish name and means ‘god of plenty’ – whether you borrow the middle name Otter as well is up to you…
Emily and Emma are fairly common girls names, but Jennifer Lopez went for a more unusual version when she welcomed twins Max and Emme in February 2008.
‘Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon,’ Lopez’s manager Simon Fields told PEOPLE after the pair’s arrival.
Emme is an American-invented name; an alternative form of Emmy meaning ‘universal’.
Lily Allen and partner Sam Cooper have two daughters together; Ethel Mary, born November 2012, and Marnie Rose, who arrived in January 2013.
Ethel was a popular baby name until the late 1930s, when it fell out of favour, but the trend of old-fashioned baby names brought it back into vogue again. It’s of English origin, and means ‘noble maiden’.
Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan welcomed their 7lb, 5oz baby boy, Exton Elias Downey, on 8th February 2012, followed by daughter Avri in November 2014.
Robert, who also has an 18-year-old son called Indio from his first marriage, kept ‘mum’ during Susan’s pregnancy over their baby name choices and joked: ‘If I told you the name, then she would lop off my head with a machete’.
Exton is actually a Shakespearean baby name – how fitting for a theatrical family!
Carey Mulligan and her musician husband Marcus Mumford called their first bundle of joy Evelyn.
Whilst it is a rather classic choice, meaning ‘wished for child’, there doesn’t seem to be any family history or particular story to the moniker – in fact, Carey confessed that she ‘just came up with it’.
Everly Tatum, daughter of actor Channing and wife Jenna, arrived into the world in May 2014.
‘I have never changed a diaper before, so I may need some help learning,’ the actor admitted to PEOPLE ahead of her birth.
It’s an English baby name meaning ‘from Ever’s meadow’, and can also be spelled Everleigh.
One of the first celebrity babies of 2011 was Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom’s bundle of joy, son Flynn Christopher, born in January.
There’s a sad twist in the tale of Flynn’s name, as he was actually named after Miranda’s high school sweetheart, Christopher, who passed away in a car crash.
‘After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way,’ the model told the Daily Telegraph Australia. ‘I told Orlando, and he was the one who said he’d be happy to do that.’
Flynn, Miranda’s son’s first name, was originally an Irish surname, but now is often used as a Christian name too.
Take That star Mark Owen and his wife Emma Ferguson named their third child, Fox India, in July 2012. They already had a son called Elwood Jack, and a daughter called Willow Rose.
tweeted the news saying: ‘Mark, Emma, Elwood and Willow are delighted
to announce the arrival to the clan of their beautiful new baby girl Fox
India Owen. She was born at 7.45am weighing
7lb 1oz. They would like to thank all their friends and family for all
the wonderful messages xxx.’
Fox, as you might imagine, is an animal inspired name.
Matt Damon and his wife Luciana have four daughters: Alexia, from Luciana’s previous relationship, and Isabella, born 2006, Stella, born 2010, and Gia, born 2008.
Gia is often a shortened version of the Italian name Giovanna, and it means ‘god is gracious’.
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka got double trouble when their adorable twins Harper and Gideon were born via surrogate in 2010.
‘We inserted one of my sperm and one of David’s sperm into two eggs with the hope that they would both take, just because we both wanted to be dads biologically,’ Neil explained in an interview with American TV host Barbara Walters. ‘Both took, miraculously.’
He later revealed that there were two main factors in their choice of names for the twins: they had to be relatively easy to spell, and they couldn’t define the child’s future career.
Gideon, for example, could be ‘a scientist or a guitar player in a band,’ he said.
Gideon is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘hewer’.
Gloria Ray was the name of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal gave to her second daughter in April 2012. She was already mum to little Ramona, born in October 2006.
Maggie likes her private life kept private, and hasn’t released details of why she chose the names for the girls. However, Gloria is a lovely, traditional choice meaning ‘glory’.
Actress and model Brooke Shields has two daughters: Rowan Francis, born in May 2003, and Grier Hammond, born in April 2006.
When asked why she chose the name Grier, which is Scottish for ‘vigilant’, Brooke explained to PEOPLE; ‘It’s so hokey, but I woke up in the middle of the night just thinking of the name. I don’t know anyone named Grier. The next day I’d forgotten it, but that night I woke up again at 3 a.m. thinking of the name.’
Emily Blunt and John Krasinki welcomed daughter Hazel in February 2014.
