Happy Mother’s Day: New Celebrity Baby Names

May 7, 2016 Abby Sandel

This Mother’s Day, we congratulate the newest celebrity moms. Not only have they added parenthood to their busy resumes, they’ve also set trends with their baby name choices, a mix of the traditional and the trailblazing. The ten most intriguing names chosen by new celebrity moms over the past year are:

Arlo Day -- Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester became famous as Gossip Girl’s poor little rich girl Blair Waldorf. Now she’s all grown up, and mom to daughter Arlo Day with husband Adam Brody. It’s the latest in a long string of boy names given to girls, including fellow Gossip Girl alum Blake Lively’s daughter James.

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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio. For a chance to have your questions answered, contact Abby at

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