Cool Baby Names: Our 12 newest choices

July 18, 2013 Pamela Redmond

by Denise K. Potter/Nameberry

The cool baby names this summer include the 12 newest choices on Nameberry, inspired by ancient queens and celebrity newborns, fictional characters and an Ethiopian cabdriver! If your definition of cool baby names are those that are exotic, quirky, and unusual, our dozen newest choices may inspire you. (Buy this St. Kateri oranment on Etsy.) 


All names Adel are back in style, from the regal Australian place name Adelaide to sweet Adeline to nickname Addie and the musical Adele. Adelisa is our newest entry to this fashionable class. Adelisa It can also be spelled with a z, as in the 12th century Adeliza of Louvain, the second wife of Henry I.

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. 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.

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