Modern Hero Baby Names

Modern hero baby names might be inspired by stars of screen or sports or literature or by heroes and heroines of the past or of fiction who still inspire us today. Cool modern hero names are usually surnames used as firsts. Here are some of the hottest modern hero baby names.
  • Beckham

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    For soccer fans wishing for a son who can bend it like Beckham. Read More 

  • Bowie

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    Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn put this name in play as a first name, but David Bowie (born with the considerably less marketable moniker of David Robert Jones) dyed it blond and gave it... Read More 

  • Bronte

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    This lovely surname of the three novel-writing sisters, now used as a baby name makes a fitting tribute for lovers of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. While the original name... Read More 

  • Carson

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    Very popular surname choice -- it's in the Boys' Top 100 -- beginning to catch on for girls. First female association: novelist Carson McCullers.Read More 

  • Chanel

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    Fans of the classic French designer would now more fashionably choose Coco. Read More 

  • Davis

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    Davis is a fresh way to say David. Some sources define it as "son of David," but we see it as a surname spin on the original. While David is an everyman name, Davis has some creative edge -- and... Read More 

  • Eames

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    An upscale surname with a nice modern design connection to the creators of the Eames chair and other midcentury furniture classics, Charles and Ray Eames. Read More 

  • Edison

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    This rhythmic last-name-first-name projects the creativity and inventiveness of Thomas Edison.

    Q. Why is it suddenly being considered by new parents? A) They may possibly be inspired... Read More 

  • Ellington

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    Ellington's popularity may be inspired by jazz great Duke, but the name is used slightly more often for girls today, perhaps because of its trendy El- beginning. Like a host of other El- names,... Read More 

  • Emerson

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    Emerson is a dignified, somewhat serious name associated with transcendental thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson. Much more popular now for girls since Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher used it for her... Read More 

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