Celebrity Babies with Biblical Names

Baby naming -- by the book!

  1. Moses+ Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who is known for her dramatic roles in Sylvia and The Talented Mr. Ripley, welcomed her son Moses Bruce Anthony Martin on April 8, 2006. Although she claims the inspiration for his name came from the Coldplay song "Moses," which her husband, lead singer Chris Martin, wrote for her, Moses also shares a name with the Biblical Hebrew religious leader. Read more about Moses
  2. Samuel+ Elizabeth Vargas, 20/20 coanchor and ABC News Specials anchor, gave birth to Samuel Wyatt Cohn on August 16, 2006. He was named after the important leader of ancient Israel, whose life is documented in the Book(s) of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. Read more about Samuel
  3. Isabella+ Screenwriter and actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana welcomed their first child together, daughter Isabella, on June 11, 2006. Although Isabella, a variant for Isabel, is not a biblical name, it comes from the Old Spanish for "consecrated to God." Read more about Isabella
  4. Levi+ Musician Sheryl Crow adopted her second son, Levi James, in 2010. In the New Testament, Levi was the disciple Matthew's given name. Crow is known for her Grammy-winning songs and philanthropy. Read more about Levi
  5. Trinity+ Country music singer Trace Adkins and his wife welcomed their daughter Trinity Lee in 2004. Trinity could refer to the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Read more about Trinity
  6. Ethan+ Edward Furlong, born Edward Torres, who is best known for his role as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, welcomed a son, Ethan Page, on September 21, 2006, with wife and actress Rachael Bella. Although Ethan is not a biblical name, it is Hebrew for "firm." Read more about Ethan
  7. Daniel+ Musician Keyshia Cole and basketball star Daniel Gibson named their son Daniel Hiram in March 2010. Though the baby is named after his father, his name is also biblical. In the Old Testament, Daniel was a prophet whose enemies sent him into a lion's den, where God then set him free. Read more about Daniel
  8. Elizabeth+ Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist in the New Testament. It literally means "my God is an oath." Actor Tim Allen and his wife, Jane Hajduk, named their daughter Elizabeth in 2009. Read more about Elizabeth
  9. Isaac+ Comedian and television personality Joel McHale and his wife welcomed their son Isaac Hayden in 2008. McHale hosts the popular E! Entertainment Television show The Soup. Read more about Isaac
  10. Jacob+ In the Old Testament, Jacob was born holding his twin brother's heel. Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith and her husband named their son Jacob Emerson in 2008. Read more about Jacob