The O Names

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, of course, range far beyond those offered here, especially considering the entire world of Latinate baby names out there, but this group should give you a pretty good start.

  • Oakley

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The Annie Oakley connection makes this a bit more girl-appropriate. Oakley has the dubious honor of belonging to the 'brand' names baby club- after the Oakley sunglasses. This name made it into... Read More 

  • Obadiah

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    For the seriously audacious biblical baby namer who wants to move beyond Elijah and Josiah, this name has considerable old-fangled charm. Obadiah, who gave his name to one of the shortest books in... Read More 

  • Obama

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The surname of our new president has been been adopted as a first, for girls as well as boys, by admiring parents around the world. And the O beginning even makes it fashionable. Though Barack... Read More 

  • Oberon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The Shakespearean character Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream is King of the Fairies, but the name, with its strong 'O' beginning, projects a far more virile image than that. ... Read More 

  • Ocean

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Rarely heard since the hippy-dippy sixties and seventies, names like Ocean and River are flowing back into favor, especially with nature lovers and green-oriented parents.

    Forest... Read More 

  • Oceana

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    If you're a lover of the beach and sea, and want a name that relates to the largest body of water, there are several variations you could consider.

    Oceana is the female form of Oceanus,... Read More 

  • Octavia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Octavia began as the Latin, then Victorian name for an eighth child. While there aren't many eighth children anymore, this ancient Roman name has real possibilities as a substitute for the... Read More 

  • Octavio

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The most popular of the number names used by Hispanic parents, open to all.Read More 

  • Odelia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Pretty Hebrew name that would create a strong but feminine impression. Read More 

  • Odessa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Odessa, a Ukrainian port city, was given its name by Russia's Catherine the Great, who was inspired by Homer's Odyssey. It would make an original and intriguing choice.

    Though... Read More 

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