Unique Celebrity Baby Names You’d Want to Consider
Famous people, including celebrities, undoubtedly affect the average parent’s name choices. For instance, the unique name Saint wasn’t previously in the 1000 most popular names in the US. But with the birth of Saint West and the Kardashian effect, it ranked #859 in 2018, according to the US Social Security Administration.
Our penchant for the uncommon could be kindled by popular culture, our inclination to stand out, and even our personalities.
So, we’re sharing some out-of-the-box celebrity monikers for your baby.
Unique Celebrity Baby Names for Girls
Let’s start this list with Alanis Morissette and Mario “Souleye” Treadway’s second child, Onyx Solace.
Onyx is a ‘black stone’ in Old Greek. Interestingly, it’s common in Canada where Morissette is from. Did you know that many people believe this gemstone absorbs all the negative energy around?
On the other hand, in Latin, Solace means ‘one who gives comfort.’
Next on our list is movie actress Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson’s first child, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence—Luna for short.
Wondering about the epically long name? In an interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Uma explained that she and her boyfriend couldn’t make a compromise. Plus, thinking she probably won’t have any more children, she gave Luna every name she loved.
In Sanskrit, Arusha means ‘red.’ It’s also a city in Tanzania. Meanwhile, Arkadina is the surname of one of the main characters in Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull.
As for Altalune, you can roughly translate it to ‘high moon.’ Perhaps you’d want to browse other lunar-inspired names.
Tu Morrow is the daughter of movie actor-director Rob Morrow.
If you reckon sporting a number-inspired moniker for your little one, pick Tu. It means ‘four’ in Vietnamese.
In New Zealand’s Maori mythology, Tu is the god of hunting, war, fishing, and cooking.
Another star-endorsed name is Bodhi Soleil, the daughter of TV actor Ian Somerhalder and movie actress Nikki Reed.
While Bodhi is traditionally a boy’s name, the celebrity couple used it for their baby girl. In Sanskrit, this name means ‘awakens.’
In Buddhism, the Bodhi tree or Bodhi fig tree is said to have been the spot under which Siddhartha Gautama achieved enlightenment.
But if you fancy French baby names, you might like Soleil. It represents ‘sun’ in French.
Kirra Max is TV actress Audrina Patridge and BMX athlete Corey Bohan’s daughter. Her first name is also the name of the beach-side suburb in Queensland, Australia where Corey’s from.
In Old Persian, Kirra means ‘far-sighted; throne; sun.’ Max, on the other hand, is a gender-neutral name that translates to ‘greatest’ in Latin.
But Jools Oliver opted to name their third child with one of the most whimsical celebrity baby names, Petal Blossom Rainbow.
‘They all have more than one name because I couldn’t decide. I’m not sure where Petal Rainbow came from—apparently it’s ‘My Little Pony!’ I wanted to call her Rainbow, but Jamie told me to calm down,’ she quipped in an interview with Gurgle magazine.
With their other children named Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Buddy Bear Maurice, and River Rocket Blue Dallas, we couldn’t help but root for the next Oliver kid with yet another unconventional name.
Unique Celebrity Baby Names for Boys
Nakoa-Wolf is Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet’s second child together.
Taking it from his father, Jason Momoa’s Hawaiian roots, Nakoa means ‘brave’ or ‘warrior.’
His first, middle name Manakauapo came about on the day he was born. These three combined Hawaiian words Mana, Kaua, and Po, mean ‘supernatural power,’ ‘rain,’ and ‘dark,’ respectively. We’re all for strong and powerful names.
Also, Namakaeha was inspired by the actor father’s middle name. It means ‘all-knowing-eyes’ or ‘all-seeing-eyes’ in their language.
Titanic superstar Kate Winslet with entrepreneur husband Ned Rocknroll named their son Bear Blaze. His first name was inspired by the actress’ good pal, Bear, while his middle name came from a rather peculiar story.
During the couple’s first encounter at Richard Branson’s (Ned’s uncle) vacation home, the paradise island caught fire hence the raging name Blaze. Well, if you like this name, you might like to take a look at other fire-themed names for your little trooper.
Silas Randall is Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s first child together. This name means ‘man of the woods’ in Latin. Interestingly, their son inspired the title of the pop singer’s fifth album, Man of the Woods.
His middle name, Randall, is likely after Justin’s father and his own middle name. It translates to ‘strong defender’ in German.
This unique celebrity baby name is from Forest Whitaker’s third child,Ocean Alexander.
The Black Panther star gave his children unique baby names—Sonnet Noel, True Isabella Summer, Ocean, and stepdaughter Autumn.
On Huffpost and People magazine, he said, ‘I want those names to be their destiny, for my daughter [True] to be honest and my son [Ocean] to be expansive.’
His middle name, Alexander, translates to ‘defender of men’ in Old Greek.
Celebrity parents Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter’s second child was named Hal Auden.
In Old Norse, Hal means ‘half a Dane’ while Auden means ‘old friend’ in Old English.
Kenzo Kash is comedian Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish’s first child.
His first name is a variant of Kenzou, a Japanese name that means ‘wise and three.’ He’s actually Kevin’s third child. The comedian has two children—Heaven and Hendrix— from a prior marriage.
With regard to Kash, it comes from Akash, which translates to ‘sky’ in Sanskrit.
Strange or Unique?
We think when celebrities go for unusual names, it sends the message that it’s okay to be different. These unique celebrity baby names celebrate individuality.
It’s up to you to decide how distinctive your child’s name would be.