Category Archives: Celebrity Inspired


Celebrity Style Baby Names

Celebrity baby names—do you love them or hate them? Whether they’re names celebs have given their tots or names inspired by celebrities themselves, notorious monikers are some of the most popular names given to babies each year. We have a feeling this year will be the reprise of Jennifer, thanks to Jennifer Lawrence! There has also been less of a trend in giving celebrity babies outlandish names. Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa recently welcomed their son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, and Alec Baldwin told his wife he wanted to name their future child Massimo. Baldwin and his wife are still deciding on a name—they don’t even know whether it’s a girl or boy—but it definitely seems like trend of funky names is on a decline.

It seems like artistic, somewhat unique names are popular now. Names that can be nicknamed. Wiz and his wife are calling their son, “The Bash”!

Here are some of our favorite names this year that are just waiting for a nickname!

Axel (German): Father of peace
Hunter (English): One who hunts
Rowan (Scottish/Irish): Redhead
Louie (French): Renowned warrior

Ingrid (Norse): Hero’s daughter
Maisie (Scottish): Pearl
Jennifer (Welsh): White shadow; White wave
Camilla (Latin): Young ceremonial attendant


Rebel Wilson & Australian Baby Names

Hailing from Australia, Rebel Wilson is quickly gaining popularity in the U.S. as one of the funniest actresses. She’s also got something else most actresses don’t—a unique name. Rebel isn’t a common name in the United States, and it didn’t make the top 100 names for girls in Australia, either. Rebel didn’t even rank within the top 1,000 names in the last 13 years. 

According to records for both Australia and the U.S., the top ten baby names have a few in common. Chloe was the most common name for Australian girls born in 2011, while Chloe ranked tenth for the U.S. The most common name in the United States for the same year was Sophia, which is similar to Australia’s seventh place ranking of Sophie. 

Boys names had fewer in common, with only three appearing on top ten lists for both countries. William was the most popular name in Australia but ranked third for the U.S. Jacob, the most popular U.S. name, was number 13 for Australians.

Do you think Rebel’s name is part of her flare? We expect to see a few more baby girls named Rebel in the future!


Normal Names from Celebrities

Celebrity baby names are known for their obscurity. Nouns as names, names with intricate spellings, or names that intentionally sound different aren’t out of the question when it comes to tots born under the stars. There are some celebrities who became parents in 2012, though, that haven’t pushed the proverbial envelope with their mini-me monikers, giving a few of Hollywood’s newest additions names to be envied by members of their unique generation. Here are some of the celebrity baby names given in 2012 that won’t end up on radio show lists of celebrities with abnormal names.

James – Danny Pudi
Micah – Sarah Drew
Samuel – Jennifer Garner
Tyler – Kerri Strug

Fiona – Danny Pudi
Olivia – Michael Weatherly
Penelope – Kourtney Kardashian
Gloria – Maggie Gyllenhaal


Newest Additions to Hit Hollywood: May 2012

In honor of our favorite celebrities and their newest additions, here is a list of names held by the most recent babies born into Hollywood:

So far, the stars are experiencing a baby girl overload with the exception of Alessandra Ambrosio and fiancé Jamie Mazur.

Lauryn (French): Crowned with laurel; from the laurel tree -Daughter of J.R. Martinez
Lucia (English): Feminine form of Lucas; woman from Lucanus -Daughter of Mira Sorvino
Maxwell (English): Feminine form of Max; the greatest -Daughter of Jessica Simpson
Noah (Hebrew): A peaceful wanderer -Son of Alessandra Ambrosio
Ruby (English): As precious as the red gem stone -Daughter of Marley Shelton


Fame: Born in March

Expecting a baby in the remainder of the month of March? If so, you’re in luck! Below is a list of famous people in history born during the last two weeks of March. Choosing a baby name has never been so simple! Take a look, and be inspired.


Gabe (Hebrew): God’s able-bodied one -Gabe Kaplan, March 31, 1945
Kenny (Gaelic): Form of Kenneth, meaning “fire born” -Kenny Chesney, March 26, 1968
Quentin (Latin): Fifth -Quentin Tarantino, March 27, 1963
Vince (Latin): Form of Vincent, meaning “prevailing” -Vince Vaughn, March 28, 1970


Annabella (Hebrew/Italian): God has favored me -Annabella Sciorra, March 24, 1964
Danica (Slavic): Morning star/from Denmark -Danica Patrick, March 25, 1982
Lucy (Latin): Form of Lucille, meaning “light”-Lucy Lawless, March 29, 1968
Norah (Greek): Shinning woman -Norah Jones, March 30, 1979


March Mania Famous Birthdays

If you or someone you know is expecting a child in the month of March, there are only a few short weeks until your new addition arrives. If you want your soon-to-be to have a star-studded childhood, consider using a famous and well-known name that will stick with them for the rest of their lives—and that does not mean picking from a list of names like Blanket, Apple, and Pilot Inspektor—unless that’s what you like.


