90 Unique and Cool Latin Boy Names (With Meaning)

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There are a lot of unique and cool Latin boy names, but how will you know if it’s the perfect one for your own little guy? 

Most Latin names have their own special meaning behind them. To help you decide, we have scoured various sources to provide you with a list of 90 unique Latin boy names, while providing their meaning and pronunciation. Although some names have different pronunciations relative to different languages, we have found the most appropriate one based on recommendations to showcase. 

90 Unique and Cool Latin Boy Names:

30 Powerful and Strong Latin Boy Names:

If you’re looking for a name that exudes strength or power, then you might find our first list helpful. Taken from kings, heroes and scholars, these names will define your boy into someone great.

  1. Augustus 

Pronunciation: [uh-guh-stuhs] 

Meaning: Great or Venerable

  1. Maximus 

Pronunciation: [mak-suh-muhs] 

Meaning: The Greatest, or Largest

  1. Marcus 

Pronunciation: [MAHR-kuhs]

Meaning: Dedicated to Roman God of War

  1. Julius 

Pronunciation: [JOO-lee-əs]

Meaning:  It could mean vigor or Youthful. It could also mean Devoted to the God of Sky

  1. Lucius 

Pronunciation: [LOO-sh(ee-)əs]

Meaning: Light or Illumination. It could also mean Man from Lucania 

  1. Octavius 

Pronunciation: [aak-tay-vee-uhs]

Meaning: Eighth or Eighth-born

  1. Titus 

Pronunciation: [TY-tuhs]

Meaning: Title of honor, honorable or “of the giants”

  1. Fabian 

Pronunciation: [FEY-Biy-ahn]

Meaning: Bean seller, bean grower or “of the Fabian gens”

  1. Tiberius 

Pronunciation: [TY-BEER-EE-uhs]

Meaning: Near the Tibet river, “of the Tiber”

  1. Gaius 

Pronunciation: [GY-uhs]

Meaning: “To rejoice”, “person of Earth”, or glad

  1. Aurelius 

Pronunciation: [Ao-REHL-iy-uhs]

Meaning: “The golden one” or gilded

  1. Cornelius

Pronunciation: [KAW-NEE-lee-uhs]

Meaning: Horn or It could mean “of the Cornelian gens”

  1. Valentinus 

Pronunciation: [val-uhn-tahy-nuhs]

Meaning: Have strength, be strong or healthy

  1. Cassius 

Pronunciation: [Kaes-iy-uhs] 

Meaning: Empty or vain. It could mean Warrior

  1. Aeneas 

Pronunciation: [uh-nee-uhs]

Meaning: The praised one, praise-worthy or “to praise”

  1. Hadrian 

Pronunciation: [HEY-driy-ahn]

Meaning: From Hadria or dark

  1. Marcellus 

Pronunciation: [MAA-sel-uhs]

Meaning: Hammer, little warrior, or young warrior

  1. Nero 

Pronunciation: [nee-row]

Meaning: Strong and Vigorous

  1. Calix 

Pronunciation: [ka-liks]

Meaning: Handsome, chalice or cup

  1. Decimus 

Pronunciation: [deh-ci-mus]

Meaning: The tenth born, or Born in December

  1. Flavius 

Pronunciation: [Flay-vee-uhs]

Meaning: Blond, or “golden-haired”

  1. Gracchus 

Pronunciation: [Grak-uhs]

Meaning: Graceful or charming

  1. Horatius 

Pronunciation: [HUH-ray-shee-uhs]

Meaning: Hour,or timekeeper

  1. Ignatius 

Pronunciation: [IG-NAY-shuhs]

Meaning: Ardent, or fiery

  1. Junius 

Pronunciation: [JOO-nee-uhs] 

Meaning: Derived from the Roman goddess Juno, which means “young”

  1. Livius 

Pronunciation: [LEE-vee-uhs]

Meaning: Derived from the word “liveo” which means envy or Blue

  1. Magnus 

Pronunciation: [MAG-nuhs]

Meaning: One of the more popular names that translate to “the greatest”

  1. Nicanor 

Pronunciation: [NEE-kah-nuhr]

Meaning: “People of victory”,  a conqueror

  1. Valerian 

Pronunciation: [Vah-Lehr-iy-Ahn]

Meaning: A name that can be traced back to the third century meaning Healthy, or Powerful

  1. Plinius 

Pronunciation: [plee-nee-uhs]

Meaning: Abundant, Complete, or Full

30 Exotic Latin Boy Names:

If exotic is more to your liking, then there’s no better choice than these 30 unique and exotic Latin boy names. 

