72 Best Edgy Boy Names That Will Stand Out From The Crowd

Jessica Walrond-Robertshaw
Dec 12, 2023 By Jessica Walrond-Robertshaw
Originally Published on Aug 07, 2020
Two week old newborn baby boy sleeping on a tiny inflatable swim ring wearing crocheted board shorts and black sunglasses.

We know that choosing a name for a baby boy can take some time.

Would you like something traditional that stands the test of time? Or are you more interested in choosing an edgy name and making sure there aren't eight boys with the same name on the school register?

An edgy name is one you don't hear every day. It might follow trends such as choosing baby names influenced by the name of a place, a music hero or a colour.

This list of boy names includes some hipster boy names inspired by celebrities as well as rare boy names that you hopefully won't have heard of before. Perhaps you could give your baby boy a few cool middle names too, like Apollo Bowie Flynn, son of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.

For more baby boy names check out american boy names which have a royal twist or these which are short sweet.


Short Names

These strong, uncommon boy names with only one syllable are sure to catch your attention.

1) Ace (Latin Origin), meaning "expert".

2) Bear (Germanic Origin), meaning "strong, brave". This is also a popular celebrity baby boy name.

3) Cash (English Origin), meaning "maker of chests".

4) Clay (Latin Origin), meaning "mortal".

5) Clyde (Scottish Origin), meaning "keeper of the keys".

6) Crew (English Origin), meaning "a group of people".

7) Hart (English Origin), meaning "stag, strong".

8) Jett (English Origin), meaning "jet black".

9) Kit (American Origin), this name was originally a nickname for Katherine or Christopher.

10) Knox (English Origin), meaning "from the small hill".

11) Mack (Latin Origin), meaning "greatest".

12) Saint (American Origin), meaning "holy person".

Celebrity Names

Celebrities are well known for choosing some unique boy names. Take a look at these hipster names for boys for some inspiration.

13) Apollo (Greek Origin), meaning "destroyer".

14) Axel (Scandinavian Origin), meaning "my father is peace". Son of Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe.

15) Bodhi (Indian Origin), meaning "understanding of true nature". Son of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.

16) Bowie (Scottish Origin), meaning "fair haired". Musician Paul Weller used this baby name.

17) Cricket (American Origin), meaning "loud insect of the night". Son of Marc Silverstein and Busy Philipps.

18) Gravity (English Origin), meaning "the force that pulls everything towards earth". Child of Lucky Blue Smith and Stormi Bree.

19) Hal (English Origin), meaning "army ruler". Son of Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie Hunter.

20) Hendrix (English Origin), meaning "Son of Hedrick". Used by Kevin and Eniko Hart.

21) Lennon (Irish Origin), meaning "dear one".

22) Maddox (English Origin), meaning "son of Madoc". Child of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

23) Onyx (Latin Origin), meaning "precious gemstone". This cool name for boy babies belongs to son of Alanis Morrisette and Mario "Souleye" Treadway.

24) Otis (Germanic Origin, meaning "wealth". This baby boys name was used by Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde.

25) Ozzy (Germanic Origin), meaning "God's power".

26) Phinnaeus (Hebrew Origin), meaning "oracle". Child of Julia Roberts and and Daniel Moder.

27) Raddix (American Origin), meaning "created name". Child of Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden.

28) Remington (English Origin), meaning "from the ridge town". Son of Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock. They call him Remy for short.

29) Rex (Latin Origin), meaning "King". Son of Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood.

30) Rocket (English Origin), meaning "jet-propelled". Middle name of Jamie and Jools Oliver's son.

31) Silas (Latin Origin), meaning "man of the forest". Son of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

32) Sir (English Origin), meaning "honourable title for a man". Son of Beyoncé and Jay Z.

33) Wyatt (Old English Origin), meaning "brave". Daughter of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, often this is used by those looking for cool boys names.

Unisex Names

We love these cool names for boys or girls; these baby names are both unique and edgy.

34) Brody (Scottish Origin), meaning "ditch".

35) Culture (English Origin), meaning "arts and customs". Cardi B and Offset used the spelling Kulture as a baby name.

36) Indigo (Greek Origin), meaning "blue dye".

37) Jax (American Origin), meaning "son of Jack".

38) Kai (Hawaiian Origin), meaning "ocean".

39) Lennox (Scottish Origin), meaning "with many elm trees".

40) Pilot (American Origin), meaning "plane operator". Child of Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf.

41) River (English Origin), meaning "body of water that flows to the sea".

42) Royal (English Origin), meaning "of the King".

43) Rumi (Japanese Origin), meaning "beauty and flow".

44) Sailor (Germanic Origin), meaning "boat man".

45) Stormy (American Origin), meaning "impetuous nature". To make this even more edgy it can be spelt Stormi.

46) Zephyr (Greek Origin), meaning "west wind".

Baby boy sitting on the bed smiling with a teddy bear in arms.

Cool Names

Some of the coolest boy names are listed below. We're hopeful you'll find a few cool boy names you've not come across before.

47) Ajax (Greek Origin), meaning "of the Earth".

48) Alto (Latin Origin), meaning "elevated".

49) Arrow (English Origin), meaning "a projectile fired from a bow".

50) Atticus (Latin Origin), meaning "of Attica".

51) Blaze (English Origin), meaning "flame".

52) Brixton (English Origin), meaning "stone of Brixi".

53) Byron (English Origin), meaning "from the barn".

54) Cosmo (English Origin), meaning "order".

55) Ever (American Origin), meaning "always".

56) Griffin (Latin Origin), meaning "gift, prince".

57) Jagger (English Origin), meaning "carter".

58) Jethro (Hebrew Origin), meaning "eminent".

59) Justice (English Origin), meaning "rightfulness, fairness".

60) Levi (Hebrew Origin), meaning "attached".

61) Luther (Germanic Origin), meaning "soldier of the people".

62) Mason (Old English Origin), meaning "stoneworker".

63) Maverick (American Origin), meaning "independent".

64) Nixon (English Origin), meaning "son of Nicholas".

65) Nolan (Irish Origin), meaning "noble, famous".

66) Orson (Latin Origin), meaning "bear cub".

67) Pheonix (Greek Origin), meaning "blood red".

68) Ranger (French Origin), meaning "forest guardian".

69) Rocco (Italian Origin), meaning "rest".

70) Rueben (Hebrew Origin), meaning "behold".

71) Xavier (Latin Origin), meaning "the new house".

72) Ziggy (Germanic Origin), meaning "diminutive form of Sigmund".

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Written by Jessica Walrond-Robertshaw

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Choreography and Dance

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Jessica Walrond-RobertshawBachelor of Arts specializing in Choreography and Dance

An experienced professional from Surrey, Jess is currently residing in Hampshire. She has a passion for exploring and finding new places to visit, especially those involving water. She has a Bachelor's degree in Choreography and Dance from the University of Winchester. Accompanied by their two-year-old son, she enjoys spending time by the sea, in ponds, splash pads, or the garden indulging in water play. She has a keen interest in physical activities such as aerial acrobatics, paddleboarding, and obstacle course racing.

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