The process of chosing baby names is constanty evolving, and we have some of our celebrities to thank for it. Celebrities are known to come up with some of the most bizarre and creative names in history, from the likes of Moon Unit Zappa to the more recent 2020 Buddy Dessert, and Lyra Antarctica. Indeed, celebrity baby names are the true meaning of ‘out of this world.’
Surely, everyone is allowed to be creative with their name choices, and the whole process of picking a baby’s name is supposed to be fun and thrilling. But sometimes, this process can become overwhelming – this is something that will accompany your little copy throughout their lifetime, and surely you wouldn’t want to mess that up for your kid.
But thankfully, you can never run out of ideas as there are so many names out there – from vintage to popular selections – that may just be perfect for your little bundle of joy. Luckily for us regulars, celebs are at the forefront of picking truly weird names that people love to make fun of – plus, unique names that are just super-cool and avant-garde.
And hey, no one will judge you if you decide to get some baby name inspiration from Celebland and stashing it away for your baby. There is no shame if you decide to opt for a fruit name after Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple, and it’s totally cool if you choose to play with primary colors after Beyonce named her daughter blue.
For every weird celebrity name out there, there is always another one that’s cool, beautiful, and perfect for your little one. Here is a list of some of the weird celebrity baby names we’ve encountered over the years.
You are more than welcome to go through them and pick the one that best fits your new baby, or borrow a little inspiration from them and come up with your own unique entry.
1. Lyra Antarctica
On September 1st, Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn welcomed a baby girl and aptly named her Lyra, meaning ‘harp’ in Greek. Given Sheeran’s talents, the name is quite an appropriate musical baby name. However, the inspiration behind the name Antarctica is anyone’s guess.
2. Buddy Dessert
It turns out, the name Dessert has been in her family for a long time, and it was actually her grandmother’s maiden name. Brie wanted her son to have something about her family history.
She also said the name is pronounced ‘desert,’ and not ‘Dessert.’ Well, we’re not making any promises, but we’ll try and remember that pronunciation.
3. X Æ A-12
We’ve seen our fair share of weird celebrity baby names, but nothing strikes up more controversy than Elon Musk & Grimes’ Baby’s Middle Name.
Grimes and her partner announced their first son’s birth in May and chose to name the child X Æ A-12. The idea behind the name is as confusing as the name itself, and the funny part, it ended up not being entirely legal in the state of California.
Still, the couple gave the name some thought and ended up finding a loophole that the California birth certificate would permit. X was taken as the first name (since the law only allows entries within the alphabet’s 26 letters). However, this rule doesn’t apply to middle names, so they succeeded in keeping the other part of the name as his middle name.
Thankfully, we won’t have to pronounce the full name when addressing the baby in the future.
4. Romello Creed
Earlier this year, Teen Mom 2 star Kaylin Lowry welcomed baby number 4 with her ex Chris Lopez and decided to name him Romello Creed Lopez. She has never disappointed in her choice of names are her other children all have their own super-unique names, Isaac Elliott Rivera, Lincoln Marshall Marroquin, and Lux Russell.
Though she’s opting to call him Creed, which means “guiding principle.”
Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known for her stage name, Iggy Azalea, welcomed had a son this year with her boyfriend, Playboi Carti, whom they named Onyx.
This is just one of the most outstanding names on this list, and it’s no surprise that she went for it, given the fact that it’s the name of a precious stone – matching her first name.
We are just happy she didn’t name the child Playboi Junior.
The singer took her Instagram in June to make the announcement, telling her fans how she had been looking for the perfect time to reveal the big news but had always been anxious. She also wrote on the post, saying, “I want to make his life private, but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret, and I love him beyond words.”
6. Vanja Sevigny Mačković
In May 2020, Chloe Sevigny and boyfriend Sinisa Mačković welcomed their son Vanja Sevigny Mačković. And while the baby’s name may sound strange in our ears, it’s actually quite a classic choice and popular in most parts of the Indo-European region.
Vanja/Vanya is of Slavic origin, and the diminutive of the Russian baby boy name Ivan which means “God is merciful” or “God is gracious.”
