Celebs Who Named Their Kid After Grandparents: Priyanka Chopra-Nick To Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor

Celebrities often mesmerise us with the choice of their newborn's name as they choose out-of-the-box names for their little ones. Here's a list of celebs who named their kids after their grandparents.


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Celebs Who Named Their Kid After Grandparents: Priyanka Chopra-Nick To Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor

Celebrities' personal lives have been one of the hot topics among gossipmongers for decades. While some celebs wear their heart on their sleeves and never shy from the media glare, others don't. And with so much media scrutiny, celebrities often hit the headlines, and their fans always keep an eye out for every new update about their lives. When it comes to celeb kids, there's a lot of buzz about their names.

Celebrity kids receive as much attention as their parents, and they are not left behind in terms of popularity. As soon as a star kid is born, fans go crazy over what name the celebrities would choose for their little ones. While some celeb parents chose an amalgamation of their names, others opted for some out-of-the-box names to call their babies. And some celeb parents took it a notch higher and named their kids after their grandparents. So, without further ado, let's have a look at some of those celebrities!

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#1. Priyanka Chopra Jonas-Nick Jonas


Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her hubby, Nick Jonas enjoy a huge fan following as the two never fail to send us into a meltdown. The couple is blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, and the trio is living happily with each other at their Los Angeles home. It was on January 22, 2022, when Priyanka and Nick delighted their fans with the announcement of the arrival of their first child. Their note could be read as:

"We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much."


Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas picked a unique name for their baby girl as they introduced the little one as Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. Priyanka and Nick's daughter's name is a combination of both her grandmothers' names, as Malti and Marie are the middle names of Priyanka's mother, Dr Madhu Chopra and Nick's mom, Denise respectively. Moreover, 'Malti' has a Sanskrit origin, which translates to a small fragrant flower or moonlight, whereas Marie comes from Latin, and it describes the star of the sea. 

#2. Karan Johar

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Bollywood filmmaker, Karan Johar has been in the showbiz industry for almost 27 years and has given a number of back-to-back hit films. Despite having a successful career, Karan never tied the knot with anyone. However, he is a proud father to his wonderful twins, Yash and Roohi, whom he welcomed through surrogacy. It was in 2017 when Karan Johar hopped on to the parenthood phase and released a heart-touching statement about the birth of his babies. His note could be read as:

“I am ecstatic to share with you all the two most wonderful additions to my life, my children and lifelines; Roohi and Yash. I feel enormously blessed to be a parent to these pieces of my heart who were welcomed into this world with the help of the marvels of medical science.By the grace of God, I have the most caring and supportive mother who will be an integral part in the up-bringing of her grandchildren and of course, friends who are family.”

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Karan Johar named his son, Yash and his daughter, Roohi as a tribute to his parents. While Yash was named after his late grandfather, Yash Johar, Roohi's name is an anagram of her grandmother, Hiroo. Well just like his parents, KJo dotes on his twins, and he has been acing his daddy duties like a pro. Being an avid social media user, Karan often shares glimpses of his kids' mischievous activities on his IG handle. 

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#3. Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao


Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist, Aamir Khan was previously married to Reena Dutta. They have two kids, Ira and Junaid, whom they co-parent after their separation. Later, Aamir Khan had fallen in love with Kiran Rao but got divorced after 15 years of their marriage. Aamir Khan and his second wife, Kiran Rao welcomed their son, Azad Rao Khan on December 5, 2011, via surrogacy. Aamir's fans were super confused about his baby's arrival, so the actor released a statement talking about IVF surrogacy. His statement could be read as:

“It gives us the greatest joy to share with you the good news of the birth of our baby boy. This baby is especially dear to us because he was born to us after a long wait and some difficulty. Due to medical complications, we were advised to have a baby through IVF-Surrogacy, and we feel very grateful to the Almighty that all has gone well.”


Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao named their baby boy, Azad Rao Khan after the former's great grand uncle and freedom fighter, Maulana Azad. The actor shared a FB post and revealed the significance of his son's name. His note could be read as:

"We have finally chosen a name for our baby boy... Azad. Azad Rao Khan. I left the final choice to Kiran, and she has named him after my great grand uncle Maulana Azad, the great freedom fighter, whom the family is most proud of. Azad means free or liberated."

#4. Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor


Bollywood's most-loved couple, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are also newbie parents in Tinseltown as they were recently blessed with their first child. Reportedly, the actress gave birth to a baby girl via C-section at Mumbai's HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. For the unversed, it was on November 6, 2022, when Alia shared the official announcement of her baby's arrival through a cutesy picture note. Signed with ‘love love love’ by the newbie parents, Alia and Ranbir, the note had a picture of a lion and lioness with a little cub, cuddling together. The note text could be read as:

“And in the best news of our lives: Our baby is here.. and what a magical girl she is. We are officially bursting with love - blessed and obsessed PARENTS!!!!! Love love love Alia and Ranbir.” 

Earlier, reports were rife that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have decided to keep their daughter's name with a connection to the former's father, late Rishi Kapoor, as a tribute to the veteran actor. However, instead of naming their princess after her grandfather, Rishi Kapoor, the couple honoured the newbie dadi, Neetu Kapoor's wish and named their little angel as per her suggestion. Delighting the world with the good news, Alia Bhatt shared a picture of her daughter and revealed that they had named her Raha Kapoor, on the suggestion of her wise dadi, Neetu Kapoor. Her note could be read as:

"The name Raha (chosen by her wise and wonderful Dadi) has so many beautiful meanings…Raha, in its purest form means divine path, in Swahili she is Joy, In Sanskrit, Raha is a clan, In Bangla - rest, comfort, relief, in Arabic peace, it also means happiness, freedom & bliss. And true to her name, from the first moment we held her - we felt it ALL!"

We love how celebrities have named their kids after their grandparents as a tribute to them. Which celebrity kid's name do you like the most? Let us know.

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