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
Grey's Anatomy 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 in 2013!
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 Seon.
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!
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.
The O.C. 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.
Morena Baccarin 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-Robert. 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 and Michael 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.
Ray Donovan 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cougar Town 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.
Jessica Simpson 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!
Hello, Everly! 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.
Actress Malin Akerman gave birth to a boy, Sebastian Zincone, on April 16.
After a long battle with infertility, Tom Arnold and his wife Ashley welcomed a baby boy, Jax Copeland, on April 6.
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!"
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!"
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.
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.