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10 Fierce Baby Boy Names Inspired By Animals

Looking for inspiration from the natural world? Here are 10 great boys names inspired by animals!

1. Bear: Cute and cuddly, or strong and grizzly; Bear has become a baby name favourite in recent years. As well as adventurer Bear Grylls, it has been used by celebrities such as Kate Winslet, Cheryl Cole, and Alicia Silverstone to name their children.

2. Jay: Originally a shortened form of names like Jacob, or Jason, Jay is also a name in its own right. It is also a species of bird. The name is best known as the stage name of Shawn Corey Carter, aka Jay-Z.

3. Buck: This handsome name is also the term for a male antlered animal, such as a deer. Perfect if you love the great outdoors.

4. Colt: A first name that can also be a surname, Colt is the term for a baby horse. It can also be the abbreviated version of ‘Colton’.

5. Jonah: Meaning ‘Dove’ in Hebrew, Jonah is also biblical name. Doubly animal related, the prophet Jonah was swallowed by a whale, and safely emerged from its belly after three days. Famous Jonahs include actor and comedian Jonah Hill.

6. Drake: Best known as the stage name of R&B artist Aubrey Drake Graham, Drake is the term for a male duck; as well as deriving from the Greek and Old Norse for dragon, or serpent.

7. Robin: Originally a diminutive of ‘Robert’, Robins are a well known garden songbird, often associated with Christmas. This call also be used as a girl’s name, spelled Robyn.

8. Wolf: A short form of Germanic names like Wolfgang and Wolfram, Wolf is a cool name in its own right. Famous Wolfs include musician Wolf Howard, and actor Wolf Larson.

9. Kaleb: Derived from the Hebrew kéleb, Kaleb (or Caleb) means ‘Dog’, or ‘Faithful’. Famous Kaleb’s include novelist Kaleb Nation, and bassist Kaleb Perdue. Caleb Bradham invented Pepsi!

10. Corvin: Derived from the Latin ‘Corvus’ meaning Raven, Corvin is also a Hungarian surname, but is a great option for a boy.

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