50 Weirdest Baby Names Ever!

50 Weirdest Baby Names Ever!

‘What’s in a name?’, says Shakespeare, ‘That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet’. Despite this truth, that Shakespeare elucidates, naming our children can be a difficult and overwhelming task and there are many facets to consider. Whether we choose contemporary or traditional names; names with universal approval or more unusual; a name is one of the first gifts a parent gives their child. When it comes to naming their children, celebrities are often known for bestowing their offspring with creative and sometimes even bizarre choices. So lets look at these weird and wonderful names, some may have you laughing, some even confused but perhaps you will find some inspiration.

 

1. ACE KNUTE
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson’s second son.
The name is pronounced ‘ka-nute’ and was given to honor Johnson’s Swedish paternal grandfather.
The name Ace means ‘one or expert’. It is of Latin origin deriving from old French via the Latin word ‘as’ meaning ‘unity’, or ‘a unit’. Maybe Jim Carrey’s character, Ace Ventura, inspired these parents.

 

2. ALEPH
Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman’s son.
The name Aleph is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘chief, number one’ and Portman gave the name believing it to be imbued ‘with mystical, symbolic meanings of humility, strength’.
In the Kabbalah, Aleph/Alef relates to the origin of the universe. The letter Aleph is also the subject of a midrash, a Jewish folktale, which praises its humility in not demanding to start the Bible.

3. APPLE
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter.
This name caused quite the media stir in 2012 and was Chris Martin’s idea. Paltrow reports that she ‘loved the name straightaway’ due to its ‘uniqueness and how cool it sounded’. ‘Apple’ is an Old English word formerly spelled ‘æppel’.

4. APOLLO BOWIE FLYNN
Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani’s third son.
The name Apollo is derived from Apollōn, an ancient Greek name of unknown derivation. The name is borne in Greek mythology by the handsome son of Zeus and Leto and twin brother of the goddess Artemis. Apollo, one of the twelve major dieties, was the god of music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine. A powerful name!
The names Bowie and Flynn carry maternal sentiments for both the parents: Gwen’s mother’s maiden name was Flynn and Gavin’s was Bowie.

5. AUDIO SCIENCE
Dallas Clayton and Shannyn Sossamon’s son.
The name carries special meaning for the parents claiming they ‘wanted a word, not a name’. Originally, they wanted to call their son Science but were worried it would be shortened to Sci, referring to Simon.

6. BANJO
Andrew Taylor and Rachel Griffith’s son.
The word ‘banjo’ may derive from the Kimbundu word ‘mbanza’, which is an African string instrument modeled after the Portuguese banza: a vihuela with five two-string courses and a further two short strings.
Banjo is not a totally uncommon name. Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson was a poet who wrote the lyrics to the song “Walzing Matilda” which is the unofficial national song of Australia.

7. BEAR BLAZE
Ned Rocknroll and Kate Winslet son.
This unusual name was given as a result of the parents meeting in a house of fire! Blaze is a boy’s name of Latin origin meaning ‘fire’ and originally a form of the saint’s name Blaise.

8. BEAR BLUE
Christopher Jarecki and Alicia Silverstone’s son:
The English word ‘bear’ comes from Old English ‘bera’ and belongs to a family of names for the bear in Germanic languages, such as Swedish ‘björn’, also used as a first name. This form is conventionally said to be related to a Proto-Indo-European word for ‘brown’, so that ‘bear’ would mean ‘the brown one’. However, these parents have shaded ‘bear’ with their own meaning whilst providing the name with an alliterative twist.

9. BIRDIE LEIGH
Marc Silverstein and Busy Philipps’ daughter.
The name Birdie is a girl’s name of English, Swedish origin meaning ‘bird’. The girl’s name Leigh \le(i)-gh\, can also used as boy’s name Lee (Old English), and the meaning of Leigh is delicate; weary; meadow or pasture’. The Old English meaning is ‘a meadow’.

10. BINGHAM
Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson’s son.
Bingham is an English habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire called Bingham, from an unattested Old English clan name, Binningas. It is an Old English word’ bing’ meaning ‘a hollow’ or ‘homestead’. The name has special resonates for the parents. It was Bellamy’s mother’s maiden name, and the nickname Bing, coincidentally, belongs to almost-stepfather Kurt Russell’s dad.

