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.
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  • 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 could make a seamless transition to this culture.  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 physicist Alessa... 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 kept, at w... 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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    Shakespearean and sexy.  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, strongly associated with shaggy singer Arlo Guthrie, has an animated and cheery feel, thanks to its upbeat o ending. Some Arlo-lovers these days might be more inspired by "Justified" 's anti-... 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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