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Picking a Classic Boys' Name for a Baby Girl Is Super Trendy — & Super Cute

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Searching for an adorable name for your baby girl? It's time to start looking at baby boy names

You've scanned every single baby girl name list on earth — and you still can't find the one that really speaks to you. It might be about time you open yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities by starting to peruse boy name lists, too.

We're loving the baby name trend that is bidding adieu to gender specific names and allowing new parents to name their babies based on what sounds good to them, despite what sex their kid is.

Celebrity driven trend

Jessica Simpson jumped on this gender-neutral trend when she named her daughter Maxwell Drew. She explained that the name is from her fiance’s middle name (Maxwell) and her mother’s maiden name (Drew).

More: Middle Names for Girls That Are the Perfect Complement to Her First

Other celebrities give their child a masculine first name paired with a feminine middle name, such as Michelle Branch who named her daughter Owen Isabelle or Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis who named their daughter Wyatt Isabelle.

Other stars, such as Soleil Moon Frye, went masculine all the way by naming her daughter Jagger Joseph Blue.

Then there are Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, who used the trend as a middle name. The couple welcomed a daughter named Saylor James.

Check out more celebrity baby girl names with gender-neutral/boys’ names:

  • James: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
  • Andy Rose: Jack Osbourne
  • Sawyer: Talk co-host Sara Gilbert
  • Elliott: George Stephanopoulos
  • Emerson: Teri Hatcher
  • Wyatt Lilly: Rachel Uchitel
  • Arlo: Johnny Knoxville
  • Dylan: Joe and Heather Nichols
  • Jude: Alexis Stewart
  • Billie: Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart
  • Lou: Heidi Klum

More: Exotic Girl Names That Are Just Quirky Enough

If you are considering a gender-neutral or "boy" name for your baby girl, check out the below ideas, which we have broken down into gender-neutral names and names that are traditionally given to boys.

These gender-neutral names are often given to both girls and boys:

  • Cameron
  • Taylor
  • Emerson
  • Sam
  • Alex
  • Devin
  • Dylan
  • Jayden
  • Logan
  • Quinn
  • Reese
  • Drew
The following baby names are typically given to boys, however would make cool girls’ names as well. You can also consider giving your child a feminine middle name to balance out the masculine first name.
  • Ryan
  • Parker
  • Christian
  • Chandler
  • Mason
  • Tristan
  • Blake
  • Wesley
  • Tyler
  • Finn
  • Carson
  • Rhett
  • Garrett
  • August
  • Keaton
Searching for an adorable name for your baby girl? It's time to start looking at baby boy names
Image: Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

What do you think of this baby name trend?

Originally published November 2015. Updated July 2017.

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