7. Callum Michael Rebel Kazee
Jenna Dewan’s first child with her boyfriend Steve Kazee was born in March 2020, and his name has a pretty impressive story behind its choice.
Kazee took to his Instagram to explain the reasons behind each name choice.” Callum: Gaelic for dove because he has been so sweet and peaceful since landing in our arms. Michael: my middle name.”
Rebel turns out to be the baby’s grandmom’s nickname from when she was little. “I wanted a way to honor my mother,” the new dad added. “Her name was Reba, but from a very young age, her father called her Rebel. … And so … Callum Michael Rebel Kazee was born.”
8. Everly Tatum
Meanwhile, Callum’s elder sis Everly got quite a fairy-tale-sounding name when she was introduced to the big world back in 2013. After all, when you’re the daughter of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, you’re basically Hollywood royalty – so it’s logical that they gave her a name that’s fitting for a princess. She’s called Ev for short, which is equally beautiful.
9. Reddix Madden
Cameron Diaz and hubby Benji Madden expected a baby and successfully kept the news out the public eye until they made the big reveal in January 2020. However, all we know about the baby girl is that she was named Reddix Madden. We are still expecting more details about the meaning of the name, but it seems we won’t be getting any soon.
10. Crew Gaines
Chip and Joanna Gaines added a new member to the family in June 2020 and went for the name Crew. And while the baby has big shoes to fill, his name already gives him an edge.
11. Isla Rose Earnhardt
American racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy Earnhardt had their first child in 2018 and named the baby Isla Rose. The name combo is just too adorable.
12. Mia Love
Mia is relatively common, and one of those names ending with ‘A’ that parents go to when looking to match a baby’s name with that of their siblings. But Robin Thicke and April Love took this lovely name a notch further by adding Love to it. The couple really made a great choice with this one.
13. Stormi Webster
Kylie Jenner finally announced the birth of her daughter Stormi, with rapper Travis Scott, after months of pregnancy rumors. As usual, fans were a bit curious about the story behind the name, and luckily for us, the mother shared some insights about how the name came to be.
She told her sister Kim Kardashian in an interview that she and the baby’s father had a tough time settling on one name, and she never really liked the name Storm. So they improvised and came up with Stormi.
14. Rumi Carter
Beyoncé and long-time hubby Jay-Z gave birth to twins in June 2017 – a girl and a boy. The music power-couple named the girl Rumi, which is one of the most fabulous names on this list.
But hey, when it comes to Beyoncé, would you expect anything less?
15. Sir Carter
And the power couple named their boy Sir Carter, which pretty much sums up his identity – a music royalty.
Not much has been seen about this handsome boy and his sister apart from occasional cute photos that pop up on the internet from time to time.
16. Blue Ivy Carter
And this list won’t be complete without mentioning the twins’ big sister, little Blue. Jay-Z and Beyoncé welcomed their first fruit in January 2012 and gave her one of the most gorgeous and unique names in the history of celebrity baby names. While the couple hasn’t clearly explained the inspiration behind the name, we suspect that the singer got the inspiration from the 2005 book by Rebecca Solnit, “A field guide to getting lost,” as she had posted an excerpt from the book on her Tumblr.
17. Forest Sage Palmer
When Theresa Palmer had her child with partner, Mark Webber, they went full hippie with their name choice for the baby – and we love the move.
There are no doubts that baby Forest Sage will be quite comfortable in the woods.
18. Calliope Maeve Day
Felicia Day – better known for her role in Supernatural – succeeded in keeping her pregnancy a secret until three weeks before delivery when she made the announcement on her Twitter.
Once the baby arrived, she didn’t hesitate to introduce little Calliope Maeve to the world, and though we aren’t quite familiar with the Calliope, we love it nonetheless.
19. Mabel Brand
Famous comedian Russell Brand is known for being somewhat ‘out-of-the-box,’ but he and wife Laura Gallacher settled for a sweet traditional name for their little princess.
