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.
  • 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 

  • Thibault

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    Pronounced TEE-bow, this version, which is also a very common surname in France, has a lot more charm than the name it derives from — Theobald. A variant spelling is Thibaut. ... Read More 

  • Thierry

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    Thierry, which is very popular in France, would make an interesting import; it's somewhat familiar through designer Thierry Mugler and international soccer star Thierry Henry. It almost sounds... Read More 

  • Tibor

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    Commonly heard in the Slavic countries; Tibor has a large measure of continental dash. On The Simpsons, Tibor is a non-English-speaking co-worker of Homer's at the Springfield Nuclear... Read More 

  • Tomasz

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    Though it makes the name more exotic, we'd advise dropping the 'z'.Read More 

  • Torquil

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    Torquil, is a quirky but intriguing option that evolved from an ancient Scandinavian name and was imported into Scotland by the Vikings. The Gaelic form of the name is Torcaill.

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