Weird Celebrity Baby Names
Welcome to the eccentric world of celebrity baby names. An alternative universe where the ordinary is dismissed and the extraordinary is the norm. Let's face it, in a world where 'Apple' is no longer just a fruit and 'North' isn't merely a direction, we're setting ourselves up for a roller-coaster ride of truly innovative name choices.
Each name a story, each story a unique manifestation of a celebrity parent's character, love, or simply their penchant for the weird and wonderful. Fasten your seatbelts, as we explore the mind-boggling and fantastical labyrinth of bizarre and charming names that graces the Hollywood baby universe.
1. Pilot Inspektor
The name Pilot Inspektor is not just inspired by a song. It's also a reflection of the parents' love for unique and unconventional names. Jason Lee also named his other children Casper (after the friendly ghost) and Sonny (after the weather).
2. Bear Blaze
The name Bear Blaze was chosen because Bear is a nickname Kate Winslet's husband had as a child, and Blaze is a reference to the fire Winslet and Rocknroll escaped during Richard Branson's house fire.
3. Blue Ivy
The name Blue Ivy has a special significance for Beyoncé and Jay-Z. 'Blue' is reportedly a reference to Jay-Z's Blueprint album trilogy, and 'Ivy' is a play on the Roman numeral IV, which is 4 – a number that's significant to the couple (they were both born on the 4th of their respective birth months and were married on April 4th).
The plush name Cashmere, bestowed upon the daughter of NFL star Cam Newton and his partner, Kia Proctor. A name as velvety soft as the luxury fabric itself, Cashmere sets a high bar for unusual but cozy names in the celebrity sphere.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their daughter Apple because it sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for them – apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical.
6. Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen
Frank Zappa, notorious for his uniquely named children, didn't hold back when naming his daughter Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen. The name Diva, an Italian word for "goddess." The moniker 'Thin Muffin Pigeen' certainly raises eyebrows and leaves us guessing about its origins, furthering Zappa's legacy of unusual name choices.
7. North West, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West
When it comes to the West family, each name is a symbol of the couple's journey. Their first child, North, isn't just a direction; it represents the pinnacle of their relationship, the high point from where they could only ascend further.
The second child, Saint, arrived after a difficult pregnancy, marking his birth as a blessed event. Chicago, their third child, pays homage to the city that raised Kanye, while the name of their fourth child, Psalm, resonates with Kanye's spiritual evolution.
8. Rocket Zot
Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle named their son Rocket Zot. 'Rocket' was chosen because they thought it was a strong name, and 'Zot' was the nickname of Lara's late father, offering a personal touch.
9. Audio Science
Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton named their son Audio Science. They wanted a word, not a name, and 'Audio' was a word they both loved. 'Science' was added because they wanted something that was serious to balance it out.
10. Moon Unit
Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa named their daughter Moon Unit as part of Frank's eccentric personality and his desire to give his children unique names. The term 'Unit' was used by Frank to refer to his kids.
11. Moxie Crimefighter
Penn Jillette and Emily Zolten Jillette named their daughter Moxie Crimefighter. 'Moxie' is a word that means force of character, determination, or nerve, and 'Crimefighter' was added because they thought it was funny and would make people laugh.
From a princess comes an epic name! Music artist Ray J and fashion designer Princess Love named their son Epik, a celebrity baby name that brings to mind heroic tales and grand narratives. While it may be unconventional, this name is short, punchy, and carries an aura of greatness that makes it stand out in a crowd.
13. Stormi Webster
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott named their daughter Stormi. The couple has not publicly explained the meaning behind the name, but fans speculate it might have to do with the butterfly effect, a concept in chaos theory where a small change like the flutter of a butterfly's wings can cause a storm elsewhere in the world.
14. True Thompson
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson named their daughter True. According to Khloé's mother, Kris Jenner, True is a family name – Kris's grandfather was named True.
