"Her dad came up with the name and I fell in love with it," the actress explained. "I thought it was original and cool. I can't imagine her being called anything else."
Back in 2004, Gwyneth told Oprah Winfrey why the name resonated with her.
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"When we were first pregnant, her daddy said, 'If it's a girl I think her name should be Apple,'" she said of the Coldplay frontman. "It sounded so sweet, and it conjured such a lovely picture for me, you know."
"Apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical."
The consciously uncoupled parental duo also share 16-year-old son Moses. Gwyneth is now married to television producer Brad Falchuk.