Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

The coolest baby names sometimes aren't names at all. There are an uncountable number of words turned cool baby names, beyond the scope of any one source. The only limits are your reference books, your imagination, and your taste. Here are some of the coolest and most evocative of the group.
  • Afternoon

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    An early day name, found on slave rolls, and worthy of consideration today for someone seeking a truly unusual name. Read More 

  • Arbor

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    Arbor is an original unisex tree-related choice we're sure to hear more of. Highly unusual now, Arbor takes its place alongside other new arborial names ranging from the mighty Oak (or Oakley) to... Read More 

  • Bay

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    Like River and Lake, a cool, refreshing modern water-related choice. Read More 

  • Beech

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    If you prefer the woods to the ocean, you'll want to name your son (or daughter) Beech instead of Beach.Read More 

  • Bell

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    These days, it's more likely you'd call your daughter the popular Belle or Bella.Read More 

  • Birch

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    Birch is a rarely used nature name that calls to mind the lovely image of the tall, strong but graceful white-barked tree.

    The best known bearer of the name is former high-ranking... Read More 

  • Bogart

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    What it really means: you're a "Casablanca" fan. Read More 

  • Bravery

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    This one's cutting right to the chase, but with such names as Justice and Peace on the rise, why not? And we guarantee your seven-year-old son will love it, though your 17-year-old, maybe not so... Read More 

  • Cabot

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    Cabot is an attractive English surname associated with the daring early Italian-born British explorer known as John Cabot; his birth name was Giovanni Caboto. Read More 

  • Cadence

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    The musical word name Cadence, barely heard a few years ago, seemed to come out of nowhere to zoom up the charts. Some might see it as a trendy feminine relative of the popular Caden. Kadence and... Read More 

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