Find out the biggest baby name trends of 2017!


Comedy star Krushna Abhishek and his actor wife Kashmera Shah are proud parents to twin boys through surrogacy. Guess their names?

We have from reliable sources that they are likely to be called Krishaang and Sultaan! How amazing are these unique names! Not only are these uncommon, but are distinct and easy to recall because of their singularity.

Are you also looking for Indian baby names for your baby? Then look no further, you can browse through the baby names guides which are readily available on the internet and believe us that saves a lot of brainstorming.

We can safely say that the age of unique names is upon us! Knowing how much Bollywood affects our naming pattern, here are five names that first stumped and then made us love them! There is a distinct thought process that precedes the naming of a child and having a unique baby girl names have been a Bollywood tradition.

We have identified following features of good unique names after going through 100's of popular names that these days parent select for their kids.


What do parents look for in their child’s name?

  1. Unique

Parents are seeking to have a name that is stunningly different. They see it as a product of their cumulative creativity and artistic natures.


  1. Easy to pronounce

Since children travel nowadays, pretty much from the time they are born, it is important for people of other cultures to be able to pronounce their names.


  1. Have a deep meaning/significance

Something that holds a deep place in their hearts and minds as a couple is often reflected in the child’s name. An important idea that they feel staunch for is also to find a way into the naming of a child.


  1. Historic value

Some names have so much history attached to them that naming one’s offspring that becomes but a natural extension of those values and principles.


Taimur- a name that is historic, unique, significant and easy to pronounce

Kareena and Saif have named their child Taimur.

Meaning: Taimur means iron. It signifies the qualities in iron that we admire like strength and unbreakability. Saif had a cousin by that name.

About Taimur: Amir Timur (pronounced with the ‘ai’ sound) was a Central Asian conqueror who is remembered as a vicious emperor who razed ancient cities to the ground and killed thousands.

On the other hand, he is also known as a great patron of the arts, literature, and architecture. One of his signal achievements is his capital at the beautiful city of Samarkand, in modern-day Uzbekistan.

Outrage: Saif and Kareena faced a lot moral outrage amongst people who said naming a child Taimur was akin to naming a child Hitler. After initial dithering Saifeena stuck to the name but with a caveat – they may still change the name of the baby when he is one or two years old, if he is unpopular!

AbRam and Mikail are modern interpretation of old Angel names   

Shah Rukh and Gauri have named their third born AbRam.

Reason: This is a modern interpretation of the name Abraham or Ibrahim but with a secular twist. ShahRukh has gone on in his inimitable style explaining the importance of secularity in his name. Having been on the receiving end of bad islamophobia during his travels, ShahRukh decided to call his son AbRam as a merger of Hindu and Muslim names.

Ayesha Takia and Farhan Azmi named their first born Mikail as a modern adaptation of Michael and Mikhail- both angels.

Diani Isabella and Ameyaa Nirvana Oberoi represent the two name culture

The culture of two names is also becoming quite popular. Fardeen Khan and Natasha called their first born Diani Isabella. . Diani is a Portuguese word that means ‘divinity’ and Isabella is Fardeen’s favorite name. 

Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva named their daughter Ameyaa Nirvana. Each parent chose their favourites?

Haroon – personal significance plus multiracial

Konkona Sen and Ranvir named their first born Haroon.

Haroon means ‘hope’ in Sanskrit and ‘warrior lion’ in Arabic. Plus inspired by Salman Rushdie’s book, ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’, the well read and extremely cerebral Konkona Sen named her child this.

Misha and Adira and names that are half and half

Another common trend is the naming of babies from the first half of both parents names.

Mira and Shahid named their first born Misha.

Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukherjee named their first born Adira.

Imran Khan and Avantika named their first born Imara.