Hottest Celebrity Baby Name Trends

Celebrity baby names can reflect or even launch naming trends in the general population.  Here, some of the hottest celebrity baby names and trends we see heating up right now:

Babies Named After Heavenly Bodies, Objects, And/Or Beings


MARSErykah Badu

LUNAConstance Marie

Stella LUNAEllen Pompeo

ScarletMelanie Chisholm & Thomas Starr

CIEL (French for sky) – Niki Taylor

Aven ANGELICAMatthew Settle

Journey JETTJenna Jameson

JETT HamiltonJill Scott

Petal Blossom RAINBOWJamie Oliver

Babies with Animal Names

BIRDIE WestMaura West

SPARROW James MidnightNicole Richie and Joel Madden

William WOLFSarah Shahi


Flower Names

TULIP – middle name of one of Rebecca Romijns twins

DAISYJon Cryer

PETAL BLOSSOM RainbowJamie Oliver

5 celebrity babies received the middle name ROSE


Most fashionable letter – L

LUCILLEMaya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson

LEILAJudy Reyes

LYLALisa Loeb

LOU SULOLA – Heidi and Seal

LILAHErinn Hayes

LUCIANA – Carnie Wilson

LAURENLindsay Davenport

LUCIAMel Gibson; Amber and Rob Marino

LUKATom Collichio

LUNAConstance Marie

Most common name

MAX.  There were three celebrity babies born last year named Max, fathered by Gilbert GottfriedLance Armstrong, and Charlie Sheen

Most outrageous name


For a girl – MARS MERKABA – Erykah Badu

Most outrageously common name

Charlie Sheen’s other twin son, BOB

Most used middle names

(besides Rose, which had 5)

Ray (in all variations)

BLAISE RAYAmanda Beard


FINLEY RAEDaniel Baldwin


And Grace….

BLAKESLEY GRACETrista and Ryan Sutter

CHARLOTTE GRACESarah Michelle & Freddie Prinze Junior

HELENA GRACEKelly Rutherford


Celebrity babies named after other famous people, real and fictional


There’s been a Hollywood trend over the past several years of naming babies after other stars, such as Ava (Gardner), daughters of Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Jackman.  But now that trend is extending to less obvious stars, surnames, and fictional characters.

HUCKLEBERRY (Finn) – Kimberly and Brad Paisley

EVERLEIGH (Brothers) – Cam Gigandet

(Jennifer) ANNISTON – Chyler Leigh

KENZO (the designer) — Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou

HOLDEN (Caulfield, from Catcher in the Rye) – Mira Sorvino

(Brigitte) BARDOTDavid Boreanz

GOLDIE (Hawn) – Ione Skye

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Andrea Says:

March 4th, 2010 at 10:02 am

I’d have my doubts that Ione Skye’s daughter Goldie is named after Goldie Hawn. According to Wikipedia her family is Jewish. I wonder if one of her grandmothers was named Goldie and it’s a family name. A lot of the trends are general trends. Numerous little girls all over the country get Rose or Grace as a middle name; “L” is a popular initial especially in German and French-speaking countries, etc.

Bella Says:

March 4th, 2010 at 10:08 am

I really doubt Anniston and Goldie were named after the celebs.

Poor, poor, Petal Blossom Rainbow… I think petal is a sweet name, Blossom even better, Rainbow gag me, but together it’s like you threw three potions into a fairytale book and came out with it.

I really like Everleigh, it’s very pretty!

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Kiki Says:

March 4th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Just to point out that Melanie Chisholm didn’t have a child called Scarlett with Eddie Murphy. Her child is called Scarlett but I don’t remember who her partner is.

Eddie Murphy had a daughter with the other Melanie ex-spice girl, Melanie Brown and I believe their daughter was called Angel Iris.

BTW, I’m so mad at Max becoming so popular among celebrities. I remember thinking of how much I liked that name literally the day before Christina Aguilera used it and now everyone is.

Lark Says:

March 4th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Celebrity trends aren’t as crazy as people think, sure they sometimes name their kids things no sane person ought to but they aren’t different trends than the rest of the population just a little more on the extreme side. and of course it’s the more grand and pedestal names that are most common (star names imply you and your child are heavenly or out of this world)

Side note: I’m shocked anyone would be surprised about Max I knew it was up and coming more than ten years ago, it’s been slowly gaining momentum for years and years.

Gina Says:

March 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

It says on
That Melanie Chisholm (aka Sporty Spice) & her long-time boyfriend Thomas Starr has a girl Scarlet.

Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice) & Eddie Murphy have a girl Angel Iris.

Andrea Says:

March 4th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I think Anniston actually was named after Jennifer Anniston, based on the interview I read with the mother. I thought it was a little too obvious and she isn’t a person I’d have picked as a namesake, but whatever.

azulverde Says:

March 4th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Melanie Chisholm’s partner is Thomas Starr. Starr is their last name, its not Scarlet’s middle name.

Annika Says:

March 5th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I got to say that I don’t really like Wolf as a name. First of all it seems to literal to me and the other – more important – thing is that it evokes a kind of Hitler-association with me. Did you know he called himself “Wolf” as a nick- or codename? That was the reason he gave his Führer’s Headquarters the name “Wolfsschanze”.
Anyway, I don’t want to suggest by any means that the parents who used it had the same associations and maybe those facts aren’t that well known in the US as they are in Germany?

Cathryn Says:

March 18th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I love Luna. Yes, I’m a harry Potter fan. But I would only use it as a middle name not as a frst. Max is a normal name.

BN Says:

May 9th, 2010 at 3:02 am

Unless I’m mistaken, actress Jill Scott had a boy named Jett Hamilton Roberts, not a girl named Lilah Grace. But, I could be wrong…

louise Says:

October 9th, 2010 at 12:57 am

How do we feel about the name Madden

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