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24 Darling Baby Boy Names Moms Will Want To Steal For Their Girls

If there is one thing the world is learning more and more about every day, it's that there really are no rules when it comes to gender. Boys can play with dolls and girls can play football. That divisional line between the two is getting shorter and shorter every single day. If the clothing and activities associated with gender are changing, then why can’t the names?

Naming a baby is hard enough, it is one of the hardest things a parent will ever do. Assigning a name to a person that they will have to live with for the rest of their lives should never be taken lightly. What makes it harder is that often a name is picked before mom and dad even meet the baby.

People used to believe that if mom and dad knew what gender they were expecting, then the decision would be a bit easier, but that is not always the case. Sometimes that can make it harder and can lead a lot of parents to opt for a ‘gender-neutral’ name, but what is gender neutral nowadays?

More and more parents are looking outside of the box for baby names, and if they are having a little girl, the best choice might be a name traditionally given to a little boy. It will stand out in a crowd and make a little girl incredibly unique. We have 24 traditional boy names that will be perfect for any little girl.

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24 Corey

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The name Corey (can also be spelled Cory) is one of those boy names that has almost always been considered multi-gender and has been used for both boys and girls. The name comes from Ireland and means “from the hollow.”

When it comes to being used for little girls, the name is not ranked when it comes to popularity. This means that it is not within the top 1,000. The name also dropped another 48% this week alone, making sure to help your little one stand out in a crowd. When used for a little boy, the name is much more common coming in at #467 in 2017.

23 Jamie

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The name Jamie started out as a nickname for the name James, but it quickly earned the right to stand on its own and it has been loved ever since. This is another name that works perfectly for either gender. The name Jamie originates from Scottland and it means “supplanter.”

In 2017, the name was ranked in at #615 when it is used for a little girl. The name is also dropping so it won’t be heard everywhere anytime soon. Surprisingly, the name is slightly less popular now when used for boys, ranking in at only #768.

22 August

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Much like May, April, and even June, August is another month-inspired name that is becoming very popular. It is often assumed to be a boy’s name, but a lot of parents are starting to use it for their little girls as well.

The name means “majestic, venerable.” When it comes to being used for little girls the name is not ranked when it comes to popularity. Your little girl won’t have to share her name with any classmates. When used for a little boy, the name is ranked in at #191. So, she may not have to share with any female classmates.

21 Ezra

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If there are any fans of the show Pretty Little Liars than they may already be in love with this name and thinking about it for a future child. In the show, the name is used for a male, which it commonly is, but this name is also super cute for a little girl.

The name is of Hebrew origin and means “help.” When it comes to being used for little girls, the name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, but it is slowly rising in the charts. Better grab this darling name before everyone else does!

20 Spencer

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Spencer is another name from the popular TV show, and it is being used for more and more girls every day. The name originates from France and it means “keeper of provisions.”

In 2017, the name was ranked in at #975 when used for little girls so it is just appearing on the charts. The name also rose 52% this week so it is only a matter of time before it is near the top spot. When used for a little boy, the name is ranked in at #292 and climbing, making it a popular boys name originally (for now).

19 Noah

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Up to this point, we can all kind of see how the names can be considered unisex, but Noah is a hard one to wrap our heads around. Inspired by a male figure in the bible, this super-popular name is taking the world by storm.

The name is of Hebrew origin and it means “rest, comfort.” It is not ranked in popularity when used for a little girl, but no one is surprised at that. When used for a little boy, the name is ranked in the #2 spot as of 2017 and it is rising more this week. This is a great way to be original and unique.

18 Tyler

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Tyler is an adorable boys name, probably because of the nickname Ty, but it can also be a super adorable name for a little girl. The name is considered an occupational name and it has no official place of origin. The name means “maker of tiles.”

When it comes to being used as a little girls name, the name is not ranked in popularity. In fact, it is dropping even more so your little one is bound to stand out on the playground. It is a much more commonly heard name among little boys that’s for sure. It is a perfect choice for parents who are not afraid to be brave when naming their child.

17 Jude

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Thanks to The Beatles, the name Jude has been well loved by many people all over the world. Now, moms of girls are deciding that it is not fair that boys get to keep this name all to themselves anymore. It is time for some little girls to get to share this incredible name.

The name is considered a diminutive of the names Judith or Judah and it means “praised.” As of 2017, the name was not ranked when it came to popularity when used for a little girl. Boys are still loving this name as it is ranked in at #157 when it comes to popularity.

16 Hudson

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Hudson is a charming name that is no longer reserved for only boys, little girls can use this name as well. The name is of English origin and it means “Hugh’s son.” We don’t need to say it, but if dad’s name is Hugh, this name is perfect.

When used for a little girl, the name is not ranked when it comes to popularity. The name also dropped a little lower this week alone. On the other hand, this name is quite popular when it comes to being used for little boys. In 2017, the name was ranked in at #64 in popularity.

15 Evan

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Who would have thought that the name Evan would be perfect for little boys and for little girls? Some names have very interesting backstories and history and the name Evan is no different. This name actually comes from Wales and varies with the name John. The name means “the Lord is gracious.”

The name is not ranked in popularity when used for little girls, and it is dropping even more off the list. It's perfect for parents who want to pick a name that makes their little girl stand out in a crowd. This name may have gotten a feminine touch thanks to actress Evan Rachel Wood.

