Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their son Psalm. Their fourth child was born about a week ago via surrogate.
Kim and Kanye waited to announce the name of their second son, who joins siblings North, Saint, and Chicago, making the Wests a family of six.
Kardashian announced the arrival of her baby boy on Twitter but didn’t reveal any details about the newborn.
He’s here and he’s perfect!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 10, 2019
Here’s what you need to know:
The Name ‘Psalm’ Means Song
The word Psalm means a sacred song or hymn. Psalms can be found in the biblical Book of Psalms.
The name Psalm, though not traditional, is of Hebrew origin and means “Song,” according to BabyNames.com.
Kardashian didn’t give any more details about her son’s name or why she and West chose it, but it does seem to keep with the theme of their family; their other son, Saint, has a name that also draws on religion. The name is also symbolic as the child was a “blessing” following a very difficult pregnancy.
All of the Kardashian-West kids have names that hold special meaning in their lives. Their first born, daughter North, was given her name as it is means “highest power.”
“I love the name North. I’m pro North, absolutely,” Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner said on The View in July 2013. “The way [Kim] explained it to me was that North means highest power, and she says that North is their highest point together and I thought that was really sweet,” she added.
The couple’s third child — and second girl — was given the name Chicago after the city where Kanye West grew up. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres last year, Kardashian admitted that she wanted to give her third child a one-syllable name. She does call the toddler “Chi” for short. You can watch the interview below.
Kardashian Shared the First Photo & the Name of Her Newborn on Instagram
On Friday, May 17, Kardashian shared the very first photo of her baby boy along with his name. The photo, which was posted to Kardashian’s social media, was actually a screenshot of a message that Kanye sent her. The message included a photo of the baby boy sleeping in a crib.
Along with the photo of baby Psalm, Kanye wrote what appears to be a hymn.
“Beautiful Mother’s Day/With the arrival of our fourth child/We are blessed beyond measure/We have everything we need,” the texts from Kanye read.