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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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  • Isidore

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    Isabel and Isadora are back: could it now be time for a more widespread revival of Isidore? A common ancient Greek name belonging to several saints--including Saint Isidore the Ploughman, patron s... Read More 

  • Ivo

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    Ivo is an unusual, catchy name with the energetic impact of all names ending in ' o'. Hardly heard in the U.S., it is used a bit more frequently in England, as is the related Ivor, a favorite of su... Read More 

  • Jago

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    Jago is a dashing alternative to overused favorite Jacob.  Read More 

  • Jedidiah

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    Jedidiah, an Old Testament name with a touch of Gunsmoke-era western panache, is right in line to be revived along with the other biblical 'iah' names; it's currently in the Top 900. Jedidiah was ... Read More 

  • Jotham

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    Jotham is an Old Testament name that today would certainly be the only one in his class, having something of an urban feel via its similarity to the word 'gotham'. In the Bible one Jotham is the so... Read More 

  • Kermit

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    Kermit was a Top 500 name until the 1960s, not coincidentally the decade in which Kermit the Frog became well known, proving that it isn't easy being green, even for a name. But we think it's time... Read More 

  • Kit

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    Nickname occasionally used on its own, has a bit of a western twang thanks to Kit Carson. Actress Jodie Foster used it for her son. Also used as a female pet form of KATHERINE. Read More 

  • Knute

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    A strong, powerful choice, ancestor of the modern Superboy Names. KNUT is the name of the patron saint of Denmark; Knute Rockne was a legendary Notre Dame football coach. Knute is the middle name o... Read More 

  • Laird

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    Laird is a Scottish title for the landed gentry -it ranks just below a Baron — with a pleasantly distinctive Scottish burr that must have appealed to Sharon Stone, who chose it for her son. Laird ... Read More 

  • Leonides

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