Dutch: In February of 2016, a baby boy born to California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife was named Dutch after the town of Dutch Flat, “where Newsom spent much of his childhood at his father’s home.” (They also have a daughter named Montana, after the state where they got married.)
Christina: In February of 2016, a baby girl born to a woman on a New York-bound Amtrak train was named Trinity Christina — middle name in honor of a fellow train passenger who assisted during the birth.
Tillman: After Army Ranger Patrick Daniel “Pat” Tillman — formerly a star football player at Arizona State University — was killed in Afghanistan in 2004, several babies were named after him, including these three from Arizona specifically:
Tillman Jackson Cummings, born in July of 2004.
Tillman James Cunningham, born in October of 2006.
Lee Kuan Yew: In March of 2015, a baby boy was born in India on the same day that Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, died. The baby was named Lee Kuan Yew.
Sun Way: In September of 2015, a baby boy was born at the entrance to the Sunway Pyramid shopping mall in Malaysia. A month later, at his full moon celebration, he was named Sun Way.
Frank Peters: In early 2016 (?), a baby boy born in Bangladesh was named Frank Peters Azad Ali after activist Sir Frank Peters, who has been working to end corporal punishment in Bangladeshi schools. This is the third Bangladeshi baby named in his honor; the first two were born in 2010 and 2013.
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck: In February of 2016, the prince of Bhutan was born. In April, at his naming ceremony, he was named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Here’s how the King (whose name is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck) explained the meaning behind each name:
Jigme means fearless. It symbolizes great courage to overcome any challenge that he may confront in future as he serves our country.
Namgyel means victorious in all directions and victory over all obstacles. It is a name taken from the revered Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, who enabled the Dharma to flourish in all directions as prophesied by Guru Rinpoche.
Wangchuck is the name of the royal lineage and dynasty.
Yardley: In June of 2015, a pair of Baltimore Orioles fans welcomed a baby girl. They named her Yardley, after Camden Yards. (Their first child, a son, is named Camden.)
Pixie: In May of 2015, an English baby girl was born 3 months premature, weighing just 1.1 lbs. She was named Pixie “because of her tiny size.”
Calder: In September of 2015, Canadian Olympian Meaghan Mikkelson gave birth to a baby boy. She and her husband chose the name Calder with the help of Twitter users. Calder — as in the Calder Trophy and the Calder Cup — can be traced back to Frank Calder, first President of the National Hockey League.