20 Unique Celeb Baby Names To Help Inspire You On Your Naming Quest

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It seems like so many years ago now — 15! — that Gwyneth Paltrow shocked the world by naming her daughter Apple. These days, however, nobody would even bat an eye, as baby naming has become a veritable sport in Hollywood. In fact, these 20 unique celebrity baby names are just a few examples of what creative and famous people have come up with for their own broods. Between Cricket, Reign and Luna, use this list as baby naming inspiration or simply as entertainment.

Giving children unique names is not new in Hollywood. In fact, it was in the 80s that Frank Zappa named his kids Dweezil and Moon Unit, and things really took off in the mid-aughts with Moxie Crimefighter, whose father is magician Penn Jillette, Kal-el, son of Nicolas Cage, and Pilot Inspektor, whose dad is Jason Lee.

Now it feels de rigueur for celebrities to get as creative as they can when picking out their offspring’s name. Sometimes that means something just a touch unconventional, like Khloe Kardashian’s daughter True. And sometimes it means swinging for the proverbial fences and naming your daughter Gravity, as model/actor Lucky Blue Smith did. Read on for even more fascinating and original baby names celebs have chosen for their kids.

Apollo Bowie Flynn

Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale is the son of Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, who gave birth to their third child in 2014. As she shared on Twitter at the time, they chose to stick with family names as Bowie and Flynn are their mother’s maiden names.

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Luna Simone

Miss Luna Simone is the 3-year-old daughter of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Luna gets to spend lots of quality time with her famous parents and her little brother, Miles. As such, she's often the star of her parents' Instagram feeds. Just recently, in fact, Luna got a hilarious case of the shivers while shopping at Target with her mom.

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Blue Ivy

Blue Ivy is the daughter of Beyonce and JAY-Z. The couple are currently in a legal battle with a wedding planner over trademarking the name Blue Ivy, according to the New York Daily News. Beyoncé called her daughter a "cultural icon" in her argument over why they should be granted the trademark and, TBH, it's hard to argue with that.

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Cricket Pearl

Cricket Pearl is the daughter of Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein. With one daughter already named Birdie, the couple stuck with the natural theme for their second daughter’s name. In 2014, Philipps told People that they had names all picked out, but when she saw the baby she knew none of them fit.

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Aleph is the 7-year-old son of Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied. His name is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, according to People, and has a spiritual meaning. In Judaic Kabbalah, it’s related to “the primordial one that contains all numbers," People explained.

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Now 4 years old, Reign is Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's youngest son. As it turns out, the former couple’s son got the name that they’d been hanging on to for some time. Kardashian previously told People that it was on her name list for her first two children, but would have been spelled Rain had it gone to a girl.

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Bear Blaze

Bear Blaze is the son of Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll. Bear was the name of one of Winslet’s childhood friends, according to the Los Angeles Times, and the actress apparently always loved the memories associated with it. They chose the second name because the couple met after a house fire, as she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2014.

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Saint West is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's 3-year-old son. Kimye have a habit of giving meaningful, unique names to all their children. Their brood includes North, Chicago, and their newest addition, baby boy Psalm in addition to Saint. They chose Saint's name because the baby was such a blessing after Kardashian's difficult pregnancy, according to Glamour.

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Rumer Willis is the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. The couple were early leaders in the unique name game with daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. Rumer, now 31, is an actress and recently made her debut as a singer, according to the San Francisco Gate.

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Elsie Otter

Elsie Otter is the daughter of Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik. In 2017, the actress told The Hollywood Reporter that they both loved their daughter’s classic first name and shared a love for the aquatic mammal of her second.

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Fuschia is the 36-year-old daughter of Sting and Frances Tomelt. She's an actress like her mother, with roles in Saving Mr. Banks and Billionaire Boys Club, according to Closer Weekly. She is also a writer and producer.

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston were on the early end of the unique name trend when they named their son Jett, after Travolta’s love of aviation, according to the Daily Mail. Jett tragically died in 2009 following a seizure, according to E! News, but the couple often mark his birthday on social media with sweet posts.

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Story Annabelle

Aaron and Lauren Paul welcomed their first daughter, Story Annabelle, in February 2018. And the actor told Jimmy Fallon the inspiration behind their daughter’s unique name and it is, well, a story. It goes back to their first date where they won money in Vegas, bought a car, and went to a wedding chapel but found it closed, according to INSIDER. It’s such an outlandish tale that they decided there was no better name for their firstborn than Story.

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Banks Violet

Banks Violet is the baby daughter of Hilary Duff and Matthew Korma. The couple haven’t spoken about the inspiration for their daughter’s unique name so it’s possible it has a family connection. Or maybe they just pulled this one out of the clouds and just knew it was the one for them.

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Now 1 year old, Cardi B and Offset's daughter Kulture has a special name. And Cardi had a simple explanation for the inspiration behind their daughter’s name. In July 2018, she wrote on Twitter: "Kulture anything else woulda been basic." And as the first-time mom explained to Ellen DeGeneres, it was her beau who came up with the name.

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Ace Knute

Ace Knute is the son of Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson. They haven’t spoken on the inspiration for his first name, but Knute honors Johnson’s paternal grandfather, according to TODAY.

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When it came to Fergie and Josh Duhamel naming their son Axl, Fergie told Ellen DeGeneres that the name came to her in a dream during which she was at a music festival watching Jim Morrison, Bob Marley and Axl Rose, according to Entertainment Tonight. She awoke to the baby kicking for the first time and just knew it was a sign.

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Rainbow Aurora

When they welcomed their daughter in 2013, Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella went with the name Rainbow Aurora. The Girls Next Door star reached a long way back to choose a name for her daughter. "Growing up there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!" she told E! News in 2013.

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Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz went with the name Egypt for their son. The duo also have a daughter named Genesis, according to TODAY. In 2018, Keys posted a sweet video to Instagram of a duet with her son, singing "Lean on Me" while Egypt plays the melody on piano.

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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth named their son Tennessee, paying tribute to her home state, according to E! News. Chelsea Handler commented that she didn’t know if the baby was a boy or girl based on the name. “Or just a redneck,” Witherspoon quipped.

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