125+ Masculine Girl Names With Meanings

125+ Masculine Girl Names With Meanings

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In 2017, there were hundreds of babies born with the names Ezra, Lincoln, Austin, and Wyatt in the US and they all had one thing in common – they were girls.

These parents had decided to use names that are typically considered a male name and they are not alone. Over the last 10 years, government data indicates a huge increase in the number of girls born with names that are traditionally considered male.

If you fancy embracing this trend we have put together a list of masculine girl names to inspire you.

Why Do Parents Choose Masculine Names For Their Daughters?

The most obvious reason why parents choose masculine names for their daughters is to rattle the cage of gender expectations. By choosing a traditionally male name they are showing that girls can take on traits that are perceived as masculine.

Another reason which is very sad in this day and age is that having that gender-neutral name can have its advantages for women.

A perfect example of this is the author J.K.Rowling and she is not alone many female authors choose to write under a pen name that is masculine in order that their work is purchased by both men and women and that of course they are taken more seriously in their profession.

This same principle applies in any workplace and unfortunately, some of these biases are very much still present. So by giving their daughter masculine or gender-neutral names, they hope that they can avoid these issues. 

Masculine Girl Names

Adrian – A name of Latin origin and means a person from Hadria in Northern Italy.

Alex – Of English origin and means defender of the people.

Ashton – English in origin and means ash tree town.

Ashley – Means from the ash tree field and is of English origin.

Aspen – A name of American origin and means quaking tree.

Aubrey – English in origin and means noble ruler.

Austin – Of English origin and means great.

Bailey – Means bailiff, steward, and is of English origin.

Billie – A name of German origin and is a diminutive form of Wilhelmina.

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Blair – Of Scottish origin and means battlefield or plain.

Blake – English in origin and means pale blond one or dark.

Blaine – Means yellow and is of Scottish origin.

Caden – A name of American origin and means fighter.

Cagney – Of Irish origin and means descendant of the advocate.

Callen – Irish in origin and means slender, thin.

Cameron – Means bent nose and is of Scottish origin.

Charlie – A name of English origin and means free man.

Cooper – Of English origin and means barrel maker.

Dallas – Scottish in origin and means from the meadow dwelling.

Dawson – Means son of David and is of English origin.

Denver – A name of American origin and means from the passage of the Danes.

Devon – Of English origin and means from the tribe of Dumnonii.

Dylan – Welsh in origin and means son of the sea.

Elliot – Means the Lord is my God and is of English origin.

Emerson – A name of English origin and means son of Emery.

Emery – Of English origin and means work ruler.

Ender – Turkish in origin and means extremely rare.

Ezra – Means help and is of Hebrew origin.

Fable – A name of English origin and means story with a moral or lesson.

Fallon – Of Irish origin and means of a ruling family.

Farley – English in origin and means from the fern-covered clearing.

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Farren – Means the color iron grey and is of English origin.

Fenton – A name of English origin and means marsh town.

Finley – Of Scottish origin and means fair warrior or hero.

Finn – Irish in origin and means fair.

Frankie – Means free or truthful and is of American origin.

Gale – A name of English origin and means pleasant, merry.

Galen – Of Greek origin and means calm.

Gannon – Irish in origin and means son of the fair-haired one.

Garren – This name is a combination of Gareth and Darren and is of American origin.

Garron – Form of Garren and is of English origin.

Hamilton – A name of English origin and means from Hemela’s settlement.

Hanson – Of Scandinavian origin and means son of Hans.

Harper – English in origin and means harp player.

Hayden – Means from the hay downs and is of English origin.

Hudson – A name of English origin and means son of Hudd.

Hunter – Of English origin and means one who hunts.

Ian – Scottish in origin and means God is gracious.

Iden – Means from the marshland pasture and is of English origin.

Iggi – A name of African origin and means only son.

Iggy – English in origin and means firey one.

Iker – Of Basque origin and means visitor.

Indie/Indy – Means independent or Indian and is of American origin.

Ira – A name of Hebrew origin and means watchful.

Jaime – Of Spanish origin and means supplanter.

Jessie – English in origin and is a diminutive form of Jessica or Jean.

Joey – Means God will increase and is of English origin.

Jordan – A name of Hebrew origin and means to flow down.

Jules – Of French origin and means youthful, downy.

Kaden – American in origin and means fighter.

Kadin – Means companion and is of Arabic origin.

Keegan – A name of Irish origin and means descendant of the fiery one.

Kelly – Of Irish origin and means bright-headed.

