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Best Celebrity Baby Names of 2013
by Babble Editors
| Posted 1 year ago
There’s a Hollywood baby boom—which can only mean a whole new crop of inspiring, interesting, and downright insane baby names! Here are our faves for 2013
Congratulations to Supernatural
star Jared Padalecki
and his wife Genevieve Cortese Padalecki
on the birth of their second son, Shepherd
. The baby boy joins brother, Thomas Colton
, born in 2012.
star Jesse Williams
plays a doctor on TV—and now he plays dad in real life! Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee
welcomed their first child together in early December, a daughter named Sadie
. We hope she got her dad's famous eyes!
Congratulations to NCIS: Los Angeles
star Daniela Ruah
and her fiance David Olsen
on the birth of their first child, a boy named River Isaac
. The Portuguese American actress met her fiance, a former NAVY SEAL, on the set of the hit CBS show—he's the stunt double and older brother of Ruah's co-star Eric Christian Olsen
, who also became first-time dad
We can only imagine how delicious Gail Simmons'
baby food will be! The Top Chef
judge and her husband Jeremy Abrams
have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Dahlia Rae
. The couple waited until the birth to find out the sex of the baby, so it was a New Year's surprise!
Just in time for the New Year! Football great Tiki Barber
and his wife Traci
welcomed their first child together on Dec. 27, a baby girl named Brooklyn
. While the name was super trendy in 2013, the former running back might be paying homage to his career with the New York Giants. Brooklyn joins brothers Atiim Kiambu Junior "AJ", born 2002, Chason, born 2004, and twin sisters, born 2010, children from Barber's previous marriage.
Celebrity stylist/designer Rachel Zoe
has an eye for trends...even when it comes to baby names! Zoe, 42, and her husband Rodger Berman
welcomed their second son, a boy names Kaius Jagger
. Kaius is definitely unusual, but Jagger is already a celeb favorite. The baby boy joins brother Skyler Morrison
, born in 2011. The boys share music-inspired middle names—maybe Zoe is hoping for the next Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison!
At least his last name won't be Rocknroll! Oscar-winner (and veteran mom!) Kate Winslet
welcomed her third child—the first with new husband Ned Rocknroll
—on Dec. 7. The baby, a son, had been given the snuggley, yet fierce name Bear
. Bear joins siblings Mia
, born in 2000, and Joe
, born in 2003.
Talk about a proud papa! British R&B singer Jay Sean has been gushing about the new lady in his life, daughter Ayva Loveen Kaur, since he and wife Thara Natalie welcomed her on Dec. 16. Sean (born Kamaljeet Singh Jhooti) and Natalie must have been inspired by their shared Indian heritage when naming their daughter: Loveen is a Sikh name meaning "absorbed in adoration" and Kaur means "princess!"
Congratulations to The Mentalist
star Rockmond Dunbar
and his wife, actress Maya Dunbar
, on the birth of their first child. The baby, a girl, has been named Berkeley
It's two for Tootie! The Facts of Life
and Living Single
actress Kim Fields
and her husband Christopher Morgan
have welcomed their second child, a son named Quincy Xavier
. The 44-year-old is already mom to Sebastian Alexander
, born in 2007.
Congratulations to Entertainment Tonight
correspondent Brooke Anderson
and her husband Jim Walker
on the birth of their second child! The baby girl, named Lily Georgina
, was delivered via natural birth on Nov. 30. The little girl will reportedly go by Lily George. She joins big sister, Kate Victoria
, born in 2009.
No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal
might be a secret foodie! The multi-talented musician/producer and his wife Erin Lokitz
have welcomed their second child together, daughter Saffron Rose Kiran
. The unusual moniker coordinates with big sister Coco
, born 2011, as a food-inspired name.
Autumn may be coming to a close, but life with a new Autumn
has just begun for one celeb couple! On Nov. 26, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt
and her new secretly-wed husband and costar Brian Hallisay
welcomed their first baby girl, Autumn
James Hallisay. We love that they adapted the traditionally male but timeless James
as the middle name for this fall baby!
