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.) 


Woody Allen was the original popularizer of the Yiddish name Zelig, in his 1983 mockumentary about a chameleon-like hero. Zelig is back in the spotlight now and crossing genders via Game of Thrones star’s Peter Dinklage’s use of it for his young daughter.

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