11. BLUE ANGEL
David Howell Evans (U2 / The Edge) and Aislinn O’Sullivan’s daughter.
The name ‘Blue’ has risen greatly in its popularity especially amongst celebrities. It is a unisex given name. Angel is derived from the Greek ‘angelos’ meaning ‘messenger’. In New Testament Greek, the word took on the meaning ‘divine messenger, messenger of God’.

12. BLUE IVY
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter.
Another blue but this time paired with the plant Ivy, a name derived from an Old English word. Ancient Greeks presented an ivy wreath to newlyweds as a symbol of fidelity. In the language of flowers, Ivy signifies faithfulness and some variations are poisonous.

13. BRONX MOWGLI
Ashlee Simpson Pete Wentz’s son.
Mowgli is the name of the young hero of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, who was raised by wolves and becomes a genius hunter and trapper. This inspired these parents to choose the name for their son; ‘Kipling’s really cool’ clarifies Wentz. However, The parents have left the first name Bronx unexplained. The name originates from the Bronck’s Land and is of American origin. One of the very first European settlers of the Bronx area of New York was Jonas Bronck. His land was called ‘Bronck’s Land’ and eventually shortened to Bronck’s or The Bronx.

 

14. CRICKET PEARL
Marc Silverstein and Busy Philipps’ second daughter.
The parents took their time deciding upon a name allowing time for Silverstein to create a ‘whole narrative’ around the name Cricket. Phillips explains, ‘everyone likes Cricket, Cricket is just the greatest, happiest kid on the block, the coolest camp counselor, she’s hot in college’.

 

15. DESTRY
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s daughter.
This name is of English origin and means ‘war horse’ or ‘horse keeper’. Apparently, Spielberg named his daughter Destry after Jimmy Stewart, who played a character named Tom Destry in the classic western movie ‘Destry Rides Again’.

 

16. ELSIE OTTER
Jacob Pechenik and Zooey Deschanel’s daughter.
Elsie is a nickname for Elizabeth, the classic name that means ‘consecrated to God’. It was hugely popular in the late 19th century, until its association with the cow mascot for food manufacturer making it less attractive. Deschanel explains that both parents love otters for how ‘sweet and smart’ they are.

 

17. ESMERALDA AMADA
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes’ daughter.
The name was given in honor of Mendes’ grandmother. Esmeralda is the Spanish word for ‘emerald’, whilst Amada can mean ‘beloved, adored and dear’. Coincidentally, Eva previously played a character named Amada Juarez in the 2007 film We Own the Night.

 

 

18. EXTON
Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey’s son.
Exton is an English surname which was derived from the name of several villages in the Midlands and meaning ‘town on the River Exe’ in Old English. The river name is itself of Celtic origin, meaning simply ‘the water’.

 

19. FUSCHIA
Sting and Frances Tomelty’s daughter.
Fuschia is a vibrant red color like that of the Fuchsia flowers. In 1921, French botanist Charles Plumier named this ornamental shrub from the Latinized name of German botanist Leonhard Fuchs.

 

20. GEO GRACE
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s daughter.
The parents named their first daughter Dusty Rose, thus, both names are grounded in nature. Geo is from the Greek word meaning ‘earth or land’. This beautiful, earthy name is also relatively rare whilst Grace is more conventional deriving from the Latin ‘gratia’ meaning ‘favor, thanks’. The name Grace was made popular by 17th-century Puritans, who bestowed it in reference to God’s favor and love toward mankind.

 

21. GRAVITY
Lucky Blue Smith and Stormi Bree’s daughter.
The word comes from the Latin ‘gravitas’, meaning heavy. In English it is used to mean ‘dignity or importance’ since at least the sixteenth century.

 

22. JAAFAR & JERMAJESTY
Alejandra Genevieve and Jermaine Jackson’s sons.
Jermajesty is a name created by Jackson brother Jermaine, making his son a royal version of himself. Jermaine is of Latin origin, derived from the French given name Germain, which is in turn derived from the Latin given name Germanus, meaning ‘brother’
Jaafar comes from the Arabic word ‘Ja’far, meaning ‘small stream/rivulet/creek and is especially common among Muslims.

 

23. KAL-EL
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim’s son.
The name Kal-el means ‘invented name’ and is of American origin. Although it is mostly recognisedin relation to Superman. Kal-el is the ‘Kryptonian’ birth name of Superman in the comics and films and resembles the Hebrew words קל-× ×œ, which could be interpreted as ‘voice of God’.

