Celebrity Baby Names

Celebs from Kourtney Kardashian to Drew Barrymore welcomed babies this year. Find out the meanings and stories behind the baby names they chose.

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Sailor Gene Gardner

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Sailor Gene Gardner

The details: Liv Tyler and her boyfriend David Gardner welcomed their first child together on Feb. 11. The name was a mystery until Feb. 20, when Steven Tyler's daughter revealed the baby boy's unique nautical name on Instagram (amid rumors of an engagement). The actress is already a mom to son Milo (10) with musician ex-husband Royston Langdon.

Name meaning: The word "sail" comes from the Old English segl, which means veil or curtain, according to etymonline.com. The word "sailor" grew in popularity around 1400, when it replaced the older "seaman" and "mariner". As for the combination of "Sailor" and "Gene", could Tyler be a fan of Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh?

Name popularity: Supermodel Christie Brinkley set the trend for the seafaring name when she chose it for her daughter, Sailor Lee, now 16. Though more popular for girls than boys, the name Sailor is still a rare option: In 2013, only 129 girls and 25 boys claimed the maritime moniker. (At least one of those kids had to have Sailor Moon fans for parents!)

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Vivienne Margaret MacArthur

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Vivienne Margaret MacArthur

The details: Actress Ali Larter and her husband, comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur, are now parents to a boy and girl, welcoming their daughter to the family Jan. 15.

Name meaning: From the Latin word meaning "alive," Vivienne, also spelled Vivien, was the mistress of Merlin in Arthurian lore and known as the Lady of the Lake. Margaret, comes from the Greek name meaning "pearl."

Name popularity: Vivienne was the 280th most popular baby name for girls last year, its highest ranking to date. Margaret, meanwhile, was the 181th most popular name (it was the fourth ranked name from 1914-1923).

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Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey

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Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey

The details: Baby makes four for couple Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey, who welcomed their first girl Jan. 5 (big bro Camden is 2).

Name meaning: Brooklyn takes its name from the New York City borough (which is from the Dutch town "Breuckelen," which means "broken land," according to Brooklyn.com.) Elisabeth, a variation of Elizabeth, has Hebrew origins and means "oath of God" or "my God is abundance," according to the behindthename.com.

Name popularity: Brooklyn has been trendy since 2005, when it first landed in the top 100 baby names for girls. In 2013, it held the No. 28 spot.

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Genesis Ali Dean

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Genesis Ali Dean

The details: The family of musical duo Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats grew Dec. 27, when Keys gave birth to her second boy.

Name meaning: Genesis is biblical, meaning birth or beginning, Ali is Arabic, meaning "lofty, sublime," behindthename.com notes, and Dean, the site adds, is derived from "dene," a Middle English word for valley.

Name popularity: While biblical names are a new baby name trend, Genesis has not been on the top 1,000 baby names list in the last 100 years (however, it has ranked for girls since 1988). Ali ranked at No. 350 last year. FYI, Dean is the Beats' legal last name.

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Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana

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Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana

The details: Actress Zoe Saldana and her Italian artist husband, Marco Perego, had a lot to be thankful for on Nov. 27, when their twin boys were born.

Name meaning: Cy, according to thinkbabynames.com, is a variant of Greek names Cyril or Cyrus, and means "master, lord." Bowie, meanwhile, is of Gaelic and Scottish origin, and means "blond."

Name popularity: Neither of the rockstar baby names has made the top 1,000 baby name list in the past 100 years.

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Reign Aston Disick

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Reign Aston Disick

The details: Dec. 14 is a lucky day for our December/January cover star Kourtney Kardashian and her longtime partner Scott Disick. That's the birthday of their third child, a boy, and his big brother, Mason, 5 (sister Penelope is 2).

Name meaning: Reign is defined as a royal authority, or period of time during which a king, queen or other authority is ruler of a country, group or organization. (Papa Scott did get knighted after all!). Aston, according to Nameberry, is of English origin, meaning "eastern settlement" and, of course, the name of the luxury car brand Aston Martin.

Name popularity: Reign, while more common for baby girls, has not made the top 1,000 name list for either sex in the last 14 years.

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Delta Bell Shepard

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Delta Bell Shepard

The details: Actress Kristen Bell and her actor hubby Dax Shepard welcomed their second daughter Dec. 19, joining sister Lincoln, 21 months.

Name meaning: Delta is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, but also triangle-shaped land formed when a river splits before flowing into an ocean. Bell is Mama's last name.

Name popularity: Neither Delta or Bell have been among the top 1,000 baby names for girls since 2000, according to the Social Security Administration.

