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25 Tough Guy Names For Boys That Dads Will Love

Picking a name for a child is a big commitment, and everyone has their own taste in names. Some parents love biblical names, while others love names that start with the letter A.

If mom and dad are in the market for some tough guy names, we have them covered. We have compiled a list of 25 tough boy names that dads just can’t get enough of. If dad loves tough guy names, we have selected the best of the best. Some of these names are super rare while some are pretty common. We have taken the weight off your shoulders by giving you several middle name options for each name as well. Some of these names have super cool meanings, such as warrior, protector of men, long awaited child, and divine reward. Some of these names have super cool nicknames, while some have a variation of spellings.

We have selected a list of names that dad, mom, and even grandma can’t pass up. These names are perfect for any future little tough guy as he grows into being a manly man. Mom and Dad will have a hard time choosing which name they like better on this list of names.

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25 Ace

BabyCenter states that the name Ace is #233 in popularity and means unity, first-rate. This name is great because it is super easy to spell, pronounce, and it also rolls off the tongue perfectly. This name may be short, but it packs a massive punch. The ace is the playing card with the highest face value, and that is a super cool coincidence. Ace would be a perfect name for any profession: doctor, salesman, athlete or even a teacher! This is a great name option if dad does not love nicknames! This is a rugged name that is also super sweet at the same time.

24 Hunter

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Hunter is #50 in popularity as we near the end of 2018 according to BabyCenter. NameBerry states that the name Hunter means one who hunts. This is a perfect name for any little boy! This is a manly name that everyone in the family will adore. Hunter Maddox, Hunter Eli, Hunter Cade, Hunter Rowan and Hunter Wayne are some of the many first and middle name options for this name. Whether dad loves hunting, or just wants a rough boy name, this is a great option. We foresee a future Hunter to be sweet and shy but also loyal and fun-loving at the same time.

23 Damon

The name Damon is one that we can’t get enough of. Damon, according to BabyCenter, means constant and is #475 in popularity. Although this name is not overused, it is still a name that dad will love. Damon is also spelled Damen, Damin and Daman. Some first and middle name options for this name are: Damon Kai, Damon Neil, Damon Kane and Damon Jace. We foresee a future Damon to be witty, funny and the shining star of the class. When dad hears this name, he will be able to picture himself playing ball with his future Damon. This name is too cute to pass up.

22 Xander

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Xander is #150 in popularity and means protector of men, according to BabyCenter. Xander can also be spelled Zander as well. We like this name because it’s a manly name with a ton of personality behind it. Xander Wayde, Xander Finn, Xander Quinn, and Xander Daxton are some of the many first and middle name options for this name. Xander is a name that everyone around you will love once they hear it. Dad will want to play video games and go fishing with his future Xander. Xander is a name that sounds great in any sibling group. We picture a future Xander to be a fun loving brother to a Wyatt, Emma, Harper, or Jaxon!

21 Declan

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BabyCenter tells us that the name Declan means man of prayer or full of goodness. Declan is #102 in popularity which makes this name not as common as some of the others on this list. Not only will dad love this name, but so will grandpa! Declan Isaac, Declan Julian, Declan Elliot and Declan Connor are some of the first and middle name ideas for this name. We picture a future Declan to be strong, smart, confident, and hard working. This is a name that looks adorable on a newborn and grows well as Declan becomes a man. This is a name that he will wear proudly.

20 Bane

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The name Bane is #4,057 in popularity for 2018, which makes this the perfect name if Dad wants a super rare name. This name means long awaited child and may be very fitting for your future son. This is a rugged mans man name that we cannot get enough of. Although this name may not be overused, it will still stand out in a crowd. Bane Nicholas, Bane Tyler, Bane Killion and Bane Wrenn are some first and middle name choices for this name that are too good to pass up. We picture your future Bane to be a great brother and a dedicated son.

19 Axel

The name Axel is not overly popular, sitting at #132 in popularity so far in 2018. BabyCenter states that this name means divine reward. Not only does this name sound manly, but it also sounds super cool. Even the nickname Ax is too cute to pass up! Axel Roman, Axel Orson, Axel Cyrus and Axel Grant are a few of the many first and middle name options for this name. This name is one that will certainly stand out in a crowd and will fit your little guy well. There is no going wrong with this perfect name!

