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.) 


The Mohawk version of Katherine, meaning “pure,” the name Kateri is both sacred and historic. St. Kateri Teckakwitha was the first Native American saint, canonized in 2012. She was the daughter of Mohawk warrior, and converted to Christianity at age 20 when she took on the name Kateri.

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