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! Click here to see lots more boys' names and here to view our full menu of unusual names.
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  • 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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