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Vowel Baby Names for Boys

Baby names that start with vowels are growing the most in popularity. Here, some of the best baby names for boys starting with A, E, I, O, and U.
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  • Ezra

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    Ezra has a lot going for it: the strength of its heroic Biblical legacy, its quirky sound, and its fresh but familiar feel. Ezra is currently growing in popularity with parents seeking a fresh bibl... Read More 

  • Ian

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    This Scottish form of John was rather late making inroads on our shores--it was already the seventh most popular name in England in 1975. But then after being introduced to Americans by Ian Fleming... Read More 

  • Ike

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    Ike, once the quirky one-person nickname of President Dwight Eisenhower, has morphed into a cool kid nickname of the early 21st century. The rise of Isaac and the stylishness of short down-to-eart... Read More 

  • Ilya

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    A rare example of an a-ending boy's name that sounds masculine, Ilya has a large measure of creative Slavic charm. >p>Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is the central character in Goncharov's novel "Oblomov." ... Read More 

  • Isaac

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    Isaac has shaved off his biblical beard and leaped into the Top 30, where it's been for the past few years--outrunning cousin Isaiah--and showing signs of heading even higher. A favorite of the Pu... Read More 

  • Isaiah

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    Isaiah, like brethren Isaac and Elijah, is a once neglected biblical name now firmly back in favor, already surpassing such long-popular Old Testament stalwarts as Aaron and Adam. Isaiah now ranks ... Read More 

  • Isaias

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    Widely used in the Hispanic community, as is the shorter Isai.  Read More 

  • Ivan

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    One of the few Russian boys' names to become fully accepted into the American naming pool, though some might find it a bit heavy-booted, Ivan is now at a very respectable Number 137 on the populari... Read More 

  • Ivar

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    Part of a small group of similar names with similar roots — Ivor, Iver, Ivo, Ives — which are all worth looking at. Used throughout Scandinavia, Ivar is currently a Top 100 name in Sweden. In the ... Read More 

  • Oak

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    Oak, a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity, is joining Cedar and Pine as a viable name, one that would work especially well in the middle. If you'd prefer to take the longer route to the n... Read More 

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