Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of 2019

It’s the end of the year and now time to wrap up the celebrity baby names of 2019. Our least and most favorite names come from all babies born to at least one celebrity in 2019. Here are the Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of 2019.

Best Names, according to Kate Fann,’s Celebrity Baby Blogger:

10. Gene Attell Fischer. Comedian Amy Schumer received some backlash for her firstborn son’s name. Many thought it was a joke! But, there’s nothing wrong with a classic, old-fashioned name and Gene certainly fits the bill.

9. Charles Wolfe Bass. As a Gossip Girl fan, this name obviously had to make the list! Bachelor in Paradise alums Evan Bass and Carly Waddell are clearly Gossip Girl fans themselves. Evan shared, “You better believe I had to name a kid Chuck Bass!! His first word shall be ‘I’m Chuck Bass'”. It’s too perfect.

8. Frankie Stone Fine. Who doesn’t love a boy name for a girl? Rapper Cassie and her husband Alex Fine chose this unisex name for their daughter that means “free or truthful.”

7. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose a lovely name for their firstborn son. Archie is a derivative of the German Archibald or the English Archer and means “truly bold.” We’ll see if this royal lives up to his name!


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6. Poet Lake Palmer. Actress Teresa Palmer welcomed her third child this year with husband Mark Webber. She certainly chose a unique name and while it’s definitely not a name you usually hear, it’s absolutely one of beauty!

5. Zaia Boss. Stephen “tWitch” Boss, featured DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, welcomed his third child, a daughter, with wife Allison Holker. A name so unique you may have never heard of it, but it’s sounds simply beautiful. Plus, it’s a name that starts with Z and isn’t wild. Pretty rare!

4. Violet Skye Lazan. Singer Rachel Platten welcomed her first daughter with husband Kevin Lazan this year. Violet, a name that literally means “purple/blue flower” is a beautiful chose. Paired with the middle name, Violet Skye is a name that simply exudes beauty and grace.

3. Adler Lawrence Karp. Actress Danielle Fishel welcomed her first child into the world this year and it was anything but a worry-free experience. Her son was in the NICU for weeks before he was able to come home. The name seemed appropriate (though unintentionally so). Adler means eagle, a symbol that conveys the powers and messages of the spirit. It is man’s connection to the divine because it flies higher than any other bird.


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2. Drew Hazel East. Olympian Shawn Johnson, who seems to exude happiness and love, chose to name her baby daughter after the man who stole her heart: her husband, Andrew East. Typically, boys are named after their father, but this couple decided to go outside-the-box. It’s such a beautiful choice!

1. Hope Catherine Kotb. Today co-host Hoda Kotb adopted her second daughter this year. Hoda, who has dreamed of motherhood, feels so blessed to have the opportunity to embrace motherhood through adoption. For her second daughter, she chose Hope, a name of English origin and means “desire of fulfillment.” Hoda is certainly fulfilling her calling to be a mother!


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Now onto the “Big Misses” of 2019. This list is compiled by Mallory Moss, co-founder of the site and co-host of The Baby Names Podcast. Mallory is known for being brutally honest, so hold onto your hats!

10. Birdie Mae Johnson. Born to Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson, nothing has created debate like the name Birdie. Those who like the name thinks it’s sweet and delicate while those who dislike it think it’s an expectation name that wasn’t fair to name a child. So, Birdie ends up at the name equator, right at number 10.

9. Kingsley Rose Brown. Baby Kingsley’s parents, country singer Kane Brown and wife Katelyn, picked this name for a reason, but we don’t know what that was. Some of us dislike this name because it going with a K name like both parents; some of us don’t like the name Kingsley for a girl. What would they call her for short: King?

8. Winter Mercy Morisette. As big fans of singer and tough woman Alanis Morisette, we were less thrilled about her baby naming. Although Winter isn’t so bad, the combination of Winter Mercy Morisette is too sing-songy.


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7. Vida Amber Betty Buble. Michael Buble and Luisana Lopalito named their new baby girl Vida Amber Betty. Unless you are a royal or it is a cultural tradition, we are not fans of two middle names typically. Mallory is also not a fan of names being from the 50s, 80s, and 2019, stating “consistency is preferable in baby naming.”

6. Beau Bobby Bruce Schulman. Catfish’s Nev Schulman and wife Laura Perlingo also followed the two middle name convention. As mentioned above, we are not fans of this. Even if Bobby and Bruce are grandpas, the Beau has got to go! On it’s own it’s okay, but this is alliteration gone too far!

5. Paris Hartley Owen. Daughter of Country singer Jake Owen and partner Erica Heartlein. The name Paris has gone out of style since Paris Hilton became less relevant. Hartley is a cute take on Mom’s last name, so at least the parents get bonus points for that.

4. Summer Miami. Well again in the bottom 10 we have a seasonal name, this time Summer. But it’s not the name that is bothering us, it is the fact that they put two nouns together, which make it sound like a joke name. Parents Yung Miami (also reflective of an adjective and a noun) and producer Southside named their daughter Summer Miami, but did not likely consider that all they are doing is suggesting a season and a location. A tad reminiscent of the controversially-named Chicago West, maybe?

3. Speaking of Kardashian-West babies, theirs is surprisingly NOT the worst baby name of the year, which typically is their award of the season. This time they named their baby Psalm West. Again, we are not fans of mushed up nouns for names, but when compared with North, Saint, and Chicago, we prefer this one over the rest.


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2. Atlas Noa Babel. Yes, actress Shay Mitchell and partner Matte Babel went ahead and named their baby girl Atlas. To Mallory, at least, naming a baby girl Atlas is like naming her Hercules. It just doesn’t work. If the family wanted mythological names, there are better names for sure. Also, naming a baby (male or female) Atlas is like expecting them to be tough and buff, so it also has the fail of being an expectation name, too.

And…drum roll please…the worst celebrity baby name of 2019 is:

1. Slash Electric Alexander Edwards. This name could have been so much better. Slash could have been replaced by Sasha (short for Alexander) and not just embedded dad (Alexander Edwards) into the name. Mom is model and actress Amber Rose. Electric as a middle name is atrocious but bottom line: no one, except the iconic musician, wants to be named Slash. It makes us wonder if they looked for a domain name and insta username that was available…hmmmmm?


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Let us know if you agree/disagree/love/hate us with this list so please be sure to comment on social! For more celebrity baby name commentary, subscribe to the Baby Names Podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you listen.




Mallory Moss is the co-founder of and co-host of The Baby Names Podcast, along with her sister Jennifer Moss. Mallory has a PhD in psychiatric nursing and has written articles for The Huffington Post on names and name trends. She has one grown daughter, Veronica, who lives in Austria.