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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.

1Sunday Rose Urban

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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.

2Egypt Dauode Dean

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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.'"

3Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in the audience during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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.

4James Reynolds

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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.

5Milan Pique Mebarak

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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."

6India Rose Hemsworth

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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.

7Bronx Mowgli Wentz

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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.

8Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis

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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.

9Sparrow James Midnight Madden

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

10Winnie Rose Fallon

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

11Odin Reign Carter

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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.