Anglicized form of Aodhán. When combined with variants like Aiden, Ayden, Aydan, and Aden, Aidan was the most popular name for boys in the U.S. in 2006.
St Aidan was the founder of the monastery of Lindisfarne in north England. He is credit
A modern respelling of Aidan. May also be a variant of Eden. When combined with variants like Ayden, Aydan, and Aden, Aiden was the most popular name for boys in the U.S. in 2006.
Anglicised version of the Greek name Alexandros.
Alexander appears in the Bible as the one who helps Jesus bear the cross on the journey to Calvary.
Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedon king. Greece was unified by his
Andrew was a disciple of Jesus and of John the Baptist, who it is said was martyred by being crucified on a cross in the shape of an "X". He became a saint. This symbol is now referred to as Saint Andrew's cross. Andrew was the brother of Peter.
Anthony is from the Roman family name Antonius. Commonly shortened to "Tony" in the English speaking world, Anthony is one of the most common male names in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Australia.
Saint Anthony the Great was the fa
From the Old English 'aesc' - ash tree, and 'tun' - settlement.
The name is borne by American actor Ashton Kutcher.
A contracted form of Augustine and originally a surname. Austin is a city in Texas. Austin was a British car manufacturer, that was later called the British Motor Corporation. They were responsible for the first Mini and later the Austin Rover group.
Benjamin is the anglicized form of the Hebrew Binyamin. In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob. Benjamin was the 24th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, and the 11th most popular in the UK. It is also commonly fou
There have been various saints named Bernard. The St Bernard dogs are named for St Bernard of Menthon who established a hospice on what is now known as the St Bernard Pass. This is the pass over the Pennine Alps of Switzerland and Italy. The dogs were use
Often used as a nickname for names containing -bert-. It is the name of a saint as well as the name of a character in Sesame Street.
Originally a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "broom hill" in Old English. Brandon is the name of the second-largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and is the name of several towns throughout the U.S. and U.K.
Trendy modern respelling of the traditional form Braden.
Trendy modern respelling of the legitimate form Braden.
Modern trendy coinage that came into being with the popularity of name like Brandon, Braydon, Kaylen etc.
The exact meaning of this name is unknown and has no traceble etymolgy. On can assume there is some sort of tie to Braden or Brandon,
Modern trendy coinage that came into being with the popularity of name like Brandon, Braydon, Kaylen etc.
The exact meaning of this name is unknown and has no traceable etymology. One can assume there is some sort of tie to Braden or Brando
In origin a Germanic name derived from the Gothic 'brunjô', 'armour'. Aside from this the interpretation 'brown' is too among the possibilities. Sometimes the name is associated with the element 'bert', 'shining'.
Saint Bruno was the found
In the Old Testament, Caleb and Joshua were among the Israelites who left Egypt for Canaan with Moses. They were the only two who lived to see the promised land. Caleb is sometimes translated as "faithful" or "loyal," probably because a dog displays the
Variant form that charted on the American top 1000 names in 1989.
Variant form of Christopher rarely found.
Modern English respelling of the traditional form Christopher.
In the Old Testament, Daniel was a Hebrew prophet and the Book of Daniel contains prophecies concerning the future. Daniel was among the Jews who were taken captive in Babylon. He rose to a high position in the Babylonian government by interpreting the ki
Darnell is a name that has become a given name but originated as an Old English habituation surname given to or taken by those who lived in a hidden copse or a hard to find area. Another line of etymology points to an Old French origination brought to En
This is a variant spelling of Dominic commonly encountered in English-speaking countries.
Of uncertain origin, but its meaning is probably connected to the word for 'sea'. In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god of the sea and the son of Gwyddion and Arianrhod. He was accidentally killed by his uncle, a Smith God called Govannon. The Welsh poet Dyl
From the Old English elements 'ead' (prosperity, fortune) and 'mund' (protection). This concludes in the meaning 'prosperous protection' but another possible meaning is 'protector of prosperity (or inheritance)'.
The most famous Edmund was King St
Greek variant of the Hebrew Elijah. "Elias" is the name of an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn. It is sometimes claimed that Elias is linked to the ancient Greek name Helios, though this theory is not strongly supported by onomastic evidence.
