Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names

Here is a list of 100 cool and unusual boy's names with the most potential---they have genuine roots, are attractive, and work in the modern world. Best of all, they're still widely underused! <a href="">Click here</a> to see lots more boys' names and <a href="">here</a> to view our full menu of unusual names.
  • Cosmo

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    We all heard it on "Seinfeld" as the long-concealed first name of Kramer, now some pioneering parents are wondering if this expansive Greek name that seems to embrace the whole cosmos could make a... Read More 

  • Cotton

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    A name heard in Puritan times -- Cotton Mather was a minister involved in the Salem witchcraft trials -- but it would make a too-soft choice today. Read More 

  • Crispin

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    Crispin, which was introduced into the mainstream by actor Crispin Glover and which means "curly-haired" in Latin, has an image very much like its first syllable: crisp, autumnal, and colorful. ... Read More 

  • Day

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    Many African tribes have a tradition of naming children for the day or time they were born -- Friday, Afternoon -- a practice finding new life in the Western world as word names become more popular. Read More 

  • Decimus

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    Decimus is one of the Roman numeral names used in large Victorian families--in this case for the tenth child. It is now seeing some new life thanks to the cutting-edge fashion for ancient Roman... Read More 

  • Fergus

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    In Celtic lore, Fergus was the ideal of manly courage; Fergus is a charming, slightly quirky Scottish and Irish favorite.

    As a name, Fergus forms a link between Ireland and Scotland, as... Read More 

  • Fielding

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    Fielding isn't an occupational name, exactly, though it does relate to someone who works in or lives in a Field. Although there have been a handful of people, real and fictional, with the first... Read More 

  • Finbar

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    This is an ancient saints' name well used in Ireland but a rarity here and unlikely to ever reach the popularity of other Finn-ish names. St. Finbarr (the more common spelling) is the patron saint... Read More 

  • Gerrit

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    The name of several Old Master painters makes an interesting possibility, except for the possible confusion with Garrett. Read More 

  • Godfrey

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    The downside of this name, which was very popular in the Middle Ages, is that a boy might have difficulty handling a name with God as a first syllable. The Italian artist's version Giotto would be... Read More 

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