Kaia and Kane
They really are the "Biermann Bunch!" Real Housewives of Atlanta
alum Kim Zolciak
and her husband, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann
, welcomed fraternal twins on Nov. 25. The latest additions to their brood makes Zolciak the mother of six, with four of the kids under the age of 2 1/2! The babies are named Kaia Rose
, a girl, and Kane Ren
, a boy. Kaia received her middle name from Zolciak's pyschic and friend and Kane received his middle name from the twins' OB-GYN. The twins join brothers Kroy Jr., born 2011 , and Kash, born 2012, and sisters, Brielle, born 1997, and Ariana, born 2001.
actress Autumn Reeser
and her husband Jesse Warren
have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! The couple welcomed their second child together, a boy named Dashiell
, via home birth on Nov. 25. Dashiell joins big brother Finneus, born 2011.
Congratulations to UK billionaire Nick Candy
and his wife, actress/model/singer Holly Valance
on the birth of their first child! The couple, who were married in a lavish ceremony in Beverly Hills in 2012, has welcomed daughter Luka Violet Toni
Candy. The little girl will be nicknamed LuLu, and her middle name, Toni, is a tribute to Candy's father, Tony Candy, who passed away just a few weeks before the birth.
And baby makes a "six pack!" Extreme Weight Loss
host and trainer Chris Powell
and his wife Heidi
have expanded their own pack to six with birth of their daughter, Ruby
. Ruby joins brothers, Cash
, born in 2011, and Matrix, born in 2005 and sister, Marley
, born in 2007.
Naming your child after French kings and Roman emperors definitely puts the pressure on! Actor David Walton
and his wife, former Roswell
actress Majandra Delfino
, welcomed their second child, a boy named Louis Augustus
. The kingly baby was so ready to rule that he came a month early (he and his momma are both happy and healthy). Louis joins sister, Cecilia Delphine
, born in 2012.
2013 has yielded a second championship and a second baby for Miami Heat player Chris Bosh
! He and his wife Adrienne
welcomed their second child together, a baby girl named Dylan Skye
(double unisex name!), on November 4. Dylan joins brother Jackson
, born in 2012, and sister, Trinity
, born in 2008, Bosh's daughter from a previous relationship.
Looks like actress Michelle Monaghan
has jumped on the nickname as a first name trend! She and husband, Peter White
, welcomed son Tommy Francis
on Oct. 30. He joins sister Willow Katherine
, born in 2008.
Congratulations to Into the Wild
actor Emile Hirsch
on the birth of his first child, a son. Born in Florida on October 27, the boy is named Valor
. Valor's mother and Hirsch are no longer a couple, but they will be raising this darling baby boy together.
Congratulations to NCIS star Michael Weatherly
and his wife Bojana on their newborn, Liam
Weatherly, on October 29. The baby boy’s name reflects his father’s Irish roots. Liam, which means resolute protector, joins his big sister Olivia
and big brother August
. This little guy sure has a big role in the family!
We’re all doing the Carlton dance in celebration! Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
star Alfonso Ribeiro
and wife Angela Unkrich welcomed their first child together, Alfonso Lincoln
Ribeiro Jr., on October 27. This little heir will join his older sister Sienna
from Ribeiro’s previous marriage.
Hanson drummer Zac Hanson
and wife Kate
welcomed their third child, George Abraham Walker, on October 17. The baby boy will go by Abraham
and his third name, Walker, is also Hanson's middle name and is named for father. Abraham joins siblings John Ira Shepherd, born in 2008, and Junia Rosa Ruth, born in 2010.
has more to celebrate this year than just an Emmy nomination! The Homeland
actress and her filmmaker husband Austin Chick
welcomed their first child together, son Julius
, on October 22. He might not be ruling an empire, but the little guy might conquer some hearts if he inherits his mother's good looks!
Former Roswell star Jason Behr and wife, Private Practice actress KaDee Strickland, welcomed their first child together, Atticus, on October 17. The baby boy shares a name with one of literature's most beloved heroes: Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird.
