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Tough baby names for boys that will stand the test of time

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...

Rough and tumble names for your baby boy

If you're expecting a baby boy who's bound to be full of snips, snails and puppy dog tails, you may be on the hunt for a tough baby boy name that is as rugged and cool as your future son. Good news!

We have rounded up a list of strong baby boy names, including unique names with an edge. For those parents who are also interested in name meanings, you will love the powerful boy names that mean “strong” and “tough.”

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Your son will be the coolest kid on the playground with this list of tough baby names for boys. Whether you are hunting for a name that is unique — or one that’s more of a classic name, we’ve got you covered!

Rough and tumble names for your baby boy
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Unique boy names with an edge

The following tough baby names with an edge are totally rock-star cool, yet are also fairly easy to spell and pronounce. As you may notice, looking for names with an “x” or “z” instantly gives them a more unique sound.

More: Edgy baby names for your little boy or girl

Boy names with tough meanings

You can also search for boy names by looking at their meanings. The following tough guy names mean “powerful" or "rough."

  • Garvan: Irish name meaning “rough”
  • Calder: Scottish name meaning “rough waters”
  • Emmett: German name meaning “powerful”
  • Maynor: French name meaning “powerful”
  • Richman:English name meaning
  • Ajax: Greek name meaning “powerful warrior”
  • Amir: Hebrew name meaning “powerful”
  • Emerson: English name meaning “brave; powerful”
  • Reggie: German name meaning “powerful ruler”
  • Rich: German name meaning “powerful ruler”

For more ideas, check out the following tough boy names that mean "strong:"

  • Bryant: Celtic name meaning “strong”
  • Carlo: French name meaning “strong”
  • Chasin: Hebrew name meaning “strong”
  • Durango: French name meaning “strong”
  • Ozzie: Hebrew name meaning “strong”

Rugged and cool baby names

The following tough boy names are rugged and cool, with a country twang you will love. We got some baby name inspiration from some famous country singers, including John Rich who named his two boys the cool western names of Cash and Colt.

Brad Paisley named his two boys William Huckleberry (after Mark Twain’s character Huck Finn) and Jasper Warren (after Brad’s grandfather who gave him his first guitar).

Southern belle Reese Witherspoon named her newborn son after her home state — Tennessee James.

Check out more rugged baby names with a country twang:

What is your favorite tough baby boy name?

Rough and tumble names for your baby boy
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