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100 Best Cool Unusual Boy Names Now

November 9, 2020 Emma Waterhouse
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Cool unusual boy names are the ones that give you that “Wish I’d thought of that first!” feeling. They’re names with genuine roots, straightforward spelling and pronunciation, in-step with current trends – but that barely anyone is using.

Read on for our brand new updated A-Z of the 100 best cool unusual boy names right now!

We’ve limited the field to those given to ten or fewer babies in the most recent year, meaning that a boy with any one of these names is highly unlikely to ever meet another. In fact, several of these cool unusual boy names were absent from last year’s list entirely.

Our updated A-Z includes forgotten vintage gems, rare nature names, and surname names, as well as fascinating finds from around the globe.

Tell us your favorites below – and let us know what other cool unusual choices you’d nominate for this list!

100 Best Cool Unusual Boy Names

A

Acer
Alban
Amitai
Aquila
Artemus
Aryo
Auberon
Auley
Aurelian
Autry

B

Baird
Barlow
Barnaby
Bay
Buchanan

C

Caldwell
Caruso
Cassander
Cerulean
Coltrane

D

Dacre
Destry
Deveraux
Django

E

Elior
Ellery
Ennis

F

Fenn
Fielder
Finlo
Fitzwilliam
Florian
Forrester
Fraser
Frey

G

Gallagher
Gatsby
Guthrie

H

Hartwell
Helio

Holmes
Horatio

I

Icarus
Iggy
Imre
Indio
Ives

J

Jago
Junot
Jove

K

Kenver
Kipling
Kuiper

L

Laird
Lewin
Lorcan
Ludo

M

Mattison
Mercury
Miro
Montague

N

Nahuel
Navarro
Nekoda
Nicander
Nilo

O

Oban
Omni
Ossian

P

Phelan
Piers
Priam
Prospero

Q

Quetzal

R

Rafferty
Ramsay
Roux
Rurik

S

Sayer
Sinclair
Skandar
Spence
Struan

T

Tekoa
Thoreau
Topher

V

Varro
Ventura
Vigo
Vivek

W

Wilde
Wolfram
Wyn

Y

Yardley

Z

Zaccheus
Zeb
Zimri
Zohair
Zoltan
Zorion

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About the author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse — better known as @katinka around these parts — joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from where to find a cool vintage boy name to why some names become popular memes. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active Forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks six languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and three young children. You can reach her at emma@nameberry.com.

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