The dictionary’s definition of the word badass translates to a ‘tough or intimidating’ person. That is not how one defines the modern-day badass. The badass of today is not mean but cool. He is not violent but kind. He does not go looking for trouble. He brings trouble to those who prey on the weak. A badass is different, aggressive but in a good kind of way. That is why they get all the coolest names with the realest swagger. Having the best badass baby boy names will show the world how strong of a personality your little tough love will have.
Here are some badass baby boy names to consider.
This name has numerous origins. Its Greek name ‘dekanos’ which means “monk or dignitary in charge of ten others’. This makes it the perfect name of a tough boy. In its original Anglo-Saxon form, it means ‘having lived near a valley’. The name honors James Dean, and other actors like Dean Cain and Dean Martin.
The name Maddox means ‘beneficent or fortunate’ and is of Welsh origin. It used to be an old family name meaning son of Madoc, a mythical prince who sailed to the New World before Christopher Columbus. Now this moniker has come to the mainstream as the first name. Maddox is a name with a strong and powerful image. We all know that Angelina Jolie chose it for her son in 2002.
Talon is a French name meaning ‘bird’s claw.’ The meaning may be menacing, but hundreds of parents have selected it because of its trendy ‘on’ ending.
This name has many positive connotations, such as acing any examination and an ace up your sleeve. The name means ‘one,’ ‘unity’ and has Latin origins. The word or nickname “Ace” also refers to an expert at what they do. This name is even starting to take a flight among the celebrity parents, Jessica Simpson being one of them. Ace Young is a famous singer from ‘Ámerican Idol’.
Ranger is a neo-macho name meaning ‘forest guardian.’ It is of English origin. The name has a cow boyish feel to it. It even sounds a lot better than Danger.
It is of German origin. The name was a diminutive form of Matthias or Dietrich or Matthew. A modern name derived from the name of the petroleum-based fuel, used primarily in English and Australian languages to symbolize masculinity and speed.
The name Zane means ‘Gift from God’ and is of American origin. Zane is a Hebrew version of the name John. It has an appealing one-syllable simplicity that many people like. It was introduced as a given name by American author Zane Grey. Another version of it was popularized by Zayn Malik, former One Direction member.
This is one of the badass male names meaning ‘firstborn.’ It originates from the first Greek-letter meaning ‘first’ or ‘strongest.’ The name implies the leader of a pack or gang. In recent years, this name has been creeping into the unisex category, making it all the trendier.
This unique badass name means ‘hawker of goods.’ The name Jagger is of English Yorkshire origin, meaning “carter”. It is a name that’s been picked up by several fellow celebs, including Mick Jagger, the legendary British singer of the rolling stones.
This is the name of ancient Greek origin. It means ‘one who tames’. It is an edgier version of the name Damien, which means “The guardian spirit,.” In Roman legend, Damion is the devoted friend who pledged his life that Pythias would return to accept his punishment. Damon and Pythias were friends who lived on Syracuse in the 4th century BC. When Pythias was sentenced to death, he was allowed to go free because Damon took his place in prison temporarily. Pythias returned just before Damon was to be executed in his place, and the king was so impressed with their loyalty to one another that he pardoned Pythias. As an English given name, it has only been regularly used since the 20th century.
Boris, an Old English name meaning ‘to fight’ is gaining extreme popularity in Europe. It is from the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning “short” or “wolf”. It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria, who converted his country to Christianity. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, a martyred Russian prince.
This name is of Scandinavian origin. The association with the Guns’ N’ Roses Axle Rose and the hard ‘X’ sound make this moniker increasingly popular with parents. Meaning ‘father of peace,’ the name has been rising steadily.
This name is of Italian and Germanic origin derived from the element “hrok” meaning “rest”. This was the name of a 14th-century French saint who nursed victims of the plague but eventually contracted the disease himself. He is the patron saint of the sick. Rocco is a tough, cool bad boy name just like Guy Ritchie and Madonna’s son.
This name is of Greek origin, which means ‘dark red’. It is the name of a beautiful immortal bird that appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. Is there anything more badass than naming your kid after a mythical bird that rose from the ashes?
Jax is a punchy twist on the classic name Jack. It is of English origin mostly used as a short-form of Jackson.
This is a badass Latin name meaning ‘lucky or successful.’ Due to its favorable meaning, this name was popular among early Christians, borne by many early saints and four popes. It has been continental Europe since the middle ages. A notable bearer was the German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).
Hardwin means “brave friend” from the Germanic elements hard “brave, hardy” and wins “friend”.
More badass baby boy names you can explore
These are a few more names you can explore, just to give your baby’s name some character.