Day out with the kids logo
Trusted by millions of families

Cool as a Cucumber 😎: Cool Baby Names

By Shivani Ladwa
Posted 10 January 2022
Twitter share iconFacebook share iconPintrest share icon

Are you expecting a baby this year and are trying to think of baby names? It’s a difficult task trying to figure out the perfect name for your baby, it’s not as straightforward as we thought when we were younger! Are you looking for a name that is loved by many or one that stands out from the rest and is really original and cool? Well, take a list of our cool baby names and maybe you’ll be able to find the name for you!

Cool Baby Names -

20 Cool Baby Boy Names:

Arlo - an old English, or Anglo Saxon name for ‘fortified’ or rock hill.

Soren - A name of Danish origin, meaning ‘stern’. A soft and sensitive Scandinavian name, which would be spelt like Søren in Scandinavia.

Atticus - Meaning ‘belonging to Attica’ in Latin, which is located in Athens, Greece.

Felix - Originally a Roman surname, but was adopted by the ancient Roman Sulla, who was believed to be very fortunate and blessed with happiness/luck.

Silas - A Greek and Latin name meaning ‘wood’ or ‘forest’.

Kai - A Polynesian name for ‘sea’ and in Japanese culture, it means ‘shell’ and in Europe, it has roots meaning ‘warrior’.

Rowan - Historically an Irish and English name meaning ‘red-haired’. As it’s the name of a mountain ash tree that produces white flowers and red berries.

Elijah - A Hebrew name derived from the phrase meaning ‘Jehovah is my God’.

Atlas - a name derived from Greek mythology meaning ‘enduring’ but is also another word for a map.

Emmett - a supposed version of the name Emma. It means ‘universal’ and is thought ot have English, Hebrew and German origins. 

Holden - means ‘Hollow Valley’ and is known to be used in Yorkshire, England

Lennox - a Scottish name meaning ‘elm trees’ or ‘elm grove’. An aristocratic and powerful name. 

Luca - a ‘bringer of light’ with origins from Latin. But is thought to also derive from the Latin name Lucas, meaning ‘sacred wood’.

Nico/Niko - a Greek name meaning ‘victory of the people’. A nickname thought to be full of energy and charm.

Owen - Has many origins, but the Welsh and Irish meanings range from ‘well-born’, ‘youthful’ and ‘noble’. The Welsh can spell it like Owain and the Irish Eoghan.

Roman - Derives from various origins, but the most common is known of Hebrew origin meaning ‘strong’ or ‘powerful. Also know to refer to people from Rome.

Viraj - A name deriving from the Sanskrit language and has many meanings like, ‘The Sun’, ‘the King’, or ‘Ruler’.

Zahir - An Arabic name meaning ‘blossoming’ or ‘flourishing’. A popular name in the Middle East.

Oscar - Has origins of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Gaelic and means ‘spear of the Gods’. Or ‘friend of deer’.

Devin - A name with many origins. The French meaning is ‘Divine’ meaning perfect. Other meanings include: ‘poet’ or ‘servant’.

Mateo - Mateo is the Spanish form of Matthew. In the Italian, Latin and Spanish origins, it means ‘gift of God’.

Baby boy in hat and glasses

20 Cool Baby Girl Names:

Ariel - a Hebrew name originating from the Biblical place Ariel. Meanings ‘Lion of God’.

Violet - an English name derived from Latin meaning ‘purple’. Violet is also from the Latin word ‘viola’ meaning purple.

Adelaide - an old German name meaning ‘noble-natured’.

Yuka - a Japanese name meaning ‘fragrance’. In the Inuit culture, Yuka also means ‘a bright star’.

Luna - meaning ‘moon’ in Latin and several other languages. In Roman mythology, Luna was actually the moon Goddess.

Wren - deriving from the English language, meaning ‘small bird’.

Phoenix - in Greek and Egyptian mythology, Phoenix means an immortal bird, consumed by fire and rose again from its ashes. It also means ‘dark red’.

Astrid - an old Scandinavia name meaning ‘divinely beautiful’.

Raya - with Israeli origins, Raya means ‘friend’.

Ivy - meaning ‘vine’ from English and Latin origins, deriving from the ivy plant. An ivy wreath was given to couples in Ancient Greek as a sign of fidelity.

Lyra - the name Lyra has Latin origins, meaning ‘Harp’. Its also famously used in Phillip Pullman’s novel series: His Dark Materials.

Arya - descends from Indian origin, meaning Goddess Parvati. It can be used for both genders and also means ‘noble’.

Willow - comes from an Old English word welig, which means ‘willow’. The name also means ‘freedom’ and ‘willow tree’ which have grace and elegance.

Annika - a Russian name meaning ‘grace’.

Iris - a name originating from Greek mythology that means ‘goddess of the rainbow’.

Summer - a word people generally associate with the warmest season of the year and it’s carefree and fun nature. 

Brooke - German origins, meaning ‘small stream’ and ‘water’.

Amira - has many origins but in the Hebrew culture, Amira means ‘princess’ or ‘treetop’. The Indian culture has similar meanings with ‘princess’ and ‘high born girl’.

Devi - originating from Sanskirt meaning ‘goddess’, ‘heavenly’ and anything of excellence. 

Blake - A gender-neutral name meaning ‘black’, ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Has English origins and is the surname of English poet William Blake.

Baby girl on a pool floaty

Celebrities Who Chose Cool Baby Names:

  • Singers Rochelle Wiseman and Marvin Humes: Alaia-Mai Humes
  • Mommy influencer Ayla Jalyn: Roman
  • Singer Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato: Elias Bublé
  • Actors Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis: ​​Otis Alexander Sudeikis
  • Singer Robbie Williams and Ayda Field: Theodora Rose Williams
  • Singer Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon: Titan Jewell Witherspoon.
  • Singer Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale

We hope you've enjoyed our blog on cool baby names! If you would like to check out more about babies or what to do with your kids, check out our blog on 40 Unique Baby Names