Bollywood celebrities are known for doing everything in a ‘hatke’ style. Be it their wedding or dressing style, they look for unique ideas to stand apart from others. Some celebrities in the industry got so excited about the idea of uniqueness that they chose completely uncommon names for their kids.
The trend of choosing strange names for kids started in Hollywood which has been very well followed by Bollywood as well. Celebrities in India look for inspiration from different languages and cultures to find an unusual baby name. Here are some of the unique baby names of Bollywood celebrities and their meaning.
- Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan named their bundle of joy Taimur. The couple faced a lot of criticism for the name as people misunderstood Taimur’s name as a Turco-Mongol conqueror and the first ruler of Timurid dynasty ‘Timur’.
Meaning: Taimur means iron in Arabic.
- AbRam Khan
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan have three kids. Names of their two kids Aryan and Suhana are not so unique, but the couple thought of an uncommon name for their third child. When talking about AbRam’s name, Shah Rukh said, “His name is based on a variation of Prophet Abraham. And I liked the connotation that it is kind of a secular name (with the word ‘Ram’ in it).”
Meaning: AbRam is a variation of Prophet Abraham.
Nowadays trend of making names by combining initials of parents’ names is high and chocolate boy of the industry Shahid Kapoor followed the same trend. He named his bundle of joy ‘Misha’ which is actually combination of Mira and Shahid.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra wanted a symbolic name for their little champ and came up with the unique name Viaan.
Meaning: Viaan means full of life and energy.
Imran Khan and Avantika Malik chose a cute and beautiful name for their little princess. They named her Imara, which is a Swahili name.
Meaning: Imara means strong and resolute.
- Shahraan and Iqra
Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt put a lot of efforts to find meaningful, strong and different name for their twins. They took inspiration from Persian and Hebrew culture and named their son Shahraan and daughter Iqra.
Meaning: Shahraan (Shah – royal) (Raan – knight) means royal knight
Iqra which is a Hebrew name means ‘to educate’
Akhsay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna stuck to Indian names when making choice for name of their kids. They named their son Aarav, which I think is not so unique name, but their daughter’s name is indeed unique, which is Nitara.
Meaning: Nitara means having deep roots.
Ajay Devgan and Kajol named their daughter Nysa. It was not just a unique name but initially people also found it difficult to understand the pronunciation of the name.
Meaning: Nysa means a new beginning or ambition.
- Raayan and Aarin
Madhuri Dixit and Sriram Nene chose Irish names for their kids. Though their first child Raayan’s name has various meanings in different languages, second child Aarin’s name has just one meaning.
Meaning: Raayan means gates of paradise in Arabic, little prince in Sanskrit and graceful in Jewish
Aarin means mountain strength
First names of Raveena Tondon and Anil Thadani’s kids start with initial of their mother that is “R”. The beautiful actress named her daughter Rasha.
Meaning: Rasha means the first drops of rain.
- Zeke Zidaan and Zene Zoe
Arsha Warsi, who is known for his funny characters, seems to be in the same character when naming his kids. Jokes apart, actually the couple didn’t want any name that denote any religion and for the same reason they chose extremely unique names for their kids. They named their son Zeke Zidaan and their daughter Zene Zoe.
Meaning: Zeke Zidaan means shooting star in Arabic
Zene Zoe means beautiful in African language
Shahid and Mira are not the only celebrity couples who named their kids by joining their own names. Rani Mukherjee and Aditya Chopra also used parts of their names for their daughter’s Adira’s name.
Do you know some more celebrities with unique kid’s names? Don’t forget to mention their names in the comments.