The Cutest Celebrity Baby Names
Cute celebrity baby names are having a moment. Meghan Trainor recently revealed her son's name to be Barry Bruce, and Molly-Mae Hague named her daughter Bambi, which is so cute, some have accused it of being cloying.
Model Jessica Hart got similar criticism after naming her daughter Baby-Rae in 2020, as did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they named their baby Lilibet Diana.
What makes cute names so cute? It's an imperfect science, but here are some factors that make names cuter:
Baby names associated with cute things are automatically more adorable. You might look for nature names that are especially cute, such as Daisy, Bear, and Moon. Another option is names related to things that are small, as in Teddy, Dot, and Elvie.
Nicknames are almost always cuter than full names, which is part of their appeal. A nickname can transform a serious, formal name into an adorable and approachable form, like Maggie does to Margaret, or Sam does to Samuel. Other nicknames include terms of endearment, like rising choices Buddy, Sonny, and Honey.
There's something about names with repeating sounds that sound so cute to our ears. These names are often nicknames, but parents are increasingly putting choices like Coco, Gigi, and Vivi on the birth certificate.
Alliteration — whether between first and middle names or first and last names — is another common strategy to make names cuter.
The upturned "EE" ending of names like Amari, Charlie, and Ellie is undeniably cute. Diminutives of longer names often have this structure — Penny comes from Penelope, Ollie comes from Oliver — but plenty of cute standalone names end with the "EE" sound as well (think Brady, Lucy, and Finley).
There are so many recent celebrity baby names with incredible cute-factor, we wanted to highlight our favorites here.
Below, the cutest celebrity baby names from 2020 to today.
Aoife Bea — Rachel & Chris Sullivan
Baby-Rae — Jessica Hart & James Kirkham
Bambi — Molly-Mae Hague & Tommy Fury
Barry Bruce — Meghan Trainor & Daryl Sabara
Blossom Pearl — Scarlet Byrne & Cooper Hefner
Bluesy Belle — Mia & Darren Criss
Buddy Prine — Meredith Hagner & Wyatt Russell
Cassie Snow — Chanel Iman & Sterling Shepard
Champie Arizona — Ty Haney & Mark Wystrach
Daisy Dove — Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom
Dorothy Lavender — Kiley Casciano & Matthew Davis
Edith Pepper — Abby Elliott & Billy Kennedy
Eloise Judy Bear — Katy Tur & Tony Dokoupil
Esti Maxine — Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
Goldie Brooklyn — Valerie Pitalo & Burt Jenner
Honey James — Sadie Robertson & Christian Huff
Ira Dorothy — Molly Yeh & Nick Hagen
Ivy Love — Daisy Lowe & Jordan Saul
Kaori Mai — Eniko & Kevin Hart
Lady Francis — Alessandra Torresani & Sturgis Adams
Leni James — Lauren & Alexander Ludwig
Lilibet Diana — Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
Lillie Carolina — Lauren Akins & Thomas Rhett
Lovely Symphani — Diamond & Chris Brown
Lucky Levi — Elle King & Dan Tooker
Malibu Barbie — Trisha Paytas & Moses Hacmon
Milou Alizée — Tessa & Barron Hilton
Navy Bea — Arielle & Brandon Charnas
Pepper Lynn — Christina & Frankie Ballard
Pixie Rose — Christina Perri & Matthew Constabile
Prairie Moon — Teresa Palmer & Mark Webber
Rennie David — Katharine McPhee & David Foster
Rue Rose — Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert
Rumi Ray — Freida Pinto & Cory Tran
Sophie Jo — Rachel Platten & Kevin Lazan
Sunny Cinco — Cassie & Alex Fine
Sweetie Mary — Rydel & Capron Funk
Violet Betty — Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Willie Jacquet — Michelle Branch & Patrick Carney
Yrie Miles — Yamiche Alcindor & Nathaniel Cline