Military Baby Names

Military ranks and weapons--everything is fair game in the struggle to find the right baby name.

  • Mace

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Has a slight aura of danger, from its being two types of weapons and a looming character in the Star Wars films. Best left as a nickname for Mason. Read More 

  • Major

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This bold choice soared in popularity from 2008 to 2013, and now seems to have found its equilibrium at just shy of 1000 babies a year. But watch out—the character Major Major Major Major in the... Read More 

  • March

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Along with August, March is one of the few month names available to boys; this brisk single-syllable name might be worth considering as either a first or middle option. As a surname, it brings... Read More 

  • Marine

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Marine is an extremely popular and fashionable name in France that's virtually unknown here — and is ready to set sail. Marine feels more contemporary than Marina and less hippie-esque than... Read More 

  • Navy

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Singer Nivea used this unusual color/seafaring name for her daughter, but it has possibilities for a boy too.Read More 

  • Rebel

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Asking for trouble. Read More 

  • Rocket

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Starbaby name that might prove too supercharged for real life. Read More 

  • Sailor

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A word name that has sailed onto birth certificates of both genders, especially since Liv Tyler used it for her son. Read More 

  • Scout

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Chosen for their daughter by Bruce and Demi (inspired by the To Kill a Mockingbirdcharacter), and for her son by Tai Babilonia, an interesting choice for either sex, with overtones of a... Read More 

  • Sergeant

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Sargent, as in Kennedy brother-in-law Shriver, is the more familiar and usable form of this name.Read More 

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