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Bailey has been well-used over the past two decades, mainly for girls but for boys too. Here, some Bailey alternatives that might feel fresher.
  • Ainsley

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    While theoretically unisex, this surname name has been edging up the girls' baby names list, perhaps originally as an Ashley substitute, and is now in the Top 400 baby names. Read More 

  • Arleigh

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Softer version of hot Harley or Marley. Read More 

  • Bailey

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Extremely amiable, open-sounding surname that's gradually being taken over by the girls. Read More 

  • Bay

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    One of the most usable of the pleasant, newly adopted nature/water names (like Lake and Ocean), especially in middle position.

    There was a character named Bay Kennish on the show... Read More 

  • Bayou

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    A slow and sultry southern choice that's definitely cool for babies of either gender. Read More 

  • Bellamy

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Bellamy is emerging as an up-and-coming girls' name, a surname-y riff on the super-popular Bella series of names. While the Bella connection makes Bellamy sound trendier and more popular than it... Read More 

  • Bradley

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    An English surname name, Bradley has a long history, dating way back to at least 1086, but as a first name it actually succeeded in the US before it reached England--though Dickens used it in his... Read More 

  • Brilie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Brilie combines elements of the megapopular Briana and Riley to form a pleasant merger. Some would call Brilie a Smoosh Name.Read More 

  • Early

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Early is a word-turned-name, pleasantly suggesting the start of a bright new day. Of the new word and day names, Early is one of the best.Read More 

  • Finley

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This was a 100 percent male name until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley, who used it for one of her (female) twins. Now... Read More 

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