Vamika, Samisha, Or Gia Vanessa: Which Celebrity Baby Name Appeals To You The Most?

The arrival of a new member into the family is always a cause for celebration. As parents, it is one of the most joyous moments of your life when you welcome your baby into this world. Choosing the perfect name for your newborn is a crucial part of this ceremony. While it sounds like an exciting thing to do, coming up with the right name can get a little tricky for some of us. And rightfully so. A name is an integral part of one’s identity, and you don’t want to mess it up for your kid by naming them something that they would grow up to dislike. If you are as completely clueless as the rest of us, choosing a meaningful name could be the best thing to do. And who does it better than our celebrities? Below we have listed our pick of the latest celebrity baby names with their meanings for you to choose from.


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One of the most famous celebrity couples of B-town, actress Anushka Sharma and Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced the news of their pregnancy in September last year. The couple was blessed with a little girl on 11 January 2021 and soon announced their baby to the world as Vamika. In a post shared by the actress, Anushka wrote how the little one had taken their lives to a whole new level. It’s interesting to note that the duo decided to choose a name that had the initials of both their names in it and had a beautiful meaning. Vamika means goddess Durga.

Gia Vanessa Snow

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Television actor Karanvir Bohra and his wife were recently blessed with a third child in December 2020. In an Instagram post, the actor shared a beautiful black and white photo of him holding the little angel in his arms. Karanvir wrote, “Meet my new #valentine..” while introducing her to his fans and friends. The actor also explained the meaning behind the name. Gia means Mother Earth, Vanessa means God of love or born of Venus, and Snow refers to ‘with love from her sisters’. Unlike some couples who are private about their kids, Karanvir and his wife love sharing glimpses of their newborn. The actor’s wife, Teejay Sidhu, has also been pretty vocal about her postpartum phase and has opened up about the overwhelming emotions that she has to deal with every day as a new mom on many occasions. Baby Gia has a dedicated Instagram handle of her own which is managed by her mom, and the little one has already garnered a huge fan following.

Samisha Shetty Kundra

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The Kundra family had a fourth member added to their clan in early 2020. The couple had been trying for a second child for several years and finally decided to opt for surrogacy. Born on 15 February 2020, the little one was named Samisha. In a post penned by the actress, the mom of two announced the arrival of their little angel. Shilpa also shared the meaning behind her daughter’s name, with Sa meaning ‘to have’ in Sanskrit and Misha meaning ‘someone like God’ in Russian. Shilpa personified the name as goddess Lakshmi and said that their family is now complete.


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Kalki is one actress who has been vocal about her pregnancy ever since she broke the news with the media. The actress shared pictures of her pregnant belly and didn’t shy away from talking about her decision to not rush into a shotgun wedding with her boyfriend, Guy Hershberg. On 7 February 2020, the couple welcomed their little one, Sappho. The actress decided to pick a gender-neutral name and shared a few lines from the ancient Greek poet Sappho, whom her little one was named after.


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Actor Anita Hassanandani and her husband Rohit Reddy welcomed their first child on 9 February 2021. The couple named their baby boy Aaravv. The name has various meanings in Sanskrit, one of which means calm. The couple often shares pictures of their little one, who has a dedicated Instagram account in his name, which is managed by mommy and daddy. Anita and Rohit announced their pregnancy in October last year. The actress has been in the news for breaking stereotypes and proving that age is just a number, as the mom-to-be was 39 when she was pregnant.


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Mandira Bedi surprised her fans when she introduced a new addition to her family, a 4-year-old daughter. The actress introduced her adopted daughter as Tara Bedi Kaushal. The actress wrote, “She has come to us Like a blessing from above Our little girl, Tara.” Mandira and her husband are also parents to their son, Vir.

Picking a name for your little one can be challenging. But with some research, it wouldn’t take long before you find a name that seems perfect for your baby. While some parents decide to go for gender-neutral names, others might want a name that combines the initials of both the parents, and there are others who want a name with a beautiful meaning. Which celebrity name appealed to you the most? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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