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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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  • Enzo

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    Like Leonardo and Luca, Enzo, originally a short form of Vincenzo and Lorenzo, is one of the confident and captivating Italian names beginning to be used by parents of all ethnic backgrounds, inclu... Read More 

  • Fabio

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    Sounds like exactly what it is: The name of a romance novel hero. Read More 

  • Fernando

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    Quintessential Latin lover.  Read More 

  • Frisco

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    Frisco is a frisky, roguish semi-place-name (San Francisco natives never call it that) that could make a lively, unusual o-ending choice. Frisco is the kind of nickname name sometimes used for co... Read More 

  • Giacomo

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    Giacomo is a primo member of the Giovanni-Gino-Giancarlo-Giacomo gruppo of Italian names that are beginning to be adopted by American parents. Singer/creative baby namer Sting chose it for his son.... Read More 

  • Giorgio

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    More enduring than Armani.  Read More 

  • Horatio

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    Like Horace, Horatio is a variation on the Latin Horatius, but its Shakespearean and optimistic Horatio Alger pedigree makes it an attractive up-and-comer, especially with its cool final o. A moder... Read More 

  • Hugo

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    Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original-- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because it's ... Read More 

  • Indigo

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    Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from pl... Read More 

  • Indio

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    This name of a California desert town, used by Deborah Falconer and Robert Downey, Jr. for their son, makes a much livelier and more individual--not to mention more masculine-- improvisation on the... Read More 

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