John took to Twitter to announce the happy news, writing: ‘Wanted to let the news out directly. Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!’
However, Emily later revealed that naming the tot was not so easy.
‘I find it really stressful naming a human being,’ she explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ‘We went through a few different ones and then John found it, and we both really like old lady names.’
Hazel is an English baby name meaning the ‘hazelnut tree’. The pair also have another daughter named Violet.
Myleene Klass’ daughter Hero Harper joined big sister Ava Bailey in March 2011.
The clasical pianist and TV personality was forced to defend her choice of unusual baby name after a fan tweeted her asking her to change her mind for something her daughter ‘might appreciate in ten years’.
‘Are you crazy?! Her name’s amazing!’ she responded.
It’s thought that Myleene and then-fiance Graham picked the name from a mutually-loved Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing.
You probably remember Tiffani Thiessen as the actress who played Kelly in the early 90s teen show, Saved By The Bell.
Well, she’s all grown up, and a mother now, to a daughter named Harper, and a son named Holt.
Holt is an English name which means ‘son of the unspoiled forest’.
There’s an ‘H’ name theme going on in the Alba household, as actress Jessica and her husband Cash Warren are parents to two girls named Honor Marie, born in June 2008, and Haven Garner, born August 2011.
Jessica explained Honor’s name during an interview, revealing: ‘I was having a girls night and one of my friends said, ‘If I ever had a girl – but I’m not having anymore kids – I would name her Honor.’ I said, ‘That’s a great name for a boy or a girl’. And Marie is my middle name.’
‘I was always irritated that my name was Jessica. Come on, it’s a very 80’s name. There were tons of Jessica’s in every school I went to. There’s something great about having a unique name – it’s part of your identity.’
When Haven arrived, her name was inspired by the place she was birthed; ‘ a safe haven’, according for father Cash.
Fearne and husband Jesse Wood welcomed daughter Honey on 9th September 2015, with the presenter announcing the happy news on her Twitter account.
‘Jesse and I are over the moon and buzzing with love, as our baby daughter Honey Krissy Wood came into the world this morning,’ Fearne wrote.
Krissy is a family name that comes from Jesse’s mum, but the couple did not reveal where the inspiration for Honey, meaning ‘sweet’ came from.
The tot was the second child for the couple – they already had a son, Rex.
Mo Farah and wife Tania welcomed a baby boy named Hussein in October 2015.
The pair announced the name in a shoot with Hello! magazine, with the Olympian confessing: ‘I wanted Arsenal to be Hussein’s middle name, but Tania wasn’t having it!’ The couple, who married in 2010, went with Mo instead.
Hussein is the first boy for the couple, who already have daughters Rhianna, 10, from Tania’s previous relationship, and twins Amani and Aisha, who were born in 2012.
Iris, meaning ‘rainbow’, is the name of one of Jude Law’s children with ex Sadie Frost. He also played stepdad to her elder son Finlay, and the couple had two more sons, Rudy and Rafferty, together.
Jude later welcomed his fifth child, Sophia, with Catherine Harding, but the pair split before she was born.
Former Glee star Naya Rivera had her first son with husband Ryan Dorsey in September 2015, and the pair have chosen to name the little one Josey.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: ‘They are so excited to be first-time parents. It was a very easy pregnancy and birth.’
Josey is gender neutral and means ‘God will add (another son)’ in Hebrew. We wonder if Naya will complete the prophecy with another pregnancy?
Coleen and Wayne Rooney share three sons – Kai Wayne, Klay Anthony, and Kit Joseph.
They’re not the only celebrity parents to choose the name Kit for a boy – Sophie Ellis-Bextor is mum to a Kit, along with brothers Sonny, Jesse and Ray. It’s a Greek name, meaning ‘carrier of Christ’.
The Jolie-Pitts are a big brood – Brad and Angelina are parents to adopted children Maddox Chivan, Zahara Marley, and Pax Thien, and biological children Shiloh Nouvel, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, the latter of whom are twins.
Whilst the name sounds French to match his sisters, Knox is actually of Scottish origin. The name means ’round hill’.
Sandra Bullock adopted her second child – a three-and-a-half year old girl named Laila – in 2015.
‘When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,’ said the 51 year old, who adopted son Louis in 2010. ‘I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time.’
Sandra says that her daughter has brought ‘pink and glitter into the house mixed with Lego and Batman’, and hopes that her choice to adopt will highlight the importance of the foster care system in the US.
