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The Inspiration Behind 11 Celebrity Baby Names

Back in the '00s, I remember the confusion on most people's faces when the news broke that Gwyneth Paltrow would be naming her daughter Apple. Even as someone with a unique name,I just couldn't wrap my head around someone having the name Apple. Despite the level of uniqueness that some celebrities put into when it comes to their children's names, there's even more interest in discovering the inspiration behind celebrity baby names.

Though some celebrities surely take the cake when it comes to giving their children names that stick out, hearing a name that may be a bit unusual can give future parents inspiration when it comes to their own children. When I think back to how people reacted to Kim and Kanye's decision to name their first child North, I realized how the world may have overreacted. yes, it's a unique name, but the supposed reasons she was named that are beautiful. Although I'm still not convinced that I would give my child a name that is as unique as Apple or Blanket, knowing the inspiration behind them makes them as beautiful as ever.

Take a look at these 11 celebrity baby names that have pretty inspiring meanings behind them.


Sunday Rose Urban

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According to People, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's daughter, Sunday Rose, received her name as a nod to both early 20th-century artist's muse Sunday Reed and Keith Urban's grandmother whose middle name was Rose.


Egypt Dauode Dean

In an interview with Complex, Alicia Keys and producer husband Swizz Beatz'S first son Egypt Dauode Dean received his name after Alicia took an important and life-changing trip to Egypt for herself. "When we found out I was pregnant, my husband said, 'Egypt was such an important time for you.That really changed your life. Wouldn’t that be amazing as a name?'," she told Complex. "Once he said that, I was like, 'Yes.'"


Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

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Given Angelina Jolie's strong love for Africa, she and husband Brad Pitt, gave their daughter her name after a small African nation, according to The Bump.


James Reynolds

Though this is typically a male name, Glamour noted that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their daughter James because Lively wanted to pass along having a boy's name.


Milan Pique Mebarak

According to The Bump, Shakira chose the name Milan for her son because it means "dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification."


India Rose Hemsworth

In an interview with E!, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky said they always liked the name India for a girl, which is why they gave it to their daughter. Additionally, if it had bee a boy, they would have chosen Indiana.


Bronx Mowgli Wentz

According to The Bump, Pete Wentz gave his son the middle name Mowgli because the movie The Jungle Book was something that he and then wife Ashlee Simpson bonded over.


Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis

OK! magazine noted that Toni Braxton's son Diezel got his first name because his father is half German and the name served as a nod to Rudolph Diesel.


Sparrow James Midnight Madden

People mentioned that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's son Sparrow James Midnight's first name came from her love of Captain Jack Sparrow.


Winnie Rose Fallon

People revealed that Jimmy and Nancy Fallon named their daughter Winnie after the lake they vacationed to every summer and got engaged: Lake Winnipesaukee.


Odin Reign Carter

Nick Carter and wife Lauren Kitt Carter named their son Odin Reign, according to Parents, because of its meaning of power and strength in old Norse mythology.