Girls Names for Boys?

What are some feminine names that work for boys?

[name_f]Lux[/name_f] only has a girl’s entry on NB but I think it could be unisex as it’s not very common and sounds like [name_m]Luke[/name_m] and [name_u]Max[/name_u]. I also like the idea of [name_f]Jade[/name_f] for a boy.

I always liked [name_f]Amity[/name_f] on a boy, at least for a MN. Surprising to me [name_u]Dominique[/name_u] is more common on boys than girls. I always thought it was feminine variation of [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]. [name_u]Lindsey[/name_u] can also fit a boy.

[name_f]Willow[/name_f]. Lots of nature names are considered unisex, this one is considered mostly feminine, but I think it would be lovely for a boy.
[name_f]Gem[/name_f] names like [name_f]Diamond[/name_f]/[name_f]Emerald[/name_f]/[name_f]Sapphire[/name_f]. Usually considered girls names, but I think would make fine middle names for a boy.
[name_f]Star[/name_f]. I have this on my extreme guilty pleasure list for a boy. I will never use it, but I absolutely love the combo [name_m]Evander[/name_m] [name_f]Star[/name_f]. So tempting!
[name_f]Endellion[/name_f]- I guess this is registered as a unisex name on nameberry. I’ve always heard it as a girl’s name, but I think it actually has quite a masculine sound.

In my view, it isn’t really possible for a name to “switch” appropriate gender, because it is its roots and etymology which determine it, not its sound. However, there are some names usually seen as feminine which I find work just as well for a man:

[name_f]Garnet[/name_f] - As well as being a gemstone, this is also a surname which developed from a diminutive of [name_m]Warren[/name_m]. I think it would make a handsome choice for a boy.
[name_u]Joyce[/name_u] - Its history points to it being more masculine than feminine.
[name_f]Kayley[/name_f] - Because this is a combination of [name_u]Kay[/name_u] and Ley, masculine name and surname respectively, it seems reasonable as a boy’s name.
[name_f]Hayley[/name_f] - Ditto; although it wasn’t commonly used as a given name prior to [name_f]Hayley[/name_f] [name_m]Mills[/name_m], its origin as a surname makes it viable for boys.
[name_f]Carol[/name_f] - It’s only since the twentieth century that this has been used mostly for girls, and it hasn’t lost its jaunty boyish feel to me.

The ones I have on my boys list are;

But I also like the idea of [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] (that was originally unisex anyway), [name_f]Amity[/name_f] and [name_f]Lux[/name_f].

I love [name_u]Madison[/name_u] and [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] on boys.

I think potentially


Could all work for boys.

I like [name_f]Lux[/name_f] for a boy. [name_f]Briar[/name_f] and [name_f]Grier[/name_f] (or [name_f]Greer[/name_f]) seem more boyish to me. [name_u]Ruby[/name_u], [name_f]Garnet[/name_f], and [name_f]Opal[/name_f] could work for boys as well.

My DH’s name is [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u]. It was weird at first, but now I love it! It suits him, in my opinion. Plus, it’s always fun to call for him in public and see him and five little girls turn around. Like [name_u]Ashley[/name_u], [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] was meant to be a boy’s name first.

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] (wonder why it’s only girls on nb)

first typically female names that come to mind, sure there are many more
generally I’m for ignoring any gender rules but I do see the problems that could occur

I have a GP crush on [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f] for a boy. I also love [name_u]Madison[/name_u], [name_u]Harper[/name_u], and [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] but they’re very popular.

[name_f]Sophia[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] [name_f]Ravena[/name_f]


I would also say the [name_u]Madison[/name_u] and [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] sorta names, but they were originally male, so they don’t really count

[name_f]Mariana[/name_f] Tabinas
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f] Cartalla
[name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f] Giv Heart
[name_f]Sophia[/name_f] [name_f]Gabriella[/name_f] [name_f]Casandra[/name_f] [name_m]Mariano[/name_m]
[name_f]Jasmine[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Zamora[/name_f]
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] Bernales
[name_f]Elena[/name_f] Gutierrez
[name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f] Pulgo
[name_f]April[/name_f] [name_u]Kim[/name_u] [name_f]Natasha[/name_f]
[name_f]Ella[/name_f] Keiza [name_f]Adrianna[/name_f]

[name_f]Danielle[/name_f] [name_f]Justine[/name_f] Barba
[name_f]Freya[/name_f] [name_f]Gabriella[/name_f]
[name_f]Vanessa[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_m]Reyes[/name_m]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] Delacruz
[name_f]Lara[/name_f] Meliza

[name_f]Mimi[/name_f] [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Kirsten[/name_f] [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Justine[/name_f] [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Lita[/name_f] [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
Vanesa Michaela Barbara

Cabrera [name_f]Emily[/name_f] Jeven
[name_f]Sarah[/name_f] Winchester
[name_f]Regina[/name_f] [name_m]Mills[/name_m]
[name_u]Rey[/name_u] [name_f]Ann[/name_f] [name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]
[name_f]Heather[/name_f] [name_u]Dale[/name_u]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] Dela [name_u]Cruz[/name_u]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_m]Pierce[/name_m]
[name_f]Francine[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]MaryAnn[/name_f] [name_f]Inez[/name_f]
[name_f]Mia[/name_f] [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] ballbreaker
[name_f]Melissa[/name_f] Benoist
[name_f]Lily[/name_f] [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] Gonzalez
[name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_m]Olsen[/name_m]
[name_f]Selena[/name_f] Gomez

[name_f]Ava[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]

I thought of [name_u]Brook[/name_u] for a boy today, and I actually love it! Like [name_u]River[/name_u], but I feel like it’s more manly and is more of an adult name

I’ve always liked [name_u]June[/name_u] for a boy as well as [name_f]Briar[/name_f].