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Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare

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  • Mack

    Mack, when "formalized" with the final k, makes an engagingly amiable choice, a far more Read More 

  • Macon

    What with Mason scooting up the charts, this attractive place-name, with its thick Georgia accent, could make a more distinctive alternative.

    Macon has played major roles in two novels,... Read More 

  • Maguire

    Although Maguire is such a prominent Irish surname —it ranks in the Top 40 in the Emerald Isle —this lively and cheerful family name has rarely been used as a first, unlike more... Read More 

  • Maro

    Maro is an ancient saints' name -- he was an Italian follower of St. Flavia and was martyred -- rarely used in modern life. The name Maro may stem from the Roman Marcellus, related to Mars, the... Read More 

  • Mccoy

    One of numerous usable Irish and Scottish surnames starting with Mac and Mc, this is the real McCoy. McCoy Tyner, the well-known jazz pianist, is one of the few to use this very cool name. Bonus:... Read More 

  • Mercury

    Adventurous parents are starting to look back to names of ancient gods like Mercury, Zeus, and Apollo. This one is also a planet and a metallic element, and has a friendly nickname, Merc. The... Read More 

  • Montgomery

    This image of this distinguished Anglo-Scottish surname, drawn from the French place name of the ancient castle of Saint Foi de Montgomery, is rapidly shifting from fusty and formal to cool. And... Read More 

  • Monty

    Monty, a name with a World War II feel, is rarely used on its own. But we're hearing rumblings of a comeback and think that Monty, whatever it's short for, is an adorable vintage nickname name of... Read More 

  • Nico

    Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and effortless cool -- a neo Nick.

    Nico is commonly heard in Italy -- as a short form of Niccolo -- and also in France,... Read More 

  • Niles

    Perfect name for TV Frasier's effete brother. In the 2020 film Palm Springs, Andy Samberg plays a character with the updated spelling Nyles.Read More 

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