Ranking 2018: Celebrity Baby Names

Choosing the name for a baby is not an easy task because we must consider various personal factors, such as religion, names in the family, meaning, originality, opinions of loved ones and possible nicknames, among others. When it's about choosing the name of the baby it is best not to rush and try to find different sources of inspiration that offer parents a wide variety of names to choose from. Some lovers of the seventh art seek inspiration in their favorite movies, others seek to commemorate the name of a relative, some people look for ideas in books and characters of their favorite authors, others do their research online, while some people are inspired by celebrities.

It's amazing how lately most couples seem to be in a race to find the most original name. And although looking for something different can be great, we must take into consideration how the name sounds in order to avoid making it a mockery. A name is not a task that parents should take lightly, after all, a name says a lot about a person, and is something that will carry with him for the rest of their days. While some parents would rather choose classic names, either because they prefer to avoid complications by having to explain how to write and pronounce the name, or because they just prefer the classic ones because it will always be easier to combine with a middle name and surnames, others seek to be original and look for less known names with deep and beautiful meanings.

For this reason today we will talk about 20 names that are different and charming, and were chosen by our favorite celebrities for their children.

20 Axel Strah

Via Instagram/ Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers is an American comedian and television host, best known for his Late Night with Seth Meyers interview show. He is currently married to the Human Rights Lawyer and Assistant District Attorney under the King's County District Attorney, Alexi Ashe. They have been married since 2013, and this year the couple welcomed their second child, Axel Strahl. The Meyers made news when his wife ended up giving birth in the Lobby of his apartment!

Axel is a masculine name that has different roots such as Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and German. This name means "father of peace" and is currently ranked 126 in the popularity charts.

19 Banks Violet

Via Instagram/ Hilary Duff

Former Disney star Hilary Duff surprised her fans this year by reporting that not only she was dating again Matthew Koma, her former boyfriend, but also within a few months they announced that they were expecting a baby girl. This is the second child of Hilary, while is the first time that Matthew becomes a dad. Hilary was previously married to Mike Comrie, a Canadian professional ice hockey center (NHL) with whom she had a baby boy but unfortunately, they divorced in 2016.

Banks is a name that can be used by girls or boys. Initially, this name was used as a surname but over the years it began to be used as a given name. Currently, the name is ranked 4.419 in the popularity charts for girls.

18 Billy

Via Instagram/ John Stamos

John Stamos achieved fame thanks to his role as Uncle Jesse in the '90s sitcom Full House. In 2016 Stamos seemed to fall head over heels after meeting actress and model Caitlin McHugh. After a year of courting her, Stamos popped the question in Caitlin's favorite place: Disneyland. According to an interview for People magazine, the actor stated that by the time he proposed marriage, they knew they were expecting a baby.

Billy is a masculine name that has diverse origins such as German, English, and American. This name means "resolute protection" and is currently ranked in the position number 767 in the popularity charts.

17 Chicago

Via Instagram/ Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian surprised her fans by making the decision to have a baby via surrogate. The television star, since the arrival of her third child Chicago, has been quite honest about the process and her experience. Kim had gone through high-risk pregnancies with her first two children and because they still wanted to expand their family, she and her husband Kanye decided to choose this surrogacy.

Chicago is a name that can be used for boys and girls, this name refers to the city of Chicago, the capital of Illinois in the United States. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 19.745 in the popularity charts.

16 Cass Mac

Via Instagram/ Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is best known for playing in the Major League Soccer club D.C. United. Since 2008 the English professional football player has been married to Coleen Rooney, an English product endorser. Currently, the couple has 4 children, and this year they welcomed their fourth child, a baby boy whom they decided to name Cass Mac.

Cass is another given name that can be used for both genders, girls and boys. This name has diverse origins such as Welsh, Irish, English, and Latin. Among its meanings, we can highlight "wealthy man" and "curly-headed." Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 2.863 in the popularity charts.

15 Davis Nolan

Via Instagram/ Brianne Davis

Brianne Davis is an American actress, and producer, best known for her roles in films Jarhead (2005), Prom Night (2008), American Virgin (2009), and for her current role in the drama series "SIX" as Lena Graves. Since 2015 the American actress has been married to Mark Gantt an American actor, director, and writer. This year the couple welcomed their first child a baby boy whom they decided to name Davis Nolan.

