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 LoveDislike

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

  • Paula

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Still seems stuck in the era of duo Paul and Paula bopping out the song "Hey, Paula." Two pronunciations are possible—the English "PAW-la" and the Portuguese "POW-la." It came close to dropping... Read More 

  • Paulina

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    More stylish than either Paula or Pauline, it was given a glamour gloss by model Paulina Porizkova in the nineties. Though it has been trending downward since its highest spot at Number 366 in... Read More 

  • Philippa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 LoveDislike

    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 LoveDislike

    Though still a lovely name, Samantha, a long-popular feminization of Samuel, is finally beginning to fade after years of widespread use. The popularity of Samantha was originally inspired by the... Read More 

  • Simone

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 LoveDislike

    Stephanie has had more staying power than most female forms of a boys' name, managing to be feminine without being frilly, and having had a long run... Read More 

  • Theodora

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 LoveDislike

    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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