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Cool Boy Names From Around the World

Cool boy names from Italy and Ireland, Scandinavia to the Middle East and beyond include the following choices.
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  • Ari

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    This short form of Ariel (or any other Ari- beginning name, such as Aristotle) stands up better as a male name than its progenitor does. It is also short for Aristotle, as in Onassis, and is a prom... Read More 

  • Arjun

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    Popular in India and among Indo-Americans, this name of the hero of a famous Hindu epic has an extremely pleasing sound. Arjun is based on Arjuna, who was in Indian legend the son of the king of ... Read More 

  • Armando

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    Armando takes the flat-footed Herman and makes it romantic. This is another of the Latin names we expect to be seeing more of.  Read More 

  • Aurelio

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    Aurelio is an exotic and energetic Italian name rarely heard here, with an attractive aura. As the female version Aurelia gains greater notice, we expect to hear more from Aurelio too. Read More 

  • Baptiste

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    Traditionally used by the ultrareligious.  Read More 

  • Bjorn

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    Bjorn is one of the most recognizable Scandinavian names, thanks in large part to tennis great Björn Borg, winner of five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French opens and something of... Read More 

  • Boris

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    Boris is one of the old Russian names being revived by chic Europeans; it hasn't quite made a comeback yet in the U.S., but it does have potential. For a long time the name has been associated wi... Read More 

  • Bruno

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    Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more fashion status here. Stylish British cookbook writer Nigella Lawson has a son named Bruno. The versatile singer-songw... Read More 

  • Cillian

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    This Irish classic, which is better known in this country by its phonetic form Killian, is one of several newer recommended Gaelic choices that have entered the American name pool. Killian now stan... Read More 

  • Cormac

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    Both offbeat and upbeat, this evocative traditional Irish name that runs through Celtic mythology is known here via award-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy (born Charles). The author's adopted name ... Read More 

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