Boy Names for Girls

Some of the coolest baby girl names are not girls' names at all but boys' names. We're seeing more and more 100% boy names being used for girls, from nicknames like Sam and Charlie, to occupational or surnames such as Sawyer or McKinley. Here, some boy names that can work for girls.
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  • Harley

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    Once a macho biker name, Harley is now showing its softer side, given to over seven hundred girls last year, which is almost twice the number of boy Harleys. In the UK, Harley is still much more ma... Read More 

  • Ira

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    Ira for a girl. Yes, we consider it a good candidate for a gender switch, in light of tonal similarities with girl's names like Tyra and Keira. Annette Bening and Warren Beatty broke the ice by usi... Read More 

  • James

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    James for a girl? Well, why not? This is one of the traditional male names most adoptable for girls -- it's already been used as a pet name for some Jamies. Now that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds... Read More 

  • Jude

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    Jude may be a rising boys' name, thanks to Jude Law, but it's also a new way to spin Judy or Judith as well as a name that's long been used quietly for girls as well as boys. Alexis Stewart, daugh... Read More 

  • Lyle

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    Lyle is a perfect example of a name that sounds old-fashioned for a boy, cool for a girl.  Read More 

  • Mason

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    Mason is a supertrendy name for boys that's starting to cross over -- Kelsey Grammer used it for his daughter. Creative speller's delight.  Read More 

  • Murray

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    An old-man name that sounds a lot cuter when used for a little girl.  Read More 

  • Neil

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    One of the boys' names that sounds fresher today for a girl. Second-best-spelling for boys, Neal, may work even better for girls.  Read More 

  • Noah

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    The ark-builder's spelling of this name was brought into the realm of female possibility when country singer Billy Ray Cyrus gave it to his daughter. If you love the sound of this name for a girl... Read More 

  • Owen

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    We hate to include this on the girls' list, since one of us has a son named Owen, but since singer Michelle Branch gave it to her daughter, it's on crossover alert along with other male hotties lik... Read More 

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