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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.
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  • Jagger

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    Jagger is a swaggering Rolling Stone of a name that's been picked up by a number of fellow celebs, including Lindsay Davenport and Brett Scallions--while Soleil Moon Frye pulled a gender switch whe... Read More 

  • Jeter

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    Jeter, which of course is used as a first name only because of Yankee star Derek, rhymes with Peter and may be derived from the French surname Jette, which was often bestowed on foundlings because ... Read More 

  • Jolie

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    Jolie is as pretty as its literal meaning; nowadays it is also seen as a surname, via Angelina, though it was originally her middle name. Although it is French, Jolie is rarely if ever used as a ... Read More 

  • Kahlo

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    Cooler than Frida, though not everyone would get the artist connection.  Read More 

  • Kennedy

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    Attractive surname name still projects that Kennedy family charisma. While it didn't come into widespread use until long after the deaths of martyred heroes President John F. or Senator Robert Ken... Read More 

  • King

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    King is a name that sends a mixed message. While some might think of it as more fitting for a canine, others see it as a strong name with offbeat style and a full court of rich associations, from D... Read More 

  • Landry

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    Landry may be redolent of laundry, but it's rising as a baby name for both sexes though more for boys over the past year. Dads may favor this as a sports hero name, after Dallas Cowboys coach Tom ... Read More 

  • Lane

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    Lane is a unisex name equally accessible to boys and girls. As a common surname, Lane is attached to such celebrities as Diane and Nathan.  Read More 

  • Lennon

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    A growing number of high-profile (and other) parents are choosing to honor their musical idols, such as Hendrix, Presley, Jagger, and now Lennon. Lennon first came to notice when Liam Gallagher and... Read More 

  • Lincoln

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    This was a great year for Honest Abe: Lincoln climbed a whopping 47 places, bringing it into the Top 100 for the first time ever. This admirable presidential choice with a stylish two-syllable soun... Read More 

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