Cool Baby Names: Our 12 newest choices

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.) 


Kaori is a Japanese name that means smell or fragrance. Short and sweet, it’s simple to see why Kaori may be a lovely choice for a baby girl. While unfamiliar, Kaori also easily translates for the English speaker: the correct pronunciation is kow-ree, though many will rhyme it with Maori.

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