Most Unusual Baby Names that Have Been Inspired by Celebrities

If there’s one thing that celebs certainly seem to love, it is giving their children unique and unusual baby names!  I guess that’s one way to ensure that they stand out from the crowd, as if being born to celebrity parents wasn’t enough.

Here are the top contenders for the most unusual baby names that we normal folk probably couldn’t get away with.


Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa

Parents:  Danny Fujikawa and Kate Hudson

Why the name?:  Kate posted this on Instagram in explanation:  “We have decided to name our daughter Rani (“Ronnie”) after her grandfather, Ron Fujikawa.  The name Rani is of Hindi/Sanskrit origin meaning “she is signing”.  In Indo-Aryan, it can mean “lady or queen”.


Parents:  Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner

Why the name?:  This was probably the most popular baby name of 2018!  The name is of Old English origin, and is a variant of Stormy.

Kulture Kiari Cephus

Parents:  Cardi B and Offset

Why the name?:  This babe’s middle and last name come from her father, since Offset’s real name is actually Kiari Kendrell Cephus.

Banks Violet Blair

Parents:  Matthew Koma and Hilary Duff

Why the name?:  Hilary explained on Instagram that “this little bit has fully stolen our hearts!  She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic!”

Santiago Enrique Baston

Parents:  Jose Antonio “Pepe” Baston and Eva Longoria

Why the name?:  Santiago is actually a traditional Spanish name that is derived from the Hebrew name “Jacob”, which was also the name for “Saint James”.


Parents:  Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Why the name?:  The origin of this name is simple enough – it is the name of the city where Kanye grew up.  Khloe Kardashian revealed that she is being called Chi for short, which is pronounced as “shy”.


Parents:  Cash Warren and Jessica Alba

Why the name?:  This is actually a very common English surname.  It is common enough that Kevin Costner also gave this name to his own son.