We have watched these celebrities grow on time, many of us witnessed their transition to becoming parents. Through social media, we can’t help but swoon over the cuteness of their babies. But do you ever wonder the meaning behind these unique celebrity baby names in the Philippines?
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- Celebrity baby names and their meaning
If you are a soon-to-be parent, you may find this list helpful. Here is the list of 21 celebrity baby names in the Philippines.
21 celebrity babies and the meaning behind their names
1. Dahlia Amélie
Image from Anne Curtis’s Instagram account
Its Showtime host and actress, Anne Curtis gave birth to Dahlia Amelie on March 2, 2020. The name Dahlia was inspired by a flower they spotted in a botanical garden in Australia. She also shared that Dahlia is the name of her first-ever role.
“I really liked the name because, of course, it was my first role for ‘Magic Kingdom’, Princess Dahlia. So it really meant so much to me. Love na love ko ‘yong role na ‘yan and I will forever be grateful for that role because it’s really what started everything for me.”
As for Amelie, they got it from the French film “Amelie” starring Audrey Tatou, which happens to be their favorite as well.
2. Thylane Katana
Image from Solenn Heusaff’s Instagram account
Thylane Katana also known as “Tili” is the daughter of Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heusaff. Tili is one of the most famous celebrity babies on Instagram. Thylane is pronounced as “Tee Lahn”.
On the other hand, Katana may mean 2 things, it is a Japanese word that means blade and a Persian girl’s name that means “beautiful” or “fresh”.
3. Amari Jaden
Image from Coleen Garcia’s Instagram account
Amari Jaden Crawford was born on September 10, 2020, to parents, Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford. In an interview, Billy shared that Amari was already on his mind even before Coleen gave birth.
“Matagal na sa ulo ko ang Amari,” he said. “Sabi ko lang [kay Coleen] before pa na kapag nagkaroon kami ng lalaki, gusto ko ipangalan Amari. Ni-research ko yung pangalan. Kapag babae, promised by God. Kapag lalaki naman, it means strength.”
Meanwhile, Jaden was chosen by Coleen, which means “thankful”, which they felt towards their son.
4. Zoe Natalia
Image from Sofia Andres’s Instagram account
Racer Daniel Miranda and celebrity mom Sofia Andres gave birth to Zoe Natalia on November 24, 2019, in Australia. In Greek, Zoe means “life” while Natalia means “birthday” or “birth of the Lord”.
5. Skye Anakin
Image from Max Collins’s Instagram account
Skye Anakin is the son of Max Collins and Pancho Magno. In an interview with Preview Magazine, Max shared that her son was named after a star wars character, Darth Vader’s birth name which is Anakin Skywalker.
“Pancho is a huge Star Wars fan and we wanted a unique name”
Max explains, “He also wanted to be able to quote Darth Vader’s ‘I am you Father’ to his son. Then we thought it would be cute to add Sky as a second name, but it might be overkill.”
In the end, the couple ended up with Skye Anakin. “He’s our sky, our everything, and that’s why we switched the two.” Max shared.
6. Lilo and Koa
Image from Andi Eigenmann’s Instagram account
Keliana Alohi is the full name of Lilo, the second daughter of Andi Eigenmann with Philmar Alipayo. According to a comment on Andi’s post in 2019, Keliana is close to Kalani which means sky or heavenly in Hawaiian. Lilo, the nickname, means “generous one” and is of Hawaiian origin.
On January 17, 2021, Andi gave birth to his only son, Koa. Koa means warrior or brave one and is also of Hawaiian origin.
7. Avianna Celeste
Image from Sophie Albert’s Instagram account
Celebrity parents, Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert introduce their daughter, Avianna Celeste on March 15, 2021. In Hebrew, Avianna means “spring” while Celeste means “heavenly” in Latin.
8. Alana Lauren
Image from Drew Arellano’s Instagram account
Alana Lauren is the only daughter of Iya Villana and Drew Arellano. Alana recently celebrated her first birthday last July 18. In the old german high word, Alana means “precious” while Lauren means wisdom.
9. Lilia Forest
Image from Isabel Oli-Prats’s Instagram account
Lilia Forest is the third child of celebrity parents, John Prats and Isabel Oli. Her name Lilia is a lily flower that symbolizes purity, innocence and beauty. John and Isabel stick to giving unique names to their children. Their two other kids are named, Lilly Feather and Daniel Freedom.
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Zia and Sixto
Image from Marian Rivera’s Instagram account
Yes, you may hear this name a lot on television. Zia and Sixto are the children of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. Zia’s full name is Maria Letizia. Letizia came from Dingdong’s grandmother and they decided to put Maria since a lot of his family member has Maria on their names.
Sixto’s full name is Jose Sixto IV, named after Dingdong’s real name as Jose Sixto III.
Image from Chynna Ortaleza Cipriano’s Instagram account
Salem Gryk is the name of Chynna Ortaleza and Kean Cipriano’s son. According to the celebrity parents, they used Gryk as Salem’s second name to pay tribute to Chynna’s late dad, Gryk Ortaleza. On the other hand, Salem means “safe” or “secure”.
Image from Carlo Aquino’s Instagram account
Actor Carlo Aquino and non showbiz girlfriend Trina Candaza gave birth to Enola Mithi on September 8, 2020. In an interview on Darla Sauler’s online talk show, he shared what their daughter’s name means.
Enola is spelled as “alone” backwards which idea came from Trina. “We want her to grow up adventurous, independent,” Carlo shared.
Carlo also shared that Mithi came from his love interest in the television series Pahina that aired 20 years ago.
Image from Slater Young’s Instagram account
Remember PBB’s big winner, Slater Young? Slater together with his blogger wife gave birth to a baby boy named Scott Knoa, also known as Scottie by the internet people. Scott means “wanderer” in Scottish while Knoa means peaceful.
Rodolfo Joaquin Diego
Image from Dianne Medina’s Instagram account
Baby Joaquin is the first child of celebrities, Dianne Medina and Rodjun Cruz. Joaquin’s name was derived from Rodjun’s dad’s name “Rodolfo”. He also added that it means work and strong.
Guilia Florentina Alessandra
Image from Assunta De Rossi’s Instagram account
Assunta De Rosi, sister of Alessandra De Rosi finally gave birth to a baby girl after 2 decades of trying to conceive. Their daughter’s nickname is Fiore which means flower in Italian.
Pancho and Vito Tomas
Image from Saab Magalona’s Instagram account
Pancho and Vito are Saab Magalona’s children with Jim Bacarro. Pancho’s full name is Pancho Gerardo. It was derived from Saab’s paternal grandfather, Pancho Magalona. Meanwhile, Vito means “life” in Italian, and Tomas in Hebrew means “twin”.
Image from Lara Quigaman’s Instagram account
Moses Marc is the third child of celebrity parents, Lara Quigaman and Marco Alcaraz. In biblical names, Moses means to pull out or draw out of water. Marc is also a biblical name that means God of War.
Image from Ryza Cenon’s Instagram account
Baby Night Cruz is the first child of actress Ryza Cenon and cinematographer boyfriend Miguel Cruz. She also explained the meaning behind her son’s unique name.
“We want iyong salitang Night. Hindi basta word or part ng work naming, like kapag ginagabi ka na sa trabaho, iyong nakakapagod kapag iisipin.”
“Ngayon mas makahulugan na iyong night namin kahit nasaan kami dahil sa kanya. Siya na ang magbibigay ng light sa night namin, always good Night,” she added.
You might already get an idea for the name of your soon-to-be-born baby!
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