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Celebrity Names

I Didn't Know My Name Change Would Be Funny AF

Michael Cohen | Posted 12.22.2016 | Style
Michael Cohen

A name change is surprisingly simple. Pick a name. Go to civil court. Fill out the Name Change Petition form and a Proposed Order. Hand your paperwork...

12 Celebrities' Real Names, For Your Baby-Naming Inspiration

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents

You may know these famous faces from magazine covers and movie credits. But do you know their real names? These 12 celebrities all started out life wi...

Latino Popular Culture Heavily Infuences U.S. Baby Naming Trends

Mallory Moss | Posted 06.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Mallory Moss

Last year's number one rising girl's name was Aranza, the name shared by the Mexican singer who performed the theme song for the ultra-popular telenovela, Mirada de Mujer.

Name of the Year: Caitlyn

Mallory Moss | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Mallory Moss

Well, suffice it to say that we don't actually need to reach the end of 2015 before we know the name of the year is Caitlyn. I thought that the name of the year would be Charlotte (Elizabeth Diana) but boy was I wrong!

What It's Like Living With A Pop Star's Name

Madonna Matta | Posted 04.25.2015 | Teen
Madonna Matta

Hi, my name is Madonna. Now before you jump to conclusions, I'd like to first explain that no, I was not named after the artist. I don't blame your curiosity though. Every time I introduce myself, I always get some kind of reaction.

12 Award-Worthy Baby Names Inspired By The Golden Globes

nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

It’s great to win an award, but it’s also, as the saying goes, nice to be nominated. And last Sunday’s Golden Globes presented a slate of intere...

7 Celebs Who Changed Their Names | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment

Sometimes you're born with a name that seems destined for bright lights ... and sometimes you're just not....

Believe It Or Not, Reese Witherspoon's Real Name Is Not Reese Witherspoon

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 04.29.2014 | Celebrity

If you're one of those people who thinks they know everything about every celebrity, think again. (Unless you happen to know who Ella Maria Lani Yelic...

You Might Recognize This Celebrity, But Do You Know Her Name?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 04.17.2014 | Celebrity

There are dozens of actors who look totally familiar to us, like Anne Hathaway's best friend in "The Princess Diaries" or Jessica Biel's boyfriend on ...

Lea Michele's Last Name Isn't Michele

Posted 03.05.2014 | Celebrity

Lea Michele's new solo album, "Louder," was released this week and it is awesome. Between her immense talent and her strength in dealing with the loss...

A Handy Guide To Never Pulling A Travolta At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 03.04.2014 | Celebrity

Idina Menzel was already famous enough on her own merit, before John Travolta butchered her name at the Oscars Sunday, March 2. But since then, Adele ...

Baby Names That Rocked 2013

nameberry | Posted 12.17.2013 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry The most notable names of 2013 were borne by prominent personages in the realms of religion, royalty, po...

66 Celebrities Whose Real Names Might Surprise You

Posted 11.29.2013 | Celebrity

You follow celebrity news closely, you know who's feuding with whom, who's been arrested, who just gave birth and which two big stars are secret hooku...

33 Celebrity Names You're Definitely Spelling Wrong

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 10.12.2013 | Celebrity

If only all celebrity names were as straightforward as Brad Pitt or Madonna. Oftentimes, even the most well-known household names are extremely hard t...

12 Famous People Named After Food

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste

Apple isn't the only one.

Celebrity Baby Name Faceoff

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

Is celebrity naming really a marker of the 21st Century? Were parents of the pre-Brangelina era less susceptible to the allure of fame?

Her Real Name Is WHAT?!

Posted 03.27.2013 | Celebrity

The biggest names in the biz are oftentimes not the names the stars were given at birth. Be it for better publicity, more dough, or because they just ...

Celebrity Name Changes

David Macaray | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

What's in a name? Shakespeare famously said, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But does that apply to show business Roses as well as botanical ones

The Most Influential Celebrity Baby Names

nameberry | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry When Mason jumped 10 places to become second most popular boy’s name in the country in 2011, it wasn...

Which Celebrities Are Inspiring Baby Names?

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Pamela Redmond Satran

From the worlds of music, sports and reality TV along with films, celebrity names are showing major gains on the new popularity lists in both the US and the UK.


Karen Bergreen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Comedy
Karen Bergreen

Brangelina, Bennifer, Bennifer II, Speidi, TomKat. Bring them on... In the age of 140 characters or less, these nicknames are a blessing. Let's face...

Goodbye, Harry and Bella: Gatsby's the New Character Name in Town

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 12.25.2011 | Parents
Pamela Redmond Satran

Twilight names Bella and Jacob, and Harry Potter may have been the hottest baby names inspired by books and movies over the past few years, but there are new character names in town.

Best Of The Bizarre: Music Celebrity Baby Names

AOL Music Blog | Posted by Contessa Gayles | Posted 09.20.2011 | Entertainment

Celebrities are well known for their eccentric taste when it comes to naming their famous offspring. And hey, if you're living the crazy life of the r...

Strange Celebrity Kid Names: Which Is The Wackiest? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

How do you garner even more attention when you're a celebrity having a kid? Name the child something outrageous, or at least outside the norm. Just th...

Baby Names 2009: Celebrities The Biggest Influence

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Redmond Satran

The names moving fastest up the popularity ladder in 2009 were influenced by stars, their babies, the characters they play, and even reality shows and news stories.