I​oni James Conran: The meaning behind Coco Rocha’s baby daughter’s name

She has an unusual moniker herself, so when it came time for Coco Rocha to pick a name for her daughter, the Canadian supermodel wanted something unique. She and husband James Conran were in New York celebrating the launch of Plenti this week, when reporters inquired about baby Ioni James Conran and how the couple had landed on the baby girl’s name.

“We went through thousands of names,” James told reporters. “And we both saw Ioni and visually it looks really cool.”


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“When she was born, we were like, is she an Ioni?” he added. “And [it] was the most fitting.”

Pronounced Ay-ah-niy, the rare name means “island” in Scottish. Though neither parents are from Scotland, Toronto-born Coco is of Irish descent.

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It marked a rare post-baby appearance for the couple, who left their little girl at home with grandma for the evening. Coco, 26, gave birth to her first child on March 28 and announced the news of her new arrival on Instagram.

The couple went through 'thousands of names' before landing on Ioni

"James and I are so proud to welcome into the world our healthy and beautiful baby girl, Ioni James Conran!" she wrote alongside a photo of their baby. "She's the best of both of us and completely perfect from head to toe. #BabyConran is now officially @ioniconran!"

The doting new mom even gave her baby girl her own Instagram account, which is chock full of adorable baby photos and has already garnered more than 30,000 followers.

The couple dote on their baby girl

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