Cool Boy Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual
Cool boys’ names can have deep roots or be modern inventions but work best when they relate to other stylish names while remaining relatively undiscovered. The best 2020 unique names for boys are rare and rooted in history but fit in with current styles.
To make this list, these cool names for boys had to be used for 25 or fewer baby boys, guaranteeing they are considered unique baby names across the US.
Many of the surname-names for boys on this list won’t stay unique for long. Choices such as Fielding, Halston, Langdon, and Maguire are one celebrity baby or TV character away from becoming smash hits.
This list of cool unique boys’ names features some of our favorite possibilities. For more, take a look at our collections of boys’ names and unusual names.
Cool Unique Boy Names
This cute masculine nickname -- with connections to princes, Hogwarts headmasters and the Manzo family of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" -- almost has enough heft to stand on its own. But all of... Read More
Aleph came into the spotlight when chosen by Israel-born Natalie Portman for her son. Alef is a more common spelling of these related
Removing one letter from the exotic and somewhat intimidating Alexios gives you Alexio, a charming and more accessible variation.Read More
Softer, milder, and sans chipmunk references, Alwin is a likable alternative to Alvin. Win makes a nice nickname.Read More
Plausible word name, denoting strength and stability. Read More
A somewhat solemn appellation, Anselm is a saint's name, connected to the twelfth century archbishop of Canterbury, and in modern times tied to the German neo-expressionist painter Anselm Kiefer. Read More
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A musical word name with a lot of strength behind itRead More
Subtract the last two letters of Arnold, and you're left with a much more modern-sounding name. Arno is also the name of the main river in Florence, upon which sits the famed Ponte Vecchio. The... Read More
Artie is a cute short form rarely given on its own, unlike the more grownup Art. But for a young Arthur, it's adorable.Read More
A novel way to get to the nicknames Ash or FordRead More