  1. Alaric 

Pronunciation: [A-lr-uhk]

Meaning: Powerful ruler or ruler of all

  1. Ambrose 

Pronunciation: [AM-brohz]

Meaning: The name comes from the Greek word “ambrosia”. It is related to the word “immortal” or the divine food of the gods.

  1. Atticus 

Pronunciation: [a-tuh-kuhs]

Meaning: Sophistication and culture

  1. Augustin 

Pronunciation: [aw-guhs-teen]

Meaning: Magnificent or venerable. It could also mean magic, majestic and dignity

  1. Benedict 

Pronunciation: [beh-nuh-duhkt]

Meaning: The blessed one

  1. Cassian 

Pronunciation: [KASH-uhn]

Meaning: Hollow, empty or it could also mean curly-headed

  1. Cato 

Pronunciation: [KAY-tow]

Meaning: wise and all-knowing

  1. Celestino 

Pronunciation: [Seh-les-TEE-noh] 

Meaning: Belonging to heaven, heavenly or of the sky

  1. Cicero 

Pronunciation: [si-sr-ow]

Meaning: Chickpea or historian

  1. Claudius 

Pronunciation: [klaa-dee-uhs]]

Meaning: May translate to Strong-willed. 

  1. Decimus 

Pronunciation: [deh-ci-mus]

Meaning: Tenth or born in the tenth month

  1. Drusus 

Pronunciation: [DRUW-SahS]

Meaning: Sturdy, strong or valiant

  1. Emilio 

Pronunciation: [E-MEE-lyo]

Meaning: Eager, rival or striving

  1. Enzo 

Pronunciation: [EHN-zoh]

Meaning: Prince of home or ruler of the household.

  1. Fabrizio 

Pronunciation: [Fahb-REE-tsyo]

Meaning: Smith, one with skilful hands, craftsman or artisan

  1. Flavio 

Pronunciation: [FLAH-vyo]

Meaning: Yellow or golden-haired

  1. Tatius

Pronunciation: [TAH-tiy-ahs] 

Meaning: Derived from the name Tatianus, a well-known ruler.

  1. Horatio 

Pronunciation: [Hə-RAY-shee-o]

Meaning: The name is derived Horatius, an old Latin surname depicting time or timekeeper

  1. Ivo 

Pronunciation: [EE-VOH]

Meaning: Yew or archer

  1. Lancelot 

Pronunciation: [LAAN-suh-Lot]

Meaning: Attendant or servant

  1. Luciano 

Pronunciation: [Loo-CHAH-no]

Meaning: Shining, light, and illumination

  1. Marcellus 

Pronunciation: [MAA-SEL-UHS]

Meaning: Hammer and young warrior. The name is somehow associated with Mars, the god of war.

  1. Marius 

Pronunciation: [MARR-EE-uhs]

Meaning: Rendered to mars, male or manly

  1. Nero 

Pronunciation: [nee-row]

Meaning:  Powerful and Vigorous

  1. Octavius 

Pronunciation: [Ok-TAY-VEE-uhs]

Meaning: Eighth or born in the eighth month

  1. Plinius 

Pronunciation: [plee-nee-uhs]

Meaning: Full or complete

  1. Quintus 

Pronunciation: [KWIN-təs]

Meaning: Derived from the same word Quintus which means Fifth or Born in the fifth month

  1. Rufus 

Pronunciation: [Roo-fuhs]

Meaning: Red-headed or reddish

  1. Tiberius 

Pronunciation: [TY-BEER-EE-uhs]

Meaning: “near the Tiber River”, “of the Tiber” or strong

  1. Valentin 

Pronunciation: [va-lehn-teen]

Meaning: Derived from the same word which means “strong”. It could also mean healthy and ruler

30 Unique and Cool Latin Code Names:

Here are some names that seem to be taken directly from a cool movie, except it’s much cooler and has a significant meaning behind them. 

