Invented Boy Names

  1. Sideræl
    • Origin:

      Invented name
    • Meaning:

      "with respect to the distant stars"
    • Description:

      Sideræl was created by Grimes and Elon Musk, who used it as a middle name for their daughter Y, whose full name is Exa Dark Sideræl. They were inspired by the word sidereal, which Grimes explains as, "the true time of the universe, star time, deep space time, not our relative earth time."
  2. Joziah
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Josiah
    • Description:

      Attempts to update traditional Josiah have landed this name in the Top 1000. It falls in line with trendy spellings of names that opt for an additional x, y, or z whenever possible.
  3. Joriel
    • Origin:

      American invented name
    • Description:

      Though it sounds like it should be an old Hebrew name -- like Adriel and Jorah -- it seems to have been invented in recent times. It was one of the fastest-rising boys' names of 2017.
  4. Taden
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      One of the newer and fresher-sounding members of the Braeden, Jaden, Caden clan.
  5. Jasiah
    • Origin:

      Variation of Josiah
    • Description:

      This Josiah variant has been in the Top 1000 every year since 2006.
  6. Eddard
    • Origin:

      Variation of Edward
    • Description:

      Eddard is a spin on Edward created by author George R.R. Martin for the Game of Thrones series. Eddard, usually known as Ned, Stark was the wise and good King of the North whose shocking murder at the end of the first season of the TV show set off years of chaos. While Eddard as a name may have more earthly ties than Sansa or Daenerys, it's linked firmly to the Game of Thrones franchise and will peg you as a fan.
  7. Daxter
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Daxter feels like a blend between Dexter and Baxter. If you like it better than either of those, then go for it.
  8. Jelani
    • Origin:

      Swahili
    • Meaning:

      "mighty"
    • Description:

      Unisex Swahili name rising in popularity. Musician Jelani Aryeh may be an influence.
  9. Brevin
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      If you're tired of Kevin and Devin, you might consider the newly coined Brevin.
  10. Jaxen
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Jackson
    • Description:

      Like Jaxon, Jaxen is an attempt to switch things up from the more popular Jackson. News flash - Jackson is cooler.
  11. Cyler
    • Origin:

      Invented name
    • Description:

      A combination of Cyrus and Tyler, or any similar names. It may also be a variation of the surname Seiler, which means "rope maker."
  12. Jakari
    • Origin:

      Invented name
    • Description:

      Created in the style of Jabari, a fashionable Swahili name. Jakari is mainly used among African American families in the US.
  13. Naj
    • Origin:

      Slovene invented name, meaning unknown
    • Description:

      A recently-created Slovene name with no etymological roots. Naj debuted in the Slovenian Top 100 in 2019, when it was given to 23 baby boys.
  14. Taiden
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      See TADEN.
  15. Todrick
    • Origin:

      American invented name
    • Description:

      Todrick, an invented name that combines Todd with -rick ending names such as Frederick, is heavily associated with performer Todrick Hall. Hall initially became recognized for his success on American Idol, and since then has become a YouTube star and judge on RuPaul's Drag Race.
  16. Juelz
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      This attempt to masculinize Jules has made its way into the Top 1000. We recommend using the more traditional spelling, as this one will likely appear dated in a few years' time.
  17. Kellam
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Definite twenty-first- century possibilities, with its stylish K opening, strong first syllable, and softer second.
  18. Zydn
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Is it a form of Zayden? Zyden? We're not quite sure. NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. chose this sleek, practically vowelless name for his son, born in 2022.
  19. Trevon
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Americanization of Trevor that is catching on, as are other versions Trevion and Trevin.
  20. Xavion