Badass Baby Names

Badass baby names carry a macho image yet break with male traditions. These names suggest the kind of guy that rides a motorcycle and sings in a rock band, that can chop a cord of wood but would never wear a suit and tie. The badass baby names, most of them for boys, include:

  • Rocket

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    Starbaby name that might prove too supercharged for real life. Read More 

  • Rogue

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    Now that names like Cannon and Gunner, fit for comic book heroes, are rising up, Rogue may fit right in.Read More 

  • Rowdy

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    Rowdy was first famously used as a given name in the television series Rawhide, with the young Clint Eastwood playing Rowdy Yates. More recently, competitive swimmer Rowdy Gaines has been... Read More 

  • Ryder

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    Ryder, one of the current favorite er-ending boys' names, has been in the spotlight since Kate Hudson and her rocker husband Chris Robinson chose it for their son in 2004; it has jumped nearly... Read More 

  • Ryker

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    As a stylish name, Ryker has three big things going for it: its Ry beginning (as in Riley, Ryder, and Rylan), its two-syllable rhythm, and its er ending. A nice surprise for many is it's "rich"... Read More 

  • Sargent

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    One of the few military ranks used as a name, as in Kennedy in-law and Peace Corps creator Sargent (born Robert Sargent) Shriver. There's also a more creative, artistic association with painter... Read More 

  • Shooter

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    Previously known only as the nickname of Waylon "Shooter" Jennings, Jr., who's married to Sopranos star Drea DeMatteo, the violent Shooter recently became a proper name when painter... Read More 

  • Steele

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    This steely (couldn't resist -- and neither will most other people be able to) name has a macho image that might feel more appropriate for a romance novel than a baby. But on the up side, it's... Read More 

  • Stone

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    Though some may find such names rather harsh and severe, increasing numbers of parents are gravitating toward this kind of flinty, steely, stony single-syllable name.

    Many know the... Read More 

  • Storm

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    Asking for trouble. Read More 

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