Elijah was a Hebrew prophet who appeared mysteriously during the 9th century B.C.E. and left this earth in a blazing chariot ascending into the heavens. He appears in the Bible in 1 and 2 Kings, and is seen with Moses during the Transfiguration of Jesus.<
Ethan means strong and optimistic, solid and enduring, or permanent. The name Ethan appears eight times in the Hebrew Bible. Ethan the Ezrahite, is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It may be that Ethan was a cymbal-player in King David's court. He authored
Evan is considered to be Welsh and is, like Ieunan, a form of John and means "God is gracious". Evan and Even are used also in Britanny where they are linked to John the Baptist. These forms overlap in Ireland and Scotland with forms of Eoghan, which are
Gavin is a form of Gawain. Gawain was one of King Arthur's knights of the Round Table.
Harrison is a common surname - examples of bearers include Beatle George Harrison and US Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison, who were grandfather and grandson.
It is the first name of actor Harrison Ford, and Harrison Schmitt w
Harry started out as a nickname for Henry, but is now used as a name in its own right. In the US it was the 593rd most popular name for boys in 2006. In the UK however, where it is the popular name of one of the royal princes, the name comes in fifth. It
This Russian form of John was the name of four rulers of Russia, including 'Ivan the Terrible', who was the first monarch to be called a 'tsar'. Ivan was also the codename given to 'Tsar Bomba', the largest nuclear bomb ever detonated, developed by the Ru
Though originally a nickname for John, Jack is frequently given as a stand-alone name today. In the UK, it has been the most popular name for baby boys for the last thirteen years.
In cards, a jack is the lowest-ranking of the face cards.
Traditionally a surname, Jackson has gained recent popularity as a first name. This rise in popularity is probably due to parents using Jackson as a longer form of the nickname Jack. Jack is traditionally a nickname for the name John.
In the Old Testament, Jacob is the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Esau and the father of twelve sons and a daughter. From his sons came the twelve tribes of Israel - the Israelites. God later changed Jacob's name to Israel.
There are many saints called James, the most famous being Saint James the Elder, one of the Apostles. As a common name it has many namesakes, such as the author James Joyce or the fictional British spy James Bond ("007"). The name has been used for royalt
Modern variant form of Jason which has become vogue in recent years along with its counterpart, Jace. Therefore the exact meaning is compromised from Jason which does mean 'healer'.
Biblically, Jeremiah was a prophet. He prophesied the besieging and taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon but was ignored by the princes of Jerusalem. His writings are found in the book of Jeremiah and, according to tradition, he wrote the book
The French variant of the name is spelled Jérémie.
To pinpoint a direct ground for for this modern creation is difficult. It appears to be a misspelling of Jeremy, however the spelling could be intentional in many cases. therefore it could be considered a nickname for names such as Jerome, Jermaine, Jere
Variant spelling of Jeremy.
Spelt Joël in French.
Joel was a prophet in the Old Testament.
Famous bearers include film directors Joel Schumacher and Joel Coen, and singer Joel Madden.
It was the 124th most popular name in USA in 2006. It
John was the name of two characters in the New Testament.
John is the personal name of four US Presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler, and John F. Kennedy.
This is a combination of both names John and Paul. It seems to be a popular combination, helped along in many countries by the association with Popes John Paul I and II.
In the Old Testament, Jonathan was the eldest son of King Saul and the best friend of the future king David. Jonathan was a courageous defender of Israel and was killed in battle against the Philistines.
There are several Josephs in the Bible, including the husband of Mary in the New Testament and Joseph, son of Jacob - nowadays known for his many coloured coat. Joseph of Arimathea donated his own tomb for the burial of Jesus.
Joseph was th
Often seen as an alternative spelling to the traditional Kyle, Kiel is, in fact, of a different line of etymology. Of unknown meaning, Kiel is a surname of Germanic origin which is derived from the town of the same name in Saxony.
This spelling is more commonly used in North America and Australia.
Originally a surname which was derived from an Old English place name
This name was originally used as a surname.
Likely from the place name, Leicester, or in the 10th century "Ligora caester" more or less meaning Ligora's fort.
Originally a surname which was derived from a Scottish place name
St Luke was the author of the Biblical books of Luke and of the Acts of the Apostles. He is traditionally seen as being a physician or a doctor.
Luke was ranked as the 17th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006, but was rated 43rd in t
Gaelic name meaning "follower or devotee of the dove", where the dove is usually St. Columba.
It was a popular name among Scottish nobility, and the first name of black Muslim Minister and Civil Rights leader Malcolm X.
English form of Marcus.
