Jen.nifer Aniston ‘couldn’t believe’ this about her ‘Friends’ namesake Rachel Zegler

At Saturday’s premiere of “Y2K” during Austin’s SXSW festival, Rachel Zegler, star of the nostalgic disaster film, dished on sitting

beside Jennifer Aniston at the People’s Choice Awards on Feb. 18. As Zegler shared during a November appearance on “The Tonight

Show,” her mom named her after Rachel on “Friends,” the beloved NBC sitcom that ran for 10 seasons (1994-2004).

“My mom loved the way it sounded on ‘Friends’ for Jennifer Aniston,” Zegler told Jimmy Fallon, “and then that was my name.”

The “West Side Story” actress, 22, described Aniston Saturday as a sweetheart of a seatmate at the awards show, where both ladies walked away with trophies. Aniston won drama TV star of the year for “The Morning Show,” and Zegler was named action movie star of the year for her performance in “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.”