As of late, Gigi Hadid has begun to open up more about her newborn daughter.

She recently revealed the baby girl’s name to be Khai and now the supermodel has opened up about her birth.

Appearing on the cover of Vogue US, the 25-year-old explained she wanted her birthing experience to feel natural.

Hadid opted to welcome her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik at home due to the COVID-19 restrictions that would have been in place if she had decided to give birth in a hospital.

This way she could also have her mother, Yolanda Hadid and sister Bella Hadid by her side during her labour, which was 14 hours.

“I know my mom and Zayn and Bella were proud of me, but at certain points I saw each of them in terror,” Hadid said in her interview. “Afterward, Z and I looked at each other and were like, we can have some time before we do that again.”


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The special meaning and links behind baby Khai’s name

It seems the baby Khai’s name a few special meanings and links behind it, including a link to her supermodel auntie, Bella Hadid.

The 24-year-old’s full name is ‘Isabella Khair Hadid’, meaning her middle name is very similar to her niece’s.

Both Khai and Khair appear to link back to their Palestinian heritage as Mohamed Hadid’s mother was called Khairiah.

The property tycoon has previously claimed his late mother descended from royalty. “Her great grandfather was the Prince of Nazareth – King of Galilee in the 18th century Daher Al-Omer The Ruler,” he previously said.

Regardless, it’s a lovely link for auntie and niece to share.

The name Khai also has a special meaning behind it in Arabic – in some terms it means “crowned”, “the chosen one” or “strong”.

Welcoming their new baby girl

Hadid and Malik announced the birth of their first-born via social media back in September.

The new mum took to Instagram to announce the news shortly sharing a sweet photo of her daughter’s hand.


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“Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world,” she captioned the photo. “So in love.”

While the new mum has now revealed her baby girl’s name to the world, she’s still keeping her face hidden from the public view to protect her privacy, something which she has done throughout her pregnancy.

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