100+ Traditional "Boy Names" That You'll Love For a Baby Girl
Although we have yet to meet a name that couldn't work for any baby regardless of sex, for those who've long felt pigeonholed by the idea that there are certain "boy names" strictly for boys and "girl names" exclusively for girls, why not follow a fairly recent baby-naming trend? In lieu of only perusing gender-neutral lists, many parents are opting to give their baby girls a name traditionally considered to be a boy's name, and we're sure the amount of girl Noahs, Jameses, and Wyatts will only continue to rise. It's a tactic that has long had a place in Hollywood. Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, Hayden Panettiere, Parker Posey, Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz . . . their names are all borrowed from the boys' lists. Not only that, but stars have begun adopting this tactic with their own children. (Blake Lively naming her daughter James, for starters!)
Curious what other boy names are being recast for the opposite sex? Read on. You might even be surprised to see some names — like Kelly or Dana, for instance — that have so long been coopted by women, you forgot they were actually considered boys' names to begin with.