Celebrating Celebrity Baby Birthdays — Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt

05/27/2008 at 07:56 PM ET

Shiloh_2Happy Birthday Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. You are now 2 years old!

Name: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt

Birthday: May 27th, 2006

Famous for: Being the first biological child of Brad Pitt and girlfriend Angelina Jolie.

Continue reading for name meaning, siblings, birth story, what they said and more photos.

Name meaning: The first name, which is traditionally masculine, is pronounced SHY-low, and is of Hebrew origin. There seem to be many meanings for the name, ranging from "his gift" and "he who is to be sent," to "peaceful." Shiloh is also the site of a crucial battle in the American Civil War. The middle name is believed to be inspired by famous architect Jean Nouvel — a favorite of Brad’s. The family calls her ‘Shi.’

Siblings: Shiloh was welcomed by Maddox Chivan, now 6 ½, and Zahara Marley, now 3. In March 2007, the family welcomed another son into their family, Pax Thien, now 4 ½. Brad and Angelina recently announced that they are expecting twins.

Birth story: Shiloh was born in the evening by c-section, due to breech positioning. Brad and Angelina knew of the potential issue with the birth before the delivery, and flew Angelina’s OB, Dr. Jason Rothbart, in to perform the surgery.

Shiloh was born in Namibia, meaning that she has a dual passportwith the US, a connection to another country and her sister’s birthplace.

I was so happy to have Shilohin Africa, that we could do that and for her to have a Namibianpassport. She has that connection to another country and to hersister’s part of the world. I think that ties them together a little.

What they said:

Much scrutiny seems to have constantly surrounded Angelina and her love of adoption, leading people to question her affection for Shiloh. However, Shiloh was planned.

Before I met Brad, I always said I was happy never to have a child biologically. He told me he hadn’t given up on that thought. Then, a few months after Z came home, I saw Brad with her and Mad, and I realized how much he loved them, and a biological child would not in any way be a threat. So I said, ‘I want to try.’

After having Shiloh, and hence a baby that looked like her parents, Angelina decided that perhaps it was important for Mad to have a brother who was originally from the same place as him.

Something changed for me with Shiloh. We had Mad and Z, and neither looked like Mommy or Daddy. Then suddenly somebody in the house looks like Mommy and Daddy. It became clear to us that it might be important to have somebody around who is similar to the other children so they have a connection. Mad’s been very excited that his brother is from Asia.

Angelina on loving seeing Brad in Shiloh.

Sometimes I look at Shiloh and I see Brad — that’s sweet.

Angelina on what she is most proud of.

My family. I’m very proud of my family. I’m proud of Brad as a father, and as a man. I’m proud of the home we’ve been able to create for the kids. I’m proud of how happy our kids are, and how uniquely individual they are…I’m most proud of them.

Angelina explains that she is lucky to be able to balance her family and work time.

It’s a unique situation where I am lucky that I can take big chunks of time off. I can also insist that my kids be brought to the set. I’m able to balance because I have a lot of that unusual circumstance. I do have an amazing man in my life who is such a wonderful dad, and makes raising the kids that much more fun and that much easier to do because he’s so hands-on as well. But at the end of the day, like all moms, you realize you get through it because you love your kids, and you love your life, and it’s pure joy, and the balance is just found.

Shiloh’s a little honey.

Shi’s so full of light and love, she’s just a little honey, and very, very funny. I think I’m recognizing some of myself in that one — she’s going to be a little bit of trouble!














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Crystal V on

Happy Birthday Shiloh!

How exactly is her middle name pronounced? Thanks!

aimee on

Thanks CBB!

Happy Birthday sweet Shi. Two years have really flown.

Inventing Matilda on

The Jolie-Pitt family is just few degrees away from normal. I truly appreciate how family-oriented they seem to be.
-Inventing Matilda

kelly on


Robin on

Shiloh is the most gorgeous baby! I love seeing pictures of her with her equally adorable siblings. I can’t wait to see the twins. Brangelina has a real life Brady Bunch…it’s now the Brangelina Bunch!

jean g on

I would like to respond to giving some
advice to Angelina for the love of her life baby
girl Z, I have 2 biracial grandchildren and
I found that using soft products on their hair work. We have used carol’s daughter alot it seems to keep her hair not tangled.
i love seeing Angi with her kid, she truly a remarkable spirited women. She is god sent and very precious to the human race..

rayan on

Love this family to pieces!!!

All their children are just beautiful!

Happy Birthday Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt!!

loris on

What a beautiful child, Hope your day was a special and happy one.

Adore1 on

Was it really necessary to repost that Elle interview, So that folks can go on about the Blob non-sense. First it was pick on Zee today about her hair now its pick on Angie. Good Job.

Kate on

Shiloh is so gorgeous, and she was born into one of the most fortunate and loving families!

Ms. Clooney on

I think they should make a Shiloh doll. Its adorable that she carries that baby doll. That is one adorable kid. I would love to hear her speak. Bonne anniversaire Shiloh! Happy Birthday!

Ellen on

such a cutie! i love this couple and their gorgeous children. It’s fun to compare pics from earlier to now.

As an aside, was the zahara article that was on here earlier deleted?

rach on

Nouvel, also the name of an explorer in Michigan, is pronounced here as “New-velle”

barbie on

Shiloh looks like a doll herself.

Happy b’day to my favorite celeb baby.

tami on

I love that pic with the wind blowing her hair. She has such lovely features and seems to be such a serene child

adriana on

Happy birthday Shiloh!!!!!

