Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addison

Son of Adam

English

Adley

Impartial, just, honest

Hebrew

Alix

Noble

German

Andi

Manly, virile

Greek

Aniston

Unknown

American

Arden

Great forest

Latin

Ashton

Ash tree town

English

Aston

East settlement; ash tree settlement

English

Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Bader

Full moon

Arabic

Bailey

Bailiff

English

Bentley

Meadow of bent grass

English

Berkley

Birch tree meadow

Scottish

Billie

A feminine diminutive of William.

English

Blair

Plain, field

Scottish

Blake

Black or pale

English

Blakely

Dark clearing

English

Blaze

Lisp, stutter

Latin

Bobbi

Foreign woman

Latin

Brady

Descendant of Br?ch

Irish

Brenley

Burned meadow

English

Briley

Descendant of Roghallach

Irish

Brinley

Burnt meadow

English

Bristol

Site of the Bridge

English

Brogan

Sturdy shoe

Irish

Bryce

Spotted

Scottish

Brynn

Hilled area

Welsh

Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

Camryn

Crooked nose

Scottish

Carson

Son of Carr

Scottish

Cazzy

Pure

Greek

Chandler

Candle maker

French

Charlie

Free man

English

Collins

Holly

Irish

Cooper

Barrel Maker

English

Dakota

Friend and ally

Native American

Davy

Beloved

Scottish

Dayton

Bright and Sunny Town

English

Demi

Half

French

Devyn

Poet

Irish

Drew

Manly and strong

Greek

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

Ellison

Son of Ellis

English

Ember

Smoldering coal

English

Emerson

Son of Emery

English

Emersyn

Son of Emery

English

Emery

Home strength

German

Fallon

Superiority; descended from a ruler

Irish

Finley

Fair warrior

Scottish

Frankie

From France

Latin

Georgia

Farmer

English

Ginger

Pep, liveliness; ginger

Latin

Greer

Watchful

Scottish

Hadley

Heather meadow

English

Harley

Hare meadow

English

Harlyn

Army land

English

Harper

Harp Player

English

Hayden

Hay valley

English

Hunter

One who hunts

English

Indie

Independent

American

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Izzy

God's promise

Hebrew

Jael

Mountain goat

Hebrew

Jamie

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jessy

He sees

Hebrew

Jett

Black

English

Joey

Jehovah increases

Hebrew

Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Jordyn

To descend

Hebrew

Journee

To travel from one place to another

English

Karter
Kayden

Form of Caden

American

Kaylor

Created Name

American

Keagan

Descendant of the fiery one

Irish

Keaton

Hawk's Town

English

Kendall

The Kent river valley

English

Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish

Kimber

Cyneburg's field

English

Kingsley

From the king’s meadow

English

Kirby

Church farm

English

Laken

Created name

American

Landon

Long hill

English

Leighton

From the town by the Meadow

English

Lennon

Dear one

Irish

Lennox

From Levenach, Scotland

Scottish

Linzy

Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees

English

Logan

Little hollow

Scottish

Lyndon

From the flax hill

English

Madigan

Dog, Mastiff

Irish

Madison

Son of Maud

English

Maren

Star of the sea

Latin

Marley

Boundary wood

English

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Meadow

Clearing

English

Mercer

Merchant

English

Miller

Mill Worker

English

Morgan

Circling sea

Welsh

Morrigan

War Goddess

Irish

Navy

Military at sea

English

Oakley

From the oak tree field

English

Palmer

Palm tree

Latin

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

Paxton

Peace town

Latin

Perry

Pear tree

French

Peyton

From Pacca's town

English

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Piper

Pipe player

English

Porter

Doorkeeper

English

Presley

Priest clearing

English

Quincy

Counsel; estate of the fifth son

Irish

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Randi

Beautiful

Latin

Reagan

Descendent of Riagan

Irish

Reggie

Queen

Latin

Remi

Rower

French

Remington

Settlement by the stream

English

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

River

Flowing body of water

English

Romy

Diminutive of Rosemary and Rosemarie

German

Rory

Red king

Irish

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Roxy

Dawn

Persian

Ryan

Little king

Irish

Ryder

Knight, mounted warrior

English

Rylee

Rye clearing

Irish

Sage

Sage plant

English

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Salem

Peace

Hebrew

Sasha

A short variant form, regarded as Russian, of Alexandra.