  1. Aequitas 

Pronunciation: [e-kwi-tas]

Meaning: “justice” or “fairness”

  1. Alcaeus 

Pronunciation: [AL-See-uhs]

Meaning: “mighty” or “powerful”

  1. Bellum 

Pronunciation: [bel-luhm]

Meaning: “war”

  1. Caesar 

Pronunciation: [see-zr]

Meaning: “emperor”

  1. Cato 

Pronunciation: [KAY-tow]

Meaning: “wise” or “all-knowing”

  1. Concordia 

Pronunciation: [kuhn-kor-dee-uh]

Meaning: “harmony”

  1. Corona 

Pronunciation: [kuh-row-nuh]

Meaning: “crown”

  1. Deimos 

Pronunciation: [dee-mows]

Meaning: “fear” or “dread”

  1. Discordia 

Pronunciation: [duh-skor-dee-uh]

Meaning: “discord” or “disagreement”

  1. Dominus 

Pronunciation: [Dom-i-nuus]

Meaning: “lord” or “master”

  1. Eos 

Pronunciation: [Ee-os]

Meaning: “dawn” or “daybreak”

  1. Fides 

Pronunciation: [FIY-Deh]

Meaning: “faith” or “trust”

  1. Fortuna 

Pronunciation: [For-too-nuh]

Meaning: “fortune” or “luck”

  1. Hades 

Pronunciation: [hay-deez]

Meaning: “underworld” or “hell”

  1. Imperium 

Pronunciation: [uhm-pee-ree-uhm]

Meaning: “empire”

  1. Infinitum 

Pronunciation: [een-fee-nee-tuhm]

Meaning: “infinity”

  1. Invictus 

Pronunciation: [uhn-vik-tuhs]

Meaning: “unconquered”

  1. Janus 

Pronunciation: [ja-nuhs]

Meaning: “two-faced” or “dual”.

  1. Justitia 

Pronunciation: [juh-stish-ee-uh]

Meaning: “justice”

  1. Liber 

Pronunciation: [lahy-ber]

Meaning: “free” or “liberty”

  1. Morpheus 

Pronunciation: [mawr-fee-uhs]

Meaning:  “god of dreams”

  1. Neptunus 

Pronunciation: [NEHP-tuw-nuhs]

Meaning:  “god of the sea”

  1. Omen 

Pronunciation: [oh-muhn]

Meaning: “sign” or “omen”

  1. Proxima 

Pronunciation: [Prok-si-muh]

Meaning: “nearest” or “next”

  1. Saturnus 

Pronunciation: [Saht-turhn-nuhs]

Meaning: “god of agriculture”

  1. Sol 

Pronunciation: [sohl]

Meaning: “sun”

  1. Sparta 

Pronunciation: [Spahr-tuh]

Meaning: “city in Greece”

  1. Titan 

Pronunciation: [Tahyt-n]

Meaning: “giant” or “powerful”

  1. Vesper 

Pronunciation: [veh-spr]

Meaning: “evening” or “dusk”

  1. Virtus 

Pronunciation: [vur-toos/veer-toos]

Meaning: “virtue” or “strength”

Tips for Choosing a Latin Name for Your Boy:

There are a few things that you might want to consider before choosing a name for your baby boy.

Understand that there is meaning behind each Latin name. Regardless of how cool or unique they may sound, pick a name with a significant meaning that you think will embody your child. It might also be appropriate if you pick one that goes with your values and beliefs.

Another thing would be picking a name that isn’t too challenging to pronounce or spell. It makes it easier for everybody to familiarize themselves with the name. It doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves that names are purposely made to last one’s lifetime. 

With these things in mind, there is no doubt you will find a suitable, unique, and cool Latin name for your baby boy.

Summary

There are a lot of names to pick from, but with a little patience and a little understanding, you will no doubt find a suitable Latin name for your baby boy. We hope this list of 90 unique and cool Latin boy names did help you find one. A name that can be worthy of his qualities and values, and of course, one that he can be proud of. 

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Daisy Martinez, a Certified Financial Planner and mother of two, blends finance expertise from Ohio State and Anderson School of Management with hands-on parenting insights. Founder of "mamallove.com" and "cashsavvytips.com", she's passionate about guiding parents in financial and parenting realms.

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