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.

  • O'Donovan

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    Donovan is on the rise, so why not this sequel?Read More 

  • O'Fallon

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    Fallon has gone feminine, but this puts it back in the boys' camp.Read More 

  • O'Grady

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    Like the other O' names, this is a wonderful way to pass down a family name.Read More 

  • O'Hara

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    The O'Haras are descended from Eaghra -- pronounced and phonetically spelled Ara -- the lord of Luighne, the modern Leyney in County Sligo. As a name, this makes a satisfying new twist on Harry.Read More 

  • O'Keefe

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    Most parents interested in this name would be honoring either an ancestor or painter Georgia O'Keeffe.Read More 

  • O'Neal

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    Perfect as an updated namesake for Great-Uncle Neal (or Neil). Read More 

  • O'Reilly

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    Reilly and Riley are hugely popular, but O'Reilly is still an up-and-comer.Read More 

  • O'Shea

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    One of the jauntiest o' the O' names, the birth name of actor/ rapper Ice Cube. Read More 

  • O'Sullivan

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    Sullivan has made itself into a first name and O'Sullivan may well follow suit.Read More 

  • Oak

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    Oak, a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity, is joining Cedar and Pine as a viable name, one that would work especially well in the middle.

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