‘My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding,’ she says. ‘That’s a family.’
Laila is an Arabic name meaning ‘born at night’.
Leni is the name of Heidi Klum’s eldest daughter from a previous relationship, born in May 2004 – she also has three other children, Henry, Johan and Lou, with her then-husband Seal, from whom she is now divorced.
Heidi actually uses Leni as a shortened version of her daughter’s full name, the Greek Helene, meaning ‘bright light’. However, Leni can also be used as a standalone name.
Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch’s second daughter arrived in June 2015, and we love the name they’ve chose for her: Liberty Rose.
Abbey announced the birth of Liberty, whose name means ‘free’ on her Twitter account, posting a picture of herself and her daughter with the caption: ‘My Liberty rose crouch born last night 6lb8 #perfectlittleprincess’. She later added: ‘God help my @petercrouch surrounded by girls xx’
Peter and Abbey were already parents to elder daughter Sophia Ruby.
Celeb dad Vince Vaughn has two children: daughter Locklyn Kyla, born in December 2010, and son Vernon Lindsay, born in August 2013.
Locklyn is a Scottish name that is conventionally used for boys, and spelled Lachlan, but the Vaughns put a creative spin on it when they chose it for their little girl.
Radio DJ Sara Cox is a mum of three, and her children’s names are Lola, born June 2004, Isaac, born March 2008, and Renee, born March 2010.
Lola is a shortened form of the Spanish name Dolores, meaning ‘sorrows’. Sara is not the only celeb to choose the name for her daughter – Chris Rock, Charlie Sheen and Annie Lennox all have Lolas in the family.
Luca Cruz Comrie is the name of Hilary Duff and now ex-husband Mike Comrie’s first child.
The American actress gave birth to a baby boy on 20th March 2012 and tweeted ‘Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7lb 6oz beautiful boy’.
The name Luca, an Italian form of Lucas, isn’t just for boys – Holly Vallance and Nick Candy named their daughter Luka Violet in November 2013.
Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl’s daughter Lyra was welcomed in March 2011, and her sister Margot arrived in the same month two years later.
Lyra is a Greek name, meaning ‘lyre’, and is also the name of a constellation.
Bruce Willis has three daughters with his former wife Demi Moore: Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. Now married to model and actress Emma Heming, the actor has welcomed two more girls: Mabel Ray, born April 2012, and little sister Evelyn Penn, born May 2014.
In Latin the meaning of the name Mabel is ‘beautiful’, ‘loving’, ‘lovable’.
Maceo Robert is the name of Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s son, born in October 2013.
The name is a very old Spanish name meaning ‘gift of God’. Halle, who was 47 when she gave birth, had called her pregnancy a ‘miracle’, due to her older age.
It is thought that the couple chose their baby’s middle name after Olivier’s father, Robert. The pair are also parents to Nahla Ariela, born March 2008.
Marlowe Ottoline Layng was born in July 2012 to actress Sienna Miller and her then-fiance Tom Sturridge.
The pair kept their choice of unusual baby name under wraps for as long as possible, but it was leaked after Sienna’s sister Savannah tweeted ‘I love you Marlowe…’ shortly after the birth of her niece.
Marlowe is an English name meaning ‘driftwood’, and can be spelt with or without the ‘e’.
Tamzin Outhwaite and husband Tom Ellis named their second child Marnie Mae in August 2012, having welcomed Florence Elsie four year prior.
Marnie’s arrival was announced during the London Olympic games, with Tom writing on Twitter: ‘What a couple of days…Gold medals from everywhere and…oh we had a beautiful baby girl called Marnie Mae Ellis 6lb 5oz of gorgeousness!’
A Latin baby name, Marnie translates as ‘of the sea’. Singer Lily Allen also chose the name for her second daughter.
Jessica Simpson welcomed baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson into the world in May 2012.
The news was announced on the singer’s official website with a message from Jessica and husband Eric Johnson reading: ‘We are so grateful for the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!’
Maxwell is Eric’s middle name and his grandmother’s surname, while the choice of middle name was inspired by maternal grandmother Tina Simpson, whose maiden name is Drew.
The pair later welcomed a son, Ace Knute, in June 2013.
Milan is the name of Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Piqué’s first child together, born in January 2013.
The couple tweeted the meaning of their baby boy’s name, ‘The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.’
They are now also parents to another son, Sasha.
Sam Bailey gave birth to her third child in September 2014, and named her Miley.
