Amy Poehler and Will Arnett went really classic and traditional with this name from the biblical story of Cain and Abel.
Law and Order actress Mariska Hargitay and her husband adopted a little girl this past spring and named her Amaya, which means “night rain.” A beautiful name and meaning for a beautiful little girl who Mariska has said completed their family and made her “deliriously happy.”
Not just any baby could pull off this name, but for Ivanka Trump’s daughter, the newest addition to the Trump powerhouse family, it seems like the perfect fit. It’s also the perfect twist to set a little girl apart from the Bella name craze right now (thanks, Twilight).
Another classic, biblical name meaning “blessed” and “happy” (and a nice male variation of Ashley), Asher is the name of CNN anchor Campbell Brown’s son, born in 2009.
This classy, simple name, meaning “like a bird,” has really took flight in the past several years, especially in the celeb-o-sphere. Many celeb parents have given their little ones this moniker, including Melissa Rycroft, Hugh Jackman, and Reese Witherspoon.
Part of the last-name-turned-first-name trend, this surname meaning “dweller near the brook” has grown in popularity. Celebs like Conan O’Brien and Stella McCartney have snatched it up for their sons.
We can imagine that this feminine version of Billy might get some little girls teased a bit on the playground, but for Rebecca Gayheart’s daughter, it seems to have just the right amount of character and southern charm.
We fell in love with this name even before Bethenny Frankel explained why she gave it to her daughter, but after hearing Bethenny’s story, it’s even more meaningful; Bethenny and her husband, Jason Hoppy, named their daughter in honor of Jason’s brother, Brian, who passed away years earlier and went by the nickname Bryn.
Ethan Hawke’s daughter might have to endure some rousing choruses of “Oh my darlin’ Clementine” during her lifetime, but we happen to think this is a pretty cute name. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, anyone?
Who’s the fairest of them all? Jennie Garth chose this name, meaning “fair and beautiful,” for her daughter, who’ll also grow up sharing her namesake with Shrek’s Princess Fiona — how cool!
We’re loving the Harper name trend, used by Neil Patrick Harris for one of his twins and, most recently, by the Beckhams for their newborn daughter. (Though we do wonder if Harper Beckham’s middle name, Seven, will lead to future kids being named “Five” or “Six.”)
Another vintage namesake makes a comeback through Julia Roberts’ twin daughter, born in 2010. It’s also the perfect name for parents who want their little girl to grow up a nature-lover, since the name is an Old English word derived from the hazel tree.
Can’t go wrong with naming your kid after a major American icon like Lucille Ball! That’s what comedienne Maya Rudolph did with her second daughter in 2009.
A shout-out to the beloved Roald Dahl children’s book, this name, chosen by Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger for their daughter born in 2005, is quirky and fun (and her middle name, Rose, classes it up a bit).
We’ve loved this name ever since Abigail Breslin played the adorable pageant-winner wannabe of the same name in Little Miss Sunshine. Perhaps Isla Fisher and Sascha Cohen did too, considering they named their daughter Olive in 2007, a year after the movie came out.
Stelllaaaaaa! This name has been popping up everywhere in celebrity baby land! A few of the notable ones are Matt Damon’s daughter, born in 2010, Tori Spelling’s girl, born in 2007, and Ellen Pompeo’s daughter in 2009, named Stella Luna after the favorite children’s book. Looks like these celebs want their kids to become stars, too!
Despite the fact that Tabitha is a solid, classic (even biblical) name, there are very few of them when it comes to celebrity kids. Just another example of how Sarah Jessica Parker (who gave one of her twins this name) goes against the flow, and it works!
Be my valentine? Not too many can pull off the extravagance and romance of this name, but it seems just right for the daughter of Salma Hayek, and it rolls right off the tongue when paired with her middle name, “Paloma.”
In a sea of terrible celebrity baby names, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck seemed to pick the perfect name for their oldest daughter (now 5-years-old) that’s both classic while still young and fresh.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s adopted daughter seems to love hamming it up for the camera, so this name meaning “shining” seems to fit just right for their little one!