15 Celebrity Couples Who Chose Meaningful Names for Their Children
Some people believe that the name you give your child affects their personality and life in general. Considering this, some expectant parents want to give their child not only a beautiful name, but also one that has special meaning. Some get creative and “invent” new names, like Chicago, Wednesday, or Apple, which generally mean ordinary things but have special meanings for the parents.
We at Bright Side want to talk about the Hollywood parents who decided to choose special names for their kids and explain what they really mean.
1. 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.
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. Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith: August
Although Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith’s son is named August, he was born in July. The reason why the couple has decided to call their kid August is that this was the month she and her husband found out they were having a son. Additionally, Taylor was born in August, and they always loved the name.
4. Grimes and Elon Musk: X Æ A-12
The palm of victory for the most unusual name in our list goes to Grimes and Elon Musk for calling their son X Æ A-12. The meaning of this name is as odd as its spelling. As the singer later explained, in math, X is the unknown variable, Æ is her elven spelling of Ai (love and/or artificial intelligence), and A-12 is a precursor to their favorite aircraft.
5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Chicago
Kim Kardashian and her ex-husband, Kanye West, are known for the unusual names they gave to their kids: North, Saint, and Psalm. In 2018, the couple welcomed their daughter, named Chicago. As it turns out, this name has a significant meaning for Kanye. The singer wanted to pay homage to his hometown and his late mother.
6. 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.
7. Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez: Pauline
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.
8. Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler: Summer Rain
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.”
9. Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez: Maceo-Robert
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez truly feel blessed by their son’s name, Maceo-Robert. As it turns out,
the “Maceo” part is said to be of Spanish origin — Martinez’s father. Robert Martinez was a Spanish boxer and his name meant “gift of God.”
10. David and Victoria Beckham: Harper Seven
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.
11. 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!’”
12. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: Silas Randall
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.
13. 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.
14. Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn: Lyra Antarctica
The meaning of Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn’s daughter’s name, Lyra Antarctica, is rather sweet. Sheeran has admitted that they wanted to give their child “a name that was unique so that she would be the only one,” and they ended up with Lyra. As for Antarctica, the couple chose it because they visited the chilly continent before his wife became pregnant.
15. 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?