Badass Baby Names

Badass baby names carry a macho image yet work for babies of both genders . These names suggest the person who rides a motorcycle and sings in a rock band, who can carry a hikers' pack but would never carry a briefcase. They're cool, they've got attitude, and they kick butt in every sense of the term. The badass baby names include:

  • Domino

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of those ultimate cool-girl names, played by Keira Knightley in a movie about a supermodel-turned-bounty hunter, but kids might associate it with the game. High profile British designer India... Read More 

  • Draven

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Inspired by Brandon Lee's character in The Crow and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s in In the Shadows, this name, with its Wiccan feel, was used by a member of Linkin Park. It has ranked in... Read More 

  • Flash

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Flash Gordon makes this a superhero name, but Flash might just appeal to modern parents looking for one of the new active boys' names, ala Ace and Breaker and Ranger. We'd recommend something... Read More 

  • Fox

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Fox is one animal name backed by a longish tradition, and then popularized via the lead character Fox Mulder on X Files. Fox is simple, sleek, and a little bit wild, and could make an... Read More 

  • Frankie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Really retro, with a hillbilly twang. Nikki Sixx and Donna D'Errico named their daughter Frankie-Jean. Now Drew Barrymore, who helped popularize and glamorize boyish names for girls, has a baby... Read More 

  • Gunner

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The kind of nouveau macho name favored by NRA-leaning parents. Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers gave it to his son in 2009. It is now ranked at number 250. Gunnar is another spelling that makes... Read More 

  • Harley

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Once a macho biker name, Harley is now showing its softer side, given to over 1400 girls last year, which is more than thrice the number of boy Harleys. In the UK, Harley is still much more... Read More 

  • Harlow

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 

  • Hero

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Despite the possibility of gender confusion, the Hero in Greek myth was a woman. Myleene Klass got that when she chose Hero for her daughter, and Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson used it as their... Read More 

  • Hunter

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Hunter, currently at Number 45--slightly down from a peak of 36 in 2013-- is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a... Read More 

List Categories:
See All List Categories