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.

  • Aidan

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Aidan is an ancient Irish saint's name that's mega popular for boys, most often spelled as Aiden, and is occasionally used for girls, sometimes as Aidyn or Ayden, as well. Aidan was the name of a... Read More 

  • August

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Though associated traditionally (and fashionably) with boys, it has been used occasionally for girls as well -- by Garth Brooks, for one, along with more than 100 other parents in 2011. In fact,... Read More 

  • Austin

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Austin -- a name with an attractive southwestern feel, place-name panache and the solid base of having long been an Anglo-Saxon surname and a first name since medieval times --reached the Top 10... Read More 

  • Barry

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Out-of-date for a boy, innovative for a girl.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

  • Claude

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Yes, we tend to think of Claude as a male name and Claudia and Claudette as the female, but this ancient clan name is used in France for girls as well as boys, and could make a distinctively chic... Read More 

  • Curtis

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Best-selling Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld made this familiar boys' name a fresh girls' choice. Read More 

  • Douglas

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Now a mostly-male name, in its earliest incarnation Douglas was used equally for girls and boys and could certainly make a comeback as a radical female choice.Read More 

  • Elliot

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Elliot is another traditional boy's name lured into the girls' camp, a trend led by political commentator George Stephanopoulos and his actress wife Ali Wentworth.

    Variously spelled... Read More 

  • Flynn

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A winning last-name-first Celtic choice, Flynn is still mostly used for boys, such as the son of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr. Though, as with other Irish surname names, from Quinn to Flannery... 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 

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