Cool Boy Names From Around the World

Cool boy names from Italy and Ireland, Scandinavia to the Middle East and beyond include a wide variety of choices. You may want to choose a boys' name that reflects your family's ethnic heritage or represents a culture you love. Or you may simply be looking for unique boys' names and want to consider international names as one source. Here, a selection of cool boy names from around the world.

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  • Raoul

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    Raoul, with its unique three-vowel middle, rolls off the tongue in an appealing way.

    French painter Raoul Dufy is a worthy artistic namesake. Raul is the Spanish form. Read More 

  • Remi

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    Makes the jaunty REMY a little more nicknamey and feminine.Read More 

  • Roman

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    Roman -- a surprise hit name of recent years -- owes much of its popularity to Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing, who almost simultaneously chose Roman for their sons, as Molly Ringwald did... Read More 

  • Santiago

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    Santiago is a spirited Spanish name with great crossover potential: a place-name (it's a city in Chile), a surname, and the patron saint of Spain. In the past decade it has climbed more than 100... Read More 

  • Soren

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    This gentle Danish name, soft and sensitive, still has more masculine punch than the dated Loren. It's most closely identified with the nineteenth century philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, but there... Read More 

  • Stellen

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    More usually spelled Stellan, this is a possible up-and-comer, known through actor Stellan Skarsgard and his namesake, the son of Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany.Read More 

  • Sven

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    Especially for parents of Scandinavian descent, Sven is an accessible and attractive name with an appealing mix of strength and swagger. It comes from the ancient Swedish tribe, the Sviars, who... Read More 

  • Tadeo

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    Has a lot of energy and charm, as does the Italian form, Taddeo. Read More 

  • Taj

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    Taj is a cool-sounding name reflecting the magnificence of the seventeenth-century Indian Taj Mahal, chosen by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler for his son.

    The musician known as Taj Mahal was... Read More 

  • Tanguy

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    his engaging French saint's name, pronounced like tangy, with a hard 'g,' also has a creative connection to French surrealist painter Yves Tanguy. Read More 

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