Suave Global Names for Boys
Today's name target is elegance. In particular, a timeless, globe-trotting, masculine elegance. That style is embodied in a group of 25 classic names that travel together—and travel well. They are used in multiple countries, and cross borders as neatly as any jet-setter.
The suave standards put extra gloss on the idea of a traditional name. If Bob and Mike are jeans-and-t-shirt names and William and James belong in blue blazers, names like Dominic, Sebastian, Elias and Leonardo are ready for tuxedos. They can dress down too, though, as the situation requires. The names are familiar, and most of the longer names have casual nickname options.
In the United States, these names are especially popular in areas with large Latino populations. (In fact, Sebastian is the #1 name in Puerto Rico.) Spanish/English crossover style is part of the appeal, but the heart of the name style actually lies in Italy. Rome, past and present, makes its presence felt in language, history, and religion. Roman Catholic saints in particular are well represented.
Yet "saintly" isn't the only story. Our readers have also singled out these names as among the sexiest for men. While they're not overtly romantic—no Valentino or Romeo, for example—the overall effect of these international classics is clearly tall, dark and handsome.
The Suave Global Boys