The 37-year-old singer and her husband, Craig, are already parents to nine-year-old Brooke and five-year-old Tommy.
Sam says the name wasn’t inspired by Miley Cyrus (who performed live on the X Factor the year that Sam won), ‘I just really like the name,’ she told HELLO! magazine.
Miley was a nickname commonly used for boys named Miles, but became a popular girls name in the noughties.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher welcomed their first son, Montgomery Moses Brian, in March 2015.
The couple have kept the reason behind their choice of name quiet, but their choices may in part inspired by family, as they’re said to have chosen Brian after Isla’s father.
Montgomery is a French baby name meaning ‘mountain belonging to the ruler’. He has two big sisters in the couple’s elder daughters Olive and Elula.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have twins together: son Moroccan, and daughter Monroe, born in April 2011. They often shorten Moroccan’s name to ‘Roc’.
The pair’s unusual names both have personal meaning for their parents – the top tier of Mariah’s New York City apartment is called the Moroccan Room, with decor inspired by the North African country. It’s also the place Nick chose to pop the question to Mariah, giving it a very special relevance for the couple.
Monroe, meanwhile, was named after the actress Marilyn Monroe, who Mariah said ‘has inspired her her entire life.’
In January 2012, Zoe Ball and Norman Cook welcomed daughter Nelly May Lois, a little sister for son Woody Fred.
When asked about her choice of name, Zoe explained to parenting website Gurgle: ‘Girls’ names are all so pretty and flowery, and we wanted to avoid that. Norman had an Auntie Nelly, and I love Wuthering Heights, which has a Nelly in it, so we went for Nelly May Lois.’
Nelly is a shortened version of Eleanor, which means ‘bright light’ in Greek.
Footballer Gareth Bale welcomed a baby girl in March 2016 with his partner Emma Rhys-Jones, and chose the name Nava Valentina for their newborn.
The Welsh sportsman announced his second daughter’s birth with a picture of her tiny hand on Instagram, saying: ‘Delighted to welcome another beautiful baby daughter into our family today. Nava Valentina Bale’.
The name Nava is of Hebrew origin and means ‘pretty, pleasant or desirable’, while Valentine is a Latin name and signifies strength and health.
The Kardashian family are known for wanting to stand out from the crowd, so it’s no surprise that Kim and husband Kanye West went for a unique baby name when their daughter North arrived in June 2013.
‘The way she explained it to me was North means “highest power,” and she says that North is [Kim and Kanye’s] highest point together,’ Kim’s mother Kris Jenner said during an interview with Barbara Walters. ‘And I thought that was really sweet.’
When the couple announced their second pregnancy, many fans assumed they would choose another directional name for their child, with Easten the most popular rumour. However, when Kim and Kanye’s son arrived in December 2015, they named him Saint, explaining that he was ‘a blessing’.
American actor and Avengers star Mark Ruffalo has three children with wife Sunrise Coigney: son Keen, born June 2001, and daughters Bella Noche, born May 2005, and Odette, born October 2007.
Odette is a French baby name and means ‘wealthy’.
Olive is the name of Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman’s eldest daughter, born in September 2012.
‘I never would have guessed that would have been the name,’ the actress said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. ‘But I was reading a book with my husband. I was three months pregnant and they said your baby is the size of an olive, and that was it. We never looked back.’
They later welcomed a second daughter, Frankie, which was ‘just a name that came to my husband and I a few months before she was born, and we were sort of like, “I think this is it”.’
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum have three daughters: Violet Maye, born April 2006, Harper Willow, born April 2009, and Ophelia
Saint, born August 2014.
Ophelia arrived shortly after the passing of Dave’s father, and her birth was announced with a post on the David Grohl Alley Scholarship Program Facebook page, reading: ‘Bittersweet news. Congratulations David Grohl and Jordyn Blum who have welcomed a new baby girl #3 Ophelia Grohl! The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away!!’
Ophelia is best known as the name of the tragic protagonist in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but originally it’s of Greek Origin, and means ‘help’.
Chris Noth, also known as Mr Big from Sex and the City, is father to a son named Orion, born in January 2008.
The name Orion is a Greek name which means ‘rising in the sky; dawning’.
Jack Osbourne became a dad for the first time in May 2012 when he and his fiancee, Lisa Stelly, welcomed their 8lb, 6oz daughter, Pearl Clementine.
