Celebrities Who Named Their Babies After, Well, Other Famous People

When it comes to baby names, you don’t know what to expect from celebrities.

Over the past two decades, we’ve seen a major shift from common names to truly unique nicknames, and celebrities have led the charge.

Goofy names are the new Hollywood norm, but even those that seem fabricated may have roots in reality.

Here are the stories behind famous people who inspired famous children’s names.


Joel Madden and Nicole Richie had some interesting inspiration for the names of their two children.


Jessa Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald named their eldest son Henry Wilberforce. His middle name honors William Wilberforce, politician and philanthropist.

They named another of their sons Spurgeon after Charles Spurgeon, a British preacher in the mid to late 1800s.

Would you name your child after a famous person? Would being famous yourself change that? Let’s discuss it in the comments.

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