Names That Are Cool Right Now: February 2014

Here’s a list of names that are cool right now, as of 2/26/14. Why is that important? Because names that were cool last year may come across as “stale” or “dated” now. I keep generating new names for testing on our Ranker.com interactive site. Just click on the links to vote for the names you like best. That way, your friends and relatives will get the benefit of your judgment when you suggest they visit to “shop for” names that are cool right now.

I’ve taken the voting results and quantified them to improve on the raw scores reported by Ranker so names that have been added recently have a fair chance to be considered on an equal basis with names that were added last year.

When I started this list, I included names I found on Nameberry and The Art of Naming. I also generated some names myself. I’m keeping track of the source of each name so you can see how I’m doing. For a while I seemed to have a better “vibe” for finding cool for girls than cool for boys. That’s changing as new votes are cast my latest picks for boys start panning out.

Because I keep adding and testing new names, you’re a lot more likely to find names that are cool right now on my Ranker Interactive lists than anywhere else.

Cool Names for Boys

Name                 Score  Source

1. Levi                6.0     (BL)
2. Nico               5.0     (Nameberry)
3. Remington   4.0     (BL)
4. Theo              3.0     (BL)
5. Jett                 2.0     (The Art of Naming)
5. Wyatt            2.0     (The Art of Naming)
5. Connor          2.0    (BL)
5. Bronson        2.0    (BL)
5. Dante            2.0    (BL)
10. Finn            1.75  (The Art of Naming, Nameberry)
11. Hunter        1.6    (The Art of Naming)
12. Taj               1.6    (The Art of Naming)

Other cool names to consider: Turner, Matteo, Raj, Chase, Rhett, Tripp, Hudson, Rio,  Cruz, Dash, Ryder, Forrest, Tripp, Joss and Marcus

Cool Names for Girls

Name           Score  Source

1. Annika      6.0      (BL)
2. Amelia      3.33    (BL)
3. Serena      2.5      (BL)
3. Ryann       2.5      (BL)
5. Catalina   2.25    (BL)
6. Camila      2.1      (BL)
6. Mia            2.1      (BL)
6. Mila           2.1     (BL)
9.  Skye         2.0      (BL)
9.  Danica     2.0      (BL)
11. Cleo        1.8      (BL)
12. Elena      1.75    (BL)

Other cool names to consider: Sloane, Carmen, Luna, Lux, Harper, Luna, Brianna, Carina, Devin, Mikaela and Carolina

I hope you’ll click on the links so you can vote for some of the names I’ve added recently to my Cool Names for Boys and Girls interactive voting pages. Your friends and relatives will thank you. (So will I.)

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