When folks hear about the hottest celebrity baby names, they often think those famous folks are on a different wavelength than the rest of society.
From Suri, Apple, and Pilot to Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow’s kids named North, Saint, Chicago, Apple and Moses (okay, we don’t hate that one), things do sound a little strange. And for some, they’re certainly not the weirdest names out there.
Want to see how they stack up? Check out these 30 celebrity baby names, see how rare they are in the US, and decide whether or not you’d want to give one to your child.
Ace’s origins are English and derived from the name Aceis. It means Unity, one who excels, and noble. It is also the name of a Jim Carrey character—Ace Ventura. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle, Spike and Cody Mendelsohn, and Tom Dumont have all named their kids Ace.
Bear is one of the hippest of the new batch of animal names for boys alongside Fox and Wolf. The word as a first name got a boost from Bear Gryllis. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver used it as a middle name for his son Buddy. Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu, and Kate Winslet named her son Bear Blaize.
Birdie traditionally is a nickname for Beatrice, Elizabeth, Bridget, and Bertha. It has been gaining in popularity. Jessica Simpson recently announced her upcoming baby girl will be named Birdie and Busy Philips named her daughter Birdie after Lady Bird Johnson.
Bluebell is a name of English origin representing the beautiful violet flower of the same name. It’s both unique and beautiful, and you can be sure your little Bluebell won’t share a name with anyone in her class. Spice girl Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell named her daughter Bluebell.
Bodhi is one of the top baby names right now — and not just with celebrities. It is a Sanskrit name meaning, awakened or enlightened. The Buddhist concept of Bodhi is a spiritual awakening and freedom from the cycle of life. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerholder named their baby girl Bodhi. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, as well as Oliver Hudson and Sally Taylor, named their sons Bodhi.
Bowie is a Gaelic baby name meaning Blond. It has grown in popularity since the death of David Bowie. Zoe Saldana and Tess and Nick Holliday named their sons Bowie. Rebecca Minkoff named her daughter Bowie.