 

24. KULTURE KIARI
Cardi B and Offset’s daughter.
The name Kulture derives from the word ‘culture’ which defines as ‘arts and customs’. It is of English origin but its roots can be traced back to Sanskrit. Kiari supposedly means ‘beautiful soul’, although there is no official explanation of this due to it being a modern invention. According to Cardi B, there’s really only one explanation: ‘anything else woulda been basic’.

 

25. KYD
David Duchovny and Tea Leoni’s son.
The name means ‘baby goat’ and is of English origins. Apparently this Kyd does not appreciate the name and insists on going by his middle name, Miller.

 

26. LAZER LEE LOUIS PENTZ
Diplo and Kathryn Lockhart’s son.
DJ Diplo decided to name his second son after his electronic dance music trio, Major Lazer. Lee has more traditional roots deriving from Old English ‘lēah’, meaning ‘a meadow or forest clearing’. Whilst Louis is the French form of the Old Frankish given name Chlodowig. The Frankish name is composed of the words for ‘fame’ and ‘warrior’ translating to ‘famous warrior’ or ‘famous in battle’. Finally, Pentz is a habitational name of Slavic origin from a place in Pomerania.

 

27. MADDOX
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt’s son.
Maddox derived from a Welsh surname meaning ‘son of Madoc’. Madoc or Madog was a legendary Welsh prince who in Welsh folklore sailed to the New World three hundred years before Christopher Columbus. Maddox can also mean ‘fortunate’. These parents are partial to more unusual names calling their daughter Shiloh, a Hebrew name thought to mean ‘the one to be sent by God’.

 

28. MEMPHIS EVE
Bono and Ali Hewson’s daughter.
Bono was way ahead of the trend when he named his second daughter Memphis Eve in 1991. ‘Enduring and beautiful’ is the suspected meaning of Memphis and refers to a place in Ancient Egypt, home of the pyramids and later to the US blues southern city.
Eve is of English origins derived from the Latin name Eva, in turn originating fro the Hebrew Chavah/Havah translating as ‘to breathe, to live, or to give life’. The traditional meaning of Eve is ‘living’.

 

29. MOON UNIT
Gail and Frank Zappa’s daughter.
The name Moon-unit means ‘one that orbits the Moon’ created by Frank Zappa himself for his daughter. He continued with the creative names calling his children Diva, Dweezil, Ahmet.

 

30. MOROCCAN
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s son.
Moroccan refers to the ‘western kingdom’. The name was inspired from the top floor of Carey’s New York City apartment, which features Moroccan-inspired decor and was the site of Cannon’s marriage proposal. Their daughter Monroe was named after Marilyn Monroe, one of Carey’s inspirations.

 

31. MOXIE CRIMEFIGHTER
Penn Jillette and Emily Zolten’s daughter.
Moxie is the brand name of a beverage; the word has since come to mean ‘courage or determination’. Penn’s explanation for Moxie CrimeFighter is ‘it’s only the losers named Dave that think having an unusual name is bad, and who cares what they think. They’re named Dave.’ He also says he gets blamed for the name but it was his wife’s idea.

 

32. NORTH
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West’s first daughter.
North’s image and gender status was irrevocably changed when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced it as the name of their newborn daughter. It is an interesting name to pair with their surname; North West. Kim explains that North means ‘highest power’: as parents, North is their highest point together. They also named their other children Saint and Chicago.

 

33. PETAL BLOSSOM RAINBOW
Jools and Jamie Oliver’s daughter.
Jools stipulates that her daughter was named after My Little Pony adding that what they name their children ‘is no one else’s business’. They are called Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Buddy Bear.

 

34. PILOT INSPEKTOR
Jason Lee Beth Reisgraf’s son.
Pilot Inspektor was named in 2005 after a song on the indie rock band Grandaddy’s 2000 album The Sophtware Slump. “The opening track, ‘He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot,’ absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it”. That seems to explain it all!

 

35. PRINCE MICHAEL II aka BLANKET
Michael Jackson’s son.
With the nickname Blanket, his real name is Prince Michael Joseph Jackson 2. Michael said he nicknamed him Blanket because it’s a term of endearment ‘and it stuck’.

