European Boy Names

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The most popular European boy names in the US are typically Spanish or Italian in origin and follow the trend of boy names ending in O. Others have been introduced through pop culture — the once-rare Basque name Iker has become an international sensation thanks to Spanish soccer player Iker Casillas.

Along with Iker, other European boy names in the US Top 1000 include Alvaro, Bruno, Dario, Emilio, Leandro, Leon, Noe, Sergio, and Vincenzo. One-of-a-kind boy names with European origins include Diogo, Maxence, Pim, and Zente. Each were given to fewer than five American baby boys in 2018.

Our list of European names for boys contains rare, fashion-forward names, as well as those that celebrate your family’s culture. Search our selection of the best, below.

  • Achille

    The French spin on the name of the great Homeric hero with the vulnerable heel seems somewhat more portable into the modern world.Read More 

  • Aitor

    A common Basque name first used in French Basque writer Agosti Xaho's 1845 work "The Legend of Aitor."Read More 

  • Albin

    Albin is a modern form of the ancient Roman Albinus or Albus, meaning white or bright. There was a Saint Albinus who was also known as Aubin. In the contemporary world, Albin is popular in Sweden... Read More 

  • Alessio

    Alessio, simpler than the related Alessandro, would be a welcome settler here. Read More 

  • Alvaro

    A well-used Spanish saint's name with a lot of flair that could definitely cross over to more general usage. It reached its peak in the United States in 1985, when it ranked Number 456. In Spain,... Read More 

  • Andreas

    Andreas is a beautiful name, with the patina of an Old Master painting, one that could make an exotic namesake for an Uncle Andrew.

    In Europe, Andreas is currently in the Top 20 in... Read More 

  • Anton

    Cultured and cultivated in an old-style, Old World way. Sometimes associated with the classic writer Anton Chekhov. Al Pacino has a son with this name.Read More 

  • Arnau

    A name sometimes used by Latino parents, perhaps relating to the popular Spanish TV mini-series of that name. Read More 

  • Artur

    The Arthur variation preferred in Portugal and across much of Eastern Europe. It’s a truly international name, and one that would be easy to wear in the US as well.Read More 

  • Arvid

    Arvid, a Scandinavian name that's virtually unknown in the US, is one of the top baby names in Sweden. It might make a handsome, unusual... Read More 

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