The name honours Priyanka and Nick's respective traditions.
The name of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ baby daughter has finally been revealed.
According to TMZ, the couple named their daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas.
The revelation comes three months after the couple announced the birth of the baby.
Malti Marie was born on January 15, 2022, via surrogate at a hospital in San Diego, California.
Shortly after her arrival, it was revealed that Malti Marie was born at just 27 weeks, which was 12 weeks earlier than her April due date.
A source close to the couple said that the baby was to remain in hospital until she was healthy enough to return home with her parents.
It is not known whether or not Malti Marie has been officially released from hospital.
The name honours Priyanka and Nick’s respective traditions.
‘Malti’ is a Hindu name and a Sanskrit word that has several meanings, including a ‘small fragrant flower’ or ‘moonlight’.
Meanwhile, ‘Marie’ is a French term that means ‘star of the sea’.
In January 2022, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas surprised fans with news that they had welcomed their first child.
In a joint statement, they said:
“We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate.
“We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much.”
They did not reveal the child’s name at the time.
Priyanka spoke about her daughter for the first time during a conversation with Lilly Singh.
Lilly had been launching her book, titled Be a Triangle: How I Went from Being Lost to Getting My Life… and spoke to Priyanka about it.
During the conversation, Priyanka spoke about her newborn, explaining how her own parents were and what kind of parent she wants to be for her daughter.
Priyanka said: “As a new parent right now, I keep thinking about that I will never be imposing my desires, fears, my upbringing on to my child.
“I have always believed that children come through you, not from you.
“There is no belief like this is my child and I will shape everything.
“They come through you to find and build their own life. Recognising that really helped me, my parents were very non-judgemental in a certain way.”