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Unique and edgy boy names

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If you want your baby boy to stand out in a crowd of boys named Jacob and Michael, you will love our tips for finding unique and edgy boy names. From modern sounding names like Ryker and Neo to virtue names like Gallant or Justice, you are sure to find the name that has the right amount of edge.

A surprising new study revealed that those parents who said they regretted their baby name choice said it was because the chosen name was too ordinary or popular. Dare to be creative by naming your baby boy with a name that is unique and edgy.

Destination baby names for boys

Do you love the romance in Venice or the beaches of Hawaii? Places or destinations make great names for boys! Be inspired by thinking about your honeymoon spot, first date or even native country. Check out these ideas below:


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Unusual names with X and Z

We love the sound of names spelled with an “x” or “z” because they instantly up the cool actor. You can switch up the spelling of a traditional name, such as Jackson to Jaxon, or consider some of these cool names for boys:

  • Axel
  • Cruz
  • Enzo
  • Zak
  • Pax
  • Jax
  • Zaccai
  • Knox
  • Xeno
  • Blaze
  • Xavier
  • Zane
  • Maddox


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Virtue boy baby names

Why not consider a name for your son that has a characteristic you would like him to have? These names are unique, yet meaningful. Check out these ideas for inspiration:

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


Spiritual baby names: An expression of the soul


Modern baby boy names

You won’t find these cool baby boy names on the top of the Social Security Administration’s Top 100 boy names  – and we like it that way! These names are perfect for modern parents looking for a unique and edgy name for their baby boy.

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


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Tips for finding modern boy names

Think outside the box when looking for a unique boys name by inventing your own name by combining you and your husband’s names – or consider using your maiden name as your son’s first name.

Also consider using our Advanced Baby Name search to look for a name that has a particular meaning or origin. You can also search for names by letters!


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