Saint Mark the Evangelist is traditionally believed to be the author of the second Gospel (Gospel of Mark) and a companion of Peter.
A famous Roman bearer of the name was Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius), politi
Martin is derived from Latin "Martinus," which came from the name "Mars," the Roman god of war.
Saint Martin of Tours was a bishop of Tours whose shrine became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. He
Matthew is the English form of the Hebrew name Mattityahu meaning "gift of God", through the Greek Matthaios.
Matthew the Evangelist, traditionally held as the author of the Gospel of Matthew, is an important Christian figure best known as
Extended form of Micha, meaning "Who is like God?".
Michael is the name of several characters in the Old Testament. It is most famously that of one of the archangels, the one closest to God, who has the responsability of carrying out God's
Modern American English trendy variant and phoenetic respelling of the traditional Michael.
In the Old Testament, Nathan is a prophet who served King David and his son, who was also called Nathan. Nathan is also used as a short form of Nathaniel or Jonathan.
In the Old Testament, Noah rounded up two of every species and built an ark in order to survive the great Flood. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and everyone on earth died except Noah and his family. After the Flood God sent a rainbow as a sign of the
St Peter was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, and became the first pope of the Church. Peter's original name was Simon, but it was changed by Jesus to the Aramaic name Cephas (rock). Peter is the Greek equivalent of Cephas.
The first R
There have been various saints named Robert. St Robert of Molesme was one of the founders of the Cistercian monastic order. St Robert Bellarmine was a Catholic Cardinal, and is one of the Doctors of the Church.
There were three kings of Sc
In the Old Testament, Samuel was the son of Hannah, a prophet and a judge who anointed Saul as the first king of Israel. Samuel was the 25th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006 and the 8th most popular in the UK.
Anglicised form of Sean.
The name was borne by a Roman writer of comedies, Publius Terentius Afer, commonly known as Terence.
This is a variant spelling of Terence.
Tyler is a city in Texas, presumably named so after John Tyler, the 10th US President.
William comes from the Germanic elements 'wil' (will, desire) and 'helm' (helmet, protection). It was the 10th most popular name for boys in the US in 2006, and the 7th most popular in the UK.
There have been many rulers named William, incl
Modern respelling of Winter. Popularized in part by MTV's television show "Liquid Televison" on which a puppet character was named Wynter Steel.
Modern respelling of the name Xavier.
Modern respelling of the legitimate Xavier.
This name was imported to England by Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, the wife of William IV of Great Britain. She gave her name to the South Australian city of Adelaide. In contemporary literature of the time, Adelaide was frequently used as a name for upper
There have been various Alexandras in royalty: Alexandra of Hesse was the wife of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, Alexandra of Denmark was the wife of British King Edward VIII and Princess Alexandra is a cousin of British Queen Elizabeth II.
Variant of Alison, a Norman French diminutive of Alice.
Since 1963 in the US, Allison has been more popular than Alison.
The name is borne by news anchor Allison Stewart, Canadian singer Allison Crowe, and actresses Allison M
A variant of Alicia first used in the 1980s.
A recently coined variant of Alicia. Most often pronunced ah-LISS-ee-ah it is occasionally said ah-LEESH-yah or ah-LEES-ee-ah.
Alyssa might also be derived from the flower alyssum's name.
Actress Alyssa Milano is a famous bearer.
Angelina Jolie is an American actress. The name is also shared by the character Angelina Ballerina - a dancing mouse.
A variant of Audrianna.
This name could be a respelling of Eva.
St Ava was a 9th century nun, the daughter of Pepin II of Aquitaine.
It has become more popular in the USA since the late 1980s, and in 2006 was the fifth most popular name.
Nickname for Elizabeth.
Hurricane Betsy, which occurred in 1965, was the first American hurricane to cause more than a billion dollars of damage.
Notable bearers include actress Betsy Blair and Betsy Ross, who supposedly sewe
Modern feminine form of Brian
A nickname for Cal-names such as Calandra, Calanthe, Calista etc.
A modern feminine form of Carl or a pet form of names such as Carlene. Also often found as a surname.
Charlotte is a feminine form of the name Charles; though often interpreted as "woman" or "feminine," Charlotte might equally be interpreted as "masculine." Many texts reconcile these differences by defining Charlotte as "strong woman." Whilst moderately
From the Irish 'colleen' meaning 'girl'. It is not used as a given name in Ireland; the popularity of the name seems to originate in North America. It also enjoys considerable popularity in Australia.
