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. For boys, Saylor and Sailor are used about equally, but were together given to... 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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