Modern Hero Baby Names

Modern hero baby names might be inspired by stars of screen or sports or literature or by heroes and heroines of the past or of fiction who still inspire us today. Cool modern hero names are usually surnames used as firsts. Here are some of the hottest modern hero baby names.

  • Emerson

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    Emerson is a dignified, somewhat serious name associated with transcendental thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson. Much more popular now for girls since Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher used it for her... Read More 

  • Everly

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    Everly is part Eva, part Emily, and a large part Everly Brothers. Its recent choice for his daughter by "sexiest man in the world" Channing Tatum will inevitably propel this trendy-sounding name... Read More 

  • Finch

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    A possible bird name option, though it feels a bit pinched. Read More 

  • Fitzgerald

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    Made famous by F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Fitzgerald Kennedy; still works best as a middle name.Read More 

  • Garcia

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    This evocative Spanish surname would make an unusual but lively choice for a girl. Read More 

  • Gatsby

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    Suddenly, we're hearing the name Gatsby, as in The Great character by F. Scott Fitzgerald, used as a first name for girls as well as boys. The book's Jay Gatsby gussied up his surname... Read More 

  • Gehry

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    You might want to honor premier U.S. architect Frank Gehry--even though he was born Ephraim Goldberg. Gehry, pronounced like the more common surname Geary, may be a spin on the name Gary, which... Read More 

  • Guthrie

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    Guthrie, one of the most attractive Scottish names that's also a surname, has a particularly romantic, windswept aura, with a touch... Read More 

  • Harlow

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    Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), the original platinum blonde bombshell, was a symbol of 1930s glamour, a factor that first Patricia Arquette and then Nicole Richie and Joel Madden probably... Read More 

  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this... Read More 

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