Sloane as a girl name?

What do you guys think of [name]Sloane[/name] as a girl’s name? Is it just a boy’s name, or can it go for girls too, and do you prefer [name]Sloan[/name] or [name]Sloane[/name]? Thanks!

I thought [name]Sloane[/name] was primarily a girls name!
I do like this name a lot. It’s the name of [name]Ferris[/name] Buehler’s girlfriend, haha.

And [name]Sloane[/name] with an E at the end makes it cooler. : )

I also only think of a girl when I hear [name]Sloan[/name]/[name]Sloane[/name].

I think first of [name]Sloane[/name] from HBO’s Entourage, who is ridiculously gorgeous so I have a positive association with the name.

It seems that in TV & film “[name]Sloane[/name]” is the “hot girl friend” name. You could do worse!!

I associate [name]Sloane[/name] with the super gorgeous and super talented pianist played by [name]Kat[/name] Dennings in the [name]Hilary[/name] [name]Duff[/name] movie “Raise Your Voice”.

So that’s a good thing too :slight_smile:

I feel I should mention, even though it probably doesn’t matter for anyone living outside [name]England[/name], that sloane is British slang for a very spoilt, mildly brainless, privately-educated person, who mindlessly follows certain trends (purposefully messed up hair, skinny jeans, Ugg boots or ballet pumps, [name]Jack[/name] [name]Wills[/name] hoodie and Abercrombie t-shirt). I don’t think I explained that very well, but you can look it up on - it has some very funny examples :smiley:

One of my daughters is named [name]Mia[/name] [name]Sloane[/name]. So, I mostly hear it as a more feminine name. HTH!

It initially makes me think of [name]Mark[/name] [name]Sloan[/name] A.K.A. Dr. McSteamy on “[name]Grey[/name]'s Anatomy”, haha! But I am slowly but surely identifying it more as a girl’s name, especially [name]Sloane[/name] :slight_smile: I like it. It does evoke beautiful-looking girl.

My mother was pushing for [name]Sloane[/name] and [name]Lenox[/name] as names for my twins. After squares in [name]London[/name]. Mom has a timeshare flat in [name]Sloane[/name] Gardens in [name]London[/name], off [name]Sloane[/name] Square. She goes there for vacation. That doesn’t mean she knows what’s up, for example the term ‘sloane’ meaning a upper class trendoid, which someone else already mentioned. ([name]Sloane[/name] [name]Ranger[/name], isn’t it?)

Those suggestions seemed really pretentious and they annoyed me. I am unfamiliar with pretty Sloanes on tv. Maybe if someone else had suggested these names to me, not referencing squares in [name]London[/name] but as names, I would have been more open to them. But I doubt it.

I knew a girl named [name]Sloane[/name], and always thought she had a great name!

I have a niece named [name]Sloane[/name]… I think it’s GORGEOUS!

Nameberry says: “An Irish surname-name that’s used almost exclusively for girls these days.”

I’ve always thought of it as a girls name, because of [name]Sloane[/name] from [name]Ferris[/name] [name]Bueller[/name]'s [name]Day[/name] Off (one of the greatest movies in existence! lol). I think there’s a band called [name]Sloane[/name], named after her.

this was my ‘fake’ name i’d give to strangers in bars and pubs in my pre-baby days!


Really I love it though, and it doesn’t sound trendy or cutesy like a lot of surnames do these days. I would consider using it.

I have a friend with the name spelled Slown. I think having the name Slown however it’s spelled just makes a girl that much cooler. :slight_smile:

And it’s totally a girl’s name.