Celebrity Baby Names: A New Girl for a Jonas Brother

It’s a baby girl for first-time parents Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle. And they’ve picked a not-so-traditional name for her: Alena Rose.

Alena’s source is a bit unclear—it could be a variant on Helen, Elena or Lena. It has hovered near the bottom of the top 1000 baby names for more than a century, never charting higher than the top 700. It means “shining one.” With so many Al- and El- names becoming so popular and this celebrity push, I can see it becoming more popular again.

Rose is a far more popular name—currently near the top 250 in baby names. It’s one of the more popular floral names in recent times, and is currently on an upswing.

I think the name has a nice flow to it, and works beautifully with their last name. What do you think? Share your take on their baby name choice in the comments.

Our Baby Name Finder can help you find the perfect baby name—or email me at lamilbrand@gmail.com for advice about your particular situation. And don’t forget to like In Name Only for the latest in baby names. 

 

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