Cool Boy Names & Meanings

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abel

Breath

Hebrew

#146 (0.1933%)  
Ace

Number one

English

#253 (0.1028%)  
Adler

Eagle

German

#988 (0.0102%)  
Adonis

Lord

Greek

#363 (0.0617%)  
Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

#62 (0.4206%)  
Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

#910 (0.0119%)  
Aldo

Old one, elder

Spanish

#827 (0.0146%)  
Amadeus

God's love

Latin

#1,791 (0.0019%)  
Andre

Manly

French

#273 (0.0916%)  
Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

#517 (0.0355%)  
Arlo

Armed hill

English

#275 (0.0907%)  
Arrow

English

#1,039 (0.0088%)  
Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

#47 (0.4951%)  
Atlas

Enduring

Greek

#284 (0.0869%)  
Atticus

From Attica

Latin

#325 (0.0713%)  
August

To increase

Latin

#170 (0.1639%)  
Axel

My father is peace

Scandinavian

#94 (0.2952%)  
Barlow

The bare hillside

English

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

#1,243 (0.0057%)  
Beau

Handsome

French

#150 (0.1871%)  
Benedict

Blessed

Latin

#969 (0.0105%)  
Bishop

Bishop

English

#922 (0.0116%)  
Boaz

Strength

Hebrew

#1,052 (0.0085%)  
Bram

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

#2,816 (0.0004%)  
Bran

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

Brando

Sword; fiery torch, beacon

German

#2,529 (0.0004%)  
Branson

Son of Brand

English

#749 (0.0179%)  
Bridger

Lives near the bridge; bridge-worker

English

#898 (0.0124%)  
Brock

Badger-like

English

#536 (0.0344%)  
Brody

Ditch

Scottish

#156 (0.1791%)  
Bruce

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

Ancient

#476 (0.0408%)  
Burke

From the fortified settlement

French

Byron

At the byres or barn

English

#711 (0.0199%)  
Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

#1,088 (0.0077%)  
Cane

Stalk of Sugar

English

Carlo

Free man

Spanish

#1,053 (0.0085%)  
Caspian
#779 (0.0165%)  
Cato

All-knowing

Latin

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

#909 (0.0119%)  
Chance

Good fortune

English

#269 (0.0922%)  
Chase

Hunter

English

#112 (0.249%)  
Christo

Follower of Christ

Latin

Clark

Cleric

English

#373 (0.0598%)  
Claude

Lame

Latin

#2,310 (0.0008%)  
Clay

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

English

#662 (0.0228%)  
Clive

Cliff, slope

English

#1,845 (0.0017%)  
Clyde

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

Scottish

#727 (0.0191%)  
Cody

Descendant of Cuidightheach

Irish

#279 (0.0887%)  
Cole

Charcoal

English

#117 (0.2422%)  
Colton

Charcoal settlement

English

#68 (0.3838%)  
Conway

Holy river; hound of the plain

Welsh

#2,032 (0.0012%)  
Cosmo

Order, organization, beauty

Italian

#2,292 (0.0008%)  
Crew

Group

Latin

#557 (0.0322%)  
Cyrus

Lord

Persian

#390 (0.0557%)  
Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

#421 (0.0496%)  
Dashiell

Unknown

English

#1,384 (0.0042%)  
Dax

Place name

French

#448 (0.0451%)  
Dean

Valley

English

#172 (0.1626%)  
Desmond

From South Munster

Irish

#317 (0.0729%)  
Donovan

Darkened

Irish

#319 (0.0725%)  
Drake

Dragon

English

#427 (0.0487%)  
Dustin

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

#508 (0.0367%)  
Elvis

English

#1,128 (0.0072%)  
Emmett

Universal

English

#114 (0.2481%)  
Enzo

From Laurentum

Italian

#227 (0.1182%)  
Everett

Brave boar

English

#95 (0.2912%)  
Fairfax

Blond

English

Felix

Happy and lucky

Latin

#226 (0.1186%)  
Finn

Fair