Kaley on

Happy Birthday Shiloh!

tabitha on

Happy Birthday to cute little Shiloh!!!!

nora on

Happy Birthday little cutie Shiloh, the big 2 and many more.

jennifer lee on

Happy Birthday beatiful Shi!!! She IS such a little honey.

leesa on

Happy Birthday beatiful Shi!!!

She does seem to be living up to her name which means peaceful. I love her cute little cheeks. Perfect mix of mom and dad.

alana on

Happy birthday to a precious little girl.

myra on

Happy b day shiloh..this is my favorite shiloh video.

tyler 22 on

Happy Birthday to you Shiloh. Hope you have many many more. What a doll!


Love, love, much love to Shi.

Happy Birthday, Shiloh. What a blessing you are to your parents.

rhonda on

It seems like just yesterday when we learned this precious angel had been born. Happy Birthday Shiloh Nouvel.

pinky on

Happy Birthday Beautiful Shiloh.

God Bless you sweet golden cherubim

cecily on

Love this little baby, she is adorable,…. all the JP kids are beautiful. Can’t wait to see the sure to be beautiful twins.

jeannie on

Happy 2nd Birthday to the littlest Jolie-Pitt (at the moment) SHILOH! You are truly blessed because of your family.

hannah on

Shiloh is so gorgeous. Happy Birthday to you, Shiloh!

melissa s on

happy birthday .. no longer a baby, You are a big girl now!


amber renee on

Aww, she seems like such a sweet child. Happy birthday sweetheart.

finnaryn on

Happy Birthday sweet baby girl!

juli on

happy birthday, cutie pie!!!!


taegan on

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shiloh, hope you and your family had a wonderful day.

I hope you got all the cookies you could eat, little cherub!

*Thank you CBB for the recap and pics! You guys ROCK!

stefanie on

Can’t believe she is two already…They grow so fast.

Happy birthday little honey, Shiloh.

ma74 on

Happy Birthday Shiloh!She’s so gorgeous.My favorite celebrity kid along with her brothers and sister.

sarah j on

Happy Birthday to the litle angel named Shiloh.

leni on

Happy birthday sweetie!!!

nikki on

Happy Birthday little Shi. Hope you had a happy happy day!

brooke on

Happy birthday Shiloh, she is cute, can’t wait to see the twins.

andria on

Happy b day little darling shiloh

kendra on

Happy Birthday to the sweetest little girl!!!

bridget on

Love this family so much, all the children are so precious.

Happy Birthday Shiloh Nouvel!

Kaitlynn on

Happy Birthday little Shiloh.

Czarina on

Happy Birthday Shiloh!
I love all the Jolie-Pitt Kids!

lilly on

wow cant belive this little angel is two, congrats brad and angie for raising such a beautiful little girl, i dont know how you can do it with all the kids, but its a blessing to have healthy, loving, children. Cant wait to see her grow up, shes going to be stunning

Cheyane on

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY SHILOH!!!! I just have 1 question. Angelina named all her kids’ last names Jolie right??? But Jolie is actually her middle name while Voight is her given last name. Did she ever legally change that so that she dropped Voight as her last name, bcuz otherwise shes given all her kids her middle name as their last name. Sorry to be sorta confusing. lol

Cora on

Happy birthday Shiloh! I hope you had a nice day today!

It’s so funny looking back on these pictures and thinking that in some of them, Angelina was already pregnant with the twins and we had no idea. She must have been already a few weeks along in the photo where she’s holding Shiloh in a blue coat, and riding on a bike through New Orleans. That was around Christmas last year.

Irishgal on

Shiloh is sooooooooo beautiful. She looks like Brad, but has Angie’s lips. She is going to be a knockout when she grows up. I can’t wait for the twins arrival!

Alice on

A great new about Jolie-Pitt FAmily from France!

But I can’t translate my english is very bad…

Angélina Jolie aurait accouché dans la plus grande discrétion lundi après midi de deux petites filles prénommées Isla Marchenine et Amélie Jane (en référence à leurs grands-mères).

Selon plusieurs sites people américains, l’accouchement aurait eu lieu dans la région Marseillaise et non à Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat comme indiqué en début de semaine par la presse locale. Toujours selon ces rumeurs, le médecin d’ Angelina Jolie, Jason Rothbart, aurait même fait le déplacement depuis Santa Monica pour pratiquer la césarienne.

Toutefois, et il est bon de le noter, il n’y a eu aucune confirmation de la part du couple ou de son entourage, un couple qui a mystérieusement disparu depuis lundi.

Jess on

Happy birthday, Shiloh!


(LOVE- J ) on

Happy Birthday,Shiloh!!!!!!!!!!!

eilidh on

Happy Birthday x

it seems like ysterday she was born
i cant belive two years has passed

Jennifer on

Nouvel is a French word (hence why an explorer to Michigan had that as a name). It means “new”.

Pronounced: New-vel

Aimee on

Happy Birthday Shiloh!!! My fave celeb baby!!

Cheyenne on

Happy 2nd Birthday Shiloh!

taegan on

@Cheyane 😉

Yes Angie legally changed her name. But their kids have a their own Middle/Last names: like Chivan, Thien, Marley & Nouvel.

Her parents gave her and James middle names that could become last names if they chose. Hence James was James Haven Voight, I believe he now uses James Haven.