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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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  • Loewy

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    Enigmatic choice of enigmatic John Malkovich.  Read More 

  • Lowell

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    Lowell is an upstanding and somewhat conservative name that calls to mind the genteel patrician families of nineteenth century New England, such as the one poet Robert Lowell was born into. Two oth... Read More 

  • Madden

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    Madden is an Irish surname relative of Madigan rising through the charts thanks to its trendy two-syllable, -en ending sound along with its appeal to Madden Football video game-playing dads. John ... Read More 

  • Mingus

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    Supermodel Helena Christensen named her son in honor of jazz great Charles Mingus, opening up a whole category of jazzy possibilities: Kenton, Calloway, Ellington, Gillespie, Mulligan, Tatum, and T... Read More 

  • Monroe

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    Monroe is a presidential name with a lot more muscle for a girl than a boy. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon recently chose it for their twin daughter, honoring Marilyn Monroe. Carey's use of Monroe ... Read More 

  • Montana

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    Overly trendy western place-name, as stated in the title of our book Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana.  Read More 

  • Morrissey

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    When British rocker Steven Patrick Morrissey decided to use his last name alone, it became a viable option for baby namers, a lot cooler than Morris or Maurice, with the nice three-syllable lilt of... Read More 

  • Neruda

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    Evocative of the great Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda, real last name Basoalito, who took on the surname Neruda to honor a Czech poet of that name.  Read More 

  • Nouvel

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    Surname of French architect Jean Nouvel that became a given name when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie used it as the middle name of their daughter Shiloh. Read More 

  • O'Keeffe

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    If you love the venerable Southwestern painter but feel Georgia's gotten too overheated, you might want to go all the way to this Irish surname in the fashionable O' family. Read More 

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