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Unique baby boy names

Are you looking for a cool and edgy baby name for your boy? Traditional or classic names are popular today, so these edgy names will definitely help your son stand out in a crowd. Check out our pick of baby names that are modern and trendsetting -- just like you!

A recent study revealed that parents who regretted their baby name choice said it was because the chosen name was too popular or trendy. Avoid falling into this baby name trap by checking out these cool and edgy baby boy names.

X and Z boy names

Adding an x or z to a name instantly ups its cool factor. Whether the name has always been spelled with an x, such as Dax, or the spelling has been changed to incorporate an x or z, these letters give the name a modern sound.

  • Jax
  • Maddox
  • Knox
  • Zane
  • Blaze
  • Xavier
  • Knox
  • Xeno
  • Zaccai
  • Pax
  • Jaxson
  • Zak
  • Cruz
  • Enzo
  • Axel

Get more x and z baby name ideas here >>

Destination boy baby names

Think about your favorite destinations, from your honeymoon location to first date to birth places, and consider naming your son a destination baby name. These names are edgy -- with a romantic feel to them.

  • York
  • Dallas
  • Austin
  • Montana
  • Orlando
  • Boston
  • Phoenix
  • Kingston
  • Lincoln
  • Oxford
  • Marseille
  • Denver

Get more destination baby names here >>

Virtue names for boys

Virtue names are words that describe a characteristic, such as Faith or Grace for girls or Justice for boys. Think about what characteristics you would like you son to have and consider how you can turn that into a name. Here are some examples of virtue names for boys.

  • Shine
  • Earnest
  • Love
  • Courage
  • Reason
  • Honor
  • Hardy
  • Gallant
  • Chance
  • Valor
  • Lucky
  • Justice
  • Liberty
  • Temperance
  • Happy

Check out more virtue names for boys here >>

New and modern baby boy names

What makes a baby name unique or edgy? They are names that you won't find at the top of the baby name lists. These baby boy names may not fit into a particular category, but they are unique and cool and are the perfect fit for hip and modern parents.

  • Rhys
  • Damon
  • Greyson
  • Dexter
  • Ryland
  • Jacoby
  • Orion
  • Jamison
  • Titus
  • Ryker
  • Rafe
  • Finn

Need more ideas? Check out modern names for boys >>

Tips on finding edgy boy names

If none of these names strikes a chord with you, think about names from your favorite movies, songs or characters from books. You can also invent your own name by combining your and your husband's names -- or even using your maiden name as a first name. This is a great way to not only find a cool, edgy name, but to pass down a family name to your son.

You can also check out our Advanced Baby Name Search, which lets you browse through names based on their origin and meaning. This would be a fun way to pick a name that is not only unique, but also meaningful to you and your family.

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Comments on "50 Edgy baby names for boys"

Lisa March 08, 2014 | 6:28 AM

I know a little girl named Boston. It suits her. Some of the names on the virtues list are just horrible.

Sacha November 15, 2013 | 12:45 PM

Sorry, but Rhys is neither new, nor modern. It's a Welsh name and its been around since the Middle Ages. I know many boys named Rhys.

Jona October 28, 2013 | 10:14 PM

Who would even consider combining the parents' names to create a name for their child? My parents' names are Pamela and Charlie, so what would they name my brother? "Pamelie"? "Charela"? I think he'd sue my mom and dad.

MD July 10, 2013 | 9:18 AM

I think this is the worst list of names I've ever seen. Since when did "Orion" and "Titus" become new and hip?

Nova June 28, 2013 | 12:32 PM

My friend named her kid "Boston"...and calls her "Bossy" for short. Kid's now 6 and is...well, really bossy. Poor kid is going to have major problems in life.

Raychel June 19, 2013 | 10:48 AM

I like temperance, so me i guess.

Osh June 11, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Awww I know a Boston and he's adorable

Sarah April 18, 2013 | 11:26 AM

I'm sorry, but most of these are terrible. Who would ever name their child Temperance or Boston?!

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