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Modern Hero Baby Names

Modern hero baby names might be inspired by stars of screen or sports or literature or politics. Modern hero names might also honor heroes and heroines of the past who still inspire us today. Cool modern hero names are usually surnames used as firsts, but they can be first names too, especially if they're distinctive. Here are some of the top modern hero baby names.

  • Alcott

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    Intriguing alternative that goes beyond Louisa and May, for Little Women fans. Read More 

  • Amelia

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    Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, is one of the hottest girls' names as an update to the overused Emily and Amanda. Amelia emerged as the top British... Read More 

  • Angelou

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    If you want to move beyond Maya. Read More 

  • Anniston

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    Actor couple Chyler Leigh and Nathan West added this one to the lexicon when they adapted the surname of actress Jennifer Aniston as their daughter's first name. Aniston, which theoretically... Read More 

  • Armani

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    One of the designer baby names -- Chanel and Gucci are others -- that have appeared in this era of branding everything from your purse to your offspring. Just... Read More 

  • Austen

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    Parents who love the great English novelist Jane Austen may choose this spelling of the popular name Austin to honor the author of Emma and Pride and Prejudice. Read More 

  • Autry

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    Loose, lean, and lanky cowboy-sounding names have become a recent trend, but how about the name of a real one--the Singing Cowboy Gene. Autry might be thought of as a masculine spin on the... Read More 

  • Bailey

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    Extremely amiable, open-sounding surname that's gradually being taken over by the girls. Read More 

  • Baldwin

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    One "bald" name we can get behind, thanks to pioneering African-American author James Baldwin--though the name is now also associated with the Baldwin brothers, particularly Alec. Read More 

  • Bardot

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    Bardot joined the first and last names of other glamour girl icons such as (Jean) Harlow when David Boreanaz chose the surname of '50s French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot for his daughter.Read More 

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