‘Jack didn’t like [Pearl] at first,’ Lisa told HELLO! magainze. ‘He liked Moxie. That could be the name of a Bratz doll. I was like, “Heck no!”’
Jack added: ‘I thought Pearl sounded like a grandma, but then I thought it would be really cute to have a little girl with a grandma name, so I came around to it.’
In June 2015, the couple had a second daughter named Andy Rose.
Penelope Scotland is the name of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s middle child. She plays little sister to the couple’s eldest son, Mason Dash, and big sister to their youngest, Reign Aston.
The pair didn’t have a specific reason for choosing the Greek baby name, meaning ‘weaver’, saying they simply thought it was ‘cute’.
Most of the Oliver children all have not one name, but three! Petal Blossom Rainbow and her flower-inspired name arrived in April 2009, a sister for Poppy Honey Rosie, born March 2002, and Daisy Boo Pamela, born April 2003.
Jools told parenting magazine Gurgle: ‘They all have more than one name because I couldn’t decide. I’m not sure where Petal Rainbow came from – apparently it’s a My Little Pony! I wanted to call her Rainbow but Jamie told me to calm down.’
The couple also welcomed son Buddy Bear Maurice, in September 2010, and River Rocket, in August 2016.
Phoenix Chi is the name of former Spice Girl Mel B’s eldest daughter, born in February 1999. She has two younger daughters, Madison and Angel Iris.
Phoenix is a Greek name which translates as ‘dark red’, with mythical connotations of a bird which rises from ashes. It can also be used for boys; Hollyoaks star Ayden Callaghan and CBeebies presenter Sarah-Jane Honeywell named their son Phoenix in 2015.
‘My name is Earl’ actor Jason Lee named his son Pilot Inspektor. No, really!
The inspiration came from a song by group Grandaddy and apparently Jason and his wife fell in love with the name Pilot.
Sharon Stone’s three adopted sons are named Roan Joseph (born May 2000), Laird Vonne (born May 2005), and Quinn Kelly (born June 2006).
Quinn is a gender-neutral baby name. It’s Gaelic in origin and means ‘counsel’.
American actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria welcomed their second child in June 2015 and announced they’d named him Rafael Thomas Baldwin.
Hilaria confirmed the birth on her Instagram account, with a cute picture of her holding her tiny newborn’s hand. The name Rafael is Gaelic and means ‘god is healer’.
The couple, who married in 2012, are also parents to Carmen, born in August 2013, and son Leonardo, born September 2016 . Alec is also dad to 19-year-old Ireland, from his previous marriage.
We’ve all been there Martine!
Kelly Clarkson’s daughter River Rose was born in June 2014.
‘We were going back and forth on what to name her,’ she later toled PEOPLE magazine. ‘And I like androgynous names.’
‘We [Kelly and husband Brandon] live on a river, so it really wasn’t that creative,’ she added. ‘We were outside on our balcony, and we both looked at each other and were like, “What about River? That’s kind of cool”.’
Rose also has personal ties for the family, as it’s her mother’s maiden name.
In 2016, the couple had a son, whom they named Remington.
Charlie’s Angels star Lucy Liu introduced her gorgeous baby boy Rockwell Lloyd to the world in August 2015, writing:
‘Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In !’
Rockwell was born via a gestational carrier (someone who’s implanted with an embryo created usually by in vitro fertilization – IVF – and unrelated to the baby). His name is British and means ‘rocky spring’.
Actress and actor couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. named their son Rocky James in November 2012. He joined big sister Charlotte Grace, who was born in September 2009.
Rocky is a diminutive of the Italian name Rocco, and means ‘rest’.
Ryan is the name Hilary Duff’s big sister, Haylie, chose for her first baby with fiancé Matt Rosenberg in May 2015.
Pretty insignificant, you might think, until you learn that the couple had a baby girl. The name Ryan is Irish and means ‘kingly’ – or ‘queenly’, in this case!
Haylie’s not the first celebrity in recent times to choose a traditionally male name for their daughter. Back in January of the same year, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their first daughter, baby James.
Remember Irish singer Samantha Mumba, who shot to fame in 2000 with her single ‘Gotta Tell You’? Well, she became a mum in 2015, and chose to name her daughter Sage.
The proud star posted a snap of her new baby to her Instagram with the caption ‘My Girl’.
Sage, a name which can either refer to the herb or mean ‘wise’, is a popular choice for celebs – actor Sylvester Stallone also opted for the name Sage for his son.