Kelsey – English in origin and means from Ceol’s island.

Kendall – Means valley of the River Kent and is of English origin.

Laken – A name of American origin and means from the lake.

Landen/Landon – Of English origin and means from the long hill.

Landry – English in origin and means land ruler.

Lane – Means from the lane and is of English origin.

Layne – A name of English origin and means dweller by the road.

Langley – Of English origin and means from the long meadow.

Larson – Scandinavian in origin and means son of Lars.

Lennon – Means dear one and is of Irish origin.

London – A name of English origin and means from the great river.

Madison – Of English origin and means son of Matthew.

Mason – English in origin and means stoneworker, bricklayer.

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Maxwell – Means from Maccus’ spring and is of English origin.

Morgan – A name of Welsh origin and means great circle.

Noah – Of Hebrew origin and means rest, peace.

Nixon – English in origin and means son of Nicholas.

Noel – Means born on Christmas day and is of French origin.

Oakley – A name of English origin and means from the oak tree field.

Ocean – Of Greek origin and means sea.

Ogden – English in origin and means from the oak valley.

Ollie – Means elf army and is of English origin.

Omri – A name of Hebrew origin and means my sheaf.

Owen – Of Irish origin and means the yew tree or youth.

Pace – English in origin and means peaceful one.

Padgett – Means attendant and is of English origin.

Pagan – A name of English origin and means pagan.

Paget – Of English origin and means little page.

Palmer – English in origin and means holy land pilgrim.

Paris – Means from Paris, France, and is of Greek origin.

Parker – A name of English origin and means park keeper.

Parley – Of English origin and means trader.

Parry – Welsh in origin and means son of Harry.

Peyton – Means from Pacca’s town and is of English origin.

Phoenix – A name of Greek origin and means blood red.

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Porter – Of English origin and means doorkeeper.

Quentin – Latin in origin and means fifth.

Quest – Means long search and is of Latin origin.

Qunicy – A name of French origin and means a person from Quincy, France.

Quinlan – Of Irish origin and means descendent of the handsome man.

Quinn – Irish in origin and means descendent of Conn.

Raleigh – Means from the red or rye field and is of English origin.

Ray – A name of English origin and means counsel protection.

Rae – Diminutive form of Rachel or Raymond and is of English origin.

Rey – Of Spanish origin and means king.

Riley – Irish in origin and means descendant of Roghallach.

River – Means stream of water that flows to the sea and is of English origin.

Robin – A name of English origin and means bright fame.

Ryan – Of Irish origin and means descendant of the king.

Sage – English in origin and means herb or prophet.

Sandy – Diminutive form of Alexander or Sandra and is of English origin.

Sasha – Of Russian origin and is a diminutive form of Alexander.

Sawyer – Means wood cutter and is of English origin.

Shawn – A name of American origin and means God is gracious.

Shiloh – Of Hebrew origin and means his gift.

Skylar – American in origin and means scholar.

Storm – Means a storm and is of American origin.

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Sydney – Contraction of St. Denys and is of French origin.

Talan – A name of Welsh origin and means forehead.

Talen – Respelling of Talon and is of American origin.

Tanner – Of English origin and means leatherworker.

Tate/Tait – English in origin and means cheerful.

Tatum – Means cheerful, full of spirit, and is of English origin.

Taylor – A name of English origin and means one who tailors clothes.

Tyler – Of English origin and means tile maker.

Upton – Egyptian in origin and means high village.

Urban – Means from the city and is of Latin origin.

Uriah – A name of Hebrew origin and means God is my light.

Val – Short form of Valentine or Valerie and is of English origin.

Varen – Indian in origin and means gifts.

Varian – Of French origin and means variable.

Walden – Means from the valley of the Britons and is of English origin.

Ware – A name of English origin and means dam.

Wyatt – English in origin and means son of Guy.

Yancy/Yancey – Of American origin and unknown meaning.

Yardley – Means from the wood where spars were got and is of English origin.

Yates – A name of English origin and means dweller by a gate.

Zaiden – Of American origin and means increasing, surplus.

Zaidin – English in origin and is of unknown meaning.

Zealand – Means from the sea-land and is of English origin.

The Final Thought

So that brings us to the end of our masculine names for girls and what a list it is. Hopefully, we have shown you that even those names that are traditionally considered masculine can make a great name for a little girl. 

If you are still looking for some further inspiration why not check out our  Irish Unisex Names or if you are looking for a more feminine name why not check out names that mean summer.

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!