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.

  • Ozzie

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    Ozzie might still be a bit Ozzie & Harriet, but it's a cut short form for Osmond, Oswald, Ozias, or even Oz.Read More 

  • Pablo

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    Pablo, the commonly used Spanish version of Paul, has the added bonus of some fantastic artistic bearers: painter Picasso, cellist Casals, and poet Neruda. Read More 

  • Paolo

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    Paolo is an irresistibly lush name, worlds more romantic than its spare English equivalent.

    Among noted bearers of the name are Renaissance painters Uccello and Veronese, architect... Read More 

  • Pedro

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    Pedro is one of the most familiar Spanish names, via baseball star Pedro Rodriguez and many others. Read More 

  • Philo

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    Could Philo be the next Milo?

    We love the o-ending and sweet meaning of this dynamic and distinctive Greek name, often used in literature, but never particularly popular.

    The... Read More 

  • Piero

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    Piero is elegant, melodic, appealing. Just picture the muted frescoes of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca. Read More 

  • Placido

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    Opera star Domingo was responsible for giving this popular Latin name its green card. It was commonly used by early Christians to convey their serenity in the faith, and it was borne by several... Read More 

  • Plato

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    The name of one of the greatest Western philosophers is often used as a first name in its land of origin, Greece, and would make a really interesting, thought-provoking choice here. It is... Read More 

  • Primo

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    Primo is number one among the Latin birth-order names--Octavius et al--and the one most likely to be used in these days of smaller families. It has that jaunty 'o' ending and Italian flavor that... Read More 

  • Reno

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    Has a lively and swaggering sound, and also some unfortunate associations with Reno, city of gambling and failed marriages. Read More 

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