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Badass Baby Names

Badass baby names carry a macho image yet break with male traditions. These names suggest the kind of guy that rides a motorcycle and sings in a rock band, that can chop a cord of wood but would never wear a suit and tie. The badass baby names, most of them for boys, include:
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  • Dagger

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    Dagger is one of the new badass baby names, a sharp and scary choice that some parents may feel arm their child for battle in a cruel modern world. Read More 

  • Danger

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    Prime example of the aggressive word names that are an off-the-grid branch of the new macho names. Makes Cannon, Maverick, and Ranger feel almost soft and sensitive by comparison.  Read More 

  • 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 

  • Denim

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    Singer Toni Braxton chose to give her son this fabric name; better just to dress your kid in jeans.  Read More 

  • Diesel

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    Diesel, which you can think of as a word name for the fuel or as a German surname that derives from a pet form of Matthew or Mathias, is a new entry to the American name lexicon thanks to celebriti... Read More 

  • Draven

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    Inspired by Brandon Lee's character in The Crow and Cuba Gooding's in In the Shadows, this name, with its Wiccan feel, was used by a member of Linkin Park.  Read More 

  • Flash

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    Flash Gordon makes this a superhero name, but Flash might just appeal to modern parents looking for one of the new active boys' names, ala Ace and Breaker and Ranger. We'd recommend something more... 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 

  • Gunner

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    The kind of nouveau macho name favored by NRA-leaning parents. Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers gave it to his son in 2009. It is now ranked at number 293. Gunnar is another spelling that makes t... Read More 

  • Harley

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    Once a macho biker name, Harley is now showing its softer side, given to over seven hundred girls last year, which is almost twice the number of boy Harleys. In the UK, Harley is still much more ma... Read More 

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