Celebrity·Posted on Jun 17, 202118 Surprising And Sweet Stories Behind Celebrity Baby NamesOh, baby.by Kristen HarrisBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Names are powerful, and they often hold special meaning for both the people who bear them and the people who chose them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF San Diego Comic Con / Via giphy.com Celebrities are notorious for choosing ~unique~ names for their kids, but the reasons behind them are actually super interesting. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via giphy.com Here are the stories behind 18 celebrity baby names: 1. When Jay Leno joked about Kim Kardashian naming her daughter North West, she denied it, but a few days later, she and Kanye decided it was the perfect choice. View this photo on Instagram @kimkardashian / Via instagram.com Kim said, "Everyone was coming up to me like, 'It's such a cool name. You should really think about it.'" 2. Elon Musk and Grimes named their son X Æ A-12, which represents the unknown variable, love/artificial intelligence, the precursor to their favorite aircraft, and the song "Archangel." View this photo on Instagram @grimes / Via instagram.com When asked how to pronounce the name, Grimes explained, "It's just X, like the letter X. Then A.I. Like how you said the letter A then I." 3. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their daughter Apple because apples are "so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical." View this photo on Instagram @gwynethpaltrow / Via instagram.com Gwyneth told Oprah, "It conjured such a lovely picture for me." 4. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli named their daughter George Elizabeth after learning that "in the 1800s it was a girls name." View this photo on Instagram @whododatlikedat / Via instagram.com Samira told Jimmy Kimmel Live, "People are very confused, some people, by it. ... But I just really like the name, I just think it's really cute." 5. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik named their daughter Khai in honor of Gigi's grandmother, Khairiah. View this photo on Instagram @gighadid / Via instagram.com Khai also translates to "crown" in Arabic. 6. Beyoncé hinted that her daughter Blue Ivy Carter's name was inspired by a passage from A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. Kevin Mazur / WireImage / Via Getty Additionally, blue is Jay-Z's favorite color, and the number four, which is IV in roman numerals, holds special significance to the couple. Both of their birthdays as well as their anniversary are on the fourth of the month. 7. Cardi B and Offset named their daughter Kulture because "anything else woulda been basic." View this photo on Instagram @iamcardib / Via instagram.com Cardi originally planned to name her daughter HennyLynn, which is a combination of her sisters' names. However, she decided against it after she started calling one of her sisters HennyLynn as a nickname. 8. Courteney Cox originally wanted her daughter to share her name, but her husband David Arquette suggested Coco instead. Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images It's an abbreviation of Courteney Cox. 9. Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole chose to call their son Bear because it's a name that "when you leave a room, you won’t forget." View this photo on Instagram @liampayne / Via instagram.com He originally wanted to go with a more traditional name, but he liked her reasoning behind choosing Bear. 10. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom named their daughter Daisy because, to Katy, it means "purity." View this photo on Instagram @katyperry / Via instagram.com They made Dove her middle name because it means "peace," and Katy also said that her last name, Bloom, represents joy. 11. Meg Ryan suggested that Demi Moore and Bruce Willis name their daughter Tallulah to round out the "trio of 'oos'" with their first two children, Rumer and Scout LaRue. Kevin Mazur / WireImage / Via Getty Bruce hated the name until Demi pointed out that Jodie Foster played a character named Tallulah in Bugsy Malone. 12. Kylie Jenner felt like her daughter chose her own name because Stormi just came to her and Travis Scott. View this photo on Instagram @kyliejenner / Via instagram.com She told the Evening Standard, "It just stuck. I feel like there were a lot of other names that I might have even liked better to be honest." 13. Iggy Azalea and Playboi Carti's son is named Onyx as an homage to Iggy's real name, Amethyst. View this photo on Instagram @thenewclassic / Via instagram.com Both onyx and amethyst are types of quartz. 14. Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey named their son Exton after Susan's great uncle, who chose it to be his own middle name. Vanity Fair / Via youtube.com When Susan's great uncle was in fourth grade, he realized he didn't have a middle name and decided it would be Exton. 15. Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein named their children Cricket and Birdie because they wanted to use the nicknames they would've given them anyway as their real names. View this photo on Instagram @busyphilipps / Via instagram.com Busy herself has always gone by a childhood nickname, which is short for Elizabeth. 16. Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson chose the baby name Bingham because it was Kate's mother's maiden name. View this photo on Instagram @katehudson / Via instagram.com Bingham's middle name — Hawn — is also part of his grandmother's name. 17. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna named their daughter Dream because she was "a dream come true." View this photo on Instagram @robkardashianofficial / Via instagram.com They settled on her name long before her birth. 18. And finally, Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French named their daughter Jupiter after a song Ashley's mom sang to her growing up. View this photo on Instagram @ashleytisdale / Via instagram.com The song went, "Hands up! Reach for the stars, there goes Jupiter, there goes Mars."