Liv and partner Dave Gardner called their bundle of joy Sailor Gene in February 2015, revealing the name on Instagram with a shot of Sailor’s hand holding an anchor pendant.
The star’s spokesperson has said that Sailor was ‘happy and healthy’, despite arriving six weeks early.
The name, inspired by the occupation, was also chosen by The Hills star Kristin Cavallari for her daughter, born the same year, although she opted for the spelling Saylor instead.
They also had daughter Lula in 2016, and Liv has one other son, Milo, from her previous marriage to Robert Langdon.
Alyson Hannigan, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother fame, has two daughters – Satyana Marie, born March 2009, and Keeva Jane, born May 2012.
When asked about the name Satyana, which is Sanskrit for ‘truth’, she told Yahoo!, ‘When I got pregnant the first time we thought of traditional names like Madeline. Then I went on name websites and realised how popular it was which made it go down in ranking.’
‘As the pregnancy progressed, the ideas became unique. I loved Satyana but we didn’t name her for four days because we were debating over how to spell it. I finally said [to Alexis Denisof, her husband], “We have to name her because I am tired of calling her baby girl”.’
Seraphina, a Hebrew name meaning ‘angel’, was the moniker Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner chose for their second daughter in January 2009. They are also parents to Violet, born December 2005, and Samuel, born February 2012.
According to Jennifer, Seraphina’s big sister had a big hand in choosing the unusual name. ‘Violet, ever since she figured out that I was pregnant, she said, “Oh that’s Sara.” And we didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl, so we’re like, “Oh, we’ll see”,’ the actress explained.
‘We didn’t know where she came up with it but she said Sara consistently the whole time. And we kept saying she’s not going to name the kid, she’s a baby. We’ll decide and we’ll figure it out.’
‘A week into it (after giving birth) we hadn’t decided. So we just went with what Violet wanted – and the thing we liked about it was it meant angel in every language. She gets her way sometimes.’
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross’ twin girls are named Eden and Savannah.
The name Savannah is English and means ‘from the open plain’. It ‘came to me in this premonition,’ Marcia told People.
‘A long time ago, I had this kind of spiritual experience, that I will have this child and her name will be Savannah,’ she recalls. ‘Then when Tom and I didn’t even know we were having girls, he wrote me an e-mail and said, “I just heard a name I like: Savannah.” I had the complete chills.’
And the name Eden? ‘I was getting a massage and it came to me,’ she added.
American R&B singer Ne-Yo announced the rather traditional naming choice for his third child on social media, opting for Shaffer Chimere Smith Junior.
Although at first glance it might not seem like a traditional choice, Shaffer Chimere Smith is in fact Ne-Yo’s real name. Ne-Yo was a stage name he chose at the beginning of his music career.
Ne-Yo already has two children who missed out on the chance to be a junior – Mason and Madilyn.
It is thought that the name Shaffer was originially just an Americanized version of the German word Schaffer which means ‘steward’ or ‘shepherd’ in Germany.
Reality TV star Imogen Thomas took to social media to announce the name of her second child: Siera.
The name was chosen by the former Miss Wales and her Australian boyfriend Adam Horsley, who are already parents to two-year-old Ariana.
The 2006 Big Brother contestant captioned the photo of her holding her tiny daughter’s hand saying: ‘Welcome to the world baby girl Siera Aleira Horsley. Born at 11.13am this morning- weighing 7LBS1. She’s perfect.’
Siera is a Spanish name meaning ‘saw’.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden announced the birth of son Sparrow James Midnight in September 2009. They already had a daughter, Harlow Winter Kate, born January 2008.
When asked why they chose the bird-inspired name, Nicole explained that her inspiration actually came from the film Pirates of the Caribbean.
‘Joel and I have very different tastes in names,’ she explained to PEOPLE magazine. ‘We really just have to work with whatever it is we both agree on, so I really liked Sparrow from Captain Jack Sparrow, and he liked it for different reasons.’
Sunday Rose is Nicole Kidman’s eldest daughter, born in July 2008. Her second daughter is called Faith Margaret, born in 2010.
Nicole’s father actually made the suggestion of the name Sunday: ‘I have read a bit about Sunday Reed and her husband John – she was a key mover and shaker in the arts around the beginning of the century,’ Antony Kidman told Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph. ‘The name Sunday struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it.’
Nicole also has two adopted children from her marriage to Tom Cruise: Connor and Isabella.