 

36. Rainbow Aurora
Pasquale Rotella and Holly Madison’s daughter.
Madison shares the meaning behind the choice ‘a girl I went to school with was named Rainbow and I was always so jealous of that name’ and ‘I picked Aurora because it’s my favorite Disney princess, but also because it is a word I heard a lot in Alaska where I grew up’. The name Aurora derived from the Latin ‘aurora’ translating as ‘dawn’. The name was borne by the Roman mythological goddess of dawn.

 

37. RADDIX
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s daughter.
Raddix is a combination of ‘rad’ (one of their favorite words) and a translation of ‘new beginning’. A fitting sentiment after their challenging journey to parenthood.

 

38. REIGN
Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian’s son.
Their eldest child’s name is part of a trend meaning ‘high-born child’. Kourtney was already considering the name Rain for a baby girl, ‘once I was found out I was having a boy, we just changed the spelling’.

 

39. REIGNBEAU and FREEDOM RHAMES
Ving and Deborah Rhames’s daughter and son.
These names need to be read out loud to be fully appreciated.

 

40. ROCKET, RACER, REBEL, ROGUE & RHIANNON
Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellán’s children.
These parents clearly had some fun with alliterative names. Rhiannon is the most traditional name of them all and is borrowed from the Welsh: Rhiannon is an ancient Celtic name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be derived from the Old Celtic Rigantona (great queen). The name, which is borne in Celtic Mythology by a goddess of fertility,

 

41. ROSALIND ARUSHA ARKADINA ALTALUNE FLORENCE
Arpad Busson and Uma Thurman’s daughter.
This could be the longest celebrity name ever and luckily is shortened to just Luna. The origins of the name remain private but the couple reassure that each name has a special reason and meaning to them.

 

42. SEARGEOH
Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack’s son.
Seargeoh as a boy’s name is related to the Latin name Sergio. The meaning of Seargeoh is ‘servant’.

 

43. SEVEN
Erykah Badu’s son.
Erykah named her son Seven because of the fact that it’s a number that can be divided by nothing but itself. The name Seven is of English origin and is said to mean ‘inner wisdom’. In its Hebrew origins it means ‘completion and perfection’. Erykah’s other childern are named Puma and Mars.

 

44. SPARROW JAMES MIDNIGHT
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie’s son.
The name Sparrow means ‘small bird’ in the finch family and is of English origin. Sparrow is name that’s been used by parents who are considering unisex or non-gendered baby names. The name Midnight came to fruition due to the baby being born at midnight.

 

45. SPECK WILDHORSE
Elaine Irwin and John Mellencamp’s son.
The name Speck was given as a namesake to honor John’s grandfather. Speck originates from the Middle High German ‘spec’ translating as ‘bacon’. It was a metonymic occupational name for a seller of bacon or a pork butcher, or a nickname for a bacon eater.

 

46. STORMI
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s daughter.
The name Stormi implies impetuous nature and is part of the #NatureName trend. The name is of American origin and used by parents who are considering unisex or non-gendered baby names.

 

47. SUNDAY MOLLY
Mike Myers and Kelly Tisdale’s daughter.
The name Molly is of Hebrew origin meaning ‘bitter’. Molly originated as a diminutive of Mary, spawning from medieval variations Malle and Molle. Myers explained their choice: ‘Sunday is because me and my wife Kelly hate Sundays and we wanted to turn it around and make it a good thing’. Molly was given ‘because of my Auntie Molly in Liverpool, England… who was like my guardian angel’.

 

48. SURI
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter:
The girl’s name Suri is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘princess’ and is the Yiddish equivalent for ‘Sarah’. It has multi-cultural meanings including ‘the sun’ in Sanskrit, ‘rose’ in Persian, and is the name of the Andean Alpaca’s wool. It also means ‘pickpocket’ in Japanese.

 

49. TU MORROW
Debbon Ayer and Rob Morrow’s daughter.
The name Tu is a girl’s name of French origin meaning ‘you’. It also has Vietnamese origins translating as ‘bright or sharp’.

 

50. ZUMMA NESTA ROCK
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s son.
The parents supposedly named their son after Zuma Beach in Malibu where Rossdale had a profound realisation that changed the course of this career and ultimately his life. Nesta was Bob Marley‘s given name and means ‘messenger’. The parents might have chosen Rock as a nod to ‘Rock Steady’, No Doubt’s third album.

 

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