Pope John Paul II, the first Polish Pope in history, died on April 2, 2005.
Days later, Janusz and Kinga Adamiec of Poland welcomed triplets — three boys.
The boys, born in the southern town of Bytom, were named Jan, Pawel and Karol, the Polish versions of John, Paul and the Pope’s first name, Karol.
Another Polish baby born that week “in an ambulance outside the bishops’ palace in Krakow — where the Pope had lived and worked” and named Karol.
Source: Polish triplets named after Pope