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.
  • Levi

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    Levi, lighter and more energetic than most biblical names, with its up vowel ending, combines Old Testament gravitas with the casual flair associated with Levi Strauss jeans.

    Now being... Read More 

  • Luke

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    Luke is a cool-yet-strong New Testament name, with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker.

    The most famous bearer of the name is the... Read More 

  • Mac

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    In Ireland and Scotland, Mac and Mc mean "son of"; here, Mac is a generic fella, or a short form cooler than either Matt or Max. Mac can be a nickname of any longer Mac or Mc starting name such as... Read More 

  • Miles

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    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished name that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including... Read More 

  • Nico

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    Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and sex appeal -- a neo Nick. It has risen 30 places in the past year, reaching a new high.

    Nico is commonly heard in... Read More 

  • Otis

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    Otis has a double image: it's cool and bluesy a la Otis Redding, but also an upscale, high-society name of the past. Otis has real appeal for parents attracted to its catchy O initial and... Read More 

  • Oz

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    This may be a legitimate Hebrew name denoting power, but to any American kid, it will evoke ruby slippers and a yellow brick road. The full Hebrew name is Ozni, who was a grandson of Jacob in the... Read More 

  • Rafi

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    Most people will assoicate it with the well-known children's singer. Read More 

  • Ransom

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    Ransom may be rakish and handsome, but it carries an unavoidable association with holding someone for ransom. But that kind of bad boy image might be exactly what attracts you to Ransom in the... Read More 

  • Rhett

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    Rhett has been more tied to Gone with the Wind than even Scarlett, but now we're hearing rumblings of its finding new and independent favor among parents, perhaps emboldened by the... Read More 

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