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Cool Names with a Strong O

Baby names that begin or end with the letter O have long been particularly cool, especially (though there are a few feminine selections) for boys. The options for cool names starting or ending with O range far beyond those offered here, of course, especially considering the entire world of Latinate baby names out there, but this group should give you a pretty good start.

  • Aldo

    A spirited German name very popular in Italy and occasionally used here, Aldo is one of the unique baby names with international... Read More 

  • Alejandro

    Softer and smoother than Alexander, this classic Spanish name for boys has made a seamless transition to this culture.... Read More 

  • Alessandro

    For anyone seeking a more exotic and unusual version of Alexander, this is a real winner.

    Notable namesakes include the great Italian opera composer Scarlatti and the influential... Read More 

  • Alonzo

    Alonzo is dashing and debonair, with a large measure of Latin flair.

    You may be surprised to know that Alonzo has been on the Most Popular list since 1880, when such records began to be... Read More 

  • Amedeo

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

  • Antonio

    Antonio is a Shakespearean favorite -- the Bard used it in no less than five of his plays, and has long been a ubiquitous classic in Spanish-speaking countries, where the nickname Tonio is also... Read More 

  • Apollo

    With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option. But if Romeo and Venus... Read More 

  • Arlo

    Arlo has many possible derivations: possibly a shortened form of Italian name Carlo, and in Basque-speaking regions it is the word for area. In English, Arlo was first used by Edmund Spenser in... Read More 

  • Armando

    Armando takes the flat-footed Herman and makes it romantic. This is another of the Latin names we expect to be seeing more of. Read More 

  • Arno

    Subtract the last two letters of Arnold, and you're left with a much more modern-sounding name. Arno is also the name of the main river in Florence, upon which sits the famed Ponte Vecchio. The... Read More 

  • Augusto

    New trend: Once a name overheats, as is happening with many forms of August, parents start pushing into fresh territory by adopting international variations. Augusto is fresh and prime.Read More 

  • Aurelio

    Aurelio is an exotic and energetic Italian name rarely heard here, with an attractive aura. As the female version Aurelia gains greater notice, we expect to hear more from Aurelio too.Read More 

  • Bardo

    Bardo has a poetic beginning and upbeat ending, with roots in several diverse cultures. It may be most familiar today via George Saunders' novel Lincoln in the Bardo, which refers to the... Read More 

  • Benicio

    Smoldering Spanish actor Benicio Del Toro made this version an American possibility. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2016, when it was the third-fastest-rising boys' name.Read More 

  • Benno

    Benno is a cool name in its own right -- there was a tenth century Saint Benno -- though it is also used as a lively nickname for Benjamin. Saint Benno of Meissen is the patron saint of anglers... Read More 

  • Bo

    A popular name in Denmark, in this country Bo has some cowboy swagger and a lot of substance in its minimal two letters.Read More 

  • Bruno

    Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more attention here. Its color meaning makes it one of the perfect Read More 

  • Caio

    Joyful-sounding name that makes a really original option.Read More 

  • Cairo

    Exotic place-name possibility with upbeat o ending. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2015.Read More 

  • Calico

    A word name with fashionable o-ending that has associations with both the homespun fabric and the mottled cat. Alice Cooper named his daughter Calico decades ago.Read More 

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