Deciding a child’s name is one of the most exciting moments for parents. They know they have an empty slate and whatever they fill it with will stay there forever. It’s common for parents to seek help from friends and family to come up with good names for their babies. In the modern age, it’s also common for parents to go online to get more ideas.
Given the great many choices and themes that parents can choose from, at times it might become stressful for the parents. After all, whatever name they choose is gonna stay with the child forever. It can also cross the parents’ mind whether in the future the child will like the name or not.
There are many different approaches to selecting a name. Some might like the idea of traditional names from their cultural background while others might prefer popular names usually heard on TV shows and movies. If you’re someone who is fond of the glamour and charm of Bollywood movies, why not go for a name that is associated with the Bollywood celebrities in some way.
As pop culture fanatics, we usually look up to our stars for inspiration. From fashion to lifestyle, Bollywood stars usually dictate the trends that millions of fans across the country try to emulate. And it is no different when it comes to baby names. They come up with really unique names for their children. Unusual, striking, and attention-grabbing, these names quickly set the trend for millions of fans. For example, you must have noticed the gradual shift of names like that of Amits to Aaryans. Similarly, the Poojas and Nehas have been replaced by Kaira, Shyra, Kia, and Tia.
So, if you’ve been scratching your head looking for the perfect name for your little one, worry not! We have put together a list of 20 amazing baby names inspired by the ones used by the Bollywood celebrities themselves. So let’s dive in:
Parents: Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan
Hrehaan is a beautiful name for a baby boy. The name is of Arabic origin and roughly translates to “God’s favorite”. Hrehaan is the older son of Hrithik Roshan and is already getting praises for inheriting the good looks from his father.
Parents: Imran Khan and Aavan
These young parents have chosen this beautiful Swahili name for their daughter, meaning “strong and resolute”. The name is as good to the ears as its deep and beautiful meaning.
Parents: Konkona Sen Sharma and RanvirShorey
Inspired by Salman Rushdie’s book Haroun and the Sea of Stories, these new parents named their son Haroon. Haroon or Haroun is of Indian origins and means “hope” in Sanskrit. The Arabic name “Harun” sounds similar but has the different meaning of “warrior”
Parents: Emraan Hashmi and Parveen Shahani
These celeb parents selected this inspiring name for their first child, which means “gift of God” in Arabic. Ayaan is a gorgeous name that is easy to pronounce and has a modern feel to it.
Parents: Ayesha Takia and Farhaan Azmi
Mikail is a name of Hebrew origin. Though popular in the Middle East as well as some parts of Europe, it is quite unique in India. The name translates to “one who resembles God” in Hebrew. The anglicized version of this name is the popular name “Michael”.
6, 7. Renee And Alisha
Parent: Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen has not only won the Miss Universe pageant but has won over many hearts by adopting two baby girls. She continues to be a big inspiration for many of today’s women. The names selected for her daughters have wonderful meanings. While Renee means “to be reborn”, Alisha is a German name that means “noble”.
8, 9. Sharaan And Iqra (twins)
Parents: Sanjay Dutt and his wife Manyata.
Well researched and thought out, not only are these names unique but have beautiful meanings as well. While Sharaan means “royal knight or warrior”, Iqra means to “learn or educate”.
10, 11. Aarav And Nitara
Parents: Akshay and Twinkle Khanna
The names have been well researched and well thought out by both parents. While Aarav means “in high regard of”, Nitara means “standing firm or having deep roots”.
12, 13. Mahikaa And Myra
Parents: Arjun Rampal and MehrJessia
Not only are both the names trending, but they have beautiful meanings as well. While Mahikaa means “earth” in Sanskrit, Myra means “swift and light” as per the Quran.
14, 15. Viraaj And Winston
Parents: Celina Jaitley and Peter Haag
This Bollywood couple chose a unique way to select the names of their twin boys. They decided to keep one name Indian and one name western! While Viraaj means “king” or the “sun” in Sanskrit, Winston means “joy stone”.
16, 17. Misha And Zain
Parents: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput
This famous Bollywood couple came up with beautiful and unique names for both their kids. While the name Misha was taken from both the parent’s names, Zain means “beauty and grace” in Persian.
18,19, 20. Anya and Diva, And Czar (Triplets)
Parents: Farhan Khan and Shirish Kunder
When Farah Khan gave birth to triplets, the media was waiting to know what the parents would name them! Living up to everyone’s expectations, Farah chose three unique, simple and beautiful names for her two girls and one boy. Anya means ‘grace’, Diva means ‘divine’ and Czar means ‘emperor’.
We hope the above list helps you make your search for baby names a little easier. However, while selecting a name for your baby, a few things need to be kept in mind, such as your family tree, the alphabet that comes out in the naamkaranceremony as per your baby’s birth details, and a name that is easy to pronounce. Also, a name that has a family significance is undoubtedly a name to go for. Do you have any more interesting names you would like to add to this list? Let us know in the comments.