Baby names. Baby names. Baby names. This is all expectant parents think about — and it can become mind-boggling over time. Where can I find the best baby names for girls? Where are all the names for boys? Well, who the heck says you have to choose from a gender-specific list?
Truth be told, there are tons of fun baby names out there for the taking. Some are classic, some are new, and some are just perfect — even if they weren’t “intended” for your child’s sex.
Just take a look at these “boy names” that would be wonderful for your little girl.
(You’ll fall in love.)
It’s pretty obvious why Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds chose to name their daughter James; it’s just too cute to pass up. Hailing from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Iacomus, James is also thought to have ties to the Hebrew Yaakov.
Even though the amazingly talented Stevie Nicks — not to mention Stevie Wonder — turned us on to this baby name, let’s recap.Stevie comes from the name Steven, which has roots in both the Latin Stephanus and the German Stephanos (derived from stephanos, meaning a “crown” or “garland”).
There’s likely a reason why Jessica Simpson and others bestowed the name Maxwell to their daughters. (Spoiler alert: It’s cute!) A Scottish surname derived from Maccus (great), Maxwell is a sleek baby name for a girl.
This name really needs to be on your short list. Aside from sounding all sorts of cool,Dylan is thought to be a Welsh name that means “son of the sea.” We think “daugher of the sea” works, too!
Aw. Sweet little, Randall. This English surname comes from the name Randolf, which means “shield wolf.” Doesn’t that sound medieval chic?
Sorry, boys, you need to share this one with the ladies.Hebrew for “eternal,” the baby name Amari is a powerful choice for your bundle of joy.
Hendrix is one of those rocker names that’s full of life. An alternative to Henry,Hendrix comes from the German Heinrich and Haganrih (ruler of an enclosure). Also, one badass guitar player.
Tag, you’re it! Even if you aren’t stellar at running,Chase is a name that will bring home the gold. Derived from the French chacier (to chase), Chase also has English roots as a surname.
Whether you’re a Scandal fan or not, Bellamy is a fun baby name choice for your baby girl. Commonly known as being a “male” name, Bellamy has both English and Irish origins and means “fine friend.”
Frankie — what an adorable name! A playful form of Frances, Frankie is a catchy baby name for a little girl. Just ask Drew Barrymore!
“El-li-ott.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial or not, Elliott is a delightful name! Derived from the Hebrew Elijah (Jehovah is God), Elliott also has French roots as a diminutive of Ēlie.
A variation of the Old English name Ælfred, Alfie is a compound name with two meanings: “elf” and “counsel.” Adorbs.
Shane has strong ties to Gaelic history and comes from the Irish Seaghán. Thought to mean “God is gracious” (from the Gaelic cognate of John), Shane is an adorable baby name for a little girl.
Every parent deserves to have an ace up his or her sleeve. Latin for “unity,” Ace is a common boy name that is fitting for a princess.
Oooh, this is a good one. A Scottish surname, Blaine is a chic name for a baby girl.
The English surname Merritt is one of those names that has a certain ring to it. Popular during the late 19th century, Merritt is a strong baby name choice for your daughter.
Noted as a contracted form of the Latin name Augustine,Austin is a lovable baby name with a geographic twist.
Sometimes, surnames make the best baby names. Hailing from the Gaelic word caol(narrow), Kyle is a common family name that comes from the southwestern region of Scottland.
In case there was any doubt, Cade definitely has strong English roots. Both a surname and nickname, this four-letter name is a beautiful choice for a baby girl.
Why, hello, little- Bryce. An English surname with Celtic origins, it’s believed that Bryce comes from brighmeaning “strength” and “valor.”
It’s no secret that this English baby name relates to a direction. (Easton. Get it?) That doesn’t take away from the fact that Easton is all sorts of cute.
Traditionally a surname (hi Diane and Michael!), Keaton is both playful and super dreamy baby name.
Hailing from the German Frederick (peaceful ruler), the name Freddie is a fun name that’s just perfect for your sweet girl.
Doesn’t Montgomery sound regal? A Norman surname,Montgomery is thought to have ties with the Old French mont (hill).
Literary lovers will likely enjoy this name. Derived from the Irish Quillan, Quill is a whimsical choice for a baby name that has historical significance. Love it.