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Fancy Boy Names

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Fancy boy names are those that sound posh, elegant, sophisticated, rich — you know, fancy. Boy names that sound fancy might have an aristocratic connection or an upscale feel, such as Augustus and Humphrey.

Along with Augustus, other fancy boy names in the US Top 1000 include Benicio, Maximilian, Marcellus, Alessandro, Leonidas, Remington, Orlando, and Thaddeus. Many fancy names for boys have Shakespearean connections, such as Oberon, Montague, Bertram, and Cornelius.

If you find some of these fancy boy names a bit much, you would be right: Fancy often means elaborate, effete, unique, over the top. Whether you want a fancy name for your son or want to steer clear of fancy names, these are the boy names with a fancy feel today.

Fancy Names for Boys

  • Alaric

    Alaric is an ancient regal name that sounds modern enough to be considered. Alaric was a traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths, the most famous of whom was Alaric I, the King of the... Read More 

  • Alessandro

    For anyone seeking a more exotic and unusual version of Alexander, this is a real winner.

    Notable namesakes include the great Italian opera composer Scarlatti and the influential... Read More 

  • Algernon

    While this name came into being in the Victorian era as a nickname for a man with whiskers, the name was quickly embraced as a true name by the Victorians and is likely most familiar to you as the... Read More 

  • Alistair

    With many British names invading the Yankee name pool, the sophisticated Alistair could and should be part of the next wave. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2016. You have a triple choice with... Read More 

  • Ambrosius

  • Archibald

    The short form Archie is so open and friendly --and very trendy in the British Isles--that some parents are now beginning to consider the formerly fusty Archibald as well. SNL comedians Amy... Read More 

  • Aristotle

    The great philosopher's name is commonly used in Greek families, and is one that could work for daring, exotically inclined American ones. Read More 

  • Augustine

    Augustine is more substantial (and saintly) than August, less pretentious than Augustus, and, along with its nickname Gus, is definitely a viable choice.

    Augustine is actually the... Read More 

  • Augustus

    Parents are beginning to look at imposing, somewhat fusty-sounding names like this one with fresh eyes: they definitely make a strong statement.

    Augustus originated as a title given by... Read More 

  • Aurelius

    Since Aurelius was given the supermodel seal of approval by Elle Macpherson, this is one of the Roman emperor names, like Augustus, now in the realm of possibility. Like the female Aurelia and... Read More 

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