The O Names

Baby names that begin or end with the letter o have long been particularly cool, especially (though there are a few feminine selections) for boys. The options, of course, range far beyond those offered here, especially considering the entire world of Latinate baby names out there, but this group should give you a pretty good start.
  • Aldo

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    A spirited German name very popular in Italy and occasionally used here, Aldo could blend beautifully with an Anglo surname. Read More 

  • Alejandro

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    Softer and smoother than Alexander, this Spanish classic has made a seamless transition to this culture, now ranking at Number 157. Adding to its current impact: the Lady Gaga song 'Alejandro'> Read More 

  • Alessandro

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    For anyone seeking a more exotic and unusual version of Alexander, this is a real winner.

    Notable namesakes include the great Italian opera composer Scarlatti and the influential... Read More 

  • Alonzo

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    Alonzo is dashing and debonair, with a large measure of Latin flair.

    You may be surprised to know that Alonzo has been on the Most Popular list since 1880, when such records began to be... Read More 

  • Amedeo

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    This euphonious Italian name, often associated with the painter Modigliani, makes a recommended creative choice. The Spanish tend to spell it Amadeo.Read More 

  • Antonio

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    Antonio is a Shakespearean favorite--the Bard used it in no less than five of his plays, and has long been a ubiquitous classic in Spanish-speaking countries, where the nickname Tonio is also... Read More 

  • Apollo

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    With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option. But if Romeo and Venus... Read More 

  • Arlo

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    Arlo has many possible derivations: Spanish for "barberry tree", Arlo was first used in English by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queene in the 16th century and it is thought he took the... 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 

  • Arno

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    Subtract the last two letters of Arnold, and you're left with a much more modern-sounding name. Read More 

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