Almost two weeks after giving birth to her first child, Serena Williams has revealed the name of her little girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian.

On Tuesday the tennis star shared the first photo of the baby girl along with her unique name. Although the moniker may seem pretty straight forward, the newborn is actually named after her father, Alexis Ohanian, making her a junior.

While Alexis seems to be a family name passed down to the little one, her middle name, Olympia holds some power. According to Nameberry, the name is the feminine form of Mount Olympus which is considered the home of the Greek gods as well as the Olympic Games. The name is said to hold an athletic goddess-like aura.

The name Alexis has several meanings. While the German origin states the name means noble and light, in the Greek origin, it means to defend and to help. It looks like the little one may already be living up to her namesake since her mother has credited her with helping her win the Australian Open. Williams was eight weeks pregnant when she snagged the win.


During an August interview with Vanity Fair, William revealed she was not prepared to be a mom. “I don’t know what to do with a baby. I have nothing…I’ve done absolutely nothing for the baby room,” she said at the time.

The athlete also admitted that she found out she was pregnant while trying to spite her friend who suggested she could be pregnant after the star unexpectedly threw up and the two noticed that her breasts looked larger than normal.

“[I thought] I’ll take it just because (a) to prove you wrong and (b) because it’s fun, whatever. It’s like a joke, why not? An hour and a half later, I went back to the bathroom and I totally forgot about it because it was impossible for me…So I went back to get dressed and I went back in the bathroom and I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that test,’” she told the magazine.

She explained that when she realized it was positive she “did a double take and my heart dropped. Like it literally dropped.”

Although Williams is ecstatic that her baby girl has finally arrived, the star revealed that the baby’s delivery wasn’t an easy task. When she and Ohanian’s daughter was born on Sept. 1, she weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces.

On Alexis Ohanian’s YouTube page, the Reddit co-founder documented the couple’s life during the pregnancy and the time spent in the hospital. In the video, Williams revealed that they actually had “a lot of complications” at the hospital that required them to remain there for close to a week, but she was eventually given the green light to leave.

Even though the baby has only been on this earth for a short time, with a name like Alexis Olympia, it seems like her parents have high hopes for her. With a tennis champion for a mother and an entrepreneur for a father, it looks like she will have huge shoes to fill.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian revealed their baby’s name. The couple is pictured attending the Met Gala on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images