Bindi Irwin announces daughter's name, which features tribute to her late father Steve

Bindi Irwin has announced the birth of her daughter, whose name features a special tribute to Bindi's father - Aussie TV icon 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin.

The 22-year-old and her husband Chandler Powell announced they were having a 'Baby Wildlife Warrior' in August 2020.

After much speculation about when she was due, Irwin took to social media on Friday, sharing a photo of their daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell.

"March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter," Irwin said.

"Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler's family dating back to the 1700s. Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad." 

She said they had "no words" to describe their love for Grace.

"She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed."

Steve Irwin died in 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb when Bindi was only eight years old.

But in an interview with the website The Bump while pregnant, Bindi said she is determined her daughter will "get to know" Steve and carry on his legacy of wildlife activism. 

"I always joke that if he was still here we'd never see our baby because he'd take her on all kinds of adventures!" she said. 

"I want to make sure our baby girl gets to know my dad and thankfully we have many documentaries and photos we can share with her.

"I think she'll love getting to watch footage of dad working with all kinds of animals and learning about his legacy.