Boy Names Kids Consider Cool

What are the cool boy names from the point of view of other kids? Choosing a name that other kids consider cool may be more important than one you think is cool yourself.
  • Barnaby

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    Barnaby, a genial and energetic name with an Irish-sounding three-syllable lilt, is an ancient appellation that manages to be both unusual and highly attractive and deserves to be used more than... Read More 

  • Beau

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    Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm--a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its... Read More 

  • Brady

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    The name given to Miranda Hobbes's son on the dearly departed Sex and the City is a friendly and energetic choice. You well might want to make your son part of the Brady bunch. ... Read More 

  • Clancy

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    Clancy, one of the original crossover Irish surname names, is as energetic and appealing as ever — full of moxie, more distinctive than Casey, and also one of the less obvious of the... Read More 

  • Dallas

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    Relaxed, laid-back cowboy name with broad appeal, although none of the western place-names packs the same style power they did a few years ago. Read More 

  • Damian

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    Damian has sidestepped its demonic horror movie overtones, leaving a basically friendly and charming Irish image. A well-used upper-class name in England, it is growing in popularity here. It... Read More 

  • Jake

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    This unpretentious, accessible, and optimistic ("everything's jake" -- meaning OK) short form of the top name Jacob is itself just outside the Top 200, though more parents these days are opting... Read More 

  • Max

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    Max was transformed from cigar-chomping grandpa to rosy-cheeked baby in the 1980s, along with card-playing partners Sam and Jake.

    Never quite as popular as it seemed, Max is now, at... Read More 

  • Oliver

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    Oliver, now the Number 2 name in England, also entered the Top 100 in the U.S. for the first time in 2009, and is now at Number 32, having jumped 20 places since last year. Why? Because Oliver is... Read More 

  • Orion

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    Orion is a rising star, with both mythical and celestial overtones. Heard sporadically in the late nineteenth century, it burst on the scene in full force in 1994 and has been shooting upwards... Read More 

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