14 Jules

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This name is not completely out of left field, because it is often used as a nickname for the name Julie. However, the name is standing on its own and it works perfectly for a little angel. Jules can also be thought of to be a nickname for the masculine name Julian.

The name comes from Greece and it means “youthful; soft, downy.” The name is now ranked when it comes to popularity, so people still believe this to be only a nickname and nothing else. The name is rising in popularity, with a jump of 29% this week alone.

13 Wyatt

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Who would have thought this southern-inspired name would also work for the little cowgirls of the world. Wyatt was known as being strictly a male name, but that is all changing. The name is considered an English surname and it means “brave in war.”

In 2017, the name was ranked at #25 when it comes to popularity, but only when used for a boy. The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and a little girl. It is time more little girls start braving this name and being one-of-a-kind.

12 Parker

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Parker is another name that is not too hard to believe when it comes to unisex names. The name is considered an English occupational name and it means “park keeper.”

In 2017, the name ranked in at #206 when it comes to popularity for little girls. However, the name has dropped 29% this week. This name is still three times more popular when it comes to being a boy name but it is closer to breaking even more and more each day.

11 Levi

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When searching baby name websites, Levi is strictly listed as a name for boys only. However, no one likes to play by the rules and there is nothing saying we can’t use this name for little girls as well.

The name is of Hebrew origin and it means “joined, attached.” When it comes to little boys, the name was ranked in at #37 in popularity in 2017. The name is not ranked when it comes to being used for little girls, yet.

10 Wesley

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Wesley is definitely a name that you won’t hear on a girl very often, which may make this name absolutely perfect for your little girl. This is another name that is listed as a traditional boy name and has no hint or suggestion you should use this for a girl.

The name is of English origin and means “western meadow.” In 2017, the name was ranked in at #111 when it comes to popularity for a little boy’s name. It is not ranked when it comes to being used for a little girl, however.

9 Jasper

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Jasper became very popular when the Twilight movies were all the rage, but it was used for boys. This has changed and a lot of parents are starting to love this name for little girls as well. The name comes from Isreal and it means “bringer of treasure.”

In 2017, when used for a little boy, the name is ranked in at #185 when it comes to popularity. The name is not ranked when used for a little girl, but it is a charming choice.

8 James

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James is one of the most ‘masculine’ sounding names out there, and there may be some out there who are surprised to find it on this list. There are a lot of people out there who are considering naming their little girl this biblical name.

The name is of Hebrew origin and it means “supplanter.” The name is not ranked in popularity when it comes to little girls. This name is still quite popular when used for little boys, it ranks in at the #4 spot for the little men of the world.

7 Reed

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Reed is a sweet name that is perfect for a little girl, even though it is often used for little boys. It works even better if your little one is going to have red hair. The name is of English origin and it means “red-haired.”

The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, so it is perfect for parents who are searching for a name that won’t be shared by many other people. It will work even better when it is given to a little girl instead of a little boy.

6 Landon

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Landon is another name that is officially listed on the Internet as a name only for boys. This may be a great choice for any wild parents out there who don’t like to play by the rules. The name is of English origin and it means “long hill.”

Since the name is not recognized as a girl’s name, it is not ranked in popularity. When used as a boy’s name, the name was sitting at #57 in 2017 for popularity. It was slowly growing in popularity as well.

5 Finn

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Finn is sometimes short for Finley or Finnigan but has always been thought of as a boy’s name. The name comes from Ireland and means “white, fair.” It is a beautiful name that will age well with the little one.

Even though this name is incredibly popular among baby boys right now, it is not the same when it comes to little girls. The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and it also dropped even more away from a spot.

4 Brady

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If dad is a football fan, he may want this name for his child whether it is a boy or a girl. Thanks to quarterback Tom Brady, this has become a popular name. The good news is that this name will work for a little girl.

The name comes from Ireland and means “one with broad eyes.” The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and it is slowly dropping even further away from the top 1,000. Dad and mom will love this unique and special name.

3 Julian

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Julian is an exotic-sounding name that has been reserved only for boys, until now. Moms are starting to love this name for little girls and throwing caution to the wind. The name is of English origin and it means “youthful, downy.” It is also a variation of the name Julius.

When used for a boy, the name was ranked at #36 in popularity in 2017. There are no statistics for its use as a girl’s name, so chances are it is still pretty unique and uncommon.

2 Connor

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Connor is another name that we wouldn’t expect to work with a girl, but it can. Connor has always been thought of as a boy name only, and the baby name websites agree. The name comes from Ireland and means “lover of hounds.”

The name is not ranked in popularity when it comes to use for little girls. The name is ranked in at #56 as of 2017 when used for little boys. Your little girl will definitely stand out with a name like this.

1 Declan

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Declan is a sweet name that has a unique and adorable sound to it. The name comes from Ireland and it means “man of prayer.” The name is pronounced DECK-lin, which may be the only downfall with this name. However, if mom is okay with correcting a lot of people then this is the name for her little girl.

The name is not ranked in popularity when used for little girls, but it is ranked for use with boys. In 2017, the name was ranked in at #116 and it is slowly rising every week.

References: Nameberry.com

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