Businesswoman Ivanka Trump
and her husband, New York Observer owner Jared Kushner, welcomed their second child, son Joseph
Frederick Kushner, on October 14. The baby boy was named after both his parents’ paternal grandfathers.
Actors Halle Berry
and Olivier Martinez
welcomed their first son on October 5. Their bouncing baby boy was gifted with an intercontinental name, Maceo
. Maceo is of Spanish origin, a nod to Martinez's Spanish father whose first name was also Robert.
Hart of Dixie
actress Jaime King
and director husband Kyle Newman welcomed their first child, a boy, on October 6. The couple chose a classic name for their son, James
, and combined it with the more unique middle name of Knight.
Franklin & Bash
star Mark-Paul Gosselaar
and wife Catriona McGinn welcomed their first child together, son Dekker Edward
on September 30. Dekker will join older siblings Ava
from Gosselaar's previous marriage.
Congratulations to Glee
star Heather Morris
and longtime partner Taylor Hubbell on the birth of their baby boy, Elijah
, on September 28. This is the first child for both.
actor Ioan Gruffudd
and Alice Evans
welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Elsie
Marigold, on September 13. Little Elsie will join big sister Ella
star Jonathon Schaech
and wife Julie Solomon are now the proud parents of son Camden
Quinn. Born September 12, 'lil Camden is the couple's first child.
Actress Jordana Brewster
and producer husband Andrew Form welcomed a bouncing baby boy, Julian
Brewster-Form via surrogate
. This is the couple's first child.
Congratulations to Mario Lopez
and his wife Courtney Mazza
on the birth of their second child, son Dominic
Lopez on September 9. Little Dominic joins big sister Gia
, born in 2010.
Another rocker-in-training, perhaps? Fergie
and husband Josh Duhamel
have welcomed their first child, son Axl Jack
on August 29. The power couple have been married since 2009.
Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler
and baseball player fiancé Cutter Dykstra
have a little sweetheart on their hands! Son Beau Kyle
was born August 28. He is the first child for the couple.
It's a boy! Crooner Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato are the proud first-time parents of son Noah
Bublé, born August 27. We bet little Noah hears lots of sweet lullabies in his future.
Congratulations to Alec
and Hilaria Baldwin
on the birth of their daughter, Carmen
Gabriela Baldwin on August 23. Carmen is the couple's first child together.
NCIS: Los Angeles
actor Eric Christian Olsen
and his actress wife Sarah Wright
are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy—their first—named Wyatt Oliver
, born August 16.
The Force will be strong with this little one! Producer George Lucas
and his wife Mellody Hobson announced the arrival of a baby girl via surrogate on August 9. Everest
Hobson Lucas is the couple's first daughter and first biological child for both.
Actor Vince Vaughn
and wife Kyla Weber are the proud parents of their second child and first son, Vernon
Lindsay Vaughn, born August 7. Vernon joins older sister Locklyn, born in 2010. He is named after Vaughn's father.
Late night funnyman Jimmy Fallon
and his producer wife, Nancy Juvonen are the proud parents of their first child, daughter Winnie Rose
Fallon born July 24. The couple were married in December 2007. Congrats to the first time parents!
Second-time parents Penelope Cruz
and Javier Bardem
must be over the moon with the arrival of their first daughter, Luna
Encinas Cruz, on July 22. Little Luna joins big brother Leonardo
, born in 2011. The prolific couple have been married since 2010.
George Alexander Louis
A royal heir is born! Prince William
and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton
, welcomed their first (most eagerly anticipated) son, Prince George Alexander Louis
on July 22. Prince George is third in line for the throne and already the apple of his famous parents' eyes. For official purposes, he will be called His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrell
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott
and drummer Chris Tyrell
welcomed their first child, daughter Eisele Kaye
on July 22. Weighing 7lbs. 13 oz., Eisele's unique moniker is a combination of Hillary's mother's middle name and Chris' mother's maiden name. The couple have been married since January 2012.
has a little girl all her own! Veep
actress Anna Chlumsky
and husband Shaun So welcomed their first child, daughter Penelope Joan
on July 11.