15. X Æ A-12 and Exa Dark Sideræl
Elon Musk and Grimes have always pushed the envelope, and their baby names are no exception. X Æ A-12, the first child, has a name that combines variables, unique linguistic symbols, and a nod to a cool aircraft. Their second child, Exa Dark Sideræl, showcases their love for cosmic mysteries, with each part of the name symbolizing elements of their interstellar fascination.
16. Kulture Kiari Cephus
Cardi B and Offset named their daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. "Kulture" is a nod to the Migos' albums: "Culture" and "Culture II", and "Kiari Cephus" is Offset's real name.
17. Raddix Madden
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden named their daughter Raddix, a name they coined to reflect their hope that she would "radically" radiate positivity.
18. RZA Athelston
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky named their child RZA Athelston. 'RZA' is a tribute to the famous rapper and music producer from the Wu-Tang Clan, while 'Athelston' is a traditional name with English roots meaning noble stone, symbolizing strength and stability.
19. Bluesy Belle
Mia and Darren Criss named their daughter Bluesy Belle. The name 'Bluesy' reflects their love for blues music, while 'Belle' is a French word meaning beautiful, symbolizing their daughter's charm and grace.
Lauren Wood and Odell Beckham Jr. named their child Zydn. The name is unique and doesn't have a known meaning, reflecting the couple's desire for their child to carve out his own unique path in life.
Keyshia Ka'oir and Gucci Mane named their son "Ice" as a nod to Gucci Mane's love for diamond jewelry, often referred to as "ice" in slang terms.
22. Powerful Queen
Brittany Bell and Nick Cannon pick seems to be a term of endearment and a wish for the child to grow up strong and regal.
Jessica Hart and James Kirkham: Jessica Hart named her daughter "Baby-Rae" after the character 'Baby' in the movie Dirty Dancing. She always loved the name and when she suggested it to James, he loved it too. The "Rae" part of the name is a nod to Jessica's own middle name, as her legal name is Jessica-Rae. So, Baby-Rae's legal name is Baby-Rae Kirkham, but they just call her Baby.
24. Legendary Love
Bre Tiesi and Nick Cannon, on July 24, 2022, introduced their daughter, Legendary Love, to the world. The name is a testament to the profound affection and deep bond that the couple shares. It's a name that speaks volumes about their belief in the power of love and its ability to create legends.
25. Violet Skye
Singer Rachel Platten and Kevin Lazan chose a charming name for their daughter, Violet Skye, inspired by their love for a song. The name Violet was chosen from a list of names, while Skye is derived from a line from Mika's "Grace Kelly," a song the couple cherished.
26. Lazer Lee Louis Pentz
DJ Diplo and his ex-partner, Kathryn Lockhart, named their son Lazer Lee Louis Pentz, a name that vibrates with high energy and futuristic vibes. The first name, Lazer, echoes the intensity and modernity of electronic music that Diplo is renowned for.
Model Lucky Blue Smith and musician Stormi Bree named their daughter Gravity, a choice that's both cosmic and grounding. This name is unusual and serious, pulling us in much like its namesake force.
28. Ziggy Blu
The son of Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, Ziggy Blu Ross, carries a name that hints at a legacy of music and a bit of melancholy. Ziggy could be a nod to the Grammy Award-winning Ziggy Marley, while Blu colloquially symbolizes sadness.
29. Daisy Dove
A blend of classic and symbolic, Daisy Dove Bloom is the daughter of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. Daisy, a traditional English name linked with nature, pairs beautifully with Dove, a universal symbol of peace.
30. Sparrow James Midnight
Sparrow James Midnight, son of musician Joel Madden and fashion designer Nicole Ritchie, carries a name as melodious as a songbird's tune. Sparrow is a delicate and uncommon bird name, while "James Midnight" adds a touch of mystery and intrigue.
31. Olympia Lightning
Olympia Lightning Bolt, daughter of the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, has a name that's both mythological and symbolic. Olympia, associated with the Olympics game, and Lightning, a nod to Bolt's own nickname, come together to form a name that's powerful and full of personality.
Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series, and actress Georgia Groome chose the name Wednesday for their daughter. This choice immediately brings to mind the quirky, macabre charm of Wednesday Addams from the iconic Addams Family series.
33. Slash Electric Alexander
The son of Amber Rose and Alexander Edwards carries a name that's a blend of rock music, energy, and strength. Slash, undoubtedly inspired by the iconic guitarist, pairs with the dynamic term Electric, creating a vibrant and modern feel, while Alexander adds a touch of traditional strength.
34. Winter Mercy
The name Winter Mercy is the blend of cool calmness and compassionate warmth. Chosen by the Grammy-winning singer, Alanis Morissette, and her husband, Mario Treadway, Winter symbolizes purity and tranquility, while Mercy stands for compassion and forgiveness.
35. Roody Rocket
An adventurous ride into the world of unique names brings us to Roody Rocket, son of musicians Tara and Allen Stone. "Roody" is a playful twist on the classic name "Rudy", while "Rocket" symbolizes aspiration, adventure, and sky-high dreams.
36. Roman Alexander-Raj
The next stop on our name tour is Roman Alexander-Raj, son of singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his wife, Crystal Renay. The name "Roman" signifies strength and power, while "Alexander" stands for "defender of mankind". The addition of "Raj" introduces a touch of Indian heritage, meaning "rule". The name blends classic Western names with a dash of exotic Eastern influence, symbolizing unity and diversity.
37. Stella Star
From the television reality show 'Teen Mom 2,' Briana DeJesus and Luis Hernandez gave their daughter a truly celestial name, Stella Star. The name 'Stella' is of Latin origin and means 'Star,' making this name a delightful echo of cosmic charm.
Actress Soleil Moon Fry and producer Jason Goldberg chose lyrical names for their children. Among them is Poet, a name that resonates with creativity, beauty, and expression.
39. Sir and Rumi
Few celebrity couples can match the glamour and talent of music royalty Beyonce and Jay-Z. They chose the regal name "Sir" for their son, exuding a sense of respect and nobility.
For their daughter, they picked "Rumi", a name of Japanese origin meaning "beauty", and it's also the name of the 13th-century Persian poet who continues to inspire millions worldwide with his powerful verses about love, joy, and life.
40. Wolfgang Xander
The name "Wolfgang Xander," chosen by professional wrestler Matt Hardy and his wife, Reby Sky, strikes a chord of strength and courage.
"Wolfgang" is a traditional German name that translates to "wolf path", symbolizing a brave leader. "Xander" is a diminutive of Alexander, meaning "defender of mankind", reinforcing the sense of strength inherent in his first name.
41. Trulee Nanette
Country singer Lee Brice and his wife Sara Nanette Reeveley gave their daughter a name that's as charmingly Southern as it is unique: Trulee Nanette. "Trulee", a twist on "truly", suggests sincerity and honesty, while "Nanette" is a French diminutive of Anne, meaning "grace".
42. Journey River and Bodhi Ransom Green
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have a knack for unique names. "Journey River" and "Bodhi Ransom" are both brimming with whimsical and spiritual undertones.
Journey and River together suggest a fluid, ongoing journey of life, while Bodhi, a term in Buddhism for the understanding possessed by a Buddha, coupled with Ransom, is unusual and mystifying.
43. Cricket Pearl
Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein, not afraid to step off the beaten path, chose the name Cricket Pearl for their daughter. Cricket, a charmingly quirky animal name, coupled with the classic elegance of Pearl, creates a unique juxtaposition.
44. Future Zahir
Ciara and Future, both chart-topping musicians, named their son Future Zahir. Naming their son after his father is not only a tribute but also introduces an intriguing meta-element. Zahir, an Arabic name meaning "shining" or "brilliant", complements the forward-looking sentiment.