Davis is a masculine name that has diverse origins such as Scottish, English, and American. The name means " David's son" and is currently ranked in the position number 669 in the popularity charts.

14 Eamon Brennan

Via Instagram/ Margaret Brennan

Margaret Brennan is an American journalist and is the current moderator of Face the Nation on CBS News. Brennan tied the knot to Yado Yakub a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2015, and this year the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby boy whom they decided to name Eamon Brennan.

Eamon is a baby boy name that has diverse roots such as Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Gaelic, and French. Among it's meanings we can highlight " wealthy defender", and " rich protector" , besides the name is a variation form of Éamonn. Currently, Eamon is ranked in the position number 2.363 in the popularity charts.

13 Frida

Via Instagram/ Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish actress and reality television personality who is best known for her role in the movie Red Sonja in 1985. Recently the actress made news when she announced that at the age of 54 she was pregnant again, and the father of her baby was her husband Mattia Dessi, a Italian TV producer, who she married in 2006. This year at the age of 55 Brigitte welcomed her fifth child a baby girl who she named Frida.

Frida is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Ancient Germanic. This name means "peace" and it's usually associated with the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

12 Gio Grace Levine

Via Instagram/ Behati Prinsloo

Adam Levine the American singer, and songwriter rose to fame in 2002 with his band Maroon 5, due to the success of their first album "Songs About Jane" which went multi-platinum in the US. Adam has a history record of beautiful ex-girlfriends, mostly models, but it was the model Behati Prinsloo who stole his heart. Both celebrities got married in 2014 and currently have two daughters Dusty Rose Levine whom was born in 2016, and her sister Gio Grace Levine whom was born this year.

Gio is a masculine and feminine name that work pretty well for both sexs. This name has roots such as Italian, Dutch, and Spanish. It's also the short form of Giovanni (masculine) and Giovanna (feminine).

11 Genevieve Upton

Via Instagram/ Justin Verlander

Kate Upton is an American model and actress, best known for appeared in the magazine Sports Illustrated, and for her roles in movies like "The Other Woman" (2014), and "The Layover" (2017). She is currently married to Justin Verlander the American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball, and this year the lovebirds welcomed their first child a baby girl whom they decided to name Genevieve.

Genevieve is a feminine name that has different origins such as French, Celtic, American, and German. The name has two different meanings "of the race of women" and " white wave." Currently, is ranked in the position number 19.745 in the popularity charts.

10 Hart

Via Instagram/ Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr, the Australian model, is known for rose to fame as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She currently has her own brand of organic skin care products called KORA Organics, and she has written 4 books on self-help.

Miranda was previously married to the English actor Orlando Bloom with whom she has a baby boy named Flynn, who was born in 2011. The couple divorced in 2013, but Kerr did not spend much time alone in the market, she is currently married to Evan Thomas Spiegel, an American Internet entrepreneur, and they welcomed their first child together this year, whom they decided to name Hart.

Hart is a baby boy name that has different roots such as German, and English. This name is considered the short form of names like Hardy or Hartmann. It also means " Deer."

9 Iver Eames

Via Instagram/ Iver Eames

Coco Rocha is a Canadian Model who has modeled for the best brands in the fashion industry. Coco is currently married to James Conran, a British-born muralist, with whom she has two children. In fact, this year both welcomed their second child- a baby boy named Iver Eames. Coco also has a baby girl named Ioni who is two years old.

Iver is a masculine name that has diverse roots such as Norwegian, Scandinavian, Scottish, Danish, and Swedish, which means "archer." Iver is a quite classic name that's more common to hear in European countries. This name is currently ranked number 3.406 in the popularity charts.

8 Kulture Kiari

Via Instagram/ Cardi B

Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, better known as Cardi B, is an American rapper who achieved fame through social media becoming an internet celebrity, in addition to playing a role in the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York. After that, Cardi ventured to work in the music industry capturing the attention of everyone with her music. This year Cardi B welcomed her first child with her husband the rapper Offset, a baby girl whom they decided to name Kulture Kiari .

According to People Magazine, the extravagant name of her daughter has a reason and a meaning "Kiari is a direct nod to Offset's legal name of Kiari Kendrell Cephus (the duo even have the same initials!)." Some fans started to make the connection between the newborn's first name, Kulture, and Migos' recent discography. The hip-hop group's latest two albums are called Culture and Culture II.