Diminuative for any feminine name starting with 'Cor' such as Corrine, Coral, Corabel, Cordelia, etc.
Modern respelling of Kristin or Kristen which first became popular in the early 1970's.
From the English word which is ultimately derived from the Latin word "destinare," meaning "to determine".
Elena is the Spanish and Italian form of Helen.
Bearers include the Infanta Elena of Spain, eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos and tennis players Elena Dementieva and Elena Baltacha.
The name is particularly popular in Spa
From Elisabet, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Elisheva meaning "my God is a vow".
In the Old Testament, Elisheva is the wife of Aaron.
In the New Testament, the name is borne by a kinswoman of the Virgin Mary and mother of John the Bapti
Ella originated as a short form of any of the various names containing the Germanic element ali (foreign, other).
Ella is now taken as a variant of Ellen, and also a possible nickname to other names with a strong el-sound in them.
Ellie is a nickname for El- names, most commonly Eleanor. As a stand-alone name it has only recently made the top 200 in the US, but it has seen great popularity in the UK, where it fell to 13th place in 2007.
Similar in sound to the name Amber, Ember is a far less common alternative.
From the Latin Aemilia, a derivative of Aemilius, an old Roman family name believed to be derived from aemulus (trying to equal or excel, emulating, rival).
Another explanation concerning the meaning of the name could point in the direction
Emma might be a form of Erma, a short form of various names which begin with the Germanic element Erm(en), Irm(en) which can mean 'strong' but is more literally translated as "whole" or "universal".
For some, it is a diminutive of Emmanuell
This compound name combines the names "Emma" and "Lee" to become a form of "Emily."
Lady Gabriella Windsor is the daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, and is a member of the British royal family. The main female character in Disney's 'High School Musical' is Gabriella Montez.
Grace was the 17th most popular girl's name in the US in 2006, and the most popular (#1) name in the UK in 2007. It is also very popular as a middle name. To Christians, grace means free salvation from God. Grace is also the name of the prayer said before
Alternate trendy spelling of the traditional Hailey or Hayley. Haily did not feature on the US top 1000 popular baby names in 2006. However, if you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Hayleigh etc.)
In the Old Testament, Hannah was the mother of the prophet Samuel. She had been unable to bear her husband Elkanah a child, and so prayed at the temple that if God gave her a son then she would give him up to be a priest. When the child, Samuel, was born,
There have been various queens named Isabella. Isabella of Castile laid the foundations for the unification of Spain, with her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. They reconquered Granada, and patronised Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to America. She w
Janae is perhaps a combination of the names Jennifer and Danae. It may also be an elaboration on the name Jane. Janae Timmins is a character in the Australian soap 'Neighbours'.
The name Janiah and it's counterparts are modern coinages that were probably created merely to attain a certain sound and therefore have no meaning. Possibly inspired by the popularity of the name Mariah. Janaya has recently become a popular name in Canad
The name Janiah and it's counterparts are modern coinages that were probably created merely to attain a certain sound and therefore have no meaning. Possibly inspired by the popularity of the name Mariah.
Jasmine is the name of a flower. In the Disney film Aladdin, Jasmine is the name of one of the main characters.
Modern trendy variant spelling of the traditional Jasmine.
Jessica first appeared in the Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' and her origins are much debated. It is possible that Jessica comes from the Hebrew name found in the Bible as Iscah, which was translated in Shakespeare's time as Jesca.
There is much conjecture to what this name means. Many sources say that is is relevant to "heart" or "piece of" the heart. It is conjecture, though and there seems to be no hard and fast etymological line.
This name became popular in the U.S. in the mid-twentieth century, but has recently fallen out of favor. Jolene appears to be the name Jo or Joe with the feminine -lene suffix attached; it became popular along with other -ene names like Charlene.
Modern American English variant respelling of the classic Georgia.
Julia is a feminine form of the name Julius; this name was given to every female in the Julius family in ancient Rome. Julia was the name of several early Christian saints and martyrs. Julia was also the name of a character in William Shakespeare's "Two G
A short form of Michaela (McKayla), or perhaps an elaboration on Kayley.
Kaylee was the name of a well-loved character on the short lived American television series "Firefly." It was used as a nickname for Kaywinnit.
The name Kayleen is a combination of the name Kay and the popular mid-century feminine suffix "-leen" or "-lene." It may also be influenced by the name Colleen.
A modern invention originating in Australia.
