Choosing a baby name can be an exciting yet daunting task. With countless options out there, it’s interesting to see which names celebrities are choosing for their little ones. One trend that has caught our eye is the rise of nature-inspired baby names among the stars. From floral names to those inspired by the elements, these names offer a unique blend of charm and individuality. In this blog post, we’ll explore 25 of the best nature-inspired baby names that celebrities have chosen.
These names not only embody the beauty of the natural world but also carry a sense of uniqueness and individuality. They’re a breath of fresh air in the realm of traditional baby names, offering a touch of whimsy and a connection to the earth. Whether you’re expecting a little one or just love keeping up with celebrity baby name trends, join us as we delve into these 25 nature-inspired names chosen by celebrities.
Steven Spielberg chose the name Destry for his daughter, born in 1996. It’s a gender-neutral name that’s of French origins and means “warhorse.” Destry was once popular in the 1960s for baby boys, thanks to a TV western series that aired at the time. Since then, the name has not appeared on the top 1000 baby names list. It’s one of the celebrity baby names that’s poised for a comeback!
Ocean King PenaVega is the son of actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega. Ocean is a delightful natural, water name that could bring a little brightness to your child’s moniker. Ocean has yet to become as widespread as similar names Brooke and River, but we think it will be very trendy soon enough. This marks the second time we’ve brought up the name Ocean on this list which makes it one of the truly trendy celebrity baby names today.
Suri, a once unknown, exotic appellation, made headlines after it was chosen by Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise for their daughter in 2007. Popular in a number of naming traditions, Suri means “the sun” in Sanskrit, “rose” in Persian. Most notably, it’s a form of the Hebrew name Sara which means “princess.”
Esmeralda has been climbing the top 1000 list since the 1950s and it enjoyed its most popular year ever in the US last year. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling named their first daughter Esmeralda. The name is popular with Hispanic parents and non-Spanish speakers alike. The name has Spanish and Portuguese origins meaning “emerald.”
Robert Downey, Jr., and Susan Downey chose the name Exton for their baby boy. Exton has English and Celtic origins and means “town on the River Exe” or simply “near the water.” Exton is a highly unusual pick and not one of the most celebrity baby names on this list. We hope that changes because Exton is a very handsome option.
We turn to Kate Winslet for the first time, but not the last, as she chose Blaze as a middle name for her son. Actor Jennifer Gareis and Bobby Ghassemieh chose it as the first name for their son born in 2010. Blaze is given about twenty times more often to baby boys than girls, but it is still a unisex option. Blaze means “fire” and we expect to light a fire to the top 1000 baby names in the US in coming years!
Nicole Richie and another Joel Madden named their son Sparrow James Midnight. However, they are not the only celebs to choose it. Singer Tony Lucca named his daughter Sparrow Jane. We love a good bird baby name so this one is most welcome on the list. This name is not remotely popular in the US today, which means it’s still one of the celebrity baby names that’s obscure.
We look to Busy Philipps for the first time on this list for inspiration as she has named her daughter Cricket Pearl. Cricket is a distinct nature baby name that parents have not fully adopted yet, but that could certainly change in the coming years. We think this appellation would be a winner for a little boy or a little girl.
Bear debuted in the US top 1000 for the first time last year. However, it only barely made it onto the list. That means there is still plenty of room for Bear to grow. Bear typically goes to little boys as it did for Alicia Silverstone‘s son Bear Blu Jarecki and Kate Winslet‘s Bear Blaze Winslet.
Say “Hello” to Busy again! Busy Philipps named her other baby Birdie (after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson), as did soap star Maura West. Birdie was last popular as a given name in the US in 1948. This name has typically gone to baby girls but we think it works as a unisex baby name owing to its natural meaning. We would love for this adorable name to make comeback.
Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund announced the birth of their son early this year. They chose the name Rhodes Robert and we think Rhodes was a wise choice. Rhodes is a posh baby name with Greek origins that means “where roses grow.” It has never appeared in the US top 1000 most popular baby names, making it a distinct option!
Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell named her daughter Bluebell Madonna which is one of the most over-the-top celebrity baby names. Geri’s daughter was born in 2006 and was joined by her half-brother Montague in 2017. Bluebell refers to the spring flower.
Actors Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen share a daughter named Briar Rose. It’s a bit of a thorny pick but we think it stands out amid these other unique celebrity baby names.
Singer Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo have two kids together: Gio Grace and Dusty Rose. While we’re not crazy about the name Gio Grace, their other kid’s name, Dusty Rose sounds like she was named after a romantic shade of pink.
Director Kevin Smith and actor Jennifer Schwalbach Smith named their daughter after a comic book character. Kevin and Jennifer are parents to 20-year-old Harley Quinn Smith who’s an actor and musician. A name like Harley Quinn is made for showbusiness which makes it one of the quintessential celebrity baby names. Harley is an English name that means “hare meadow.”
Actor Uma Thurman gave birth to Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence in 2012. The name is… somewhat of a mouthful. Apparently, Uma and her boyfriend, Arpad Busson couldn’t agree on a name for their daughter, so they gave her five. “We couldn’t quite agree on the name, so we call her Luna,” Uma told Jimmy Fallon shortly after giving birth. Rosalind originated in German and means “beautiful rose.”
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Juliette Norton have five children. All of their kids were given absolutely over-the-top celebrity baby names. The kids range in ages from 3 to 17-years-old. Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice, and River Rocket Blue Dallas are the children’s names. We like Poppy, which has Latin origins and means “red flower.”
Models Stormi Bree and Lucky Blue Smith have pretty interesting names, to begin with. Stormi Bree sounds like a cheese hurricane! It should come as no surprise that the couple opted for one of the wildest celebrity baby names with Gravity Blue Smith. The word gravity comes from Latin and means “heavy.”
Strange man and X Files star David Duchovny and ex-wife, fictional president, Téa Leoni, have a 17-year-old son together named Kyd Miller Duchovny. Kyd sounds just like “kid.” The name, Kyd comes from old English and means “baby goat.” We suppose Kyd is one of the most whimsical celebrity baby names.
Musicians Alani Morissette and partner Mario Souleye Treadway named their baby for a season. The couple named their son, with strange celebrity baby names, of course! Winter Mercy Morissette-Treadway is their son’s name. “Winter’s Mercy” sounds like the name of a novel.
You can take this one to the banks! Actor Hilary Duff and musician Matthew Koma have a 1-year-old daughter that they named Banks Violet Bair. Banks not only name financial institutions! Banks is an established English topographical surname that means “from the river’s edge.” Banks could be one of the celebrity baby names that really takes off in the coming years.
Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson welcomed their son in 2013. The now 6-year-old is named Everest Hobson Lucas. Everest? Did they name their son after the world’s highest mountain? If not the mountain, perhaps it was the surveyor, Sir George Everest. The surname comes from English origin and means “dweller on the Eure River.”
Adventurous TV personality Bear Grylls and his wife Shara Grylls have three children together. Two of the three kids have unfortunate names. Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls & Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls are names we do not encounter every day. Bear likes to call Huckleberry, “Huckles” for short. Huckles! Huckleberry means “sweet berry.”
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden turned heads after they named their daughter Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden after her birth in 2020. This most novel of baby names comes from Latin origins and means “root.” Raddix seems suitable for both boys and girls to us!
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Gwyneth Paltrow and ex Chris Martin share a 16-year-old daughter, Apple. Paltrow’s Apple doesn’t fall from her tree as the pair look so incredibly alike. Apple is a fun and fruity name and it caused a stir in the early 2000s when Paltrow and Martin chose the name.
These 25 nature-inspired baby names chosen by celebrities offer a unique and charming twist to traditional naming. They are not only beautiful and distinctive but also create a deep connection with the natural world. Whether you’re an expecting parent looking for the perfect name or just someone who enjoys keeping up with celebrity trends, we hope this list has provided some interesting insights. Remember, the best name for your child is one that resonates with you, whether it’s inspired by nature, holds a special meaning, or simply sounds beautiful to your ears. Happy naming!
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