Four months after the arrival of her first daughter, Gigi Hadid finally revealed the baby gir's name. The model and her boyfriend Zayn Malik welcomed their daughter in September of last year, and have kept her name and face a secret up until now.
On Thursday, Hadid subtly updated her Instagram bio to read "Khai's mother." The couple hasn't elaborated on their decision to name their daughter Khai, nor did they confirm any middle names or surnames.
As expected, there are several theories circulating online about the origins and meaning of the name choice. Some suggest that the name was chosen to honor the baby's Arab roots — Malik is of Pakistani heritage, while Gigi's father, Mohamed, is Palestinian. The name 'Khai' supposedly means 'crowned' in Arabic, which would fit perfectly with Malik's surname, which means 'King.'
The name also has similarities with other names in the family. For example, Bella Hadid's middle name is Khair, and her paternal grandmother was Khairiah Hadid.