25 Baby Names for Future "Men of Action"

Dec 26th 2014

 
Most parents look for names that sound strong and confident. Some, though, demand even more. They want their baby names turbo-charged! Enter the Men of Action.

This name style leapt out at me when I analyzed regional name trends for the Baby Name Wizard book. The names were brash and spiky, packed with X's and K's and one-syllable power punches: Ryker, Maddox, Gage, Drake. Together, they sounded ready to storm an action movie or a first-person-shooter game. But in some parts of the U.S., they're more likely to make up a preschool class list.

The Men of Action names are popular throughout the plains states, their lightning-bolt style shining in nurseries from Wyoming and North Dakota down through Oklahoma. Their dominion reaches West into Idaho and East into Tennessee and West Virginia. In Men of Action country, the x-tra dynamic spelling Jaxon is now more popular than the traditional Jackson. If that spirit calls to you, you'll find plenty of options for your own future action hero below.

Blaze

Braxton

Bryson

Cash

Cannon

Dax

Drake

Gage

Jace

Jagger

Jax

Jaxon

Jett

Kade

Kyler

Maddox

Nash

Paxton

Ryder

Ryker

Talon

Tate

Titan

Tyson

Xander

 

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I believe my grandson's name, Zeke, should be on that list. Even though it's a NN for Ezekiel.

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My sons name is Drake, I named him this because it means dragon and he lives up to be my little dragon firecracker every day he's definitely a kid of action and the only drake in his school

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