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Cool Unusual Boys’ Names: A Guide to the Very Best

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Yesterday we brought you our picks for best cool unusual girls’ names; today we look at the best 100 cool unusual boys’ names from the master list of names given to 25 or fewer babies last year.

Our criteria: We tried to pull out names that have genuine roots, that are attractive, and that work in the modern world.  True name nerds or obsessive name searchers can go to comb through thousands of unusual boys’ names from the entire file of all the names used every year stretching back to 1880.

Here’s our list of Top 100 unusual boys’ names:

  1. AHMET
  2. AMIAS
  3. AZAIAH
  4. BALTHAZAR
  5. BARNABAS
  6. BAY
  7. BIRCH
  8. BRANCH
  9. BRECCAN
  10. BRICK
  11. CALIX
  12. CALLOWAY
  13. CASHEL
  14. CASIMIR
  15. CASPAR
  16. CHET
  17. CLANCY
  18. CLIFF
  19. COLTRANE
  20. COSIMO
  21. COSMO
  22. COTTON
  23. CRISPIN
  24. DAY
  25. DECIMUS
  26. FERGUS
  27. FIELDING
  28. FINBAR
  29. GERRIT
  30. GODFREY
  31. GRIFFITH
  32. GROVER
  33. GUTHRIE
  34. HAMISH
  35. HART
  36. HILL
  37. HOMER
  38. HOPPER
  39. HUMPHREY
  40. INIGO
  41. ISIDORE
  42. IVO
  43. JAGO
  44. JEDEDIAH
  45. JOTHAM
  46. KERMIT
  47. KIT
  48. KNUTE
  49. LAIRD
  50. LEONIDES
  51. LORCAN
  52. LOU
  53. LUDOVIC
  54. MALACHY
  55. MAXFIELD
  56. MORRISON
  57. MOSS
  58. NICANDRO
  59. NORTH
  60. OBERON
  61. ODYSSEUS
  62. OGDEN
  63. ORSON
  64. OSBORNE
  65. OSWALD
  66. OZIAS
  67. PARK
  68. PERCIVAL
  69. PHELAN
  70. PIERS
  71. PIKE
  72. PLACIDO
  73. PRESCOTT
  74. PRIMO
  75. RAOUL
  76. REDMOND
  77. REYNOLD
  78. ROMULUS
  79. ROTH
  80. RUFUS
  81. SAYER
  82. SERGE
  83. SOCRATES
  84. STANISLAV
  85. STANTON
  86. STELLAN
  87. THELONIOUS
  88. THORNTON
  89. TIBERIUS
  90. TOBIAH
  91. VAUGHAN
  92. WALDEN
  93. WALDO
  94. WARD
  95. WASHINGTON
  96. WEBB
  97. WEBSTER
  98. WILFREDunusual baby names
  99. WIN
  100. ZEBULON

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