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Picking a classic boys' name for a baby girl is super trendy — and super cute

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Gender-bending baby names for little girls are all the rage

Good news: Finding the perfect moniker for your baby girl just got easier, because it's now totally acceptable to throw names traditionally used for boys in the mix, too.

The hottest new baby name trend throws gender to the wind, and opens you up to a whole new world of possibilities in your search for naming your baby girl.

Celebrity driven trend

Jessica Simpson jumped on this gender-bending 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).

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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.

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Check out more celebrity baby girl names with unisex or boys’ names:

  • 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: Is your unisex baby name more popular for girls or boys?

If you are considering a unisex or "boy" name for your baby girl, check out the below ideas, which we have broken down into unisex names and, for the more adventurous, boy names for girls.

These unisex names won’t raise many eyebrows as they 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.

Gender-bending baby names for little girls are all the rage
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  • Ryan
  • Parker
  • Christian
  • Chandler
  • Mason
  • Tristan
  • Blake
  • Wesley
  • Tyler
  • Finn
  • Carson
  • Rhett
  • Garrett
  • August
  • Keaton

What do you think of this baby name trend?

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

Gender-bending baby names for little girls are all the rage

Image: Westend51/Getty Images

Originally published Nov. 2015. Updated Nov. 2016.

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