Juniors Unite! These Stars And Celebrity Babies Were Named After Their Famous Dads

Serena Williams' daughter is a junior, but she's not the only celebrity kid (or Hollywood star) named after a famous parent.

Sydney Scott Sep, 13, 2017

On Wednesday, Serena Williams took to Instagram to share footage of her pregnancy and give fans a glimpse of her new baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. 

Williams and hubby Alexis Ohanian welcomed their daughter earlier this month and fans have been waiting patiently for the couple to reveal more info about their bundle of joy.

Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. joins a group of celebrity offspring who are carrying the family name and she isn’t the first little lady to be labeled a junior.


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Serena Williams and hubby Alexis Ohanian welcomed their baby girl earlier this month and recently Williams shared photos and unseen footage of her pregnancy, revealing her daughter's name in the process. 

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Lovingly referred to as Junie by her parents, Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert, Junie's real name is Iman Shumpert Jr. 

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Damon Jr. is keeping up the family tradition, pursuing comedy and starring in projects like New Girl, Big Hero 6, Let's Be Cops, and Happy Endings.

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Gooding's father was soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., lead singer of the group The Main Ingredient. The junior Gooding didn't quite follow in his father's footsteps, instead opting for a film career, which has earned him various nominations and an Academy Award. 

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Sammy Davis Jr. was the son of Afro-Cuban dancer Elvera Sanchez and entertainer Sammy Davis Sr. Later, Sammy Jr. became quite the entertainer himself, a Hollywood icon and supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. 

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The team behind Straight Outta Compton didn't have to look far when deciding who would play Ice Cube. The rapper and actor's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr. is the spitting image of Cube.

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You already know that Romeo, aka Percy Romeo Miller Jr., is named after his famous dad, Master P., and is even following in his father's footsteps by building an empire of his own. Romeo has balanced film, television, music, and even a sports and fashion career.