Cool Last Names As First Names For Boys:
This German surname, meaning ‘eagle’ is high up on the list of surnames used as first names. One of the most significant bearers of this name is David Abraham Adler, the American author famous for his “Cam Jansen” series.
If we go by the records, Anderson is now used more as a first name than the surname. And we feel it would be an excellent twist on regular, and even slightly common name Andrew. Anderson means ‘son of Andrew’.
We love the sound of this surname. It’s is fresh, modern, and sounds stylish even today. Besides, it’s also associated with Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright. Beckett, meaning ‘stream’, has been steadily climbing the charts since the year 1998 and is currently on the 244th position of Social Security Administration list.
It’s no coincidence that this Irish surname became popular as a first name for boys in 1969, with the release of the television show “The Brady Bunch”.
Carson, a Scottish name, meaning ‘son of marsh dwellers’, began as a surname, but is now more popular as a given name. While Carson is an androgynous name, it hasn’t caught on with girls yet.
This mellow sounding name, meaning ‘cart driver’, will make a winning first name for your son. This name broke into the top 25 list last year, leaving several other upscale surnames behind.
Thanks to the Hollywood actor, British surname Channing, meaning ‘young wolf’, has now entered the top 1000 baby name list. Asian surname Chan is also an appealing option to use as a first name.
This short and sweet Jewish surname, meaning ‘priest’, has a gentle sound and will grow well with your child. Cohen as a first name gained popularity in the 2000s, all thanks to Seth Cohen in “The O.C.”, who was called by his last name.
Coleman, we feel, is an excellent twist on the commonly used name Cole. This moniker was one of the top 1000 names from the 1960s and 1970s but has been a mainstay even since. So it’s the right time to pick this name for your son. Coleman means ‘son of Nicholas’.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that out of all the last names crossed over to become given names, Cooper is one of the most attractive. This friendly and playful name, meaning ‘barrel maker’, is currently in the 77th spot.
This has to be a unique surnames turned first names on the list. Copeland is an Old Norse surname and means ‘bought land’.
This common surname sounds way more unique when used as a first name. In fact, it’s beginning to be used as an alternative to David. Davis means ‘beloved’.
Scottish surname Dixon, meaning ‘son of Dick’, has a tough guy vibe to it, which we really like. It’s also an innovative way to honor your uncle or ancestor named Dick or Richard. And the ‘x’ form is a lot livelier than the traditional spelling Dickson.
It’s a shame that Duncan is not used as much as it was now a few decades ago. It’s confident, jaunty, has a Scottish appeal, and brims with folksy charm. Duncan means ‘dark warrior’.
With directional names taken off in the recent years (all thanks to Kim Kardashian), Easton would make a lovely name option for your son. Meaning ‘east facing place’, Easton is a unisex name but sounds better on boys than girls.
Scottish surname Finley, meaning ‘fair-haired hero’, has a playfulness to it, which makes it an excellent candidate to be used as a first name. You also get the option of shortening it to the ever popular and hip name Fin.
Not many may agree, but we find Gibbs incredibly cool as a first name. One of the notable bearers of this name is Cory Gibbs, the football player. Gibbs means ‘son of Gibb’.
This Celtic surname Griffin, meaning ‘strong lord’, is also the name of a mythological creature, which is a half lion and half eagle, making the moniker even more mysterious and attractive. And it has been climbing the charts since the year 1983.
Which kid wouldn’t want to share his name with the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix? Hendrix is basically a version of Hendrik but sounds way cooler than the former. Hendrix means ‘estate ruler’.
This attractive Scottish and northern English surname, meaning ‘enclosure’ or ‘settlement’, is the last name of multiple actors and model. And we feel it will make an excellent first name as well.
Jennings may sound a bit too odd to some of our readers, but it could be a potential name for parents who like the name John, but want something more unique. Jennings means ‘Little John’.
We agree that Jones reminds us of one of the most common baby boy names John, but it packs a lot more punch than the former. And contrary to what most people think, Jones is not a version of John, but Jonah, which means ‘dove’.
If you’re an ardent fan of the Beatles, using the last name of one of the band members would be a nice baby name choice. Lennon is an Irish surname, meaning ‘small cloak or cape’.
Names ending with ‘x’ are becoming increasingly popular for their cool factor, which is what gives the Scottish surname Lennox its appeal. Lennox Claudius Lewis brought Lennox in the spotlight as a first name. Lennox means ‘elm grove’.
You can never go wrong with the last name of one of the most beloved American presidents as the first name for your son. Lincoln is a unisex name but would sound better on a baby boy than a girl. Lincoln means ‘town by the pool’.