210 Modern Baby Boy Names That are Sophisticated and Cool

210 Modern Baby Boy Names That are Sophisticated and Cool

Baby NamesUpdated March 19, 2023

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As time passes, things change, and this is especially true when it comes to naming babies. What once was popular has been replaced by hip and trendy names. Inspiration for modern baby boy names these days comes from celebrities, TV shows or movie characters, or pop culture (think superheroes, for example). I would be lying if I said Oliver Queen, aka The Green Arrow, didn’t partially influence the name of one of my sons.

We see fewer “Johns” and more “Arlos.” There are so many influences on baby naming, and it shifts often. My boys have some of the most common names, Oliver and Liam, and even though they are modern and popular, you likely wouldn’t have seen them many decades ago. That’s the beauty of things changing, though. There will also be more modern and unique names out there.

36 Last Names as First Names

Did you know using last names as first names is becoming more common? It’s fun to come up with a brand-new name that sounds sophisticated, cool, and modern. See if any of these names interest you.

1. Anderson

2. Baker

3. Barrett

4. Bennett

5. Carter

6. Cooper

7. Donovan

8. Emerson

9. Fallon

10. Ford

11. Foster

12. Gibson

13. Harrison

14. Hayes

15. Hudson

16. Jackson

17. Jameson

18. Jefferson

19. Lincoln

20. Kingston

21. Miller

22. Morrison

23. Murphy

24. Nelson

25. Nixon

26. Parker

27. Porter

28. Princeton

29. Remington

30. Samson

31. Sawyer

32. Smith

33. Truman

34. Walker

35. Wells

36. Wilson

45 Short Modern Boy Names

There’s nothing better than a short and sweet baby name. We picked 45 of our favorite one-syllable modern baby boy names. They even make great middle names, too. Names like Beck, Fox, and Jett are trendy and fun.

1. Ace

2. Ash

3. Bear

4. Beau

5. Beck

6. Blaze

7. Cade

8. Chance

9. Colt

10. Crew

11. Cruz

12. Dax

13. Drake

14. Fox

15. Fritz

16. Grant

17. Gray

18. Hawk

19. Hugh

20. Ike

21. Jace

22. Jett

23. Kai

24. Kent

25. Knox

26. Kyle

27. Max

28. Nash

29. Pax

30. Pierce

31. Quinn

32. Redd

33. Reid

34. Rhett

35. Rhys

36. Saint

37. Saul

38. Spike

39. Taj

40. Tate

41. Van

42. Wade

43. Wolf

44. Wynn

45. Zeke

48 Classic Modern Boy Names

If you are into classic or traditional names, these are modern but timeless. Names like Benjamin or Liam are still trendy, while Hugo and Roman have a chance to rise to the top.

1. Aaron

2. Aidan

3. Alexander

4. August

5. Benjamin

6. Bradley

7. Caleb

8. Charles

9. Christopher

10. Conrad

11. Daniel

12. David

13. Dominic

14. Elijah

15. Emmett

16. Evan

17. Gabriel

18. Garrett

19. George

20. Griffin

21. Hugo

22. Isaac

23. Jacob

24. Jeremiah

25. Liam

26. Louis

27. Lucas

28. Mason

29. Matthew

30. Micah

31. Milo

32. Nathaniel

33. Nolan

34. Oliver

35. Oscar

36. Owen

37. Roman

38. Rubin

39. Ryan

40. Samuel

41. Sebastian

42. Solomon

43. Theo

44. Tristan

45. Tyler

46. Vincent

47. Xavier

48. Zachary

38 Unique Modern Boy Names

Unique names are always a great way to go. The names we chose for this list are modern but rarer boy names than any others we have chosen. Plus, they all sound cool, like Legend and Osiris!

1. Adler

2. Archer

3. Atlas

4. Azriel

5. Bentley

6. Bodhi

7. Brooks

8. Cairo

9. Caspian

10. Cedar

11. Easton

12. Emir

13. Fenix

14. Gael

15. Harlow

16. Hendrix

17. Holden

18. Jagger

19. Killian

20. Koa

21. Legend

22. Maddox

23. Major

24. Oakley

25. Onyx

26. Orion

27. Osiris

28. Ranger

29. Rhodes

30. River

31. Royal

32. Ryder

33. Shepherd

34. Talon

35. Tatum

36. Titan

37. Wilder

38. Zephyr

43 More Modern Boy Names

We found so many names we fell in love with, these included! Some of these modern baby boy names are relatively common, while others are less so. Look to see if any of them feel like the perfect match.

1. Alfie

2. Arlo

3. Asher

4. Axel

5. Callum

6. Cameron

7. Cayden

8. Dallas

9. Ellis

10. Ezra

11. Finley

12. Gideon

13. Greyson

14. Gunner

15. Harley

16. Ira

17. Jonas

18. Julian

19. Justice

20. Keegan

21. Landon

22. Leo

23. Levi

24. Luca

25. Mateo

26. Maverick

27. Orlando

28. Otis

29. Otto

30. Paxton

31. Preston

32. Quentin

33. Remy

34. Rowan

35. Spencer

36. Sterling

37. Thatcher

38. Tobias

39. Tyson

40. Weston

41. Xander

42. Zayden

43. Zion

There you have it — over 200 modern baby boy names to choose from! We listed everything from last names that make great first names to short, classic, unique ones, and more. We hope you found the perfect name for your baby boy or that this list at least gave you some good inspiration. Congrats on your little one!

Want more ideas for your baby boy? Check out our other baby names lists, like cool boy namesshort boy namesnicknames for boys, and the hottest baby names for 2023. Have fun choosing a beautiful name you love for your baby boy!

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