There is something quite entertaining about a little boy with a distinguished sounding name. These 10 dapper boys names have an old world charm and feel sophisticated without being too stuffy.
It doesn’t get more dapper than Clive, an English name that oozes with finesse. Actor Clive Owen has made this straight-laced name feel very usable. Clive is a rare choice in the US and was only used by 82 baby boys last year.
Felix has Latin roots and means happy or fortunate, both great meanings to bestow on your bundle of joy. Once closesly associated with the character Felix the Cat, Felix has both a vintage vibe and a modern X ending. Felix currently ranks and Number 262.
A personal favorite of mine, at Number 135 Everett is quickly rising in popularity. The crisp T ending partnered with the adorable nicknames Ever or Rhett have given this name a boost. Everett is derived from a German name meaning brave as a boar.
My fellow name enthusiast and friend Alena J Ingle has a darling little boy named Hugh Clinton (https://www.instagram.com/hughclinton2014/). There are several notable actors with this name from Hugh Jackman to Hugh Grant to Hugh Laurie. Hugh comes from a German name meaning intellect. Hugh currently ranks at Number 849, a lot lower than its brother Hugo at 432.
Jazz musician Miles Davis is a great association to this elegant name choice. Miles peaked last year at 107 in popularity. An English form of the name Milo, several celebrities including Eddie Murphy, Mayim Bialik, and Susan Sarandon have used Miles for their sons.
Originally used for the fifth born child, Quentin is a Latin name that fittingly means fifth. There are very few cool names that begin with the quirky letter Q and can sound polished at the same time. Quentin may remind you of John Green’s character Quentin “Q” Jacobsen or director Quentin Tarantino. Quentin ranks at Number 483.
A stylish name that is more utilized across the pond than here in the US where it was only given to 22 boys last year. Rupert is a German form of the name Robert meaning bright fame. Actors Rupert Everett, Rupert Graves, and Rupert Grint are three household namesakes.
At 35 in popularity Sebastian is one of those names that people don’t often realize is as popular as it is. Latin from a Greek name Sebastian means from Sebastia. Sebastian has a masculine and accomplished ring to it and lends itself to fun nicknames like Bas, Bash, Bastian, Baz, Seb, and Sebs.
Theodore is another classic name on the rise, currently ranked at Number 99. A Greek name meaning gift of God, Theodore was most popular in 1901 when Theodore Roosevelt began his term. Tad, Ted, Teddy, and Theo are just a few of its likable nicknames.
Polished and noble, Walter is a German name meaning army ruler that ranks at Number 308. Walt Disney (born Walter “Walt” Elias Disney), Walter “Walt” Whitman, and Walter Cronkite are three bearers of this distiniguished name.
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