17 Bollywood celebrities and their ‘uniquely sweet’ baby names!

Varsha Balakrishnan July 13, 2017, 07:36am
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If you thought only Hollywood parents chose unique names like ‘North West’, ‘Apple’ or ‘Moses’, think a little closer!

If you thought only Hollywood parents chose unique names like North West Apple or Moses think a little closer
What's in a name? Shakespeare asked it but little did he knew, our B-Town celebrities would take the reference so literally! Be it choosing a trendy and edgiest of names or simply a connection with their own names, Bollywood's new parents are setting new trends with the names of their babies. A name surely defines your identity, at least that's what the celeb parents must have thought!
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Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen

Sushmita had the most wonderful names for her two girls. While Renee means to be ‘reborn’ and Alisah, on the other hand means ‘noble’.

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Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri

This was the most unique and edgy name Bollywood ever saw. Shah Rukh and Gauri, who became parents to a little boy in 2013 via a surrogate, named him AbRam which sounds secular and is a derivation of Prophet Abraham. How sweet!

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Shahid and Mira

Shahid and Mira

The cutest little diva in town, who flooded our social media this year has some love from her parents in her name! Misha is a combination of both Shahid and Mira’s name- ‘Mi’ and ‘Sha’! Definitely, inheriting the best of both the parents!

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Sanjay and Manyata

Sanjay and Manyata

Sanjay Dutt became a father once again in 2010 to twins - Shahraan and Iqra. As royal as they sound, the names mean a ‘royal knight’ and ‘get educated’ in Persian and Hebrew, respectively.

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Rani and Aditya Chopra

Rani and Aditya Chopra

The whole world celebrated when Rani Mukerji became a mother to a sweet little girl, who was called Adira, which sounds very dreamy. Passing on a little love, Adira is a combination of Aditya’s ‘Adi’ and Rani’s ‘Ra’!

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Madhuri and Dr. Sriram Nene

Madhuri and Dr Sriram Nene

Madhuri Dixit and her doctor husband Sriram Nene found some inspiration from Ireland for their boys. They have two namely Arin and Raayan. While Arin means ‘strength’, Raayan means ‘gates of heaven’!

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Ranveer and Konkona

Ranveer and Konkona

This one is the perfect literary tribute! Ranveer and ex-wife Konkona named their boy, Haroon after Salman Rushdie’s book, Haroun and the Sea of Stories. It also has origin in Sanskrit and Arabic.

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Kareena and Saif

Kareena and Saif

When Kareena and Saif became the newest parents in Bollywood, little did they know that their name for the little bundle of joy, would end up offending the entire country! They named their little prince as Taimur which is an Arabic word for ‘Iron’ and also, King Timur was the name of an infamous conqueror! Nonetheless, the name is every bit of royal as his lineage.

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Kajol and Ajay

Kajol and Ajay

Kajol and Ajay Devgn had their first baby, a girl named Nysa in 2001 which signifies a new beginning. Later, they also had a boy called Yug, which signifies an era. Short and sweet!

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Imran and Avantika

Imran and Avantika

Actor Imran Khan and Avantika Malik became parents to adorable Imara in 2014. Similar with papa Imran’s name, the name Imara has Swahili roots too. Also, what is more interesting is that her parents went ahead and added both their surnames and hence, she is called Imara Malik Khan!

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Hrithik and Suzanne

Hrithik and Suzanne

They have the most adorable boys in town, who will steal hearts once they grow up. They are called Hrehaan, meaning ‘God’s chosen one’ and Hredaan, which signifies ‘a big heart’.

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Farhan and Adhuna

Farhan and Adhuna

Farhan and his ex-wife Adhuna, are parents of two girls - Akira and Shakya. While Akira is Farhan’s tribute to his favourite director Akira Kurusawa, it means ‘bright and intelligent’ while Shakya denotes energy.

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Farah and Shirish Kunder

Farah and Shirish Kunder

Farah Khan and husband Shirish Kunder, had adorable triplets and their names are only as cute as them! They are called Anya - denotes ‘grace’ in Russian language and ‘infinite’ in Sanskrit, Diva - meaning ‘divine’ in Latin and Czar - meaning an emperor.

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Celina and Peter

Celina and Peter

Already parents to twin boys, they have another set of twins on the way! Celina and Peter decided to go with an Indian and Western name for their children- Winston and Viraaj. We wonder what will their newest twins be called?

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Ayesha Takia

Ayesha Takia

Ayesha, who married Farhan Azmi in 2009, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in 2014 who goes by the name Mikhail, derived from the name of God’s Angel.

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Arshad and Maria

Arshad and Maria

Not wanting any kind of religious association for their kids, they simply went ahead with the names - Zeke Zidaan and Zene Zoe which denotes a shooting star and beautiful, respectively. Way to go!

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Aamir and Kiran

Aamir and Kiran

Of course, Mr. and Mrs. Perfectionist would have the most amazing name for their little kid! When they became parents in 2011, they named their little one as Azad Rao Khan!

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