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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.
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  • Dash

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    Dash is a nickname that can stand on its own and sounds, well, dashing. Connected these days with Kardashian enterprises. Read More 

  • Dex

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    Dex, the nickname for Dexter that is sometimes used on its own, has lots of energy and sex appeal. It was chosen by comedian Dana Carvey for his now grown son. With the growing popularity of Dexter... Read More 

  • Finn

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    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as ... Read More 

  • Fox

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    Fox is one animal name backed by a longish tradition, and then popularized via the lead character Fox Mulder on X Files . Fox is simple, sleek, and a little bit wild, and could make an interesting... Read More 

  • Hunter

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    Hunter, currently at Number 36--up nine places since last year-- is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened masc... Read More 

  • Jackson

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    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph, ... Read More 

  • Jed

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    Cowboyish short form that's both macho and cool. Got prime time exposure on The West Wing. Read More 

  • Judd

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    Judd is a strong but sensitive short form that can easily stand on its own, the second 'd' giving it a lot more substance, and it would also be a good middle name choice. Two recent actors have giv... 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 

  • Lazaro

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    Sleek Italian name raised from the dead by Gael Garcia Bernal, who chose it for his son. Lazarus and root name Eleazar both also destined for comebacks. Read More 

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