Sappho, Ayat, Hrehaan, Iqra: Bollywood star kids and their fancy names

Updated: May 01, 2020, 10:47 | Nikita Wagh
  • Sussanne Khan with Hrehaan and Hridhaan

    Hrithik and Sussanne named their first kid Hrehaan, which means 'God's chosen one'. It is also a combination of their own names. Their second child is named Hridhaan, which signifies a 'great heart', and is again a combination of their own names.

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  • Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra with Viaan and Samsha

    Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have a son named Viaan, meaning 'full of energy and life'. The couple became parents again and welcomed Samisha Shetty Kundra through surrogacy, this year. 'Sa' in Sanskrit is 'to have' and 'Misha' is Russian stands for 'someone like God'.

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  • Arpita Khan with Ahil Sharma and Ayat Sharma

    Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan Sharma and her actor husband Aayush Sharma became proud parents to a baby girl on December 27, 2019. The couple named her Ayat, which means, an Islamic word which refers to the verses of the Quran. The associative meanings of Ayat are 'miracles' or 'proof' that describe the verses in the Quran. The couple has a son, Ahil, who was born in 2016. Ahil means 'emperor' or a 'ruler'.

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  • Kalki Koechlin with Sappho

    Kalki Koechlin and beau Guy Hershberg named their baby girl Sappho, which is an ancient name of an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho was known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre.

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  • Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani with Radhya and Miraya

    Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani welcomed their second daughter on June 10, 2019. The couple named her Miraya, which means Lord Krishna's devotee. Their first daughter is named Radhya, which means 'worshipped' in Sanskrit. It's also another name of Radha.

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  • Karan Johar with Roohi and Yash

    Karan Johar announced the happy news of the birth of his twins through surrogacy in 2017. He named his son after his late father Yash Johar and interestingly, Roohi's name is derived by rearranging the letters of his mother Hiroo Johar's name.

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  • Farhan Akhtar with Shakya and Akira

    Farhan Akhtar and ex-wife Adhuna Bhabani have two daughters - Shakya and Akira. Shakya means 'energy circle' (a form of Chakra) in Sanskrit while Akira is Japanese for 'intelligent'.

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  • Malaika Arora, Arbaaz Khan with Arhaan

    Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora have a son named Arhaan. The name is derived from the Arabic word, which means 'the ruler'.

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  • Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi with Saira

    Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi have a daughter named Saira, which is a variant of Sarah (Hebrew), and means 'princess'.

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  • Rani Mukerji with Adira

    Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra were blessed with a baby girl on December 9, 2015. They named her Adira - an amalgam of their names. Rani Mukerji shared the first picture of Adira on the occasion of her daughter's first birthday.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan with Suhana Khan and Aryan Khan.

    Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan named their son born through surrogacy as AbRam. AbRam is a popular name of Hebrew origin, meaning exalted father. Their daughter is named Suhana, meaning 'pleasing' in Sanskrit. They also have a son, who has a more conventional name - Aryan.

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  • Aamir Khan, Ira Khan and Junaid Khan

    Aamir Khan has a daughter named Ira from his first wife Reena Dutta. The name has various connotations - 'watchful' in Hebrew, 'warrior' in Greek and 'the wind God' in Sanskrit.

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  • Kajol with Nysa Devgan

    Ajay Devgn and Kajol's daughter is named Nysa, a name of Greek origin, which means 'goal, ambition'. Their son is named Yug, which means 'era' in Hindi.

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  • Fardeen Khan with Azarius

    Fardeen Khan named his daughter Diani, while his son's name is Azarius. Pictured: Fardeen Khan holding his little one - Azarius.

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  • Shahid Kapoor with Misha

    Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput named their daughter Misha - which came as a unison of Mira and Shahid's name. They named their son Zain, which is also quite a unique name. Pictured: First picture of Misha Kapoor, shared on social media.

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  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Aaradhya

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan's daughter is named Aaradhya. The name means 'first one' or 'one who is worth worshipping', in Sanskrit.

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  • Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia with Mahikaa and Myra

    Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia's kids are named Mahikaa and Myra. The former is a variant of Mahika, which means 'Earth-Goddess' in Sanskrit while the latter means innocent and beautiful in Greek. Myra is also Latin for 'extraordinary'.

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  • Arshad Warsi and Maria Goretti with Zeke Zidaan, Zene Zoe

    Arshad Warsi and Maria Goretti's children have rather unusual names. Their son is called Zeke Zidaan, which means 'shooting star' in Aramaic and 'memory of God' in Arabic. Their daughter is named Zene Zoe, which signifies 'beautiful' in an African language.

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  • Farah Khan with Czar, Diva and Anya

    Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder's triplets also have unique names. Their son is called Czar, which translates to 'emperor' in Latin. The daughters' names are Diva, which is derived from a Latin expression meaning 'divine', and Anya, meaning 'grace' in Russian and the 'inexhaustible' in Sanskrit.

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  • Sanjay Dutt and Maanayata Dutt with Iqra and Shahraan

    Sanjay Dutt and Maanayata have twins. The boy is named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra. The boy's name comes from two words 'Shah' means 'royal' and 'Raan' is 'knight' or 'warrior' (in Persian) 'Iqra' means 'to educate' (in Hebrew).

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  • Sonu Nigam with Nevaan

    Singer Sonu Nigam's son is called Nevaan, which means 'holy soul'.

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  • Madhuri Dixit with Arin and Raayan

    Madhuri Dixit has two sons, one of them named Arin, meaning 'the sun's first ray of light' and Raayan, in Sanskrit, the name means 'little prince'.

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  • Karisma Kapoor with Samaira and Kiaan Raj Kapoor

    Karisma Kapoor's daughter is named Samaira, which comes from the Urdu word which means 'enchanting'. She also has a son name Kiaan. It's an American Hebrew name, which means 'grace of God'.

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  • Sushmita Sen with Renee and Alisah

    Sushmita Sen has adopted two daughters, Renee and Alisah. The former translates to 'reborn' in French while the latter means 'one who is noble', also in French.

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  • Raveena Tandon with Rasha and Ranbir

    Raveena Tandon's daughter responds to the name Rasha, which means 'Young Gazelle' in Arabic.

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  • Zayed Khan and Malaika Parekh with Zidaan

    Zayed Khan has two sons. The elder one is named Zidaan, a derivative of the Portuguese word Zaydane, which itself comes from the verb Zada, meaning 'to add'. Khan's second son is named, Aariz, which is Arabic for 'Leader'.

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  • Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna with Nitara and Aarav

    Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have a daughter Nitara, which means 'having deep roots' in Sanskrit. Akshay and Twinkle's elder son is named Aarav, which means 'calm' or 'peaceful' in Sanskrit.

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Our Bollywood stars have a penchant for giving rather unusual and unique names to their children. We take a closer look at star kids and their not-so-common names