O! Oh!..Those trendy o-ending girls!

We’ve long been loving o-ending boys’ names like Milo and Theo, but now we’re seeing that final vowel sound becoming a solid trend for girls. Except here names with the o-ending sound don’t necessarily end in ‘o’–it may also be represented by letters ow, oh or the French aux. Some prime examples: Marlowe has been a hot hit of late, and Isabeau is proving to be a more distinctive follow-up to the ubiquitous Isabel.


One of the most dramatic and exotic of the o-ending possibilities, Calypso has references to Greek mythology (check the Odyssey) and rhythmic ties to a genre of vibrant West Indian music. Though it's never been in the US Top 1000, Calypso is Number 428 on Nameberry.



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22 Responses to “O! Oh!..Those trendy o-ending girls!”

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indiefendi Says:

August 28th, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Harlow, Hero, and Shiloh! I’d make that a sibset!


I’m really trying to like Willow.

augusta_lee Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 12:00 am

O-ending names are my absolute favorites. I adore Hero, Willow, Margo, and Juno, and Marlowe has always been a front-runner…for a boy. Shiloh is also entirely masculine to me.

mckaylalove Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 4:23 am

I already had a lot of these on my list – Clio/Cleo, Coco, Harlow, Indigo, Juno, Shiloh and Willow. Hero and Echo are also slowly growing on.

bgibson2012 Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 4:47 am

Such a boring list. Meh.

Lo Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 7:49 am

Shiloh seems very masculine to me as well.

RBK Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 7:54 am

I love these! My husband is set on naming a baby girl Shiloh. I am glad it made the list. I also adore Echo, Marlo, Willow, and Juno. Not a fan of Cleo or Hero, but I can totally see how people could like them!

Chloe14 Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 9:30 am

Juno I like best from that list! But I probably would not use it.

Myosotis Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 9:43 am

Juno, Willow, Margo/Margot/Margaux, Echo, Clio, and Hero, are all great. Clio is definitely my favourite, thanks to the muse connection. Marlo/Marlow/Marlowe and Indigo I prefer for boys. Marlowe and Indigo are actually both on my favourite boys list. Harlow sounds like a place to me, and Isabeau is very beautiful, but the -beau ending screams masculine (that’s what 5 years of French does), and I just can’t get over it.

Mischa Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 10:50 am

@Linda and Pam at Nameberry – FYI – The Juno entry only has a sceen shot photo but no writing.

Shay36 Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I am really starting to like names ending in -o

I also really like Callisto, Jo, Peridot, and Snow

senseandsensibility Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

not a fan of these -o sounding endings!

linda Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

@Mischa–all fixed. Thanks.

LuMary Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

I love Shiloh. Io is great, too.

LuMary Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Also love Coco, Echo, Jo Jo

ruolan Says:

August 29th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I think Hero is my favorite on this list and DH likes Coco. As much as I like the sound of Margo/Margot/Margaux, I can’t seem to get on board with the multiple spellings ):

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August 31st, 2014 at 4:43 am

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freddiethepink Says:

August 31st, 2014 at 7:32 am

I love Juno and Margot 🙂

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:

August 31st, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I love Clio, Indigo, and Marlow 🙂

frustratedauthor Says:

September 1st, 2014 at 1:14 am

I like Juno and Willow. I also like Shiloh, but only for a boy.

amidala01 Says:

September 2nd, 2014 at 4:49 am

Not sure whether I am happy or annoyed that Isabeau appeared on this list.. Almost my favourite name in the world 🙂 I also like Juno, I may have to add it to the list 🙂

LuMary Says:

September 4th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Forgot to mention Jericho as a biblical place name. Might as well throw in Cairo, too.

LuMary Says:

September 4th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

My mother was thinking of naming me Theo. There was a female character by that name in one of the old black and white movies.

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