Posted: Dec 26, 2012 5:00 AM
Searching for the perfect unique baby boy name? We have rounded up a list of cool and fun boy names that both you and your spouse are sure to love! From unique names from classic novels to edgy modern names, your baby is sure to be the coolest kid on the playground.

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Jacob has been the most popular boy baby name for 13 years in a row! Although it is a great name, if you are looking for something a bit more unique then our list is for you!

Great boy names from novels

If you are the literary sort or are just looking for a great baby boy name, look no further than your favorite novel! We left out all of the names from The Twilight Saga because they are in danger of being overused, but names from more classic novels are a sure bet (although we did throw in a few modern novels, as well). Check out some of our favorites:

  • Meyer: The Great Gatsby
  • Fitzwilliam: Pride and Prejudice
  • Atticus: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Scout: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Holden: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Leopold: Ulysses
  • Yossarian: Catch-22
  • Augustus: Lonesome Dove
  • Santiago: The Old Man and the Sea
  • Newland: The Age of Innocence
  • Christian: 50 Shades of Gray
  • Seneca: The Hunger Games
  • Athos: The Three Musketeers
  • Dorian: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Heathcliff: Wuthering Heights
  • Huckleberry: Huckleberry Finn

Celebrity boy names that are off the radar

Some celebrity baby names are as famous as the celebrities themselves, such as Kate Hudson's son Bingham, Gwen Stefani's son Kingston or Madonna's son Rocco. We have found some cool celebrity boy names that are a little more off the radar — which means you can make them your own!

  • Asher: TV anchor Campbell Brown
  • August: Mariska Hargitay
  • Beckett: Conan O'Brien
  • Jagger: Rascall Flatts' Joe Don Rooney
  • Hawkins: NFL Quarterback Tony Romo
  • Cruz: Victoria Beckham
  • Hayes: Kevin Costner
  • Dante: Christopher Meloni
  • Flynn: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
  • Gunner: The Killers' Brandon Flowers

Modern boy names

The following boy names are modern and cool — with a definite edge! How can you find your own edgy name? Look for names with x or z in them as they often have a unique sound to them. Shorter names are modern and sound great with a longer name. Check out some of our top picks:

  • Pax
  • Dax
  • Knox
  • Xander
  • Zane
  • Zeke
  • Jax
  • Jett
  • Blaze
  • Orion
  • Milo

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