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18 Anthony

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The name Anthony has a name meaning that is perfect for any little boy, which is priceless. BabyCenter states that this name is #49 in popularity for 2018. This is a name that is timeless. A future Anthony may be given the nickname Tony, which is a great manly nickname. A future Anthony will be the best big brother and loving son. Anthony Dominic, Anthony Paul, Anthony Gage, and Anthony Jacob are some first and middle name options that sound great with this name. The name Anthony sounds great with just about any last name too!

17 Ryker

Ryker is #111 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. NameBerry tells us that the name Ryker means rich. We hope your future Ryker is rich in friendships, health, and of course, money! A future Ryker will be the hardest working guy in his class and will impress his teachers every single year. Ryker Thomas, Ryker Aaron, Ryker Lewis, Ryker Oliver and Ryker Scott are some first and middle name choices for this name that are perfect. This is a name that will wow dad and win over the in-laws! It is expected that a future Ryker will be given the nickname Ry, which we love as well!

16 Brock

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The name Brock is #716 in popularity, according to BabyCenter and means badger. If you are in the market for a unique name, this is a great choice. We love how rough and tough this name sounds when it rolls off of the tongue. A future Brock will not take beef from anyone, but have a heart of gold. Brock Dillon, Brock Myles, Brock David, and Brock Caden are some first and middle name choices for this name. Brock is a name that sounds well with any sibling name group. A future Brock would fit in perfectly with a big sister named Olivia or a little brother named Ace!

15 Jaxon

BabyCenter states that Jaxon means son of jack and is #30 in popularity so far in 2018. This name is not only masculine, but it is super fun. This is not a new name, but the spelling of this name is more recent. The more commonly known spelling of this name (which we love too!) is Jackson. The name Jaxon will probably get shortened to the nickname Jax, which looks and sounds super cool. Jaxon Dean, Jaxon River, Jaxon Silas, Jaxon Finn and Jaxon Lawrence are some of the many first and middle name combinations for this awesome name!

14 Gavin

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BabyCenter states that the name Gavin is #118 in popularity and is a variation of the medieval name Gawain, meaning white hawk. This name is a name that is manly but also super sweet. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Gavin are: Gavin Micah, Gavin Ross, Gavin Miles, Gavin Samuel and Gavin Everett. A future Gavin will be every teacher’s favorite student and the guy that everyone wants to be best friends with. This name fits any little guy as he ages into a handsome, successful and kind man. There is also no denying that a future Gavin will be very handsome!

13 Wyatt

The name Wyatt is one that dad will fall for the second he hears it. NameBerry states that Wyatt means brave in war. This is a name that will impress the whole family. BabyCenter states that Wyatt is #25 in popularity for 2018. Wyatt Joshua, Wyatt Jackson, Wyatt Christopher, Wyatt David and Wyatt Blake are some of the many first and middle name options for this name. Wyatt is a name that fits into any sibling name group. A future Wyatt would be the best big brother to an Andrew or little brother to an Ava. This is a name that usually does not get shortened into a nickname.

12 Andrew

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Andrew is #62 in popularity and is Greek for courageous, manly and strong, according to BabyCenter. This is certainly not a new name, but definitely a well loved one. Drew is a common nickname given to someone with the name Andrew, and we absolutely love it. A future Andrew will be daddy’s sidekick, but a huge mama’s boy at heart. This is a name that will look great on any little guy no matter what his eye or hair color. Andrew is also a name that pairs well with a variety of middle names such as: Andrew Luca, Andrew Dillon, Andrew David, and Andrew Hutley.

11 Titus

Titus is #412 in popularity for 2018 and means defender. This name is far from common, and is just about as manly as you can get. We love this name because it is easy to pronounce and sound super cool. Titus Gray, Titus Ryan, Titus James, Titus Cole and Titus Graham are some first and middle name options for this name that sound great together. This is a name that we know the in-laws will swoon over. A future Titus will be confident, loving, hard working and super passionate about whatever he sets his mind to!

10 Blake

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Blake is #145 in popularity for 2018 according to BabyCenter, and means fair, dark. If you love one syllable boy names, this is a perfect choice. Dad will fall in love with this name the second he hears it. It is short, manly, easy to pronounce and easy to spell. Blake Julian, Blake Wyatt, Blake Owen and Blake Trevor are some of the first and middle name options for this name that sound perfect when said out loud. A future Blake will be an excellent student, fun and easygoing kid, and a person who everyone adores. This name will fit any little boy!

