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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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  • Odette

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    Odette is the good swan in Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake , a role for which Natalie Portman won an Oscar ---and it would make a particularly soigne, sophisticated yet upbeat choice, unlike some o... Read More 

  • Odile

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    Odette's evil Swan Lake twin -- gives the name a sinuous, sensuous appeal.  Read More 

  • Odin

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    Odin is the name of the supreme Norse god of art, culture, wisdom and law who was handsome, charming and eloquent into the bargain. The name projects a good measure of strength and power and has e... Read More 

  • Odion

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    Strong Nigerian name that could work for a twin of any ethnicity.  Read More 

  • Olaf

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    Olaf, though sainted and regal in Norway, is slightly oafish here. It is one of those ethnic names that has become completely familiar in the U.S. without ever becomng assimilated. Olaf's solid Sc... Read More 

  • Olga

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    Olga has lost whatever exotic oomph it once may have had.  Read More 

  • Olive

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    Though greatly overshadowed by the trendy Olivia, Olive has a quiet, subtle appeal of its own -- and is now enjoying a remarkable comeback. It returned to the Top 1000 in 2007, and has jumped 631 p... Read More 

  • Oliver

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    Oliver, now the Number 2 name in England, also entered the Top 100 in the U.S. for the first time in 2009, and is now at Number 73. Why? Because Oliver is energetic and good-natured, stylish but n... Read More 

  • Olivia

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    Olivia, a lovely Shakespearean name with an admirable balance of strength and femininity, is, like her popular sister names Isabella and Sophia, a megapopular baby girl name. Olivia is currently Nu... Read More 

  • Olivier

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    More and more frequently heard as the Gallic version of Oliver, Olivier could be seen as a tribute to the great British actor, Sir Laurence O.  Read More 

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