Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures

Unique baby names are the order of the day, yet why invent a unique name when there are so many ancient names -- from Rome and Byzantium, from Olde England and Germany -- that deserve to be unearthed in the interest of cool? Here's a selection of worthy ancient choices, from a range of eras and places, that make unique baby names for boys.
  • Aeneas

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    Though he was the legendary son of Venus and hero of Troy, the name sounds vaguely biological in modern times. Read More 

  • Amadeus

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place. Amadeus is the title of a Peter Shaffer play which became an... Read More 

  • Andreas

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    Andreas is a beautiful name, with the patina of an Old Master painting, one that could make an exotic namesake for an Uncle Andrew.

    In Europe, Andreas is currently in the Top 20 in... Read More 

  • Antonius

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    The original Roman form of ANTHONY might be ready for revival, along with others like MAXIMUS and ATTICUS. Antonius is still used in modern Holland.Read More 

  • Apollos

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    Most parents looking for the name of a Greek god, would prefer the original APOLLO.Read More 

  • Atticus

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    Atticus, with its trendy Roman feel combined with the upstanding, noble image of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a real winner. In fact so many people have been inspired by the... Read More 

  • Augustus

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    Parents are beginning to look at imposing, somewhat fusty-sounding names like this one with fresh eyes: they definitely make a strong statement.

    Augustus originated as a title given by... Read More 

  • Aurelius

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    Since Aurelius was given the supermodel seal of approval by Elle Macpherson, this is one of the Roman emperor names, like Augustus, now in the realm of possibility. Like the female Aurelia and... Read More 

  • Caesar

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    Caesar, the name of the greatest Roman of them all is rarely used outside Latino families, where the Cesar spelling is preferred--as in activist Chavez and Dog Whisperer Millan.

    In... Read More 

  • Caius

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    Caius is classical and serious but also has a simple, joyful quality. There was a third century pope named Caius, as well as an early Christian writer, several Shakespearean characters, and a... Read More 

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