Origin:English surname and nature name
Description:One of those simple, straightforward English surnames -- and with a presidential pedigree -- that's easy to translate into a first. It was recently chosen by both Kevin Costner and Jessica Alba for their sons, which can likely be credited for its spike in popularity in the past few years. Surname names and nature names like Hayes, which qualifies on both counts, along with occupational names all make up the new generation of stylish English names for boys that go far beyond Harry and Edward.
Description:Hayes was given to a handful of girls last year in the US. Like similar nature-based surnames like Rivers or Forrest, Hayes has potential as a feminine name, even more so given its soft sound which is reminiscent of Hazel.