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Are These Word Names for Boys Ready to Pop?

Are These Word Names for Boys Ready to Pop?

By Pamela Redmond Satran

If you look below the Top 1000 baby names on the US popularity list, you’ll find an awful lot of word names for boys inching up toward visibility. These are mostly names that didn’t exist a decade ago, but now the fashion for word names — nature names and inspirational names and tough-guy names and just regular word names — is inspiring parents to consider them more seriously.

You may be interested in finding a new and unique name for your son that is also easy to understand, pronounce, and spell. Or perhaps one of these word names has a special meaning for you — Arrow if you’re an archer, say, or Pike for a fishing enthusiast.

Or maybe you’re just curious about the really unusual names some parents are choosing these days. The hot new word names for boys include:

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Arrow

Banner

Brace

Burr

Canyon

Cord

Cross

Cruise

Dov

Everest

Forest

Gable

Gambit

Hawk

Hopper

Journey

Noble

Pace

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Pike

Price

Quest

Rainer

Ransom

Reason

Rein

Ridge

Rocker

Rune

Sailor

Steel

Timber

Trip

Truth

West

Wilder

Zenith

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.