9 Sawyer

The name Sawyer is # 93 on the popularity charts and actually does not have a meaning, according to BabyCenter. This name has been becoming more and more popular as the years go on. A future Sawyer can be anything he sets his mind to: lawyer, real estate agent, or even a daddy! We love this name because it has a tough guy feel but it also super sweet at the same time. This is a name that easy to pronounce, which is a huge plus! Sawyer Thomas, Sawyer Ryker, Sawyer Zane and Sawyer Finn are some of the first and middle name options for this name.

8 Maximus

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Maximus is #262 in popularity, according to BabyCenter, and means the greatest. Your future Maximus will be the greatest, and this name will stand out in a crowed. Of course, the name Maximus usually gets shorted to the nickname Max, which is not only manly, but really cute! Maximus Sage, Maximus Kane, Maximus Wesley and Maximus Russel are some first and middle name options that would fit this first name perfectly! We picture your future Maximus to be as handsome as can be with a heart of gold to match. This is a name that will wow your co-workers, friends, and even your stubborn in-laws!

7 Griffin

The name Griffin means strong lord, according to BabyCenter and is #263 in popularity for 2018. This name is uncommon, which means that your future Griffin will stand out in a crowd. This is a great name if mom or dad are into mythology. We know that your future Griffin will be daddy’s side kick, but be a huge mommy’s boy at heart. Griffin Elliot, Griffin Issac, Griffin Allen and Griffin Sawyer are some of the many first and middle name options for this name. This is a name that ages well with any little guy as he grows into a manly man.

6 Vincent

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According to BabyCenter, Vincent means victor or conqueror, and is #134 in popularity. This is a timeless name that will fit any little guy. The name Vincent ages perfectly with a little baby as he grows into a handsome man. The name Vincent normally gets given the nicknames Vince and Vinny, which are nicknames that dad will just love! Vincent Gabriel, Vincent Leo, Vincent Malachi and Vincent Milo are some first and middle name combinations that are too good to pass up. We picture a future Vincent to be kind, loving and a huge daddy’s boy!

5 Orion

The name Orion means the hunter, or son of fire, according to BabyCenter. Whether dad loves outer space or just loves creative and cool names- this is the one. This name is a great option if you don’t love overused names because this name is #324 on the popularity chart as we near the end of 2018. Some potential first and middle name ideas for this name are: Orion Finn, Orion Christopher, Orion Bradley and Orion Victor. This is a name that we think look super cute on a little boy and grows well as he becomes a loving, happy, and successful man.

4 Corbin

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The name Corbin means raven, according to BabyCenter and is #324 in popularity for 2018. If you are in the market for an uncommon tough guys name, this is the one. We love the name Corbin because we believe it will fit any future little guy as he grows into a manly man. Maybe your future Corbin will be the star baseball player at his school and the fastest guy on the track team. The possibilities are endless for someone named Corbin. Some first and middle name ideas for Corbin are: Corbin James, Corbin Christopher, Corbin Troy and Corbin Lyle.

3 Justin

The name Justin means just, and is #190 in popularity for 2018. This is a name that is far from new, but still is super cute. We can picture dad watching sports with his future Justin and helping him with homework. This is a great name because it is not only super cute, but it is rugged and manly too! Justin Peter, Justin Trevor, Justin Fletcher, Justin Connor and Justin Luke are some first and middle name ideas for this name. The name Justin is easy to pronounce and also goes well with any last name. Justin is a name that fits any little guy.

2 Gunner

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The name Gunner means warrior, according to BabyCenter, and is #282 on the popularity charts. This uncommon name has a cool and creative vibe to it. We can picture a future Gunner to be a lover and not a fighter. Gunner Wesley, Gunner Scott, Gunner James and Gunner Isaiah are some of the first and middle name ideas for this name. A future Gunner will be a fantastic brother and a loving son. This is a name that sounds great in any sibling group as well. A Gunner would be a fun big brother to a Lincoln or a sweet little brother to a Harlow!

1 Kane

The name Kane means tribute, warrior and is #370 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. The name Kane is a strong name that sounds manly and rugged. This is a perfect name for any little guy no matter what hair or eye color he will have. Kane is not a common name, which is perfect if you are in the market for less common names. Some of the many first and middle name ideas for Kane are: Kane Dawson, Kane Bennet, Kane Ezekiel, Kane Matthew and Kane Emory. Your future Kane will be loved by everyone he meets!

Sources: Baby Center

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