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Alternatives to Kyle

Baby boy name you love but fear is overused? Here are some possible substitutes.

  • Case

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    A brisk and unconventional name that could be a style stand-in for confederates Casey, Chase, Cale, and Cade. Read More 

  • Cayo

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    Cayo is a rare and rhythmic Spanish name, all but unknown in the English-speaking world, that would make a lively choice. Read More 

  • Chase

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    Chase, with its sleek and ultraprosperous aura, is redolent of the worlds of high finance and international banking. Chase has been well used during the last few decades, seen as a character on... Read More 

  • Claude

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    Claude is a soft-spoken French name that conjures up the pastel colors of Monet and harmonies of Debussy. In France, it is used for girls as well, in fact in the Tracy Chevalier novel Lady and... Read More 

  • Clay

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    Clay is a rich, earthy one-syllable name with a southern-inflected handsome-rogue image, featured on soap operas and reality TV. Its longer forms are Clayton and Clayborne.

    There have... Read More 

  • Cleve

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    Appealing short form of the stuffy Cleveland, occasionally used on its own. Read More 

  • Cole

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    Cole -- a short name that embodies a lot of richness and depth -- has long been associated with the great songwriter Cole Porter. It's quite popular in Scotland.

    Old King Cole -- which... Read More 

  • Colt

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    Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or in spite of its association with horses and guns.

    Samuel Colt was the inventor and... Read More 

  • Kade

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    Kade is a prime example of the new trend for substituting K's at the beginning of traditionally C-starting names. Read More 

  • Kai

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    Kai is a strong, evocative, exotic multi-cultural name -- meaning "sea" in Hawaiian, "forgiveness" in Japanese, "willow tree" in Navajo, and "food" in Maori-- that packs a lot of power in its... Read More 

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