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Yupster Baby Names for Boys

Yupsters -- a blend of yuppies and hipsters -- prefer baby names that are to the left of the most popular list but far to the right of most choices on this site. The Yupster Baby Names are classic as well as cool, embodying style along with history. The only problem is that you may hear them far more than you want to in the years to come.
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  • Lewis

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    Lewis, the more formal and phonetic spelling of the French Louis has been the Number 1 or 2 name in Scotland since 2000, and is one that parents in the U.S. are just beginning to rethink. Lewis wa... Read More 

  • Liam

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    Liam began as a short form of William, but has long stood on its own. It is now one of the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, climbing 9 places in the last year to break into the Top 10 for the... Read More 

  • Lucas

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    Lucas is steadily inching up in popularity with parents who want something similar to but more substantial than Luke, to the point where it ranks Number 27, its highest place ever. . Lucas has lon... Read More 

  • Luke

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    Luke is a cool-yet-strong New Testament name, with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker. The most famous bearer of the name is the first-century Gr... Read More 

  • Malcolm

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    Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm ... 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 Number 105, cl... Read More 

  • Miles

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    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished name that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including Elisab... Read More 

  • Milo

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    Milo has long been a highly recommended author favorite, now getting some well deserved appreciation. With its German, Greek and jaunty Anglo/Irish input, Milo combines the strength of the ancient... Read More 

  • Nathan

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    Nathan is an Old Testament name that's been steadily on the upswing for forty years and is now at Number 29. Strong, solid, and attractive, Nathan was chosen for his son by Jon Stewart. It's a name... Read More 

  • Nathaniel

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    Although Nathan is more popular, the more dignified Nathaniel is firmly in the Top 100 and has been since the 1980s. Despite the profusion of Nat names around, Nathaniel remains singularly appeali... Read More 

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