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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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  • Oberon

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    The Shakespearean character Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream is King of the Fairies, but the name, with its strong 'O' beginning, projects a far more virile image than that. Oberon was also se... Read More 

  • Omar

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    Omar has a perfect mix of exoticism and familiarity, with the additional plus of a strong, open initial O. Commonly used among Muslim families, Omar was long associated with twelfth century Persian... Read More 

  • Orson

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    Orson has had in the past a rotund teddy-bear image, a la Orson Welles, who early on dropped his common given name of George in favor of his more distinctive middle one, and who seemed to own it du... Read More 

  • Otis

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    Otis has a double image: it's cool and bluesy a la Otis Redding, but also an upscale, high-society name of the past. Otis has real appeal for parents attracted to its catchy O initial and combinat... Read More 

  • Otto

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    Cutting-edge parents have revived this German name a la Oscar: it was an on-the-rise choice for 2013. Like most German names, Otto fell out of favor during and after the two World Wars--it had bee... Read More 

  • Owen

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    Owen, a resonant Celtic name, has jumped almost three hundred places in a decade, with every indication it will go higher. Why do so many parents love Owen? It's a classic with a genuine history, ... Read More 

  • Ozias

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    Everyone says they want an unusual name — well, if you truly do, this is one with Biblical cred that fits the bill, with the added attraction of the user-friendly nickname of Oz or Ozzie. Ozias is ... Read More 

  • Ulysses

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    Ulysses is one of the few U boys' names anyone knows -- with heavy links to the Homeric hero, eighteenth president Grant, and the James Joyce novel -- all of which makes it both distinguished and k... Read More 

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