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Celebrity Baby Name Trends of 2023
Celebrity Baby Name Trends of 2023
Apr 19, 2024 4:06 AM

  And that’s a wrap on the celebrity names of 2023. This year saw a number of notable celebrity baby names, including Techno Mechanicus, Rocky Thirteen, and Louetta Isley.

  In addition, many A-list celebrity babies were born in 2023, such as the unnamed babies of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine, as well as not one, but two Teigen-Legend babies.

  As undisputable tastemakers and baby name influencers, the names celebrities choose for their children today often impact what the rest of the country will name their babies tomorrow. We noticed several trends among 2023 celebrity baby names that are likely to catch on among American parents.

  Below, the biggest celebrity name trends of 2023.

  

Traveling Lite Names

  We predicted that traveling lite names would be one of the biggest name trends of 2023, and the celebrisphere proved us right. These mini cross-cultural names were singlehandedly the biggest trend among celebrity baby namers this year.

  Elio Ocean — Bonnie Wright & Andrew Lococo

  Esti Maxine — Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

  Gaia Kwong — Lily Kwong & Nick Kroll

  Gia Virginia — Tiffany Chen & Robert De Niro

  Leila — Jennifer Gates & Nayel Nassar

  Leo — Brittney Noell & Logic

  Luai — Lindsay Lohan & Bader Shammas

  Lua Stevie — Crystal & Michael Clifford

  Mavie — Bruna Biancardi & Neymar

  Mia Bella Elizabeth — Lauren & Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

  Mia Victoria — Jasmine Tookes & Juan David Borrero

  Novie Nell — Zoe Sugg & Alfie Deyes

  Roman — Noor Alfallah & Al Pacino

  Shai — Naomi Osaka & Cordae

  

Skyward Names

  Look up! Names inspired by the weather, sun, and sky above struck a chord with celebs this year. The broader category of atmospheric names is on our list of name trends for 2024.

  Sky Clara — Courtney Roker & Wesley Laga

  Sky Safir — Jessie J & Chanan Safir Colman

  Solas Reign — Anna Marie & Cooper Kupp

  Storm Rocky Ross — Rydel & Capron Funk

  Sun Jakob — Asa & Roy Orbison Jr.

  Tupelo Storm — Riley Keough & Ben Smith-Peterson

  

Unexplored Place Names

  In 2023, many celebs took the road less traveled when it came to choosing place names. They explored rare names on and off the map with picks from Capri to Iceland to small town (but big style) Tupelo.

  Capri Summer — Chanel Iman & Davon Godchaux

  Florence Likan — Liv Lo & Henry Golding

  Holland — Ireland Baldwin & RAC

  Iceland Ka'oir — Keyshia Ka’Oir & Gucci Mane

  London Marilyn — Paris Hilton & Carter Reum

  Phoenix Barron — Paris Hilton & Carter Reum

  Rio John — Peta Murgatroyd & Maks Chmerkovskiy

  Rome Valentin — Jenna Johnson & Val Chmerkovskiy

  Tupelo Storm — Riley Keough & Ben Smith-Peterson

  

Alliterative Combos

  Alliteration adds a bounciness to a full name combination and can make for a memorable moniker. It's also a great way to add impact, whether you're going for something clearly cute — a la Novie Nell — or super strong, like Riot Rose.

  Athena Alexandra — Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro

  Barry Bruce — Meghan Trainor & Daryl Sabara

  Jesse James — Tana Hutcheson & Gordon Ramsay

  Lowry Lee — Hannah Lee Fowler & Sam Hunt

  Novie Nell — Zoe Sugg & Alfie Deyes

  Riot Rose — Rihanna & A$AP Rocky

  Sky Safir — Jessie J & Chanan Safir Colman

  

Gender-Bending Names

  Everyone is familiar with boy names for girls, but in 2023, celebrities ushered in the trend of girl names for boys. Another one of our name trends for 2024, we expect celebrity and mainstream parents alike to consider gender-bending names for their children in the year to come.

  Claude Peaches Anne — Hannah Bronfman & Brendan Fallis

  Leni James — Lauren & Alexander Ludwig

  Riot Rose — Rihanna & A$AP Rocky

  Wren Alexander — Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

  Yrie Myles — Yamiche Alcindor & Nathaniel Cline

  

A-Sandwich Names

  A-sandwich names for girls — three-syllable names bookended by As — got their footing in the mid-2010s, but the 2020s has been their time to shine. The stars used familiar choices like Aurora and Athena in 2023, along with practically one-of-a-kind names like Adaiba and Aveena.

  Adaiba Lee Nonyem — Uzo Aduba & Robert Sweeting

  Adira River — Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian

  Alaya Dorothy — Bethany Hamilton & Adam Dirks

  Amora Princess — Ciara & Russell Wilson

  Athena Alexandra — Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro

  Aurelia — Priscilla Chan & Mark Zuckerberg

  Aurora James — Josephine Skriver & Alexander DeLeon

  Aveena Kay — Nabela Noor & Seth Martin

  

Most Common Celebrity Baby Names 2023

  We added more than 90 starbabies to our celebrity baby name database in 2023, with few name repeats. Three names were used twice as first names — Elijah, Mia, and Sky.

  

Elijah

Elijah Jude — Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner

  Elijah Patrick — Kristen O'Connor & Jordan Davis

  

Mia

Mia Bella Elizabeth — Lauren & Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

  Mia Victoria — Jasmine Tookes & Juan David Borrero

  

Sky

Sky Clara — Courtney Roker & Wesley Laga

  Sky Safir — Jessie J & Chanan Safir Colman

  

Name to Watch: Esti

  Wren made our shortlist of names to watch, but the most influential celebrity baby name of the year is going to be Esti.

  Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed two children this year: daughter Esti Maxine and son Wren Alexander. While Wren will inspire a generation of boys with more feminine names, Esti itself will be a name on parents' shortlists for years to come.

  Along with Esti, we expect variations such as Este, Estee, Esty, and Estie, along with names that begin with Est- to gain popularity over the next few years. These include the already fashionable Esther as well as Estella, Estrella, Estelle, and even Estes.

  

About the Author

  

Sophie Kihm

LinkSophie Kihm's Personal Website

  Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top 2020s names, Gen Z names, and cottagecore baby names. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest.

  Sophie Kihm's articles on names have run on People, Today, The Huffington Post, and more. She has been quoted as a name expert by The Washington Post, People, The Huffington Post, and more. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.

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