Celebrity Girl Names

  1. Memphis
    • Origin:

      Greek and Coptic place-name
    • Meaning:

      "Enduring and beautiful"
    • Description:

      Cool and bluesy southern city name chosen by musician-activist Bono for his daughter.
  2. Rumble
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "deep, resonant sound"
    • Description:

      Model Lucky Blue Smith welcomed daughter Rumble Honey in 2020, introducing a new name to the pool and putting it among the craziest celebrity baby names of the year. We don't see Rumble inspiring many copycats.
  3. Arrow
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Names that have not historically been names are not intrinsically gendered, so though we originally pinned Arrow as a boys' name, both starbaby Arrows that have been born recently have been girls. And with Arrow given to 60 girls in the US in 2015 and 94 boys, we call that a pretty decidedly gender neutral name. With its forward-moving, true-landing imagery, Arrow is one of the new inspirational names.
  4. North
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      North's image and gender status was irrevocably changed when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced it as the name of their newborn daughter. But why not? West is firmly established as a name, Easton is coming up strong, and North has a nice solid sound as well -- certainly as appropriate for either gender. South, though, not so much.
  5. Chance
    • Origin:

      French variation of Chauncey
    • Meaning:

      "chancellor"
    • Description:

      Chance feels like a mainstream pick for boys thanks to Chance the Rapper and several starbabies with the name. It hasn't caught on in the same way for girls, but it makes a strong alternative to the rather slight Lucky.
  6. Andy
    • Malibu
      • Origin:

        Ventureño Chumash, Native American
      • Meaning:

        "the surf sounds loudly"
      • Description:

        Malibu, the name of a California beach city, evokes sunshine, surfing, and glamour. With its fashionable "oo" sound — as seen in names like Luna and Ruby — Malibu is an unexplored place name worth considering.
    • Danger
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "the possibility of suffering harm or injury"
      • Description:

        Austin Powers famously said "Danger is my middle name," and for more and more children this is ringing true. Some babies are receiving Danger as their first name, in the style of lively word names like Wilder, Cannon, and Rebel.
    • Chapel
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "a small building for English worship"
      • Description:

        Spiritual word names are a hot trend and ever-expanding category of baby names. Chapel was notably used in 2020 by Josh Brolin for his daughter. He said of her name, "Chapel Grace is, to us, a manifestation of that celestial feeling that was always felt as we meandered and knelt."
    • Doone
      • Origin:

        Scottish surname
      • Meaning:

        "hill, mountain"
      • Description:

        Evocative of the sand dunes at the beach, Doone is a relatively rare surname found in Scotland, Ireland and England. It was recently used with this spelling by Olympic medalist Amanda Beard; photographer Diane Arbus named her daughter Doon, inspired, yes, by walks along the sand dunes during her pregnancy.
    • Sovereign
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "supreme ruler, ultimate power"
      • Description:

        Sovereign is one of those names only a celebrity could introduce, much like Saint or Sir who came before it. It was actually football player Cam Newton who first used the name for his daughter, Sovereign-Dior Cambella (sister to Camidas, Cashmere, and Chosen) in 2017. But more notably, it's the name Usher chose for his baby girl, Sovereign Bo, in 2020.
    • Osian
      • Origin:

        Welsh variation of Oisin
      • Meaning:

        "little deer"
      • Description:

        Actress Milla Jovovich chose this uncommon but usable Welsh boy name for her daughter in 2020.
    • Kulture
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group"
      • Description:

        Rappers Cardi B and Offset gave the truly unique word name Kulture to their daughter in 2018. Its message is more inclusive and artistic than such elevated celebrity baby names as Saint, Reign, and Sir. Kulture may refer to a creative culture or a social culture. The baby's middle name is Kiari, which is dad Offset's birth name.

        Kulture is one of the most unique celebrity baby names of recent years.
    • Jett
      • Origin:

        Mineral name
      • Description:

        Lisa Ling made Jett an option for girls when she gave it to her daughter in 2013.
    • Yardley
      • Origin:

        English surname
      • Meaning:

        "wood clearing"
      • Description:

        Yardley, a surname redolent of British soaps and perfume, was used for her daughter by Megyn Kelly.
    • Otter
      • Origin:

        Animal name
      • Description:

        While we don't see many parents adopting Otter as a name for their own babies, Zooey Deschanel put this one in the lexicon when she used it as a middle name for her adorably-named daughter Elsie Otter. Even in the celebrisphere, Otter is one of the most unique baby names we've heard.
    • Lozen
      • Origin:

        Apache, Native American
      • Meaning:

        "one who steals horses"
      • Description:

        Lozen is the name of a female Apache warrior and medicine woman who fought with Geronimo in the 19th century. The sister of the warrior called Victorio, Lozen was the name chosen by soccer star Hope Solo and football player Jerramy Stevens for their daughter, Lozen Orianna Judith, twin of Vittorio Genghis.
    • Sundance
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "sun dance"
      • Description:

        Long synonymous with the American outlaw Harry Longabaugh, aka The Sundance Kid, who got his nickname from the town of Sundance, Wyoming, where he was incarcerated as a teenager. The place name Sundance was taken from the sun dance ceremony practiced by local Native American tribes.
    • Zissou
      • Origin:

        Invented name
      • Description:

        Superfans of auteur Wes Anderson may now consider Zissou as a baby name option, ever since Kieran Culkin and Jazz Charton used it for their daughter (birth name Kinsey Sioux). It's a clear homage to Anderson's film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, chronicling the journey of a Jacques Cousteau-like oceanographer avenging his partner's death-by-jaguar-shark.
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