Kia is a Swedish pet form of Kristina.
In the English-speaking world, its use is recent, and probably arbitrary, or a pet form of Kiana.
In New Zealand and Australia it may have been inspired by the Maori phrase 'kia ora' (be well),
Alternate spelling of Lauren.
Lillian Bounds was the wife of animator Walt Disney. Lillian Gish and Lillian Roth were American actresses, and Lillian Hellman was a playwright. The name was most popular around 1900, and these four examples of bearers of the name Lillian were all born w
"Lucinda" first appears in literature in Cervantes' "Don Quixote," though it is unclear whether Cervantes invented this name himself. Lucinda first became popular in the nineteenth century; it is currently quite uncommon in the U.S.
A respelling of the traditional Madeline which was a hit in Australia in the mid 90's to 2002.
Trendy respelling of the popular Madison, a masculine surname that has recently become incredibly popular for baby girls.
Latinate form of Madgalene.
A recent modern english respelling, probably influenced by the names Molly or Malia.Or possibly a variant of the name Aliyah.
Pet form of Marcia.
Pet form of Marcia.
Marcy is sometimes found in historical documents as an alternate spelling of the name Mercy.
Phoenetic respeling of Marquita. Modern coinage.
Variant respelling of Marlon.
Modern coinage which is probably a spin off of Martina or any other name beginning with "Mart" such as Marta.
Modern American English variant of the traditional Michaela.
Although the name Myla is growing in popularity, its roots are entirely obscure. Likely a modern coinage with no known meaning, but could have been modeled after the masculine Miles or Myles. Other sources feel it could be a spin on the traditional Mila.
Natalie is the English form of Natalia, which is derived from the Italian "natale," meaning "birthday." The term refers specifically to Christ's birthday - the Italian phrase for "merry Christmas" is "buon natale!", literally "good birthday!"
Famous Natashas include actresses Natasha Richardson and Natasha Lyonne, singer Natasha Bedingfield and British newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky.
The 1990 census placed Patricia as the 2nd most popular name in USA, accounting for just over 1% of all girls' names. Patricia peaked between the 1930s and mid-1960s when it was in the top 10.
There are several actresses named Patricia, in
A spelling variant of Priscilla that has fallen into disuse.
A nickname for Rachael or a feminine form of Ray. Possibly also taken from the vocabulary word 'ray' or the Scottish surname (Mac)Rae.
Modern spelling of the classic Ruby.
As Samantha is likely an English variation on Samuel, it does not retain the original Hebrew meaning "heard by God," as it is not a Hebrew name.
Samantha is a relatively new name, arising in the latter part of the 18th century. It was popu
In the Old Testament, Sarah was the wife of Abraham, and the mother of Isaac.
Her name was first Sarai ("my princess"), which God changed to Sarah ("princess") as her descendants were to be the future nation of Israel.
A savanna (also spelled "savannah") is a large, grassy plateau. Savannah is the name of a large city in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is also the name of a breed of cat.
A variant of Sharon influenced by the name Rhonda.
In Australia this is a slang term for "woman".
A possible variant of the classic Sheila, this modern coinage could also simply be a "name smush" of the popular elements "shy" and feminine suffix "la".
Made popular in contemporary times by British actress Sienna Miller.
The name Sophia is derived from the Greek word for "wisdom." In early religious and philosophical texts, characters who personified wisdom are referred to as "Sophia figures."
Famous bearers include actress Sophia Loren, Sophia Myles and
Susan B Anthony was an American suffrage leader, who helped to secure the vote for women in USA. Susan Sarandon is an Oscar-winning actress.
Susan Pevensie is one of four siblings that find their way to Narnia in CS Lewis' 'The Lion, the W
Tanya is a nickname of Tatyana, which is probably derived from the Latin "Tatianus" or "Tatius," a family name of unknown definition.
A modern respelling of Taylor, especially popular in Austraila where Taylor and Tayla are pronounced the same.
A modern respelling of Taylor, especially popular in Austraila where Taylor and Taylah are pronounced the same.
Also created as a feminine equivalent of Terry.
Modern coinage of no known meaning. Could be related to the name Christiana or Tatiana, or any name with a similar ending.
A number of early Christian saints were named Valeria. Valeria is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." Many Americans became familiar with this name through the TV show "A Model Life," in which one of the contestants was named Val
Victoria was the Roman goddess of victory, the equivalent of the Greek Nike.
