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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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  • Serge

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    Old saints' and popes' name that went to France in the 1920s with the Russian Ballets Russes; in its Russian form, Sergei, it retains an artistic, almost effete air.  Read More 

  • Socrates

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    Quite common in traditional Greek families, but for others, we think Plato might be easier to handle.  Read More 

  • Stanislav

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    A long-haired classical conductor name, which could appeal to parents looking for a Laszlo-like appellation. This is an old and common name with many spelling variations. Stanislaw Lem was a noted... Read More 

  • Stanton

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    Seems to stand at attention and salute.  Read More 

  • Stellan

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    Stellan is a strong, attractive, Scandinavian possible up-and-comer, known through actor Stellan Skarsgard, and his namesake, the son of Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany. Its trendy 'an' ending a... Read More 

  • Thelonious

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    One of the coolest of names, thanks to legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk, who inherited this Latin-sounding German name from his father. It has been used very sparingly since the 1960's... Read More 

  • Thornton

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    Despite Thornton Wilder, playwright of the perennial Our Town, a bit lah-di-dah.  Read More 

  • Tiberius

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    The name of an important ancient Roman emperor, Tiberius might sound a bit heavy for a modern boy to carry, but with the rise of Atticus, Tiberius and brothers begin to feel more baby-friendly, muc... Read More 

  • Tobiah

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    Tobiah is the original Hebrew form of the better known Greek Tobias, to which it could make a distinctive alternative. With its ah ending, Tobiah fits in with other stylish Biblical names today, f... Read More 

  • Vaughn

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    Vaughn, also commonly spelled Vaughan, has been used quietly over the years, reaching a peak of Number 348 in 1949. It is now in the process of rediscovery, being seen as a good Sean alternative o... Read More 

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