15 Celebrities Who Revealed the Curious Reasons Behind Their Kids’ Names

year ago

The most common names in the US in the last 100 years are James, for boys, and Mary, for girls. When it comes to celebrities’ kids, their names tend to be a bit more unconventional. Nevertheless, all parents enjoy giving a special meaning to their children’s names, even those in the spotlight. On some occasions, our favorite stars decided to share with the public how and why they made that important choice.

1. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: Silas Randall

Domine Jerome/ABACA/Abaca/East News, East News

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel became parents in 2005 with the birth of their son who has an unusual name, Silas Randall, which has a particular meaning for the couple. The name Sila was the middle name of Timberlake’s maternal grandfather. Randall is the middle name of the singer himself and also has the meaning of “man of the woods” in Latin.

2. Halsey and Alev Aydin: Ender

Halsey and her boyfriend, Alev Ayding, gave their son a very special name, Ender Ridley. Ender is a Turkish name that means “very rare.” To announce the son’s birth, Halsey posted a sweet photo of him on Instagram, saying, “Gratitude. For the most ’rare’ and euphoric birth.”

3. Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson: True

Khloé Kardashian explained the unusual name of her daughter, True. Her grandmother suggested the name, and it was her great-grandfather’s first name, and her grandfather’s middle name. She couldn’t get it out of her head throughout her pregnancy, so she knew it was the right name.

4. Beyoncé and JAY Z: Rumi and Sir Carter

In 2017, Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcomed adorable twins named Rumi and Sir Carter. In one of his interviews, the proud father explained the meaning of their names. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir,” he said. And Rumi was named after the couple’s favorite thirteenth-century Persian poet, who wrote poetry about love.

5. Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez: Pauline

Drew Altizer, PacificCoastNews/EAST NEWS, 0000001/FaceToFace/REPORTER/East News

The reason why Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez named their daughter Pauline is truly emotional, although it doesn’t have a specific meaning. The actor revealed that with this name, he paid a tribute to his late friend and Fast and the Furious series co-star, Paul Walker.

6. Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler: Summer Rain

Gilbert Flores/Broadimage/Broad Image/East News

Christina Aguilera and her fiancé welcomed their daughter, Summer Rain, in the summer of 2015. The meaning behind this name is truly sweet. Aguilera explained why the couple chose it in an interview, saying, “Summer is a time of spreading warmth and light, while rain washes away...replenishes and brings new life to allow growth and new beginnings.”

7. Courteney Cox and David Arquette: Coco

Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s daughter is named Coco. The Friends actress declared to the press that the name served as a shortened version of her own name, Courteney Cox. Just like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, the Arquettes thought that the name reminded them of another sweet fruit, the coconut (which in Spanish is “coco”).

8. David and Victoria Beckham: Harper Seven

0000003/FaceToFace/REPORTER/East News, © victoriabeckham / Instagram

David and Victoria Beckham gave their only daughter a very unusual name, Harper Seven. As the soccer star explained, Harper is an old English name loved by the couple, and it’s also the name of the author of Victoria’s favorite book, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee. As for Seven, it symbolizes spiritual perfection, the Seven Wonders Of The World, seven colors of the rainbow, and it’s considered a lucky number in many cultures.

9. Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French: Jupiter

The daughter of an actress Ashley Tisdale and husband Christopher French has a very unique name, Jupiter. The reason why the actress chose this name is rather sweet.

“I remembered my mom used to sing me a song when I was little. When she put my tights on,” Tisdale shared with a smile. “It’s like, ’Hands up! Reach for the stars, there goes Jupiter, there goes Mars.’ And I thought, ’Jupiter is such a great name!’”

10. Orlando Blum and Katy Perry: Daisy

In 2020, Katy Perry and Orlando Blum welcomed their baby daughter, Daisy. This cute name that generally represents the flower also has a cute meaning. As Perry later explained, Daisy, for her, means purity.

11. Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome: Wednesday

The Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint, and his partner, Georgia Groome, became parents in 2020 and gave their daughter the name, Wednesday. When speaking about its meaning, Rupert explained, “It’s a good name, isn’t it? It’s a strong name... I’m always hesitant to say it was The Addams Family, but it was, yeah, kind of The Addams Family.

In this movie, Wednesday was a morose-looking girl with a pair of braids and a fondness for wearing black.

12. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: Apple

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are parents of a grown-up daughter named Apple. The choice to give their kid this name was proposed by Chris, and Gwyneth absolutely loved it: “It sounded so sweet, and it conjured such a lovely picture for me, you know. Apples are so sweet, and they’re wholesome.” And we can’t disagree!

What are the most unusual names you have ever heard? Does your name have a particular meaning?


Get notifications
Lucky you! This thread is empty,
which means you've got dibs on the first comment.
Go for it!

Related Reads