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Baby boy names with serious swagger

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Clever and cool baby boy names for your little leading man

If you're looking for a baby boy's name that is as cool as your little dude, we've rounded up dozens of unique and fun names for you to choose from. With a sharp name like Rhys, Smith or Jett, you know he'll be the only one in his class.

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We have rounded up the coolest baby boy names with serious swagger. Seriously. These baby names are unique, edgy, trendsetting and stand out in a crowd. If you are looking for a popular baby boy name like Jacob or Mason, our list might be for you. However, if you want a more unique name, check out our list below!

Clever and cool baby boy names for your little leading man
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Underrated and unique boy names

We love these boy names because they have serious swagger but are underrated, which is what we like! Is one of these cool guy names what you are looking for?

Tough boy names

We love these tough guy names because they have a confident air to them, which often happens when you add the letter “Z” or “X” to a baby name (such as Axel or Zander). Names like Hercules or King, however, would make it seem like you are trying too hard, while names like Rocco or Gunner stand out on their own as tough names. Check out our picks below:

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Boy names with cool meanings

Some parents are looking for a baby boy name that also has a great meaning. We have rounded up names that have it all. These guy names sound cool and have a great meaning.

  • Bryant: Celtic name meaning “strong”
  • Chasin: Hebrew name meaning “strong”
  • Kemen: Spanish name meaning “strong”
  • Donovan: Celtic name meaning “strong fighter”
  • Griffin: Welsh name meaning “strong in faith”
  • Felix: Latin name meaning “lucky”
  • Faust: Italian name meaning “lucky”
  • Chance: English name meaning “good fortune”
  • Frederik: German name meaning “leader”
  • Brendan: Gaelic name meaning “brave”
  • Farrell: Celtic name meaning “brave”
  • Hardwin: English name meaning “brave friend”
  • Baldwyn: German name meaning “brave friend”

Celebrity boy names

Celebrities always seem to have their thumb on the pulse of cool and unique baby names. Many recent celebrity baby boys have been given names that have a classic or old-fashioned sound to them. For inspiration, check out the following:

  • Saint: Rocker Pete Wentz
  • Apollo: Singer Gwen Stefani
  • Milan: Singer Shakira and Gerard Pique
  • Mason: Reality star Kourtney Kardashian
  • Axl: Fergie and Josh Duamel
  • Milo: Actress Alyssa Milano
  • Duke: E! News host Giuliana Rancic
  • Camden: Actress Vanessa Lachey
  • Oliver: Actress Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Jaxon: Laguna Beach alum Kristin Cavallari
  • Otis: Actress Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
  • Kase: Singer Jewel
  • Marcelo: Actress Ali Landry
  • Colt: John Rich of the band Big & Rich
  • Xander: Actress January Jones
  • Arlo: Actress Toni Collette
  • Milo: Actress Alyssa Milano
  • Felix: Actress Elizabeth Banks
  • Max: Actress Cynthia Nixon
  • Leo: Actress Penelope Cruz
  • Flynn: Actor Orlando Bloom

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

Clever and cool baby boy names for your little leading man
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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/27/2016

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