Arye (Hebrew): Lion, eagle -Arye Gross, March 17th, 1960
Dee (Hebrew): The beloved one -Dee Snider, March 15th, 1955
Glenn (Gaelic): From the secluded narrow valley -Glenn Close, March 19th, 1947
Kirby (German): From the village with the church -Kirby Puckett, March 14th, 1961


Dana (English): Woman from Denmark -Dana Delany, March 13th, 1956
Holly (English): Of the holly tree -Holly Hunter, March 20th, 1958
Irene (Greek): A peaceful woman -Irene Cara, March 18th, 1959
Mercedes (Spanish): Lady of mercies; refers t the Virgin Mary -Mercedes McCambridge, March 16th, 1916


January Famous Birthdays: January 27th

It’s time again to announce the famous birthdays that have occurred on this day in years past. Every month, the Baby Name Registry would like to shed light on those who are celebrating a birthday. Whether they are turning 1, 10, or 100, these famous people might inspire the name that you choose for your soon-to-be. Here are a few names that might interest you of those celebrating a birthday today on Friday, January 27th.


Lewis (German): A famous warrior: Lewis Carroll- 1832
Mikhail (Hebrew): Who is like God? Mikhail Baryshnikov- 1948
Patton (English): From the town of warriors: Patton Oswalt- 1969
Troy (Gaelic): Son of a foot soldier: Troy Donahue- 1936


Bridget (Irish): A strong and protective woman; in mythology, goddess of fire, wisdom, and poetry: Bridget Fonda- 1964
Donna (Italian): A titled woman; feminine form of Donald; ruler of the world: Donna Reed- 1921
Jennifer (Welsh): One who is fair; a beautiful girl: Jennifer LB Leese- 1970
Karen (Greek): Form of Katherine, meaning “one who is pure; virginal” Karen Velez- 1961


Celebrity Birthdays: January 9th

Happy Birthday Kate Middleton! January 9th is a special day for many of our favorite celebrities. Kate Middleton, a crowd favorite, is celebrating her 30th birthday today and saying goodbye to her 20’s in style. Last year, Kate celebrated her 29th birthday, her marriage to Prince William, and became the Duchess of England; so how will she celebrate 30? Sister Pippa has taken control of the party planning and has arranged an 80’s night with cocktails and karaoke.

Who else is celebrating a birthday today? Here are a few celebs that will be a year older after today. If you are expecting a child in the month of January, consider naming him/her after your favorite celebrity. The name will never be forgotten and will be a fan favorite!


Alexander (Greek): Helper and defender of mankind-A.J McLean: 1978
David (Hebrew): The beloved one -Dave Matthews: 1967
James (Hebrew): Form of Jacob, meaning “he who supplants” -Jimmy Page: 1944
Mark (Latin): Dedicated to Mars, the God of war -Mark Martin: 1959


Catherine (English): One who is pure; virginal -Kate Middleton: 1982
Grace (Latin): Having God’s favor; in mythology, the Graces were the personification of beauty, charm, and grace -Gracie Fields: 1898
Joey (English): Feminine form of Joseph; God will add -Joey Lauren Adams: 1968
Susannah (Hebrew): Resembling a graceful white lily -Susannah York: 1941


January Famous Birthdays

These young celebrity children will only be a year or two older than your soon-to-be! If they take after mom and dad, they might be the next big name in Hollywood. If you are stumped and have yet to settle on a name, consider the names of your favorite celebrity couples children.


Flynn (Irish): One who has a ruddy complexion -Son of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Leo (Latin): Resembling a lion -Son of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Phyllon (Greek): Leaf -Son of Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James
Shane (English): Form of John, meaning “God is gracious” -Son of Shane Filan and Gilliam Welsh


Coco (Spanish): Form of Socorro, meaning “one who offers help and relief” -Daughter of Tony Kanal and Erin Lokitz
Grace (Latin): Having God’s favor -Daughter of Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
Hillary (Greek): A cheerful woman; bringer of joy -Daughter of Samantha and Michael Hess
Vida (Latin/Hebrew) Life/one who is dearly loved: -Daughter of Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves


Unique Celebrity Baby Names

As 2011 comes to a close, take a minute to look back on the most influential celebrities of the 2000’s and their children. Stand back and take cover; the top 8 celebrity children of 2011 are kickin’ butt and the Baby Name Registry Blog is taking their names [for you, of course]! From Suri Cruise to Harper Seven Bekham, these celebrity baby names are anything but ordinary, and that’s a fact.

Influential Celeb. Kids of 2011: TOP 8

1- Suri (American/Sanskrit/Hebrew): Wealthy; mother of the son; go away -Suri Cruise

 Suri Cruise was named the most influential celebrity kid of 2011! With a personality this spunky, she is sure to be in the public eye for many years to come.

2- Harper (English): One who plays or makes harps -Harper Seven Bekham
3- Shiloh (Hebrew): One who is peaceful; abundant -Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
4- Max (Latin): Form of Maximilian, meaning “the greatest” -Max Anthony
5- Mason (English): One who works with stone -Mason Disick
6- Honor (English): To have honored; respect -Honor Alba
7- Cruz (Spanish): Of the cross -Cruz Beckham
8- Jayden (Hebrew/English): One who is thankful of God -Jayden Spears