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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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  • Odysseus

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    The name of the brave, resourceful hero of Homer's epic saga has almost always been considered too weighty for a child to bear, but at this point, some brave, resourceful parents out there might be... Read More 

  • Ogden

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    Rarely used surname, associated with humorous poet Ogden Nash.  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 

  • Osborne

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  • Oswald

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    It was already a weak choice for more than a century before it was tainted by the association with Lee Harvey Oswald in the sixties.  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 

  • Park

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    A grassy place with trees is a nice image to attach to a name.  Read More 

  • Percival

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    There are several Percivals scattered through the Harry Potter series, which might help transform the old-fangled, effete image it has accrued. Actually, the original Percival was the one perfectly... Read More 

  • Phelan

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    Phelan, pronounced FAY-lan or FEE-lan, is an appealing Irish surname name, with a rich history in Irish myth and religious and secular life. One bearer was a fiercely loyal follower of the legendar... Read More 

  • Piers

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    Piers was the first version of Peter to reach the English-speaking world, via the Normans, but it's never made it in the US, despite its large measure of understated panache. This might change due ... Read More 

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