High-Energy Baby Names

These baby names are a rollicking group to choose from if you want an energetic-sounding child.
  • 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 

  • Breaker

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    One of the aggressive new boys' names, ala Tracker and Heller, that have become fashionable among parents who are courting trouble.Read More 

  • Clancy

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    Irish surnames are hot, and this one can successfully cross the line to work for girls, replacing the outdated Casey.Read More 

  • Dart

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    This British river name sounds sleek and strong but perhaps a bit too energetic. Read More 

  • Dash

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    For a boy, Dash is usually short for Dashiell, but as a girl's name it just stands for energetic--and also the stores run by the Kardashian sisters..Read More 

  • Dasha

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    Nice, energetic -- dare we say dashing. -- quality. Read More 

  • Finian

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    This lilting Irish saint's name shone in neon lights on Broadway for the classical 1947 musical "Finian's Rainbow," later made into a film starring Fred Astaire as Finian McLonergan, and there was... Read More 

  • Harley

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    You can ride one, you can use it as a baby name -- or, as is often the case, both. In spite of its slightly renegade motorcycle image, it is now chosen more frequently for girls. Read More 

  • Ivo

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    Ivo is an unusual, catchy name with the energetic impact of all names ending in 'o'. Hardly heard in the U.S., it is used a bit more frequently in England, as is the related Ivor, a... Read More 

  • Juniper

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    Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name -- it's a small evergreen shrub -- with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel,... Read More 

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