Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

The coolest baby names sometimes aren't names at all, as the mostly unisex baby names on this list attest. There are an uncountable number of words turned cool baby names, beyond the scope of any one source. The only limits are your reference books, your imagination, and your taste. Here are some of the coolest and most evocative of the group.

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  • Navy

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    Singer Nivea used this unusual color/seafaring name for her daughter, but it has possibilities for a boy too.Read More 

  • North

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    A lot of attention was drawn to this name when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced it as the name of their baby daughter, making it instantly unisex.

    North is a word name that's... Read More 

  • November

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    November is one of a growing list of month names that can work for a baby boy, and is also one of the ideal names for November... Read More 

  • Pike

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    The field of nature names is constantly expanding to include all species of flowers and trees and animals and birds and even fish. In addition to its appeal for anglers, Pike recalls Zebulon Pike,... Read More 

  • Pine

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    Worthy sibling for Oak, Elm, Juniper, and Spruce.Read More 

  • Prairie

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    An evocative, windswept choice that is part of the third generation of western-influenced names, picking up where first Jesse and then Dakota left off, though with a slight feminine edge. Read More 

  • Quarry

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    Has the offbeat quality and macho feel -- like Stone and Flint -- that appeals to increasing numbers of modern parents. Read More 

  • Quintessence

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    Sounds pretty. But pretentious. Read More 

  • Ranger

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    The list of occupational boys' names continues to expand, and this is one of the latest to ride onto the range. And, as trends collide, it also has the popular western, cowboyish feel. A much... Read More 

  • Salmon

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    nature namesare in, and even fish names like Pike and Salmon are open for consideration. Read More 

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