There are so many choices when it comes to choosing a baby name. Family and friends might want to pitch in and give suggestions, while you and your partner might have very different ideas. Your baby’s name is a crucial part of their identity, and the most important thing is that you love it. If you are in need of some ideas, take some inspiration from these celebrity-inspired baby names.
Celebrity inspiration: Dakota Fanning
Meaning: Friend; ally.
Origin: Native American
Did you know? Dakota is actually the actress’s second name. Her first name is Hannah.
Celebrity inspiration: Marcia Cross’s daughter.
Did you know? Eden has a twin sister, Savannah, whose name came to Marcia in a premonition.
Celebrity inspiration: Sharon Stone’s son
Did you know? Actress Sharon has three adopted sons, Quinn, Laird and Roan.
Celebrity inspiration: Brooke Shields’s daughter
Meaning: Little red one; tree with red berries
Did you know? Brooke wrote a book about her postpartum depression after having Rowan, Called Down Came the Rain.
Celebrity inspiration: Taylor Swift
Did you know? Apparently, Taylor was named after singer and songwriter James Taylor.
Celebrity inspiration: Toni Collette’s Son
Meaning: Fortified hill
Did you know? Arlo was also the choice of name by Jackass creator Johnny Knoxville, this time for his daughter.
Celebrity inspiration: Blake Lively
Meaning: Light or dark
Origin: English and Scottish
Did you know? As proof of this name’s appeal for both girls and boys, actress Blake was named after her grandmother’s brother.
Celebrity inspiration: Jude Law
Meaning: The praised one
Did you know? Actor Jude’s name comes from The Beatles’ song, Hey Jude.
Celebrity inspiration: David and Victoria Beckham’s daughter
Meaning: Harpist; minstrel (singer)
Did you know? Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee.
Celebrity inspiration: Maxwell
Meaning: Great stream
Did you know? The singer’s full name is Gerald Maxwell Rivera.
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