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Rebel Poet Names

Our Badass Princess Names is one of the most popular lists on Nameberry, the image of girls with elegance and attitude being one that appeals to modern parents. But what about the boys' version of this type of name? We're calling these Rebel Poet names: tough but tender, sensitive yet fiery, the Rebel Poets compose rap lyrics and ride motorcycles, earn Black Belts and bake scones. Names we'd classify as Rebel Poet include the following, some of them names of actual poets or dashing literary characters, some names with poetic meanings, and others names that capture the right image.

  • Austen

    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 

  • Baird

    Meaning bard, this is an original choice with poetic and melodic undertones. Bard itself has also come into consideration, both names bringing to mind Shakespeare and other literary lights. ... Read More 

  • Byron

    For centuries, this name had a romantic, windswept image due to its strong connection to the poet Lord Byron, who inspired its use as a first name. It is one of those surprise names that's... Read More 

  • Darcy

    Though Darcy is the ultimate Jane Austen hero name, it is rarely used for boys today though it's on the upswing for girls. A shame as it's a handsome, roguish kind of appellation that combines... Read More 

  • Dylan

    Dylan was derived of the Welsh components dy and llanw, meaning “sea.” In Welsh mythology, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to... Read More 

  • Ezra

    Ezra is potentially an abbreviation for the Hebrew phrase Azaryahu, meaning “Yah helps.” In the Bible, Ezra led a group of fifteen hundred Israelites out of slavery in Babylon and back to... Read More 

  • Finn

    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as... Read More 

  • Frost

    Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, Frost has suddenly entered the scene as a possible first, along with... Read More 

  • Hart

    Hart could be the hero of a romantic novel, but on the other hand, it's short, straightforward, and strong sounding. The most famous bearer of the name was tragic poet Hart (born Harold) Crane,... Read More 

  • Keats

    Poetic and easier to pronounce (it's keets) than Yeats (which is yates). This one of many poets' names to consider, such as Auden, Eliot, Frost, Byron, Lorca, Marlowe, Blake, Emerson and Tennyson,... Read More 

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