45. Moroccan Scott
When diva Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon named their son, they selected Moroccan Scott. "Moroccan" originates from the top-tier of Carey's New York apartment, referred to as the Moroccan Room because of its décor. Scott is Cannon's middle name. This geographical and personal blend results in a truly one-of-a-kind name.
46. Everest Hobson
Everest Hobson, daughter of Star Wars creator George Lucas and businesswoman Mellody Hobson, has a name that symbolizes the pinnacle of success and strength.
Diezel, son of singer Toni Braxton and musician Keri Lewis, has a name that is edgy and powerful. Much like a diesel engine, it's strong and enduring.
48. Strummer Newcomb
Julia Stiles and Preston Cook named their son Strummer Newcomb, an unusual and rhythmic name. Strummer might remind music enthusiasts of Joe Strummer, the charismatic lead of The Clash, suggesting the parents' taste for rebellious rock and roll.
49. Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio
Zoe Saldaña and Marco Perego named their twin sons Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio. Both names have a futuristic and international feel, with Cy suggesting a nod to science fiction and Bowie as a tribute to the legendary David Bowie. These names stand out for their cosmopolitan and creative feel.
50. Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice, and River Rocket
Jamie and Jools Oliver's children's names stand out for their floral and nature-inspired themes. Each name, from Poppy Honey Rosie to River Rocket, is whimsical, imaginative, and filled with an enchanting storybook quality. This family of names is an unusual bouquet of delightful charm.
Nicolas Cage, a comic book enthusiast, named his son Kal-El, the birth name of Superman. This superheroic name is a standout, showcasing Cage's love for comic lore and his desire to bestow upon his son a name of strength and nobility.
Actress Rachel Griffiths and artist Andrew Taylor named their son Banjo. The name Banjo, though unusual, is a nod to Banjo Paterson, an Australian poet who wrote the famous words to "Waltzing Matilda." It's an unconventional but proud nod to the Australian heritage.
53. Fifi Trixibelle
Daughter of musician Bob Geldof and television presenter Paula Yates, has a name that is as playful and whimsical as it is unique. Combining a pet name with a glamorous, fairy-like middle name
54. Dream Renée
Reality stars Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian named their daughter Dream Renée. Dream is a whimsical, aspirational word that speaks to the hopes and fantasies of her parents, and Renée, meaning "reborn" in French, adds a touch of classic elegance.
55. Boomer Robert
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, made a splash with their son's unique name, Boomer. While Boomer may remind some of a certain generation, in this case, it's a nod to uniqueness and individuality, setting Boomer Robert apart in a crowd.
56. Navy Bea
The Charnas couple, known for their unique fashion brand, gave their daughter a name that's a blend of modern and classic. Navy is a nod to Arielle's fashion brand, while Bea, meaning "she who brings happiness," adds an old-fashioned charm.
57. Beautiful Zeppelin
On November 11, 2022, Abby De La Rosa and Nick Cannon welcomed their son, Beautiful Zeppelin. The name Zeppelin, reminiscent of the iconic airships and the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has a certain air of grandeur and creativity. Paired with 'Beautiful', it becomes a soaring tribute to the beauty of life and the limitless potential that lies within each of us.
58. Story Annabelle
For Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian, the name Story Annabelle carries a personal narrative. Inspired by the couple's first date, the name encapsulates an extraordinary night filled with spontaneity and luck, making it a unique tale in itself.
60. Batel Lu
Jenna Jameson and Lior Bitton chose an unconventional name for their daughter. Born on April 6, 2017, her name has drawn some amusing reactions due to its phonetic similarity to "battle of loos" when pronounced in certain accents.
So, there you have it, folks! These names, each brimming with character, mystery, and a unique story, they shatter the norm, stir up intrigue, and create a saga of their own.
While these names might not appear in your traditional baby name book, they offer us a delightful break from the ordinary and a chance to peak into the limitless creativity of our favorite celebrities.
So next time, when we hear of a celebrity pregnancy, instead of guessing if it's a boy or a girl, perhaps we should speculate whether it's going to be a 'Rocket' or a 'Rainbow'!