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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their third son on Feb. 28. Apollo Bowie Flynn joins big brothers Zuma Nesta Rock, 5½, and Kingston James McGregor, 7½.

WHAT IT MEANS: To destroy.

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: Apollo comes from the Greek Apollon, which may have derived from the word apelo (“strength”) or the ancient Turkish god Appaliunas, whose name translates to “father of light.” Later, the name became associated with the Greek word apollymi  (“to ruin or destroy”). In Greek mythology, Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the god of wisdom, music, art, law, sun and light.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Ollie has that trendy “li’l old man” charm.

KNOW THIS: Bowie and Flynn are Rossdale and Stefani’s mothers’ maiden names.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION: U.S. Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is a famous bearer of the name.

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