Once dismissed as crazy celebrity choices – remember Apple and Pilot – word names, for babies, thanks mostly to those celebs– have gone mainstream. From rising River to why-not Wolfe, many of the best boy names in 2016 are borrowed from the dictionary. They’re stylish, meaningful, and different, but still easy to say and spell, and starbaby parents from Liv Tyler to Terrence Howard have embraced the trend. Here are twelve of the best recent word names–they just might inspire a bold boy name choice for your own son. By Abby Sandel.
When it comes to word names, no one outdoes Kim and Kanye. After naming their daughter North West, their son’s name had to be equally spectacular. The couple chose Saint – a spiritual name, but also a lot to live up to! They weren’t the first, though – Selma Blair welcomed son Arthur Saint in 2011, and Saints can be found all the way back to the late 1800s.