Irish

#166 (0.1681%)  
Flint

Stream

English

#1,825 (0.0017%)  
Fox

Fox

English

#770 (0.017%)  
Frank

Frenchman

English

#387 (0.0562%)  
Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

#1,320 (0.0048%)  
Gable

French

Gibson

Son of Gilbert

English

#908 (0.012%)  
Gray

Gray-haired

English

#1,134 (0.0071%)  
Hawthorne

Where hawthorn trees grow

English

Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

#318 (0.0728%)  
Holden

Deep valley

English

#216 (0.1241%)  
Huck

Short form of Huckleberry

American

#1,220 (0.0059%)  
Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

#54 (0.476%)  
Hunter

Hunter

English

#57 (0.4404%)  
Jace

To heal

American

#90 (0.3105%)  
Jack

God is gracious

English

#28 (0.643%)  
Jagger

English

#701 (0.0204%)  
Jaime

A Spanish form of James and Jacob.

Spanish

#503 (0.0368%)  
Jax

Son of Jack

English

#213 (0.127%)  
Jet
#1,164 (0.0067%)  
Jett

Black

English

#300 (0.081%)  
Jon

French

#700 (0.0205%)  
Jonas

Dove

Hebrew

#433 (0.0474%)  
Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

#334 (0.0691%)  
Kai

Sea

Polynesian

#113 (0.2484%)  
Kieran

Black

Irish

#484 (0.0397%)  
Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

#657 (0.0231%)  
Lando

Long hill

English

Leander

Lion man

Greek

#2,333 (0.0007%)  
Lennox

With many elm trees

Scottish

#362 (0.0619%)  
Leo

Lion

Latin

#50 (0.4891%)  
Lincoln

Lake colony

English

#40 (0.5363%)  
Lucas

From Lucania

Latin

#8 (0.916%)  
Lucius

From Lucanus

Greek

#1,329 (0.0047%)  
Malcolm

Devotee of Saint Columba

Scottish

#385 (0.0563%)  
Marlon

Modern

#777 (0.0166%)  
Max

Greatest

English

#136 (0.2074%)  
Maximo

Greatest

Latin

#788 (0.016%)  
Milo

Soldier

German

#178 (0.1582%)  
Mordecai

Little man

Hebrew

#2,267 (0.0008%)  
Ned

A diminutive form of Edward.

English

Nero
#2,434 (0.0006%)  
Nico

Greek

#376 (0.0587%)  
Niko

Greek

#519 (0.0353%)  
Novak
#2,477 (0.0005%)  
Orlando

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

Spanish

#639 (0.0246%)  
Owen

Noble born

Welsh

#25 (0.676%)  
Quentin

Fifth

Latin

#533 (0.0346%)  
Rafe

Scandinavian

Ramsay

Garlic island

English

Randall

Wolf shield

German

#924 (0.0116%)  
Rexford

King's ford

English

Rick

A diminutive form of Richard.

German

#1,670 (0.0024%)  
Rocco

Rest

Italian

#477 (0.0408%)  
Roman

One from Rome

Latin

#85 (0.3171%)  
Sander

German

#2,494 (0.0005%)  
Santiago

Saint James

Spanish

#82 (0.337%)  
Seamus

Irish

#1,016 (0.0095%)  
Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

#110 (0.2526%)  
Sparrow
Theon

Hunter

Greek

Thor

Thunder

Scandinavian

#1,637 (0.0025%)  
Titus

The avenger

Greek

#309 (0.0768%)  
Toby

Yahweh is Good

Hebrew

#807 (0.0152%)  
Trace

English

#723 (0.0193%)  
Tyron

Owen's county

Gaelic

#1,887 (0.0016%)  
Uriah

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

#572 (0.0312%)  
Valerian

Strong, healthy

Latin

#2,905 (0.0004%)  
Victor

Champion

Latin

#177 (0.1594%)  
Wade

To ford

English

#354 (0.0646%)  
Weston

West town

English

#102 (0.2732%)  
Winston

Joyful stone

English

#397 (0.0547%)  
Xander

Defender of man

Greek

#171 (0.1636%)  
Xavier

New house

Spanish

#88 (0.3123%)  
Zahir

Blossoming, flourishing

Arabic

#900 (0.0123%)  
Zander

Defender of man

Greek

#255 (0.0999%)  
Zeph

Hidden by God

Hebrew

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

#1,593 (0.0028%)  
Zeppelin
#1,233 (0.0058%)  

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.