Feminizations are, in the classic sense, feminine variations of male names rather than unisex baby names. You may be attracted to these baby names because you want to name a daughter after dad or grandpa, or maybe you simply love the traditional feel of many of these baby names.
  • Patricia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Patricia still sounds patrician, though its scores of nicknames definitely don't. Wildly popular from the forties (alternately Number 3 and 4 during the decade) through the sixties, Patricia has... Read More 

  • Paula

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Still seems stuck in the era of duo Paul and Paula bopping out the song "Hey, Paula". Two pronunciations are possible - the English "Pawla" and the Portuguese "POWLA"Read More 

  • Paulina

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    More stylish than either Paula or Pauline, it was given a glamour gloss by model Paulina Porizkova in the nineties. Read More 

  • Philippa

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Philippa is a prime example of a boy's name adapted for girls that was common as crumpets in Cornwall, but rarely heard stateside, never having appeared in the Top 1000. That was before the... Read More 

  • Roberta

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Harks back to the day when Roberta sat around discussing the latest Sinclair Lewis novel with pals Lois and Lorraine. Read More 

  • Samantha

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Samantha, a long-popular feminization of Samuel, while still in the Top 35, is finally beginning to fade after years of widespread use, though still a lovely name. The popularity of Samantha was... Read More 

  • Simone

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Simone, the elegant French feminization of Simon, strikes that all-important balance between unusual and familiar, and it's oozing with Gallic sophistication. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has a... Read More 

  • Stephanie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Stephanie has had more staying power than most female forms of a boy's name, managing to be feminine without being frilly, and having had a long run of popularity. In the 1970s and 1980s,... Read More 

  • Theodora

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Theodora is one of the most revival-worthy of the charmingly old-fashioned Victorian valentine names, softly evocative but still substantial, as is the reversed-syllable Dorothea. It was borne by... Read More 

  • Thomasina

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Though rarely used now that many parents would rather appropriate men's names than sweeten them with feminine endings, Thomasina does have some vintage appeal.

    Thomasina Coverly plays... Read More 

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