Hollywood parents seize attention with the birth of a child, and their baby name announcements are just as anticipated.
64 Unique Celebrity Baby Names
Below are our votes for the most creative celebrity names and the stories behind them.
X Æ A-Xii and Y
In 2020, Elon Musk and his former partner, singer Grimes, named their son X Æ A-12, before changing it to X Æ A-Xii to follow a state law that dictated its spelling and punctuation. In 2021, they welcomed a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl (Y, for short).
Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed the first daughter, Lyra Antarctica, in 2020. Little sister Jupiter was born in May 2022.
“High School Musical” alum Ashley Tisdale and her musician husband, Christopher French, are parents to a little girl named Jupiter, who was born in 2021.
Olympia Lightning Bolt, Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt
Raddix Chloe Wildflower
In 2020, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden welcomed daughter Raddix to their family.
Kal-El Coppola is the son of Nicolas Cage and his third wife, Alice Kim. The couple welcomed Kal-El, named after Superman's birth name, together in 2005, but parted ways in 2016.
The rapper Eve and her husband, Maximillion Cooper, welcomed a son named Wilde Wolfe Fife Alexander Somers Cooper, she announced on Instagram in 2022.
Gwyneth Paltrow and her ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, named their daughter Apple in 2004. “Her dad came up with the name and I fell in love with it,” Paltrow once said during an Instagram Live. Their son, Moses, born in 2006, was named after a Coldplay song.
Bluebell Madonna and Montague George
Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir
North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm
Dusty Rose and Gio Grace
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo’s daughters are named Dusty Rose (born in 2016) and Geo Grace (2018). According to Levine, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres helped name their firstborn — although mom wasn’t into the idea initially. “I brought it back to her after the 11th hour and I’m like, ‘Dusty’s pretty cool!’ And she’s like, ‘I love it!’” Levine told DeGeneres the year Dusty was born. The couple welcomed a third child in January 2023.
In 2018, Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson named their daughter True, a family name. When Kardashian’s grandmother MJ suggested the name, the reality TV star was hooked. “It stuck with me for my entire pregnancy and was the only one I couldn’t get out of my head,” she wrote on her app. In August 2022, Kardashian and Thompson welcomed a son, whose full name has not yet been revealed.
Robert Kardashian and his former partner Blac Chyna named their daughter Dream “because they’ve always said she’s a dream come true,” a source told People.
Birdie and Cricket
Busy Philipps and husband Marc Silverstein have two daughters named Birdie and Cricket, who were born in 2008 and 2013, respectively.
In 2004, former married couple Courtney Cox and David Arquette welcomed a daughter named Coco Riley into the world.
Rapper Ice-T and model Coco Austin share a daughter named Chanel, who was born in 2015.
Filmmaker George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson named one of their children, a daughter born in 2013, Everest Hobson.
Poppy, Daisy, Petal, Buddy and River
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife, Juliette Norton, have five children: Poppy Honey Rosie (born in 2002), Daisy Boo Pamela (2003), Petal Blossom Rainbow (2009), Buddy Bear Maurice (2010) and River Rocket (2016).
Moroccan, Monroe, Zion, Zillion, Golden, Powerful Queen, Legendary Love, Onyx Ice, Rise Messiah and Beautiful Zeppelin
Talk show host Nick Cannon’s older children are named Monroe and Moroccan (born in 2011 to Mariah Carey), Zion and Zillion (2021 with Abby de la Rosa), Golden and Powerful Queen (2017 and 2020, respectively, with Brittany Bell). In 2022, Cannon welcomed Legendary Love with model Bre Tiesi, Onyx Ice with LaNisha Cole, Rise Messiah with Brittany Bell, Beautiful Zeppelin with Abby de la Rosa and Halo with model Alyssa Scott.
Puma, Seven and Mars
Jagger, Poet, Story, and Lyric
Actors Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost named their son Cosmo in 2021. Johansson also has an older daughter, Rose, with ex Romain Dauriac.
Apollo, Kingston and Zuma
Amanda Knox and her husband, Christopher Robinson, named their daughter, who was born in 2021, Eureka Muse Knox-Robinson.
Kulture and Wave
Rappers Cardi B and Offset share Kulture, born in 2018, and Wave, born in 2021. Credit for the creative names belongs to dad. “My dude named the baby,” Cardi B told Ellen DeGeneres in 2018. “I really like the name.” And Cardi B tweeted in 2022, “When Set suggested Wave, I was sold! That had to be his name!”
In 2011, Alicia Silverstone and ex-husband Christopher Jarecki named their son Bear Blu.
Stormi and Aire
Kylie Jenner and her former partner Travis Scott welcomed daughter Stormi in 2018, (which was their second choice behind Rose, the reality star said on Instagram). When Jenner gave birth to their son in February 2022, she introduced him as Wolf, then decided against it. “We just really didn’t feel like it was him,” Jenner posted on Instagram. In January 2023, Jenner revealed her son's name is Aire.
Ex-couple Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz named their son Bronx Mowgli in 2008. “We came up with the idea Bronx. We’ve been throwing (ideas) back and forth a while,” Wentz told radio host Ryan Seacrest that year.
Of the Disney-related middle name: “‘The Jungle Book’ was something that me and Ashlee bonded over,” he added. “It’s a cool name.” Simpson is now married to musician Evan Ross and the couple share Jagger Snow, born in 2015 and Ziggy Blu, born in 2020. Meanwhile, Wentz and wife Meagan Camper share children Saint Lazslo, born in 2014, and Marvel, born in 2018.