11 Celebrity-Approved Unisex Names
Celebs have always loved unisex names for their babies. Check out these 11 gender-bending names that just may end up at the top of your list.
Both the Beckhams and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen named their precious daughters this formerly boy-only name (case in point: it’s also the name of Paul Simon’s son). In recent years the trend is definitely swinging the other way as more and more girls are bearing the Harper moniker, but that doesn’t make it any less fresh for a little boy.
Maxwell for a girl?! Yup, thanks to Jessica Simpson naming her daughter this, the formerly male-only name is becoming totally a-ok for little ladies as well.
This name actually got its start as the location of a major Civil War battle—and was only for the boys—but is now a unisex name contender thanks to Brangelina’s tow-headed little girl.
This playful and adventurous name has fans of celeb parents of daughters and sons alike. Actress Sara Gilbert graced her daughter with this moniker, while Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw have a son with the same name.
What can we say? The Beckham’s are always trendsetters. Their oldest son is named after the uber-hip New York neighborhood, as is supermodel Brooklyn Decker.
Traditionally a boys’ name (think actor Sydney Pollack), Sydney is swinging on over to the girl’s side as well, thanks to a slew of celebs like boxer Laila Ali and TV announcer Samantha Harris naming their daughters this name that means “wide island”.
The “majestic” August is quickly becoming the favorite month of the year for celebs to name their kids after. Country crooner Garth Brooks has a little girl named August, while actress Mariska Hargitay is the proud mommy of a little boy August.
Bailey is hot, hot, hot right now. This unisex option meaning “steward” is popular with celebs (and us “normal” people) for both girls (Melissa Etheridge’s daughter) and boys (Anthony Edward’s son) alike.
Another one of those place names, Dakota has a fresh, cool vibe that works for either gender. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson have a daughter named Dakota (soon to be the star of the upcoming “50 Shades of Grey” movie), as is Melissa Gilbert’s son.
Traditionally male Dylan got a shot of female cool when Sean Penn and Robin Wright decided to give the name to their daughter. But that definitely doesn’t mean this name’s gone to the girls. More traditional celebs like Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas are still bestowing their sons with this popular moniker.
While Noah is still predominately a boy’s name (Michael Buble just named his son this!), risk-taking celebs like Billy Ray Cyrus are gender-bending Noah by naming their daughters this. If Noah is still too masculine for you, the alternate spelling Noa is the #1 girl’s name in Israel.
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