How Many Children Does Beyoncé Have? Names, Ages And Everything You Need To Know

10 April 2024, 15:48 | Updated: 10 April 2024, 16:28

Beyonce with Jay-Z and her eldest child, Blue Ivy
Beyonce with Jay-Z and her eldest child, Blue Ivy. Picture: Getty
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Singer, dancer, director, artist - Beyonce has done it all, including being a mother, so who are her children? From their names to their birthdays, here's everything you need to know about Beyoncé and Jay-Z's kids.

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Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z started their family 12 years ago when they welcomed Blue Ivy Carter to the world in 2012.

If you went to the Renaissance World Tour last year then you probably saw Blue Ivy storm the stage with mama Beyoncé too - a sign of just how close their bond is.

With her long dreads and tiny sunglasses, the tween absolutely slayed the epic dance routine to the songs ‘My Power’ and ‘Brown Skin Girl’, inspiring a slew of TikTok dances on her way. Talk about a summer to remember.

But Blue isn’t the only child in the Knowles/Carter clan. Here's what you need to know about Beyoncé's children, from their names to how old they are.

Blue Ivy performing with her mother Beyoncé on the Renaissance World Tour this summer
Blue Ivy performed with her mother Beyoncé on the Renaissance World Tour this summer. Picture: Getty

How many children does Beyonce have?

After 16 years of marriage, Beyoncé and Jay Z have three children together. Though Beyoncé and Jay-Z were happy to be seen publicly with their eldest Blue Ivy when she was younger – she was often pictured at basketball games and on the red carpet – they have been a little more private with their twins, but they did appear in the Renaissance film.

Even though they weren’t even born yet, you could say that had a starring role when a very heavily pregnant Beyoncé performed ‘Love Drought’ at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Dressed in gold, the singer looked regal as she took to the stage wearing a huge crown.

Beyonce performing at the Grammys while she was pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir
Beyonce performing at the Grammys while she was pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir. Picture: Getty

What are Beyoncé's children's names?

Blue Ivy’s name was rumoured to be a nod to the Jay-Z 'Blueprint’ albums and also a riff on the number four. The Roman numerals for four are IV and this number appears to be very important to the couple. Beyonce was born on 4th September, Jay-Z was born on 4th December and the pair were married on 4th April 2008.

Ivy is also half the name of Beyonce’s clothing line, Ivy Park. Though this was named after Blue was born.  

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s twins are called Rumi and Sir. Rumi was named after their favourite poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a 13th-century Persian lyricist.

Sir’s name was inspired by the baby boy's swagger, Jay-Z told Rap Radar: “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir."

How old are Beyonce’s children?

Blue Ivy is 11 and twins Rumi and Sir are six years old, turning seven this year. Blue Ivy was born on the 7th of January which makes her a Capricorn.

Capricorns are known for being highly organised, hard-working perfectionists. Sound like anyone familiar? If her summer performances are anything to go by we can see that Blue Ivy definitely takes after her mother.

Rumi and Sir were born on 13 June 2017, aptly making them Geminis. According to astrology, Geminis are known for being playful, curious, sociable and quick-witted.

When Beyoncé announced she was expecting twins on Instagram, the internet went into a frenzy.

Beyonce performs at Coachella festival, a year after she gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir
Beyonce performs at Coachella festival, a year after she gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir. Picture: Getty

Dressed in a veil and posing in front of a floral arch, she told the world "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes."

The announcement remains Instagram's most-liked post of all time. She did however have to postpone her performance at Coachella – originally slated for 2017 – when she was pregnant with Rumi and Sir.

Her fans were told: "Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival."

The following year she did return to the festival though and put on a set so incredible that Coachella was renamed ‘Beychella” temporarily.

Beyoncé latest album Cowboy Carter dropped at the end of March
Beyoncé latest album Cowboy Carter dropped at the end of March. Picture: Getty

What have Beyoncé and Jay Z's children done?

Blue Ivy Carter holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest person ever to have a Billboard Top 40 Hit. She was just 2 days old when she lent her gurgles and cries to Jay-Z’s hit Glory.

That’s not the only song you can hear her on. She’s collaborated with her mother on the song 'Blue' from Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth album. She also formed part of the choir that featured on the Coldplay hit ‘Up&Up’.

Blue Ivy Silences Beyoncé And Jay-Z During The GRAMMYs

Blue Ivy's name is credited as an artist on Beyoncé's single 'Brown Skin Girl' as the (then) nine-year-old provided vocals for the track. In March 2021, Blue Ivy won a Grammy Award for her role in the music video for 'Brown Skin Girl'.

Not bad for someone who isn’t even a teenager yet.

After an internet-breaking pregnancy announcement, Rumi and Sir haven't made a lot of public appearances, but have featured in their parents' music videos, including Beyoncé's visual album 'Black Is King.'

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