7 Lulu Gray

Via Instagram/ Haylie Duff

Haylie Duff, the American actress, singer, and fashion designer, is best known for being the oldest sister of Hilary Duff, and for her role of Sandy Jameson in the television series 7th Heaven. Haylie is still working on some tv movies and tv shows, and has her own line of children's clothing called "Little Moon Society". Haylie got engaged with Matt Rosenberg in 2012, an entrepreneur who has his own brand of shirts called "Subway Tile Shirts". This year they welcomed their second daughter whom they decided to named Lulu Gray.

Lulu is a girls name that has three different origins such as German, English, and African. The name is considered the feminine form of the name Luise, and it also means "light" or "pearl."

6 Miles Theodore Stephens

Via Instagram/ Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen, is an American model and Tv host who is married to the singer John Legend. The couple has been married since 2013 and in 2016 they welcomed their first daughter Luna Simone Stephens. In 2018, they welcomed their second son, Miles Theodore Stephens.

Miles is a classic baby boy name that has diverse origins such as English, Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Latin, and American. According to Behind the Name, the name comes from the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. It also means "gift from God", and " servant." Currently, Miles is ranked in the position number 104 in the popularity charts.

5 Rani Rose

Via Instagram/ Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson has had a career in acting quite successful, with hits like "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Almost Famous," and "Fool's Gold." The American actress was married to Chris Robinson with whom she had her first child in 2004, after their divorce Kate seemed to have found a new love, Matthew Bellamy, with whom she had her second child in 2011. But the actress separated from her Muse frontman fiancé in 2014. Moreover, Kate surprised everyone at the beginning of this year by announcing her third pregnancy. Since 2016 Kate has been dating Danny Fujikawa. The couple welcomed a baby girl named Rani Rose this year.

Rani is a Hebrew baby girl name which means "my joy" or "my song." Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 5.839 in the popularity chart.

4 Romeo Alejandro David

Via Instagram/ Hilaria Baldwin

Alec Baldwin the an American actor, writer, producer and comedian, known for being the eldest of the 4 Baldwin brothers and for his acting roles in movies and television such as "Knots Landing", "Beetlejuice", "The Marrying Man", and "The Departed", among others, is currently married to the yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. This year the couple welcomed their fourth child, a baby boy called Romeo Alejandro David.

Romeo is a masculine name that has Italian and Latin roots. The name means " from Rome" and it's best known as the lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596). Currently, the name is ranked 349 in the popularity charts.

3 Stormi

Via instagram/ Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is considered one of the America's Wealthiest Celebrities 2018. Since 2016, rumours of her pregnancy circulated around the streets of Hollywood. Different media sources claimed that the youngest of the Kardashian clan was pregnant with her boyfriend the rapper Travis Scott. Kylie managed to evade the press throughout her pregnancy, which was not discovered until February of this year when she announced through social media and then a video on YouTube, that the rumours were true.

During an interview, Kylie talked about the name of her baby and said "I really don’t know how we thought of Storm. Her dad insisted it was him, but I feel like it was me. And that kind of just stuck with us. And then I didn’t really like just Storm — I didn’t feel like that was her name. So then it became Stormi. And it just stuck."

2 Santiago Enrique

Via Instagram/ Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria, after 2 failed marriages, surprised everyone by marrying Jose Baston and announcing her pregnancy soon after. This year the couple welcomed a son named Santiago Enrique, the first child of the actress.

Santiago is a baby boy name of Spanish, and Portuguese roots. According to Behind the Name, Santiago means "Saint James", an old Spanish form of James, the patron saint of Spain. Santiago is a quite popular name in the Spanish-world and due to their latin roots the couple decided to choose a name in Spanish. Currently, the name is ranked in the position 91 in the popularity charts.

1 Tiana Gia

Via Instagram/ Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, better known in the entertainment industry as The Rock, has had a ton of success in his acting career. But without a doubt, his favourite role is being the father of his daughters. Currently, Dwayne is married to Lauren Hashian, with whom he has two daughters: Jasmine Johnson who was born in 2015, and Tiana Gia Johnson who was born this year. He also has an older daughter, Simone, from a previous relationship.

Tiana is a baby girl name that has English and Latin roots. This name is the short form of names such as Tatiana or Christiana, and it means "fairy queen" or "follower of Christ". Currently, Tiana is ranked number 475 in the popularity chart.

References: washingtonpost.comusmagazine.com, thesun.co.uk

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