Invented Boy Names

  1. Elessar
    • Origin:

      Invented literary name
    • Meaning:

      "elfstone"
    • Description:

      This attractive name was created by JRR Tolkien for his The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It was given to Aragorn by Galadriel and later adopted by him as King of Gondor.
  2. Rylen
    • Origin:

      Variation of Rylan
    • Description:

      Rylen is the more-unusual spelling variation of Rylan and the even more popular Ryland. It also takes a cue from the long-trendy surname-name Riley and adds the newly-trendy n ending.
  3. Caiden
    • Origin:

      An increasingly well-used spelling of Caden/Kaden
    • Description:

      Variation of Caden and Kaden.
  4. Peeta
    • Origin:

      Invented literary name
    • Description:

      Author Suzanne Collins created this soft-spoken Peter variation for one of her heroes in her series The Hunger Games.
  5. Kiari
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Kiari is the birth name of rapper Offset, who passed on this attractive name to his daughter as her middle. Indeed, it resembles several more established names associated with both genders, from Kiara to Kyrie to Kai.
  6. Calen
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      A recently created member of the Cale family, with a trendy unisex aura.
  7. Xael
    • Origin:

      Spanish invented name
    • Description:

      The invented name Xael debuted on the charts for boys in 2010. It is primarily used among Spanish-speaking families.
  8. Melor
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "iron man"
    • Description:

      Melor is the name of a Breton saint who in legend was also a prince, suggesting he was the son of a Cornish king (Mylor is the Cornish variation of the name). Melor was said to have a foot and hand made of silver,
  9. Umbriel
    • Origin:

      Literature, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "shadow"
    • Description:

      Created by English poet Alexander Pope for a melancholy sprite in the 1712 poem The Rape of the Lock. He likely took the Latin word umbra "shadow". A moon of Uranus is named after the character.
  10. Binx
    • Origin:

      American invented name
    • Description:

      Binx is a popular name among black cats thanks to the character Thackery Binx in the cult classic Hocus Pocus. It makes a one-of-a-kind, spirited name for a boy. If it's too bold for the birth certificate, try Binx as a nickname for a B name like Benedict or Baxter.
  11. Rayden
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Rayden is yet another example of the dozens of new boys' names with the 'aden' sound.
  12. Calton
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "calf farm"
    • Description:

      The kind of hybrid name -- it sounds like a blend of the popular Caleb and Colton -- that could catch on despite its lack of pedigree.
  13. Laken
    • Origin:

      Variation of Lake, English
    • Description:

      Not quite a nature name and not quite a surname — whatever Laken is or isn't, we know it's definitely a name to watch.
  14. Damari
    • Origin:

      Variation of Amari
    • Description:

      Damari is thought to be a variation of the popular trans-cultural name Amari with the Da- prefix. Amari means "eternal" in Hebrew and may mean "strength" in Yoruba, though other sources list the African meaning as unknown.
  15. Demarcus
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Meaning:

      "son of Marcus"
    • Description:

      Popular in the African American community, the De- prefix makes this a choice for sons of Marcuses.
  16. Revan
    • Origin:

      Invented name
    • Description:

      Revan is a name from the Star Wars universe that first appeared in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He starts out on the light side of the Force, then became a Sith Lord on the dark side before reversing trend and working for the light side once more. Revan first appeared on the baby name charts in 2004, the year following the video game release.
  17. Kodak
    • Origin:

      American invented name
    • Description:

      As in the iconic film brand. Kody is a nickname possibility.
  18. Cormoran
    • Origin:

      English invented name
    • Description:

      Cormoran first popped up as the name of a Cornish giant in the 18th century fairy tale Jack the Giant Killer, which drew on ancient British folklore. Today, though, it is more familiar as the name of the protagonist of J.K. Rowling's detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Its proximity to Cormorant, a family of seagoing birds, gives it extra appeal to nature lovers.
  19. Savion
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name, possibly derived from Xavier
    • Description:

      Has lots of energy, perhaps due to its association with top tap dancer Savion Glover.
  20. Spyro
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      The name of the lead character -- a purple dragon -- in a long-running series of video games. Technically also a variant of the classic Greek name Spiro/Spyros.