Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas' Adorable Baby Name Explained
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In January 2022, Priyanka Chopra, 39, and Nick Jonas, 29, shared the happy news that their first child had been born via surrogate. Priyanka always dreamed of having children, and after a whirlwind romance straight out of a rom-com and an elaborate wedding ceremony in India, it was the next logical step.
In the months since their daughter’s arrival, Priyanka and Nick have been adjusting to parenthood privately and keeping the baby out of the spotlight, but now they are ready to announce her name to fans. According to her birth certificate, the baby's official name is Malti Marie Chopra Jonas.
Malti is an Indian name meaning "small fragrant flower or moonlight," and some believe the flower meaning reflects Chopra’s own parenting style. "I will never want to [...] [be] imposing my desires, fears, or my upbringing on to my child [...] I have always believed that children come through you not from you," says Chopra.
The baby’s second name, Marie, is a bit more ambiguous, but one fitting meaning is “wished for child.” Marie is a very traditional female name in the U.S., making baby Malti Marie's name a beautiful reflection of her combined Indian American heritage.