Celebrity Babies Named After Other Celebrities

April 27, 2017 Linda Rosenkrantz
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We know that celebrities of the past and present inspire popular baby names, from Audrey (Hepburn) and Ava (Gardner) to (John) Lennon and (Jimi) Hendrix. And sometimes it’s celebrities themselves who choose famous names for their children, with actors and musicians paying homage to legendary stars with their name choices.

Our report on this trend from a few years back highlighted picks like Mariah Carey’s Monroe and guitarist Slash’s Cash. Those names remain in the headlines, but now there’s a whole new class of celebrity baby names honoring iconic stars that came before them. By Abby Sandel


Legendary folk singer Arlo Guthrie’s unusual given name has become a rising favorite with plenty of parents. Leighton Meester and Adam Brody gave the name to a daughter; so did Johnny Knoxville. But we like this best for a boy, as chosen by actor Toni Collette, and more recently, English musician Charlie Simpson.