20. Dimitri Portwood Kutcher
When Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis welcomed their second baby in 2016, they chose to name the boy Dimitri Portwood.
Dimitri is the Russian diminutive of the Greek name Demetrius (the god of fertility and farming). The name is an adorable Russian name that honors Kunis’ roots. The actress was born in Ukraine (in the defunct Soviet Union) when Russia occupied it.
The son was given Portwood as his middle name in honor of Kutcher’s stepfather, Mark Portwood.
21. Lula Rose Gardner
Liv Tyler and her fiancé, Dave Gardner, blessed their first daughter with this lovely name. It’s simply adorable and a nice new twist on other popular L baby girl names like Lila, Lily, and Lucy.
Fun Fact: While Lula doesn’t have a spot on the top 500 popular baby girls’ names, for now, it was quite popular in the 1800s and even ranked as high as number 39. We predict a comeback.
22. Frankie Afifi
Sarah Chalke (former Scrubs star) had a daughter with her fiancee, Jamie Afifi, and the child was christened, Frankie. It’s kind of a cute and quirky name for a girl, and we’re loving it.
23. Milo Kielty
Cat Deeley and hubby, Patrick Kielty, decided to go for a short and simple name for their first child – Milo. Its a short and sweet-sounding name that packs just the right amount of punch.
24. Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky
When Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky had their first child, they went for a strong name for the baby boy, Aidan Clinton. His siblings were also given strong names, Charlotte and Jasper. Aiden is of Gaelic origin, while the others are of French and Persian origins, respectively.
25. Ray Ling Song
Famous journalist and TV personality Lisa Ling had a child with her husband, Dr. Paul Song, and the couple chose to go for a girl name that is as sunny and bright as they come – Ray Ling Song. The name has a melodic ring to it like it was ripped out of a nursery school rhyme. How sweet is that!
26. Josey Dorsey
Former Glee star Naya Rivera and husband Ryan Dorsey consistently documented their child’s life journey from pregnancy to birth and the son’s first year on social media. The couple had decided on the name even before they got married – after Dorset revealed that he’d always wanted to name his first son Josey.
27. Otis Sudeikis
There isn’t much we don’t admire about celebrity couple Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. They are funny and down-to-earth and seem to be excited about their roles as parents. Otis was just the right name for their first child – and his little sister is Daisy Josephine.
28. Luna Stephens
We all knew how Chrissy Teigen and John Legend struggled with infertility for some time. But we were delighted to join them in welcoming their daughter, Luna Simone Stephen’s in 2016.
Although the couple hasn’t come forward to explain the reason behind their name choice, we do know, however, that Luna is the name of the Roman moon goddess. Baby Luna was followed by little Miles in 2018.
29. Jack Pratt
August 2012 was a trying time for actor Chris Pratt and his wife Anna Faris as they welcomed their baby boy nine weeks before his due date. The couple decided to go for the classic name Jack, which was also Anna’s father’s name.
30. River Rose & Remington Blackstock
Kelly Clarkson had her first daughter with hubby Brandon Blackstock, and the couple went for a sweet-sounding nature-inspired name for the girl, River Rose.
We are also in love with the fancy name she chose for her son, Remington Alexander. A cute combination, don’t you agree!
31. Aden & Ariah Housley
Tamara Howey really had her thinking cap on when she chose the names for her kids. The Sister Sister star gave her son Aden, which is of Hebrew origin and means “Handsome.”
For the daughter – which is the younger of the two – she chose Ariah, which is also of Hebrew origin and means “Lion of God.”
32. James and Inez Reynolds
James is a popular baby boy name that has been around for quite a long time. However, Ryan Reynolds and Black Lively decided it would sound unique as a baby girl’s name when they gave it to their daughter. The couple explained that their choice to name their little princess James was to honor Reynold’s father, who passed away in 2015.
For their younger daughter, the couple settled for Inez – which is just as lovely.
33. Apple Martin
Although Apple is no longer a baby, her name is still as fascinating as it was when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin decided on the name back in 2004.
Speaking on their choice of name, Paltrow opened up in an interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that it was the father’s idea.