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Frankie Barrymore Kopelman

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Frankie Barrymore Kopelman

The details: Drew Barrymore and her husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second daughter on April 22.

Name meaning: The unisex name Frankie (and diminutive of Francis), is Latin, meaning from France or free man.

Name popularity: For girls, the name hasn't cracked the Social Security Administration's list of top 1,000 baby names, but the boy version landed at No. 816 in 2013.

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Esmeralda Amada Gosling

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Esmeralda Amada Gosling

The details: Talk about great genes: Actress Eva Mendes and actor Ryan Gosling gave birth to a baby girl on Sept. 12.

Name meaning: According to babynamewizard.com, Esmeralda is taken from the Spanish word for emerald. "Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' and we just think it's a beautiful name," Mendes told The Violet Files. "Amada was my grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish."

Name popularity: In 2013, Esmeralda was the 392nd most-popular baby girl name, while Amada did not make the top 1,000 names.

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Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale

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Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale

The details: Music's first couple, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, gave their third son, born Feb. 28, 2014, appropriately, three names. Bowie and Flynn, Rossdale tweeted, are the maiden names of the pair's mothers.

Name meaning: The mythological Greek name for the god of the sun, Apollo also means "destroyer," according to babynames.com. The site also says Bowie is Irish for "yellow haired" and Flynn, also Irish, means "descendant of the red-haired man." Hmm...coincidence?

Name popularity: Just cracking the top 1,000 baby boy names list in 2012, Apollo ranked no. 969 in 2013. Bowie did not make the list, and Flynn ranked No. 664 last year.

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Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher

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Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher

The details: Born Oct. 1, 2014 to actor parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, the baby girl was given a traditionally male first name—and it wasn't their first choice.

Name meaning: According to Nameberry, Wyatt means "brave in war," while Isabelle signifies "pledged to God."

Name popularity: Wyatt did not rank in the top 1,000 baby girl names in the last 14 years, but for males, it came in at No. 41 in 2012 and 2013. Isabelle, however, ranked 115th last year, while it's cousin, Isabella, was the No. 4 name for girls.

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Rose Dorothy Dauriac

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Rose Dorothy Dauriac

The details: Actress Scarlett Johansson and her fiancé, French journalist Romain Dauriac, welcomed their daughter Sept. 4, 2014, giving her a name that matches her mother's—both shades of red.

Name meaning: Besides representing two of the four Golden Girls, Rose is a name for the flower and Dorothy is Greek for "gift of God," according to babynames.com.

Name popularity: Rose was the 224th most popular name for girls in 2013, and Dorothy ranked No. 808 last year.

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Briar Rose Christensen

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Briar Rose Christensen

The details: The baby girl, who shares a moniker with Sleeping Beauty ("Briar Rose" is the alias that Princess Aurora uses in Disney's Sleeping Beauty as well as the fable's original title) was born Oct. 29, 2014 to actors Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen.

Name meaning: A briar, with its fairy tale inspiration, is a plant or group of plants with a thorny stem—such as a rose!

Name popularity: According the Social Security Administration, Briar has not ranked in the top 1,000 female names for any of the last 14 years. Rose, however, ranked 224th in 2013, its highest ranking since 2000.

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Kaya Evdokia Klitschko

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Kaya Evdokia Klitschko

The details: Hayden Panettiere, star of Nashville, and her fiancé, Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko, welcomed their first baby, a daughter, on Dec. 9.

Name meaning: With Native American origins, Kaya means "my elder sister" and suggests wisdom, according to Nameberry. Evodokia is a Greek name, meaning "the one with the good thinking," greek-names.info notes.

Name popularity: Kaya ranked at No. 757 in 2013 (while its sister name, Kayla, broke into the top 100 at No. 95).

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Hazel Krasinski

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Hazel Krasinski

The details: The first baby for acting couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski arrived on Feb. 16, 2014.

Name meaning: A nature-derived name, Hazel refers to nuts trees in the birch family (such as hazelnut) and the color of the nut as well.

Name popularity: Steadily gaining in popularity over the past 14 years, Hazel was the 157th most popular name for girls in 2013.

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Bodhi Ransom Green

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Bodhi Ransom Green

The details: On Feb. 12, 2014, actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, welcomed their second son.

Name meaning: Sanskrit for "awakening, enlightenment," according to Nameberry, Bodhi relates to a Buddhist concept. Ransom, meanwhile, is English in origin and means "shield's son."

Name popularity: Bodhi has been ranked in the top 1,000 names since 2010, taking the No. 810 spot in 2013. Ransom has not made the list.

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Hannah Mali Rose Lanfer

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Hannah Mali Rose Lanfer

The details: Grey's Anatomy actress Sarah Drew and her husband, Peter Lanfer, expanded their family Dec. 3, with the birth of their daughter (they have a 2-year-old son, as well).

