Geek Chic Names for Boys

Cool names for boys come in all shapes and flavors. There are some baby names that, like thick black-rimmed glasses and heavy oxfords, are so uncool they're cool. Here are some geek chic baby names for boys.
  • Ephraim

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    Ephraim is an Old Testament name we would place high on the list of neglected Biblical possibilities, solid but not solemn.

    In Genesis, Ephraim is the second son of Joseph, and founder... Read More 

  • Ezekiel

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    Ezekiel, a visionary Old Testament prophet name, used to be reduced to its nickname Zeke, but modern parents now embrace it in full for its power and dignity. Along with biblical brethren Asher... Read More 

  • Fergus

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    In Celtic lore, Fergus was the ideal of manly courage; Fergus is a charming, slightly quirky Scottish and Irish favorite.

    As a name, Fergus forms a link between Ireland and Scotland, as... Read More 

  • Floyd

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    Floyd was a Top 100 name from the 1880s to the 1940s that somehow developed an almost comical hayseed persona along with a touch of retro jazz cool; it just might appeal to parents with a strong... Read More 

  • Harvey

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    Following a huge revival in England, the U.S. has seemed to pick up on the Harvey trend -- it has risen five years in a row.

    Harvey previously had a respectable run as a Top 100 name in... Read More 

  • Hiram

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    Hiram is the kind of forgotten biblical name that adventurous parents who wish to move beyond David and Daniel are beginning to reconsider--even though it has bits of its old stiff-collared image... Read More 

  • Homer

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    Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad -- and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as... Read More 

  • Horatio

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    Like Horace, Horatio is a variation on the Latin Horatius, but its Shakespearean and optimistic Horatio Alger pedigree makes it an attractive up-and-comer, especially with its cool final o. A... Read More 

  • Hugo

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    Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original -- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because... Read More 

  • Humphrey

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    Humphrey is an old name that might have faded completely were it not for that Bogie flair. A royal name in Britain, where it's used somewhat more frequently, Humphrey might just have some life... Read More 

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