34. Ella & Micheal Wahlberg
It was a hectic task deciding our favorite baby name in the Wahlberg large family of six. Still, Ella and Michael stand out as both are traditional names and pack some family history behind them. It’s easy to see why Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham chose Ella for their first daughter, given that the name is classically beautiful and enchanting. They decided Michael for their son in honor of Mark’s dad, who was fond of the name when the actor was growing up.
35. Harper & Gideon Burkta Harris
Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka had their twins Harper and Gideon via a surrogate. Speaking on their choice of names, Neil confessed that he and Burkta decided on the names the old-fashioned way – by browsing the internet.
36. Haven Warren
Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren settle on Haven for the second daughter for a very special reason. Haven came into this world, still wrapped inside her amniotic sac. When the father commented that the baby was born inside her “safe haven,” they knew instantly that they had gotten her name.
37. Finn, Liam, Stella, Hattie & Beau McDermott
We still haven’t fully understood how Tori Spelling goes about picking names for her kids, but we love it. Spelling’s big family is made up of Finn, Liam, Stella, Hattie & Beau, together with her husband, Dean McDermott.
38. Flynn Christopher Bloom
Flynn Christopher Bloom is the son of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr. He was named in honor of a very special person in his mom’s life – her high school crush. Christopher and Miranda dated for two years before he was killed in a car accident. We just love the fact that Bloom was comfortable with his wife naming their son after her high school sweetheart.
39. Hank Baskett IV
You really don’t have to brainstorm much when you have a family name to pass down. This is the fate of Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett as they settled for the family-heirloom name for their son. We love the nickname Hank and the classic Henry.
40. Saylor Cutler
Celebrities get their baby name inspiration from a lot of weird and fascinating stories, and Kristin Callavari is no exception. The actress confessed to naming her third child with husband Jay Cutler after a dog she met during her pregnancy. Although not everyone may fancy the idea, we love the adorable name nonetheless.
41. Wyatt Kutcher
People now see it as normal to give their baby girls names that are originally given to boys. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher did just that when choosing a name for their daughter. We love how the couple combined the name Wyatt with an ultra-feminine middle name for the girl, Isabelle.
42. Bohdi Green
It is a norm for parents to give their children names that reflect their religious beliefs. Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox picked up the trend when they named their second son. Bohdi is definitely a unique name for a baby, but it suits the little boy perfectly.
43. Journey River Green
When Fox gave birth to her third boy with husband Green in 2016, she went for a ‘flowing’ nature-inspired name for the child. Journey River is an adorable name that fits perfectly with Fox’s flower-child vibe.
44. Emerson Stone
Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and wife Lindsay Park were spot-on when they chose Emerson Spencer as their second son’s name. Emerson is a traditional name of English origin with the meaning “powerful” and “brave.”
45. Milo & Elizabella Bugliari
Alyssa Milano has been on top of her parenting game from her support of breastfeeding moms to her postpartum body positivity campaign. So it’s no surprise that we find her choice of names adorable. Milano named her older child Milo Thomas, while his sister is named Elizabella Dylan.
46. Etta Daly
Carson Daly decided to honor his wife, Siri Pinter’s grandmother, by choosing her name for their child. Etta is an old-fashion name that hasn’t been in the limelight for quite a long time. We hope to see it grow in popularity in the coming years.
47. Briar Rose Christensen
We are familiar with many celebrities wanting to keep their personal lives private, and one such couple is Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen. But when they welcomed their daughter, Hayden did share why they settled on the name Briar Rose for their child. According to the father, both he and Rachel are huge Disney fans and got their inspiration from the popular cartoon Sleeping Beauty.
48. Alena Rose Jonas
Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle settled for this sweet name for their first daughter because they wanted something unique but not too out-there. Alena is of Greek origin and means “light.”
49. Olive Barrymore Kopelman
Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore picked their first daughter’s name from a baby book – but not a baby ‘name’ book. Drew mentioned that she knew olive was just right for her child after she read that the baby was the size of an olive during her first trimester.
