Surname Baby Names

Surname baby names have been growing in popularity for boys and girls too over the past few decades. Now, anything goes, so look for a long-lost surname in your family or even search the phone book for something you love. Or look through this list for more unusual surname baby names.

  • Delaney

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    Delaney has been a popular Irish surname name for a couple of decades, projecting buoyant enthusiasm plus a feminine feel. Read More 

  • Donnelly

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    Makes Donna into a cool twenty-first-century unisex Irish surname. Read More 

  • Donovan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the first of the appealing Irish surnames to take off in this country, this boys’ name has long outgrown its "Mellow Yellow" association,... Read More 

  • Drummond

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    At one time associated with the fictional detective Bulldog Drummond, this formal surname name does boast the cute nickname Drum.Read More 

  • Ellison

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Updates Allison—which everyone will misunderstand it as. But it's definitely a fresh spin on the Ellie names, and a rising surname name choice for girls. It entered the US Top 1000 in 2013. ... Read More 

  • Field

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    More unusual than Forest or Forrest, Field is a nature name that is simple, evocative, and fresh--sort of the male equivalent of Meadow.

    Field and Fields are both relatively common surnames,... Read More 

  • Finnigan

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    Finnigan is another way to spell Finnegan, one of the energetic Irish surname-names in vogue now. One note: While Finnigan, Finnian, Finley and so on are appealing names on their own, you don't... Read More 

  • Frazier

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Stylish way to name your son after basketball great Walt -- though Walt is sounding fresh again too.Read More 

  • Gardener

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Gardener is surely one of the most pleasant and evocative of the occupational options, calling up images of green grass and budding blooms. The name can also be spelled without the first... Read More 

  • Gilby

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    Transformation of the stolid Gilbert into an animated surname name. Read More 

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