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These tough baby names for boys 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...

How to find rugged and cool baby names for your little man

What's strong and gentle, sweet and salty, and sensitive and masculine all at the same time? Hopefully, the perfect name you choose for your little dude, and we're here to help you along the way. Maybe it's because of the high expectations, but choosing a name for a baby boy is far from easy. We scoured the Internet (and talked with some moms) to come up with a long list of unique, edgy, rough and rugged baby boy names -- with some sweet ones in between.

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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 rare, or one that’s more of a classic, we’ve got you covered!

How to find rugged and cool baby names for your little man
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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.

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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”

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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”

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