Here's The Meaning Behind Kim & Kanye's Son Psalm's Name

By Peyton Blakemore

May 18, 2019

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did not disappoint when it came to the uniqueness of their fourth child's name.

As fans know, the couple announced the name of their son Psalm on Friday (May 17), a week after his arrival, and a source told People the name has a special meaning to the power couple.

"Kanye has been going through a spiritual revival lately. Every name has a meaning that is personal between Kanye and Kim and the child," an insider told the entertainment news outlet, adding Ye had other name ideas "weeks ago" before Psalm's arrival on May 9. "Psalm is a good reflection of where Kanye and Kim are spiritually," the source said of the name, which means "song" in Hebrew. "Kanye is very involved in choosing the names. He and Kim do exactly what every couple does, where they each bring up names and the other one gives their feedback. It’s very traditional that way. Kanye would never just choose a name that Kim doesn’t like, or vice versa. The names are things that they mutually agree upon."

"I know that both of them read the Bible regularly now. Kanye loves the Books of Poetry of the Bible: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. He reads them over and over," the insider added. "Psalms is the longest book in the Bible, but Kanye believes that there’s a lot of wisdom in them [...] He reads the Psalms a lot. He talks about the Psalms he loves. So on that level, the baby name isn’t a surprise."

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As previously reported, Kim shared the name of baby Psalm on Instagram Friday by sharing a screenshot of a text Kanye sent her on Mother's day, alongside a photo of Psalm in his crib. "Beautiful Mother's Day. With the arrival of our fourth child. We are blessed beyond measure. We have everything we need," read Ye's text, which she captioned, "Psalm West."

Psalm joins siblings, North, 5, Saint, 3, and Chicago, 1.

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