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.
  • Palin

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Palin has suddenly become a hot new surname-name given usually to girls. The inspiration can only be former Alaska governor Sarah, though the name Palin is her husband's -- her original surname... Read More 

  • Pei

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    For admirers of modernist architect I. M. Read More 

  • Porter

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    A quintessential yuppie name, this surname name reentered the US Top 1000 in 1999 after a forty-year absence and has risen almost every year since. It currently sits at Number 368.Read More 

  • Presley

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    For those not ready to name their daughters Elvis; and used more often than you might think ever since Tanya Tucker chose it for her little girl. It now ranks at Number 189, its highest ever for... Read More 

  • Radley

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Radical Bradley. Read More 

  • Reeve

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Reeve is cool and dignified, sophisticated and modern — an excellent combination of assets, and a name being seen as a more masculine and distinctive alternative to Reese.

    A reeve... Read More 

  • Rohmer

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    Related to other stylish choices from Roman to Romy to Romeo, Rohmer is a German surname that relates to both Roman pilgrims and the root word for fame. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach... Read More 

  • Salinger

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Fervent fans of The Catcher in the Rye might want to consider this as a literary tribute. More mainstream alternative: Holden.Read More 

  • Tennyson

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    Few people would have considered the surname of this famous Victorian poet as a first name until Russell Crowe chose it for his son in 2006. But, as a rhythmic three-syllable patronymic, Tennyson... Read More 

  • Winslet

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    Winslet is one of a legion of surnames newly considered fair game as first names. The inspiration may be British star Kate, but she's not the only reason parents are attracted to Winslet, which... Read More 

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