A notable bearer of this name is Queen Victoria who reigned between 1819 - 1901 and is the longest reigning British monarch. Victoria was not a common name when Qu
Likely a modern trendy respelling of the Arabic Zara.
Very modern trendy coinage probably derived from the masculine Xavier.
A nickname for Abigail, and also a surname from Middle English originally used for someone who worked at an abbey. Abbey is also the name of a British bank.
Addison, which means 'son of Adam', is one of the surnames which has been enthusiastically taken up in the current trend to find 'unique' names for baby girls. It has been climbing the American charts since 1994 and in 2006 was the 27th most popular name
This traditionally male name is now also used for girls in the English-speaking world. In modern Greece it remains a male name, which might more literally be transliterated as 'Alexes': in the Greek alphabet it is written 'alpha-lambda-epsilon-xi-eta-sigm
Angel is used mostly as a masculine name among Spanish-speaking communities, and mostly as a feminine name in English-speaking communities. The Spanish name is pronounced "ahn HEL," while the English version is pronounced "AYN jel")
A place name and surname from the Old English words 'æsc' (ash) and 'leah' (wood). This name transferred from surname to male first name but in recent decades has become increasingly popular for girls.
Transferred use of the surname.
Bearers include the actress Brooke Shields and philanthropist Brooke Astor.
Nickname for Chris- names.
A Christian is someone who follows the religion of Christianity, based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Christian is the main character of John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress', which is a Christian allegory.
In the Old and New Testament, the angel Gabriel makes several appearances; he is the angel who informs Mary that she will give birth to Jesus. According to Hebrew tradition, Gabriel is one of the seven archangels.
Bearers include Columbia
A common spelling of this name, it is found mostly on females. It was the 25th most popular name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Hayleigh etc.) then Hailey (
Originally a surname which was derived from the name of an English town.
It was the 306th most popular name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Ha
Jalon, Jalen, Jaylen, Jaylyn, Jalin and their counterparts are modern trendy creations without any true meaning. Could possibly have been modeled after the classic, Jason or perhaps be a combination of two separate names, such as Jay and Lynn, or Jane and
One of the best known American actresses by this name, Jodie Foster, was actually born Alicia Christian Foster.
Jodie and it's counterpart, Jody, are legitimate unisex names and have traditionally been used for both girls and boys.
Jody, along with it's variant Jodie, have both been traditionally used for boys and girls.
The main character in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings classic Pulitzer Prize winning book "The Yearling" was 11 year old Jody Baxter, a boy who lived in the
Jordan is the name of a country in the Middle East; it is also the name of the river that runs along Israel's eastern border in the Great Rift Valley. Jordan was in use as a male name in Europe by the Dark Ages, but it has recently become a popular choic
As a female name, Kira is a variant of the name Ciara, from the Gaelic meaning "dark".
As a Japanese male name, Kira may be written with the character for "glitter; gleam; twinkle".
As a Russian name Kira is taken from the fe
Trendy respelling of the traditional masculine surname Mackenzie.
Transferred use of the surname meaning "son of Maud"; and also perhaps "Mad's son", Mad being a common pet form of Matthew during the Middle Ages.
Although Madison, today, is given as a name to both genders, it isn't a legitimate unisex nam
A short form of Amanda or Miranda, Mandy is also bestowed as an independent given name. Very occasionally Mandy is used as a male name.
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which is derived from Welsh mor (sea) or mawr (great), and can (bright, white) or cant (circle, completion).
This name is common as a surname in both Wales and Ireland and is becoming increasingly popular
A Russian male name now often used for girls in the English-speaking world, perhaps due to its similarity to the female names Niki or Nita. Perhaps the best-known Nikita in the last century was Nikita Khrushchev, an important leader in the USSR's Communi
In some cases a transferred use of the English surname, a local name from a place named with Old English ryge (rye) and leah (wood, clearing).
In other cases it probably represents a respelling of the Irish surname Reilly, which is from an old Iris
Sydney is a variant of the name Sidney, and can be used on both males and females.
Sydney Carton is the male hero of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities."
Sydney Bristow is the heroine in the television show "Alias."
Taylor was originally an occupational surname which denoted someone who worked as a tailor.
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States. Taylor is a brand of guitars and the name of Taylor University in Indiana. Taylor Alis
From the name Thierry (Germanic for "ruler of the people") or a pet form of Terence (Latin name of uncertain origin) or Theresa (meaning "harvester").