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Cool Boy Names From Around the World

Cool boy names from Italy and Ireland, Scandinavia to the Middle East and beyond include a wide variety of choices. Some of these names, such as Cruz and Orion, are cool in the US and abroad, but many have yet to be discovered by American parents.

Along with Orion and Cruz, other cool boy names from around the world in the US Top 1000 include Aarav, Gunnar, Joaquin, Luciano, Mateo, Roman, Santiago, and Soren. Aurelio, Laszlo, Elio, and Wolf are among the more unique choices that we expect to be hearing on more American babies in the coming years.

You may want to choose a boys' name that reflects your family's ethnic heritage or represents a culture you love. Or you may simply be looking for unique boys' names and want to consider international names as one source. Here, a selection of cool boy names from around the world.

  • Aarav

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    This Hindi name has a wonderfully calming meaning. In the US, Aarav entered the Top 1000 in 2008. Cool guy nickname Ravi only adds to its considerable appeal.Read More 

  • Adriano

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    Adriano is a dashing Italian name which gets around the possible gender confusion of Adrian.Read More 

  • Akim

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    This strong and commanding Russian name is pronounced ah-KEEM. Read More 

  • Alessio

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    Alessio, simpler than the related Alessandro, would be a welcome settler here. Read More 

  • Alexei

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    Alexei could well join the legion of Alex names popular in the US. There are countless opportunities to exoticize Alexander, and Alexei is one of the most straightforward. Other variations are:... Read More 

  • Alvaro

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    A well-used Spanish saint's name with a lot of flair that could definitely cross over to more general usage. It reached its peak in the United States in 1985, when it ranked Number 456.Read More 

  • Amedeo

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    This euphonious Italian Italian name for boys, often associated with the painter Modigliani, makes a recommended creative... Read More 

  • Andreas

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    Andreas is a beautiful name, with the patina of an Old Master painting, one that could make an exotic namesake for an Uncle Andrew.

    In Europe, Andreas is currently in the Top 20 in... Read More 

  • Angus

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    Angus is rapidly moving from fuddy-duddy, kilt-wearing old Scotsman to hip young American; it's definitely a plausible choice, particularly for parents whose roots go back to Glasgow. The ancient... Read More 

  • Ara

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    Ara is a unique boys' name that one of the most melodious in the Armenian name pool, familiarized by Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian. In... Read More 

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