Drew Barrymore Names Daughter Olive: Meaning of the Moniker

By: Cory Lopez / October 3, 2012

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The Charlie’s Angels actress and husband Will Kopelman welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Sept. 26. What did the proud parents name their baby girl? Olive Barrymore Kopelman.

There’s no word on what special significance the sweet moniker might have to the couple. But Olive might spark something in serious Barrymore fans who recall the actress voiced the title character in the 1999 holiday special, Olive the Other Reindeer.

But were there other names on the table?

After the couple — who tied the knot in a Jewish ceremony in July — announced the birth of their baby girl, Rolling Stone took to Twitter to remind the world about a moniker Barrymore once mused over.  “Drew Barrymore just named her new baby girl Olive, but in 1995, she told us she’d name her daughter Ruby Daffodil,” the music mag wrote.

Either way, the couple now joins a long lineage of stars naming their offspring after food. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin famously picked the forbidden fruit Apple as the moniker for their daughter. Claudia Schiffer followed in their footsteps, choosing to name her daughter Clementine. And above all, Barrymore’s little one shares a bond with Isla Fischer and Sasha Baron Cohen‘s daughter, who also goes by Olive.

So what is the meaning behind the moniker? Click through the gallery to find out all about Olive and many other celebrity baby names.

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