Celebrities are notably drawn to calling their children by unique monikers, but sometimes the stars themselves are the ones personifying name trends

By Jen Juneau
August 07, 2017 02:25 PM

When it comes to baby names, celebrities are famous for choosing monikers for their minis that stand out from the crowd.

Need examples? See Kanye and Kim Kardashian West‘s kids North and Saint, Beyoncé and JAY-Z‘s daughter Blue Ivy and twins Sir and Rumi and Andy Grammer‘s newborn daughter Louisiana K.

But sometimes, celebrities influence baby-name trends without even making the decision to choose the unique names themselves. Stars like Ansel Elgort, Niall Horan and Saoirse Ronan, for instance, have launched a wave of choices simply by possessing the monikers themselves.

Here are a few of Nameberry’s 25 Unusual Names Inspired by Celebrities list, with their meanings, language of origin — and celebrity tie, of course.

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Amandla: “power”; origin: Zulu and Xhosa

Celebrity Tie: Amandla Stenberg

Asa: “born in the morning”; origin: Hebrew

Celebrity Tie: Asa Butterfield

Dev: “god”; origin: Sanskrit

Celebrity Tie: Dev Patel

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Gal: “wave”; origin: Hebrew

Celebrity Tie: Gal Gadot

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Kiernan: “little dark one”; origin: Irish

Celebrity Tie: Kiernan Shipka

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Kit: “bearer of Christ”; origin: English (diminutive of Christopher)

Celebrity Tie: Kit Harington

Zayn: “beauty, grace”; origin: Arabic

Celebrity Tie: Zayn Malik

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Zendaya: “to give thanks”; origin: Shona

Celebrity Tie: Zendaya

For the complete list, see Nameberry’s 25 Unusual Names Inspired by Celebrities.