Suri was born to Katie Holmes and then-husband Tom Cruise in April 2006.
The pair, who later split, never revealed the inspiration behind the name, but traditionally it’s an obscure form of Sarah, which means ‘princess’ in Hebrew or ‘red rose’ in Persian.
Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell are Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twin daughters, born via surrogate in June 2009.
Tabitha is an Aramaic name meaning ‘gazelle’.
Sarah and Matthew also have a son, James, born in October 2002.
Emma Bunton and husband Jade Jones welcomed baby Tate in May 2011. They were already parents to Beau, born August 2007.
‘Our beautiful son Tate has arrived safe and sound! We are all so happy and excited. Thanks and love to you all. Xx’, Emma tweeted when Tate was born.
Tate is an English name which is commonly used a surname, but has become a more popular first name pick recently. It means ‘to be cheerful’.
Tennessee James is the name Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth gave to their first child together.
The couple welcomed their new arrival on 26th September 2012, and introduced their new baby boy to Reese’s two children from her previous marriage, Ava, aged 12, and Deacon, aged 8.
It’s thought that Reese chose the name to honour her Southern heritage, as she was raised in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kelly Rowland gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday 4th November 2014, and chose a powerful sounding name for her little one: Titan Jewell.
Kelly had previously revealed that her husband, Tim, had chosen the name. She said: ‘It has to do with family.’
Titan is a name associated with Greek mythology and means ‘defender’.
Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves gave birth to their daughter Vida in January 2010. They’re also parents to son Levi, born July 2008, and Livingstone, born December 2012.
‘We had many male names but we only had Vida,’ Matthew told Jay Leno of their choice of name for their daughter, which means life in both Portuguese and Spanish. ‘She came out and she gave us life so we named her Vida.’
Singer P!nk (real name Alecia Moore) and her husband Carey Hart welcomed little Willow Sage in June 2011. Soon after the arrival of her daughter, Alecia revealed she chose the name because she lived near a willow tree as a child.
‘I grew up near one. It is the most flexible tree and nothing can break it: no wind, no elements. It can bend and withstand anything. I love that sentiment and I want that for her,’ she told HELLO! magazine.
‘Sage is cleansing and sacred and it sounds great with Willow,’ she added. ‘It doesn’t hurt that her last name is Hart – flexible, cleansed heart.’
In December 2016, they added to their family again with son Jameson Moon.
Actor Will Smith and his wife Jada also have a daughter named Willow.
Hollywood stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis gave their first child together, a baby girl, the name Wyatt – a name meaning ‘guided’ or ‘wide wood’ and more commonly given to boys.
Ashton announced the news on his personal blog saying: ‘Mila and I would like to welcome Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher to the world.
‘May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy.’
He also posted a cryptic photo showing six babies, and two animals, and asked his followers to guess which one was their new daughter – such a tease!
Model-turned-actress Lily Cole gave birth to her daughter Wylde in July 2015.
She revealed the name with a poem on her website, which read:
‘Born on the hottest day Ordinary Extraordinary Witchcraft.
Love beyond doubt.
Love, a fact of life.
Without fear or choice.
Wylde Cole Ferreira.
We have a little girl -YAY.’
Julia Bradbury named her twin daughters Zena and Xanthe in April 2015.
Julia, who endured five rounds of IVF before having her girls and had a complicated 11-hour labour, says that ‘everything we went through is worth it’.
‘It’s my dream come true and I feel incredibly lucky,’ she told HELLO! magazine.
Traditionally Xanthe means ‘blonde haired’, but Julia’s kept schtum on the inspiration behind her choice. One thing is for sure, they make a nice set with the couple’s elder son, who is called Zephyr.
Supermodel Tyra Banks became a mother at the age of 42 when her son York was born via gestational surrogate in January 2016.
She made the announcement on her Instagram, sharing a picture of a newborn-sized hat and writing: ‘The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.’
York is an English baby name meaning ‘from the yew estate’.
Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie and fiancé Sylvain Longchambon welcomed a baby boy named Yves Joseph in September 2015.
The name is a family one – Yves, French for ‘yew wood’, is the name of Sylvain’s brother, while Joseph is a tribute to Samia’s dad.
Samia took to Twitter to express her happiness, writing: ‘@slongchambon and I are so happy and in love beyond words with our beautiful boy.’
Samia also has a daughter, Freya, from a previous relationship.