Actress Ali Landry
and husband Alejandro Monteverde are now the proud parents of their third child—and second son—Valentin Francesco
Monteverde. Born July 11, Valentin joins big sister Estela (who shares the same birthday!), born in 2007, and big brother Marcelo
, born in 2011. Landry revealed that Valentin's middle name was inspired by a meeting with the current Pope, Pope Francis.
Comedian Tracy Morgan
and his fiancée Megan Wollover are the proud parents of a baby girl, Maven
Sonae Morgan, born on July 2.
actress Busy Philipps
and husband Marc Silverstein already have a little Birdie (born in 2008), and now they can add precious Cricket to the mix. Born July 2, Cricket Pearl
Silverstein is the couple's second daughter.
and her fiancé Eric Johnson are now the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy named Ace
Knute Johnson, born June 30. Ace joins big sister Maxwell Drew, born in 2012.
It's another girl for actor Colin Hanks
and his wife Samantha Bryant. Charlotte
Bryant joins older sister Olivia Jane
, born in 2011. Hanks and his wife were married in 2010. We hope grandfather Tom Hanks
is ready for more diaper duty!
! On May 31, actors Channing Tatum
and Jenna Dewan
welcomed their first daughter in London. The couple met on the set of Step Up
and have been married since 2009.
Actor Ian Ziering
, of 90210
fame, is now father to two little girls, the newest of whom is Penna Mae
. Big sister (pictured above) is named Mia
Actress Poppy Montgomery
welcomed daughter Violet Grace
Devereux Sanford on April 22. The baby girl joins older brother Jackson
, Montgomery's son from another relationship.
Actress Malin Akerman gave birth to a boy, Sebastian Zincone, on April 16.
On April 13, Jenna Bush Hager, gave birth to Margaret Laura—the first grandchild of former president George W. Bush. The baby girl goes by the adorable mash-up "Mila."
It's a girl for Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston and girlfriend Shannon Click, a model. Welcome, Sage Lavinia! We love your wise, old-fashioned baby name.
After a long battle with infertility, Tom Arnold and his wife Ashley welcomed a baby boy, Jax Copeland, on April 6.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Kerry Walsh Jennings welcomed a baby girl, Scout Margery, on April 6. Jennings made waves at the 2012 Olympics for competing pregnant.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard welcomed Lincoln—a girl!—on March 28. Shepard tweeted, "Lincoln Bell Shepard is here. She has mom's beauty and dad's obsession with breasts. Hooray!"
On Friday, March 8, journalist and Our America host Lisa Ling and husband Dr. Paul Song welcomed baby girl Jett—which, incidentally, is one of our fave rock n' roll baby names.
Former Playboy model Holly Madison and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella welcomed Rainbow Aurora, a girl, on March 5. Says Madison of the much-debated name, "Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!"
On March 4, model and writer Sophie Dahl and husband Jamie Cullum, a musician, welcomed their second daughter, Margot. She joins older sister Lyra, born in 2011.
Supermodel and actress Devon Aoki and husband Jason Bailey welcomed baby #2, a girl named Alessandra Linville, on February 12. Alessandra—one of our favorite "picture perfect" names—joins brother Hunter, born in June 2011.
Pop star Shakira and soccer star Gerard Piqué of Barcelona welcomed baby boy Milan Piqué Mebarak on January 22. We're loving this Italian place name, which has various meanings, including "dear, loving and gracious" in Slavic, "eager and laborious" in ancient Roman, and "unification" in Sanskrit.
Warm congrats to singer Lilly Allen and husband Sam Cooper! Baby girl Marnie Rose, born January 8, joins sister Ethel Mary, born November 2011.
We're particularly happy for Allen, who's been open about dealing with miscarriage. "It was a really long battle," says Allen, "and I think that kind of thing changes a person."
It's a girl! On January 5, Rosie O'Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds welcomed adopted daughter Dakota