Name meaning: The biblical name means favor or grace, and comes from the Biblical mother of Samuel, a prophet, babynamewizard.com reports. Mali, Drew tweeted, is Thai for jasmine flower, and also was inspired by the Mali Firefinch, a redheaded early bird. "She came 3.5 weeks early with a full head of red hair," the actress wrote. "We chose Rose because it is one of the few flowers that blooms in December and we like the way the names sounded together."

Name popularity: In the top 25 since 2000 (when it was the No. 2 name), Hannah is holding steady at No. 23. Mali, meanwhile, has not cracked the top 1,000, and Rose landed in the No. 224 spot in 2013.

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River Rose Blackstock

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River Rose Blackstock

The details: Singing star Kelly Clarkson and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, welcomed daughter River Rose with a nature-inspired name on June 12, 2014.

Name meaning: Again, both River and Rose are names that match their word origins.

Name popularity: River was the 588th most popular name for girls last year (it was 372nd for boys, by the way), and Rose was number 224.

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Summer Rain Rutler

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Summer Rain Rutler

The details: The baby girl was born Aug. 16, 2014 to parents pop starChristina Aguilera and fiancé Matt Rutler.

Name meaning: This one is pretty simple: Summer means summer and Rain means rain.

Name popularity: In 2013, Summer ranked 188 on the list of top names for girls, while Rain did not crack the top 1,000.

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Jaxon Wyatt Cutler

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Jaxon Wyatt Cutler

The details: Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari and NFL quarterback Jay Cutler welcomed their son May 7, 2014.

Name meaning: Jaxon, a spelling variation of Jackson, means "son of Jack," Nameberry notes. Wyatt, again, is an English surname meaning "brave in war."

Name popularity: In the top 80 for the last 14 years, Jason ranked No. 79 in 2013, edged out by Wyatt (at No. 41) the same year.

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Oliver Finlay Dallas

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Oliver Finlay Dallas

The details: Once Upon a Time co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas added to their, ahem, fairy tale romance with the arrival of their baby boy on June 4, 2014.

Name meaning: We're not sure how to take this one, but, according to babynames.com, Oliver means Elf Army. Finlay, meanwhile, means Fair Warrior. Elf Army Fair Warrior. We like the sound of that.

Name popularity: Ranking in at No. 52 on the list of boys' names, that's the highest spot Oliver has landed on in the last 14 years. Finlay doesn't rank on the top 1,000 list.

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Titan Jewell Weatherspoon

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Titan Jewell Weatherspoon

The details: It was a boy, Nov. 4, when singer Kelly Roland and hubby Tim Weatherspoon, welcomed their first child.

Name meaning: Titan, as the dictionary notes, is one of a family of giants in Greek mythology, or an extremely large and powerful person, while Jewell is a twist on jewel, a valuable stone that has been cut and polished. Rowland to People Celebrity Moms & Babies that the name was picked out by Weatherspoon and has to do with his family.

Name popularity: Titan was the No. 908 name in 2013, while Jewell has yet to crack the top 1,000.

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Giovanna Marie LaValle

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Giovanna Marie LaValle

The details: There were fist pumps all around on Sept. 26, when Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and her then-fiancé Jionni LaValle (they married in November) welcomed their first daughter. (Son Lorenzo is 2.)

Name meaning: A variation on the Italian Giovanni (which means God is gracious), the name is popular among American parents with (and without) Italian roots, Nameberry notes. Marie is the French version of Mary and means "bitter."

Name popularity: Giovanna ranked at No. 96 last year, while Marie landed in the No. 573 spot.

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Elizabella Dylan Bugliari

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Elizabella Dylan Bugliari

The details: Mistresses actress Alyssa Milano and her husband, agent David Bugliari welcomed their daughter on Sept. 4. (Big brother, Milo, is 3).

Name meaning: Elizabella combines the names Eliza (pledged to God) and Bella (beautiful), while Dylan is a unisex name with Welsh origins, meaning son of the sea.

Name popularity: Elizabella has not been on the top 1,000 female names list in the last 14 years. Dylan, however, ranked 489th in 2013 for girls, and 28th for boys.

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Ava Grace Pobre

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Ava Grace Pobre

The details: Dancing with the Stars' Stacy Keibler became a mom on Aug. 20, when she and her husband, Jared Pobre, welcomed their first baby.

Name meaning: Latin in origin, Ava means life, according to Nameberry, while Grace is a virtue.

Name popularity: Ava has been the fifth most popular girls' name since 2008. Grace, meanwhile, landed the No. 22 spot last year.

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