50. Sloane Haggerty
Famous rapper Macklemore – real name Ben Haggerty – and wife/tour manager Tricia Davis chose to name their first daughter Sloane Ava Sione Haggerty. Sloane is a Gaelic name with the meaning “warrior.”
51. Leo Thames Newman
Leo Thames is the second son of Kyle Newman and Jaime King. Their love for the river Thames inspired Their name choice. Leo is of English origin with the meaning “lion.”
52. Jovan Jovanovic
Is there anything more adorable than a little boy sharing a name with his daddy? Of course not, and Daphne Oz picked up this trend when she named her son Jovan after his father, John Jovanovic. However, Jovan Jr. mostly goes by the name John.
53. Lawson & Lilian Nail
Many parents love giving their twins names that begin the same letter, and the ones country singer David Nail picked for his twins are just on point: Lillian and Lawson.
54. Brooks Stuber
Some couples tend to have clearly defined goals on how they want their baby’s name to be chosen. This is the case of model Molly Sims and her husband, Scott Stuber. According to Sims, Stuber had a couple of rules in place for naming their son, including that their choice should be easily pronounceable for a sportscaster. A pretty specific rule, don’t you think?
55. Calvin Thile
Grimm star Clair Coffee chose this darling name for her son.
Fun fact: The actress’ pregnancy was actually written into Grimm’s plot, so does also that make little Calvin a television star?
56. Wilder Faison
Father of six, Donald Faison, has always been creative with his children’s names. One of his outstanding and adorable choices so far is his youngest daughter’s name, Wilder Frances.
57. Silas Timberlake
Popular singer Justin Timberlake and partner Jessica Biel went all religious when they chose Silas as their first son’s name. Silas is a biblical name that means “man of the woods.” Randall, which is the boy’s middle name, is also the name of Timberlake’s father.
58. Zoë Nicholas
Popular tv star Thomas Ian Nicholas and his wife DJ Colette named their Zoë, which is a Greek name with the meaning “life.” Her middle name is Dylan.
59. Emilia Van Der Beek
Kimberly Brook welcomed her fourth daughter with James Van Der Beek in 2016. The couple settled for an alternative spelling of the popular girl name Emily.
60. Owen Hubbell
Glee star Heather Morris welcomed her second son with highschool sweetheart, Taylor Hubbell, in 2016 and named him Owen. Owen is a popular name of English and Celtic origin with the meaning “young fighter.”
61. Rylen Brees
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany is blessed with four children. I was a hard one picking our favorite name, but the winner is his youngest daughter’s name, Rylen Judith. It seems he couple are sticking with their tradition of choosing quasi-rhyming names for their kids, as Rylen is the sister to Baylen, Bowen, and Callen.
62. Marlowe Martino
Marlowe Mae was born into a family of big names as she’s the daughter of actress Eva Amurri and Kyle Martino and the granddaughter of actress Susan Sarandon. Speaking on how she felt about her granddaughter’s name, Sarandon confessed that it was an unusual choice, but she loved it – especially since it wasn’t the name of a vegetable or city.
63. John Nash Chatham
John Nash is the son of television host Jenn Brown and actor Wes Chatham, and he goes by Nash full-time. The couple agreed on the name long before they knew Jenn as pregnant with their son. They had stumbled on the name in an article in Sports Illustrated.
64. Frances & Winnie Fallon
The popular host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, had their two daughters just 16 months apart via surrogates. The girls were blessed with some of the most adorable names, Winne Rose and Frances Cole.
65. Reign Disick
When Kourtney Kardashian was pregnant with her third child for Scott Disick, she was so sure she was carrying a girl and planned to name her Rain. However, when the baby turned out to be a boy, she couldn’ let go of the name. So Kourtney simply switched the spelling and felt it was perfect for her cute baby.
66. Sophia Rosalinda & Mateo bravery Bratt
Benjamin Brat and Talisa Soto named their first child Sophia Rosalinda Bratt and its definitely a sweet-sounding for a little princess. Their son’s name is Mateo Bravery Bratt, which is also a great choice as it befits a strong little warrior.