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.
  • Riley

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    Riley -- a friendly, popular surname choice -- is rising faster now for girls than boys; Riley's in the female Top 50. Still, there are lots of athetes and other notable real-life namesakes for... Read More 

  • Ryder

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    Ryder, one of the current favorite er-ending boys' names, has been in the spotlight since Kate Hudson and her rocker husband Chris Robinson chose it for their son in 2004; it has jumped nearly... Read More 

  • Shane

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    Shane ambled into the picture via the 1953 movie, adding a cowboy twist to its Irish essence; it's still strong, now at Number 277. Although it is an anglicization, Shane is even more popular in... Read More 

  • Sky

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    Sky is an ambigender nature name that was first legitimized as the character of Sky Masterson in the 1950 musical Guys and Dolls, played in the film version by Marlon Brando. It's a name... Read More 

  • Taj

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    Taj is a cool-sounding name reflecting the magnificence of the seventeenth-century Indian Taj Mahal, chosen by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler for his son.

    The musician known as Taj Mahal was... Read More 

  • Wyatt

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    Wyatt has been hot, which is to say cool, for several years now. With its easy Wyatt Earpish cowboy charm, it's relaxed but still highly respectable.

    Wyatt got one of it first modern... Read More 

  • Zak

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    This zippy short form of Zachary is more and more often standing on its own -- sometimes as Zac, Zach, Zack, or even Zakk -- but this simple-yet-straightforward version may be the very best.Read More 

  • Zayden

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    Whichever way you spell it (see all the variations at Zaden), this is a fast-climbing member of the Aiden-rhyming clan. It entered the Top 1000 in 2006 at Number 881 and last year made it to 188,... Read More 

  • Zeus

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    The supreme Olympian god represents a mighty image for a little fella to live up to, but more and more parents are beginning to consider it seriously. The Roman equivalent Jupiter has also come... Read More 

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