Cool Guy Names

Many of us name babies based on who we want them to grow up to be, and all of these names nudge your son toward cool guy status. These are the names of the guys who are good-looking but not pretty, tough but also tender, bad boys but in the best possible way. If this is your prime criteria for a name, forget name style (though many of these are stylish) and focus on names that convey the cool guy image.
  • Beau

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    Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm--a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its... Read More 

  • Benno

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    Benno is a cool name in its own right -- there was a tenth century Saint Benno -- though it is also used as a lively nickname for Benjamin. Saint Benno of Meissen is the patron saint of anglers... Read More 

  • Blaise

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    As modern as it sounds, Blaise is an ancient Christian martyr name,and also in Arthurian legend the name of Merlin the Magician's secretary. Its relation to the word and name Blaze gives it a... Read More 

  • Boone

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    Boone is one of the advancing herd of lean and lanky cowboy names with a laid-back, backwoods, Western feel--and surprising French roots. It's inevitably linked with legendary frontiersman Daniel,... Read More 

  • Brock

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    Brock is a rock solid name, with a touch of preppy sophistication. It ranked solidly in the 200s-300s from 1975 until last year, when it slipped out of the Top 400.

    Among Brocks who... Read More 

  • Cash

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    Whether it's due to the economy or not, this monied name is in the Top 300, used by several celebrities including Annabeth Gish and Joshua Morrow.Read More 

  • Chance

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    Once a cavalier Mississippi gambler type name, Chance has entered the mainstream and is rising rapidly; endorsed by such celebrity dads as Larry King and Paul Hogan. Read More 

  • Chase

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    Chase, with its sleek and ultraprosperous aura, is redolent of the worlds of high finance and international banking. Chase has been well used during the last decade, seen as a character on... Read More 

  • Colt

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    Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or in spite of its association with horses and guns. Colt has risen over 600 places in popularity over the... Read More 

  • Cruz

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    For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm. Victoria and David Beckham named their third son Cruz, following Brooklyn and Romeo, and... Read More 

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