Geezer Names for Girls

Blame it on Sidney. This name, which conjures up images of thick glasses, a snowfall of dandruff on shoulders, and plaid polyester pants pulled up to the sternum, sounds (strangely enough) nothing less than charming, nothing short of cool when applied to a little girl. And so too can the other geezer names here. Caution: Most of these names should not be bestowed on a boy. The world is not yet ready for another generation of male Seymours and Sheldons, although keep in mind that among the hottest boys' names in the UK now are Harvey and Leon.

  • Barry

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Out-of-date for a boy, innovative for a girl. Read More 

  • Bert

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Bert is certainly cuter than any of the possible long forms.Read More 

  • Chauncey

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A name halfway between its old milquetoast image and a more jovial Irish-sounding contemporary one. Sounds more feminine than masculine these days.Read More 

  • Gary

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    While not generally thought of as unisex, this is a male name that, like Perry and Barry, has occasionally been used for girls over the years. Read More 

  • Howard

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Howard? For a girl? In the woolly new world of baby naming, stranger things have happened. One or two, anyway.Read More 

  • Ira

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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... Read More 

  • Jay

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the boys' names newly appropriated for girls -- either on its own, as a pet form of any J name, or as a singular middle name. Read More 

  • Jules

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    TV personality Jules Asner made this middle-aged male name suddenly seem young and fresh and female, after having been an off-the radar-nickname for Julia and Julie. Author and wife of celebrity... Read More 

  • Lawrence

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    We approve of this name for a girl — but prefer the au, Laura-Laurenish, spelling. Read More 

  • Lyle

    Gender: F LoveDislike

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

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