When Bollywood babies enter the universe, they’re being born into powerful families, so the name has to match, right? And while those names are beautiful, so is the meaning behind them. Here are all the children of Bollywood stars that you need to know, along with what their names mean. Who knows? Maybe they’ll inspire your own baby names. After all, what else is there to do during a lockdown when you’re stuck inside?
1. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli — newborn baby Vamika
The most famous Bollywood baby on this list is Vamika, since she entered our world so recently! Vamila is actually a name for Gosddess Durga in Sanskrit. This goddess is representative of strength and power, so Vamika must be destined for great things.
2. Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan — son Arhaan
Little Arhaan is all grown up — in fact, he just turned 18. This Sanskrit name translates roughly to ruler, leader, and king. With a name like that, it must be easy to earn respect from others!
3. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra — daughter Samisha
Samisha was welcomed into the world via a surrogate, and her unique name was carefully selected. While “Sa” translates to “to have” in Sanskrit, “Misha” is derived from Russian, and means “someone like God.” That’s really sweet and also quite poetic.
4. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput — daughter Misha and son Zain
It’s interesting how many Indian celebs go for names of Russian origin! Misha means “God-like” and is a combo of the letters from mom and dad’s names. Zain, on the other hand, means beauty and grace, which we love for a little boy — the opposite of toxic masculinity!
5. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan — son AbRam
Shah Rukh’s son’s name comes from a blend of Jewish and Hindu influences. It’s a blend of the Jewish connotation of Hazrat Ibraham, but the “Ram” in it also signifies the Hindu god by the same name.
6. Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan — daughter Aaradhya
This little cutie’s name translates to ‘to be worshipped’ and ‘first one.’ It reinforces a sense of accomplishment, adoration, and respect as blessed by Lord Ganesh, and with parents like this, how could you be anything less?
7. Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan — son Taimur
When Kareena and Saif had a son, they decided he could only have a name fit for an emperor. So why not name him Taimur, after the creator of the 14th century Timurid Empire in Persia. In Arabic, Taimur also translates to “iron.”
8. Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu — daughter Inaaya
Kunal and Soha named their daughter the lovely name Inaaya, which comes from Arabic. It translates to “one to behold” or “gift from God” and this sweet girl is definitely that.
9. Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi — daughter Mehr Dhupia Bedi
Mehr is a Persian name that means “blessing,” and as soon as Dhupia and Neha had their child, they tweeted that they were “blessed with a beautiful baby girl.” Was that what inspired the name?
10. Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi — daughter Saira Bhupathi
This pretty girl’s name was derived from the Hebrew name “Sarrah” and Saira means princess. Other meanings associated with the name are “happy” and “plate of diamonds.” Both sound quite fortunate!
11. Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades — son Arik Rampal
These two striking parents had an undeniably handsome son, but what we’re dying to know is the meaning behind his name. This was inspired by the Sanskrit definition, which means “ruler of rulers.” With his dad’s classic good looks and mom’s amazing eyebrows, we wouldn’t doubt it.
12. Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber — daughter Nisha Kaur Weber
When Sunny and Daniel adopted this adorable little nugget, they said that they thought she chose them, not the other way around. Nisha was actually her given name, and even though they were given permission to change it, they didn’t. Nisha is the Hindu goddess of night.
13. Kalki Koechlin and Guy Hershberg — daughter Sappho Koechlin
This little girl was named after the renowned female Greek poet of the same name who hailed from Lesbos. She talked about things that went undiscussed at the time, such as virginity, motherhood, and a love for women without the male gaze. Yes, queen! Sounds like this little girl is set up for total empowerment.
14. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna — daughter Nitara Kumar
In Sanskrit, Nitara translates to “having deep roots.” These Bollywood stars chose the name as its a tribute to Twinkle’s dad, the late actor Rajesh Khanna. Fun fact: Nitara is also a character in Mortal Kombat. The couple also shares a young son — we wonder if he had anything to do with choosing that name!