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Celebrity Baby Name Trends of 2022

Celebrity Baby Name Trends of 2022

And that’s a wrap on the celebrity names of 2022. This year saw a number of notable celebrity baby names, including four children of Nick Cannon — daughters Onyx Ice and Beautiful Zeppelin, and sons Legendary Love and Rise Messiah. Cannon is expecting his 12th child in 2023, so more to come!

In addition, many A-list celebrity babies were born in 2022, such as the unnamed babies of Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's daughter Malti Marie, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin's baby girl Ilaria Catalina Irena, and Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith's son Oscar Bennett, "Ozzie."

As undisputable tastemakers and baby name influencers, the names celebrities choose for their children today often impact what the rest of the country will name their babies tomorrow. We noticed several trends among 2022 celebrity baby names that are likely to catch on among American parents.

Below, the biggest celebrity name trends of 2022.

Adjective Names

Adjective names are the latest word names du jour. Nick Cannon was an early adopter of this trend, but he only accounts for two of the children on this list.

Beautiful Zeppelin — Abby De La Rosa & Nick Cannon

Bluesy Belle — Mia & Darren Criss

Glorious Hart — Jessica Hart & James Kirkham

Legendary Love — Bre Tiesi & Nick Cannon

Lovely Symphani — Diamond & Chris Brown

Slim Easy — Nara Pellman & Lucky Blue Smith

New Boy Names on Girls

Elliot and James are so 2021. Meet the newest masculine names on female birth certificates — August, George, Ira, Royce, and Willie.

August Francesca — Riko Shibata & Nicolas Cage

Emma George — Beth Behrs & Michael Gladis

Ira Dorothy — Molly Yeh & Nick Hagen

Royce Lillian Elizabeth — Rebel Wilson & Ramona Agruma

Willie Jacquet — Michelle Branch & Patrick Carney

Unexplored Place Names

In 2022, many celebs took the road less traveled when it came to choosing place names. They explored rare names on and off the map with picks from Monaco to Ethiopia to out-of-this-world Jupiter.

Grace Ethiopia — Maya Haile & Marcus Samuelsson

Jupiter Seaborn — Cherry Seaborn & Ed Sheeran

Malibu Barbie — Trisha Paytas & Moses Hacmon

Monaco — Jeannie Mai Jenkins & Jeezy

Rome — Shay Mitchell & Matte Babel

Tex Lawrence — Nicole & Luke Combs

Colorful Names

Color names never go out of style. Warm metallics like Bronze and Gold(ie) and cool, bluish hues such as Cyan, Lavender, and Ice were among the most inspirational for celebrity parents this year.

Bronze — Brittany & Patrick Mahomes

Cyan — Adriana Lima & Andre Lemmers

Dorothy Lavender — Kiley Casciano & Matthew Davis

Goldie Brooklyn — Valerie Pitalo & Burt Jenner

Grey Oliver — Morgan Stewart & Jordan McGraw

Onyx Ice — LaNisha Cole & Nick Cannon

Long I Boy Names

The trendiest vowel sound for celebrity baby boys this year was the long I. It particularly showed up in one syllable boy names like Cy, Shai, and Zai, and short two syllable names like Ryden and Zydn.

Cy — Jennifer Lawrence & Cooke Maroney

Cyan — Adriana Lima & Andre Lemmers

Ryden Caspian — Lauren & Aaron Paul

Ryker — Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt

Shai Miller — Paige O'Brien & Josh Peck

Zai — Shanina Shaik & Matthew Adesuyan

Zydn — Lauren Wood & Odell Beckham Jr.

Sweet and Strong Girl Names

At first glance, names like Lady, Pixie, and Sweetie might strike you as dainty or slight, but these girl name combos pack a punch! Blossom Pearl, Dimity Facente, and Lady Francis match the badass princess names aesthetic to a tee.

Blossom Pearl — Scarlett Byrne & Cooper Hefner

Dimity Facente — Lydia Hearst & Chris Hardwick

Lady Francis — Alessandra Torresani & Sturgis Adams

Pixie Rose — Christina Perri & Paul Costabile

Sweetie Mary — Rydel & Capron Funk

Most Common Celebrity Baby Names 2022

We added more than 90 starbabies to our celebrity baby name database in 2022, with few name repeats. Three names were used twice as first names — Arlo, Emma, and Ozzie.

Arlo

Arlo — Allison Williams & Alexander Dreymon

Arlo — Julia Stiles & Preston J. Cook

Emma

Emma George — Beth Behrs & Michael Gladis

Emma — Jenna Ushkowitz & David Stanley

Ozzie

Oscar Bennett "Ozzie" — Mandy Moore & Taylor Goldsmith

Ozzie Alexander — Kara & Luke Cook

Name to Watch: Cy

Pixie made our shortlist of names to watch, but the most influential celebrity baby name of the year is going to be Cy.

After months of waiting, it was finally revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and her gallerist husband Cooke Maroney named their son Cy, after the influential artist Cy Twombly. It's a single syllable with a lot of verve — one that we expect to see on many more birth certificates.

Along with Cy, we expect names that begin with Cy to gain popularity over the next few years. These include the already fashionable Cyrus as well as Cypress, Cyan, Cyra, Cypher, and even Cyril.

About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top 2020s names, Gen Z names, and cottagecore baby names. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest.

Sophie Kihm's articles on names have run on People, Today, The Huffington Post, and more. She has been quoted as a name expert by The Washington Post, People, The Huffington Post, and more. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.