17 Unusual Celebrity Baby Names Inspired by Places

17 Unusual Celebrity Baby Names Inspired by Places

Inspiration for procreating jet-setters and hometown loyalists everywhere.

By Alesandra Dubin

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian chose the name Chicago, after the city where Kanye was raised, for baby No. 3 — just one of the latest examples of how stars are just like us (sometimes)! Citizens of the world, they look to places all around the planet when it comes to inspiration — even (or especially) for something as important as naming their children. Here, our list of stars who've named their kids for locations in the world (or even out of this world, ahem), from specific to conceptual (say, compass directions, if you know what we mean).

1. Matt and Johanna Altman — London

2. David and Adrian Parnes — India

3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — Chicago

4. Meghan King Edmonds — Aspen

Congrats to Mama Meghan... who now has two more bundles on the way!


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5. Ashlee Simpson — Bronx

6. David and Victoria Beckham — Brooklyn

7. Gwen Stefani — Zuma

That's Zuma, as in the beach in Malibu, for the uninitiated.

8. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon — Moroccan

9. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky — India

10. Bono — Memphis

11. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth — Tennessee

My guys. #LoveThem ❤️❤️❤️#bros

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12. Brooke Burke — Sierra

13. Rosie O'Donnell — Dakota

14. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (Again) — North West

Compass directions count, we declare.

15. Erykah Badu — Mars

Leave it to Erykah Badu to select a place-inspired name that's literally out of this world.

16. The Game — Harlem

That's his son, Harlem, in that brood.

17. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz — Egypt

The musical couple named their sons Egypt Daoud, and Genesis Ali.

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