Russian

Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

Saylor

Sailor

English

Scotty

From Scotland

English

Scout

To listen

French

Seren

Star

Welsh

Shae

Admirable

Gaelic

Sheridon

Seeker

Gaelic

Shiloh

His gift

Hebrew

Skylar

Noble scholar

English

Sloane

Raid

Irish

Spencer

Provider

English

Stevie

Crown, garland

Greek

Stormy

Stormy

English

Sutton

From the south town

English

Tanner

Leather Worker

German

Tate

Cheerful

English

Tatum

Tata's homestead

English

Taylor

Tailor

English

Teagan

Little Poet

Irish

Tennyson

Son of Dennis

English

Terri

Late summer

Greek

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Tipper

Nickname and variant of the Irish name Tabar meaning a well.

Irish

Tyler

A worker in roof tiles

English

Vale

Strong, healthy

Latin

Vesper

Evening star

Latin

Viv

Lively

Latin

Vix

Victory

Latin

Vonnie

True image; womanly; brave

Latin

Walker

Cloth-walker

English

Whitley

White meadow

English

Willa

Will helmet, protection

German

Wren

Bird

English

Xia

Guest, stranger

Greek

Yael

Mountain goat

Hebrew

Zena

Guest, stranger; life of Zeus; belonging to Zeus

Russian

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

Ziggy

Victory

German

Not every little girl likes playing dress up in princess costumes. Some little ones prefer being a knight or cowgirl. For these maverick maidens, tomboy girl names are the perfect fit. We’ve lassoed a few of our favorites from our complete list that we’d love to share with you.

Tomboy girl names tend to fall into the¬†unisex territory, as these traditionally male names lack the frillier prefixes and suffixes of girl names like -ella and -enna. Instead, they have suffixes like -ton, meaning “town.” This is seen in Paxton, Sutton, and Peyton. You’ll also notice the -son suffix, meaning “son of.” Well-known wearers of this include Emerson and Ellison. Using these names is also a great way to honor a special male in your daughter’s life, such as a much-loved father or grandfather. Sure, it says “son,” but you can always interpret it as “child of” for your sweet little girl.

Occupational picks are common among tomboy girl names. Harper is the most popular, meaning “harpist.” This musical maven may be linked to a sweet instrument, but she’s not afraid to roll her sleeves up for fun in the sun. Another great choice is Scout, a¬†To Kill a Mockingbird¬†literary classic. A short and sweet pick, she means “to listen.” Water lovers may enjoy Sailor, and outdoorsy families might find Hunter or Sawyer to be top-notch fits.

Many of today’s most popular girl names fall into tomboy territory. Riley is one you likely know, along with her variants Rylee and Ryleigh (among many others.) Meaning “rye clearing,” this Irish charmer has a spring in her step that you can’t help but like. Her popularity spiked in the mid-2010s, but she remains a top choice today. Another well-loved tomboy pick is Avery. ¬†Meaning “elf ruler,” she’s a sassy little one who seems right at home on a T-ball team or hiking trail. Other popular tomboy names for girls include Madison, Skylar, and Addison.

There are plenty of rare options too if they’re more in line with your style. Brenley is one that matches many of today’s top trends without being common. She feels like a sister to many of today’s most popular picks yet this English sweetie isn’t even in the Top 1000! Scotty is another solid choice. Meaning “from Scotland,” she’s a youthful moniker with a zest for adventure. Other uncommon picks include Kaylor and Seren.

Read the rest of our list for more terrific tomboy girl names.