Invented Boy Names

  1. Riggan
    • Origin:

      Invented name
    • Description:

      Riggan found fame as the first name of the hero of the Oscar-winning film Birdman, played by Michael Keaton. Riggan has the two-syllable n-ending surname feel so trendy for boys' names today. It may be a variation of Reagan or Regan or it may be a play on the word rigging. Whatever its origin, we bet this is one fictional name that will find wider use in real life.
  2. Darold
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Daryl plus Harold equals this mid-century smoosh name.
  3. Jaquan
    • Khamari
      • Briley
        • Origin:

          Modern invented name
        • Description:

          Brian meets Riley.
      • Taylin
        • Origin:

          Modern invented name
        • Description:

          A mix-and-match unisex name inspired by Taylor.
      • Draymond
        • Origin:

          Modern invented name
        • Description:

          Draymond Green, the defensive superstar for the Golden State Warriors basketball team, introduced his name to the lexicon. This of it as Raymond plus. Twelve baby boys were given this name in one recent year.
      • Alegend
        • Origin:

          American invented name
        • Meaning:

          "a legend"
        • Description:

          The popularity of legendary names, such as Legend, Legendary, and Legacy, has led to the creation of new names in this genre — meet Alegend (and ALegend and A'Legend). Phrases as names are slowly filtering into the mainstream, with choices like AKing, MyLove, and AMillion garnering more and more use each year.
      • Xavien
        • Zhores
          • Origin:

            Russian
          • Description:

            This Russian name was created by Communist parents looking to reject traditional names (it is believed to derive from the French surname Jaures). One notable bearer is Nobel prize winner and physicist, Zhores Alferov.
        • Brentley
          • Origin:

            Modern invented name
          • Description:

            The popular -ley suffix can be credited for this name's use in recent years. We're not loving that it sounds as trendy and of-the-moment as it is.
        • Zuzo
          • Origin:

            Fictional invented name
          • Description:

            Name invented for a spirit fox character on the Disney Channel TV show Sofia the First.
        • Trenner
          • Origin:

            Modern invented name
          • Description:

            One of the new two-syllable boys' names with more style than substance.
        • Demari
          • Jhayco
            • Origin:

              Invented name
            • Description:

              @jhayco is the social media handle of rapper Jhay Cortez, which itself was given to 17 baby boys in 2022.
          • Daxtyn
            • Danar
              • Origin:

                Modern invented name
              • Description:

                In "Star Trek" 's twenty-fourth-century scenario, Danar is the perfect human; that's a lot of pressure for a baby, but he may just live up to it.
            • Rosebanks
              • Origin:

                American invented name
              • Meaning:

                "rose + banks"
              • Description:

                Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman invented this name for their son Jonathan's middle. It's a combination of Anne's paternal grandfather's name, Roseline, and Adam's mother's maiden name Banks.
            • Jamiah
              • Origin:

                Invented name
              • Description:

                A modern creation — likely a hybrid of James and the on-trend -iah suffix.
            • Bridgemont
              • Origin:

                Invented name
              • Description:

                Grace and Adam Rodriguez created the faux-place name Bridgemont for their son in 2020. According to Adam, they loved the symbolism of a bridge as a connecting element and added -mont for familial significance. Adam's father's middle name is Montalvo, his own father's surname prior to his adoption.