Coolator for Boys' Names

Cool boys' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. With a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples:

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  • Jack

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    Jack was, until 2011 when he was unseated by Oliver, for years the Number 1 name in England and hit Number 38 last year, having returned to the Top 100 in 1996. Jack is a durable, cheery everyman... Read More 

  • James

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    James for a girl? Well, why not? This is one of the traditional male names most adoptable for girls -- it's already been used as a pet name for some Jamies. Now that Blake Lively and Ryan... Read More 

  • Jameson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This is a strong new James varietal, though sometimes shared by girls. A good choice to honor Grandpa Jim. It is swiftly moving up the charts, entering the Top 150 for the first time ever in 2015.... Read More 

  • Jeb

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    Both Jeb and Jed are very attractive Old Testament short forms with long and bright futures. Jeb's main current association is with the Bush brother and former governor of Florida, but the name... Read More 

  • Jeff

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The ultimate dad name. Read More 

  • Jex

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Decidedly offbeat name that combines jauntiness with sex appeal and would certainly set your son up for life outside the mainstream.Read More 

  • Jimmy

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Every other little kid's name in 1957 but few Jameses are called Jimmy today; they're more often James or Jamie.Read More 

  • John

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    John reigned as the most popular of all boys' Christian names for 400 years, from the time the first Crusaders carried it back to Britain until the 1950s, at which point American baby namers... Read More 

  • Kane

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    A name of multiple identities: a somewhat soap-operatic single-syllable surname, a homonym for the biblical bad boy Cain, and, when found in Japan and Hawaii, it transforms into the two syllable... Read More 

  • Ken

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    In many minds this one belongs to Barbie, but with such positive meanings and international connections, can Ken make the transition to usability again?Read More 

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