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50 Edgy baby names for boys

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

These rockin' baby boy names will help your little man stand out

Traditional or classic names tend to be popular, but that also means picking one could put your kid in a classroom full of kids with the same name. So how about going against the grain? These edgy baby 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 trap by checking out these cool and edgy monikers.

These rockin' baby boy names will help your little man stand out
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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.

More: Unique baby names for boys and girls

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.

More: Offbeat baby names for girls

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

More: Creative baby name spellings: Good or bad?

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

More: How to find a unique -- not weird -- baby name

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.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

These rockin' baby boy names will help your little man stand out
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