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Fancy Boy Names

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. 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.

  • Alaric

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    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 

  • Algernon

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    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

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    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

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  • Archibald

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    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 

  • Augustus

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    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 

  • Bacchus

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    Only if you're hoping for your son to become a wine-besotted poet. Read More 

  • Balthasar

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    Balthasar was one of the biblical Three Kings who visited the infant Jesus, also used by Shakespeare and in the oil-rich Getty family; offbeat and intriguing. Balthazar is another, equally... Read More 

  • Barthelemy

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    While Barthelemy does not garner much attention these days, it has a storied history in French-speaking countries. Notable bearers include geologist and explorer Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond,... Read More 

  • Basil

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    Although Greek in origin--in the fourth century, a bishop by that name established the principles of the Greek Orthodox Church--Basil for years took on the aura of aquiline-nosed upper-class... Read More 

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