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50 Edgy Boy Names That Are Just the Right Amount of Cool

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 names are unique, but won't give you namer's remorse down the road

Allegorical names for boys

These names are words that describe a characteristic, such as love or courage or honor. Think about what characteristics you hope your future son will embody, and consider how you can turn that into a name. Here are some examples.

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

New & modern baby boy names

What makes a baby name edgy? These baby boy names may not fit into a particular category, but they are unique and cool and the perfect fit for hip (and hipster) parents.

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

More: Aquatic Names for Your Beach Baby

Tips to find 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 name with your partner's — or even using your maiden name as a first name. This is a great way to find a cool first name and pass down the family lineage.

You can also check out our Advanced Baby Name Search, which lets you browse through names based on their origin and meaning. It's a fun way to pick a name that is unique as well as meaningful.

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