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135 Cool Names For Babies in 2023

The Coolest Baby Names of 2023

The word cool likely means very different things to very different people, yet there's something universally "cool" about picking a baby name like "Axel" or "Crew" for your child. Yet for many parents, the concept of naming can be the most daunting part of preparing to have a baby, partially because a kid's first name could inform their future identity, individuality, and even personality. It's also likely one big question festers in your mind as you scroll through endless lists of baby name ideas: "should we go traditional, or should we go the cool route so our child can stand out?"

Fortunately, if you decide you want to go for something "cool," you can define what exactly "cool" means to you. Because picking any baby name can be hard, though, we've curated a list below of cool baby names to make things easier. Whether you interpret cool as popular, rare, fashionable, or having sentimental meaning in your culture, this list will meet all your naming needs.

Scroll through for some pretty cool names for girls and boys that any child will say with pride as they grow up.

Cool Names For Boys

  1. Ace: Latin — One; unity
  2. Arlo: Irish and English — "Between two hills"
  3. Axel: Scandinavian — "Father of peace"
  4. Beckett: English and Irish — Beehive; little brook; bee cottage
  5. Bishop: English — Occupational name; overseer; guardian
  6. Bowie: Scottish — Blond
  7. Brooks: English — "Of the brook"
  8. Bryant: Irish — Strong, virtuous, and honorable
  9. Camden: Scottish — Winding valley
  10. Chance: French — Chancellor
  11. Colt: English — Young horse
  12. Crew: English — "Fort near a slope"
  13. Dallas: Irish — Skilled
  14. Duke: English — Leader; English rank of nobility
  15. Easton: English — "East-facing place"
  16. Eddison: English — "Son of Edith or Adam"
  17. Ellis: Welsh — Benevolent
  18. Ender: Turkish — Very rare
  19. Felix: Latin — Happy; fortunate
  20. Flynn: Irish — "Son of the red-haired one"
  21. Fox: English — Animal name
  22. Greyson: English — "Son of the steward"
  23. Griffin: Welsh — Strong lord
  24. Holden: English — Hollow valley
  25. Hugo: Latin — Mind; intellect
  26. Jace: Hebrew — "The Lord is salvation"
  27. Jagger: English — Occupational name; carter
  28. Jax: American — "God is gracious"
  29. Jett: English — Excellence; stone
  30. Jones: English — "God is gracious"
  31. Kai: Hawaiian — Sea
  32. Knox: Scottish — Round hill
  33. Leo: Latin — Lion
  34. Lincoln: English — Town by the pool
  35. Maverick: American — Independent; nonconformist
  36. Max: Latin — Greatest
  37. Miller: English — Occupational name; grinder of the grain
  38. Orion: Greek — Constellation; hunter; mountain dweller
  39. Oscar: English and Irish — God spear; deer lover; champion warrior
  40. Otis: German — Wealthy
  41. Peyton: English — "Fighting-man's estate"
  42. Phoenix: Greek — Dark red
  43. Pierce: English — "Son of Piers"
  44. Porter: French and Latin — Carrier; gatekeeper
  45. Roman: Latin — Citizen of Rome; strong; powerful
  46. Rowan: Scottish and Irish — Rowan tree; little redhead
  47. Ryder: English — Messenger; cavalryman
  48. Smith: English — Blacksmith
  49. Thompson: English — "Son of Tom"
  50. Wilder: English — Wild; passionate
  51. Wyatt: English — Brave in war
  52. Xavier: Basque — New house
  53. Zayn: Arabic — Beauty; grace

Cool Names For Girls

  1. Ada: German — Noble; nobility
  2. Aiden: Irish — Little and fiery
  3. Alma: Latin — Nurturing; soul
  4. Anais: Hebrew — Grace
  5. Arden: English — Valley of the eagle; high
  6. Arya: Sanskrit — Noble; air; song
  7. Audrey: English — Noble strength
  8. Baker: English — Occupational name
  9. Bay: Latin — Berry
  10. Bea: Latin — Blessed; "she who brings happiness"
  11. Beatrix: Latin — Blessed; "she who brings happiness"
  12. Birdie: English — Bird
  13. Blaire: Scottish — Dweller on the plain
  14. Briar: English — A thorny patch
  15. Brooklyn: Dutch — Marshland
  16. Callie: Greek — Beautiful
  17. Charlie: English — Free man
  18. Clementine: French — Mild; merciful
  19. Coco: French and Spanish — Pet name
  20. Cody: English — Helpful; pillow
  21. Cora: Greek — Maiden
  22. Della: German — Noble
  23. Dixie: Latin and French — Tenth; "I have spoken"
  24. Ellie: English — Bright, shining one
  25. Eloise: French and English — Healthy; wide
  26. Embry: English — Flat-topped hill
  27. Esme: French — Beloved; loved; admired
  28. Everly: English — "Wild boar in the woodland clearing"
  29. Evie: Hebrew — Life
  30. Flora: Latin — Flower
  31. Frankie: English — From France; free man
  32. Hallie: English — "Dweller at the meadow by the manor"
  33. Harley: English — The long field
  34. Harlow: English — Rock hill
  35. Harper: English — Harp player
  36. Hazel: English — Hazelnut tree
  37. Ida: German — Industrious one
  38. Isla: Spanish — Island
  39. Jade: Spanish and English — Stone of the side; gemstone
  40. Jolie: French — Pretty
  41. Joss: English "The merry one"
  42. June: Latin — Roman goddess
  43. Kaia: Latin and Hawaiian — To rejoice; sea
  44. Kira: Russian — Throne
  45. Lace: English — "From Lassy"
  46. Layla: Arabic — Night
  47. Lennon: Irish — Lover
  48. Lola: Spanish — "Lady of sorrows"
  49. Lucy: English — Light
  50. Luna: Latin — Moon
  51. Mabel: Latin — Lovable
  52. Mae: English — Bitter; pearl
  53. Magnolia: French — Flower name; Magnol's flower
  54. Maisie: Scottish — Pearl; bitter
  55. Mila: Russian — Gracious; dear
  56. Nella: English — Bright, shining one
  57. Opal: Sanskrit — Gem
  58. Parker: English — Occupational name; park keeper
  59. Phoebe: Greek — Radiant, shining one
  60. Piper: English — Occupational name; pipe or flute player
  61. Polly: English — Drop of the sea; bitter; beloved
  62. Quinn: Irish — Chief leader; intelligence
  63. Rain: English — Weather name; abundant blessings from above
  64. Ramona: Spanish — Wise protector
  65. Rebel: English — Defiant
  66. River: English — Bank of a river
  67. Rogue: English — Fighter; unpredictable
  68. Rosie: English — Rose
  69. Ruby: Latin — Deep-red precious stone
  70. Sadie: Hebrew — Princess
  71. Sage: Latin — Wise; knowing
  72. Sawyer: English — Occupational name; woodcutter
  73. Shea: Irish — Stately, dauntless one
  74. Sia: Old Norse — Victory
  75. Stella: Latin — Star
  76. Storm: Dutch — Windswept
  77. Tallulah: Irish — Leaping water; lady of abundance
  78. Vera: Russian — Faith
  79. Willa: German — Resolute protection
  80. Willow: English — Willow tree
  81. Wren: English — Small bird
  82. Xena: Greek — Guest
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