Cool Boy Names & Meanings

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abel

Breath

Hebrew

Ace

Number one

English

Adler

Eagle

German

Adonis

Lord

Greek

Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

Aldo

Old one, elder

Spanish

Amadeus

God's love

Latin

Andre

Manly

French

Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

Arlo

Armed hill

English

Arrow

English

Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

Atlas

Enduring

Greek

Atticus

From Attica

Latin

August

To increase

Latin

Axel

My father is peace

Scandinavian

Barlow

The bare hillside

English

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

Beau

Handsome

French

Benedict

Blessed

Latin

Bishop

Bishop

English

Boaz

Strength

Hebrew

Bram

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

Bran

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

Brando

Sword; fiery torch, beacon

German

Branson

Son of Brand

English

Bridger

Lives near the bridge; bridge-worker

English

Brock

Badger-like

English

Brody

Ditch

Scottish

Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

Burke

From the fortified settlement

French

Byron

At the byres or barn

English

Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

Cane

Stalk of Sugar

English

Carlo

Free man

Spanish

Caspian
Cato

All-knowing

Latin

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

Chance

Good fortune

English

Chase

Hunter

English

Christo

Follower of Christ

Latin

Clark

Cleric

English

Claude

Lame

Latin

Clay

“The earth,” as the material of which the human body is made.

English

Clive

Cliff, slope

English

Clyde

“The keeper of the keys,” from the Greek Meidion, a key.

Scottish

Cody

Pillow

Irish

Cole

Charcoal

English

Colton

Charcoal settlement

English

Conway

Holy river; hound of the plain

Welsh

Cosmo

Order, organization, beauty

Italian

Crew

Group

Latin

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

Dashiell

Unknown

English

Dax

Place name

French

Dean

Valley

English

Desmond

From South Munster

Irish

Donovan

Darkened

Irish

Drake

Dragon

English

Dustin

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Elvis

English

Emmett

Universal

English

Enzo

From Laurentum

Italian

Everett

Brave boar

English

Fairfax

Blond

English

Felix

Happy and lucky

Latin

Finn

Fair

Irish

Flint

Stream

English

Fox

Fox

English

Frank

Frenchman

English

Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Gable

French

Gibson

Son of Gilbert

English

Gray

Gray-haired

English

Hawthorne

Where hawthorn trees grow

English

Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

Holden

Deep valley

English

Huck

Short form of Huckleberry

American

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Hunter

Hunter

English

Jace

To heal

American

Jack

God is gracious

English

Jagger

English

Jaime

A Spanish form of James and Jacob.

Spanish

Jax

Son of Jack

English

Jet
Jett

Black

English

Jon

French

Jonas

Dove

Hebrew

Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

Kai

Sea

Polynesian

Kieran

Black

Irish

Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

Lando

Long hill

English

Leander

Lion man

Greek

Lennox

With many elm trees

Scottish

Leo

Lion

Latin

Lincoln

Lake colony

English

Lucas

From Lucania

Latin

Lucius

From Lucanus

Greek

Malcolm

Devotee of Saint Columba

Scottish

Marlon

Modern

Max

Greatest

English

Maximo

Greatest

Latin

Milo

Soldier

German

Mordecai

Little man

Hebrew

Ned

A diminutive form of Edward.

English

Nero
Nico

Greek

Niko

Greek

Novak
Orlando

“The fame of the land,” an Italian variant of Roland, which see.

Spanish

Owen

Noble born

Welsh

Quentin

Fifth

Latin

Rafe

Scandinavian

Ramsay

Garlic island

English

Randall

Wolf shield

German

Rexford

King's ford

English

Rick

A diminutive form of Richard.

German

Rocco

Rest

Italian

Roman

One from Rome

Latin

Sander

German

Santiago

Saint James

Spanish

Seamus

Irish

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Sparrow
Theon

Hunter

Greek

Thor

Thunder

Scandinavian

Titus

The avenger

Greek

Toby

Yahweh is Good

Hebrew

Trace

English

Tyron

Owen's county

Gaelic

Uriah

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

Valerian

Strong, healthy

Latin

Victor

Champion

Latin

Wade

To ford

English

Weston

West town

English

Winston

Joyful stone

English

Xander

Defender of man

Greek

Xavier

New house

Spanish

Zahir

Blossoming, flourishing

Arabic

Zander

Defender of man

Greek

Zeph

Hidden by God

Hebrew

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

Zeppelin

What’s not to love about cool boy names? A hip name has good vibes, giving your little guy a whole lot of mojo from the start. While “cool” is undoubtedly subjective, there are common traits that help a name fit the label. A cool name skirts overuse and usually grabs a listener’s attention with its style. It can definitely be trendy like Jace, but it can also be unique like Zephyr.

Cool boy names are found everywhere, but television and movies particularly harbor great options. You may recognize the edgy Jax and Nero from the show Sons of Anarchy and hipster picks like Theon and Ramsay from Game of Thrones. If you turn to the silver screen, you’ll find plenty of contenders like Dashiell, Lucius, and Winston in The Incredibles 2. There are also classic cinema characters brimming with style like Rick and Victor from Casablanca. Cool baby boy names appear along the Walk of Fame as well like Clark, Gable, Dean, and Brando.

Literature is another great source of cool boy names. There is Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird and Jonas and Asher from The Giver. There are plenty of cool boy names within the Bible too like Boaz and Uriah. Music is another great source, containing names like Jagger and Gibson.

So sit back and relax with our list of cool boy names and you just might find a new favorite or two.