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Celebrity Baby Word Names

Gwyneth Paltrow's Apple may still be the most famous case, but these days she's far from the only celebrity child with a word name. Today, there are enough celebrity baby names that are also words that we can fill a whole long list with them. In their ever-widening search for new and unique names, celebrities are turning to words that relate to nature, spirituality, animals, places, weather, colors, even numbers. Bonus: many of these, by virtue of being new and unconventional, count as truly unisex baby names. Here, word names that have been used in recent years for celebrity babies.

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  • Clover

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Clover is a charming, perky choice if you want to move beyond hothouse blooms like Rose and Lily, and it's recently become a new celeb favorite, chosen by both Neal McDonough and Natasha Gregson... Read More 

  • Colt

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or in spite of its association with horses and guns.

    Samuel Colt was the inventor and... Read More 

  • Cricket

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    Nickname name from the era of Father Knows Best, though we can see it making something of a comeback, a la Clover and Pippa. Cricket has new potential especially since it has recently... Read More 

  • Cypress

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Lovely entry into the tree name genre, joining Maple, Pine, Oak, and Willow.Read More 

  • Deacon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This name was transposed from the word for a church officer to a baby name when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe chose it for their son, after a baseball player ancestor, and Don Johnson... Read More 

  • Delta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Southern charm, lazy-day-down-by-the-river feel. Read More 

  • Diesel

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Diesel, which you can think of as a word name for the fuel or as a German surname that derives from a pet form of Matthew or Mathias, is a new entry to the American name lexicon thanks to... Read More 

  • Domino

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    One of those ultimate cool-girl names, played by Keira Knightley in a movie about a supermodel-turned-bounty hunter, but kids might associate it with the game. High profile British designer India... Read More 

  • Dream

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    Singular and serene noun name that's been used by a couple of celebs. Read More 

  • Dusty

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Dusty first became popular as a girl's name thanks to singer Dusty Springfield - born Mary. She used her childhood nickname professionally, and many parents embraced Dusty as a name for their... Read More 

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