20 Amazing Tomboy Names For Girls

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A few names tend to stereotype a girl and hence are not preferred by a few parents. So, if you are looking for some neutral names, here are a few tomboy names for girls. A tomboy is a term used to refer to a female who behaves in manners considered boyish. So, in a way, tomboys try to break the conventional girlish traits the society has created over time. For such tomboys, a familiar name that highlights the feminine traits may not be suitable. As you may not know if your child would grow up to be a tomboy or feminine, giving them a neutral name could seem a safe bet. Hence, we have included neutral names that are cool, unique, and memorable.

20 Amazing Tomboy Names For Girls

1. Kai:

With its exotic roots, simple pronunciation and appropriateness for both girls and boys, Kai take the spot for our Tomboy girl names list. The meaning of this Hawaiian name is ‘sea’. The name reflects the tomboy’s love for style and diversity – all at the same time. The name also has the star power. Actress Jennifer Connelly chose the name for her son.

2. Anais:

Don’t you think Anais has an alluring pronunciation? And how can you forget the famous namesake, Anais Nin was hailed by many critics as one of the finest writers of female erotica.

3. Aubrey:

Aubrey is a German name meaning ‘ruler’. With its simple pronunciation, Aubrey gives a perfect tomboy angle to a classic name. And if it worked with Hillary Duff, and Colin Firth, it will work for you too.

4. Evan:

Evan is an Anglicized version of John. It comes from a Welsh name Lefan, meaning ‘God is good’. The popular tomboy name had been sitting among the top 100 for decades and is now slowly climbing back up the charts. In Celtic, the name means ‘young warrior’.

5. Sydney:

The name Sydney goes beyond Australia. The destination name is perfect for your darling too. In the last century, Sidney was more popular for boys but is now common amongst girls.

6. Tyler:

Tyler was super-trendy in the nineties. It laid the foundation for the last-name-as-a-first-name movement. There is also another tradition associated with Tyler. It initiated the practice of using one’s profession as a surname.

7. Alex:

In its full form, Alexandra is regal, feminine and saintly. It is dainty, but not in a flimsy way. The name has some perky short forms like Allie or Lexie and Alex. We like Alex the most, but you can consider Allie or Lexie too.

8. Gus:

A girl with a name ‘Gus’? Sounds weird to you, right? Just like Alex follows from Alexandra, Gus is the logical short form of Augusta. Gus has been a tomboy name for years. This one-syllable name has a cuddly vibe to it.

9. Beatrix:

Most of the time, weird spellings of traditional names often go wrong, for example, Jorja or Rybekka. But Beatrix is one example that sounds oh-so-right. All thanks to the letter ‘x’, you have got a name that falls between the old-fashioned Beatrice and the wickedly trendy Bellatrix.

10. Beckett:

We don’t know whether it is the sporty ‘b’ or the chic double ‘t’ that make the name Beckett so attractive. It does not sound delicate or extremely feminine, just the kind you would want for your daughter. In fact, Freakonomics predicted that Beckett would be one of the most popular names of 2015. How could anyone be so right with his or her prediction?

11. Callie:

Most of the names for girls are sweet, and a handful of names are strong. But a name like Callie manages to be a bit of both. Callie is one of those cute tomboy girls names that have a new school meet old-school twist to it, something that no tomboy can resist.

12. Cleo:

Cleo has a sassy and slick ring to it. It is also the pet name of one of the most influential women in the history, Cleopatra. If you want, you can consider Cleo as the nickname and Cleopatra as the official name.

13. Clover:

Violet? Been there! Rose? Done that! For tomboys, you have to think of a name that is obscure and old school. Clover, with its farmer’s market sound and Irish heritage, makes an apt name for a tomboy.

14. Django:

Gypsy names like Django sound incredibly cool. The name has links with the jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt. Remember, the D is silent.

15. Ally:

Ally is another excellent tomboyish name. It comes from the name Alison or Alice, a feminine name. Alice was the most famous name in the English countries. And now Ally is equally popular as a tomboy name.

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16. Bobbie:

Bobbie is a short form of the name Barbara. This unisex name will make a perfect pick for your tomboy. Barbara was the name of a saint in the Roman Catholic traditions. She was the protector against fire and lightning. The name Bobbie is very popular in European countries.

17. Iris:

Iris was the name of the goddess of the rainbow and a messenger of Zeus and Hera in the Greek mythology. In the ancient times, iris flower was the symbol of majesty and power, with the three-petal segments symbolizing valor, wisdom, and faith. So if you want your daughter to grow up with these qualities, you can consider bestowing this name on her.

18. Odette:

The name Odette hit the headlines because of Odette Braily, the courageous French Resistance heroine. She supplied the information to the allies and narrowly escaped a German person camp. Even Natalie Porter and Tchaikovsky are into it.

19. Phoebe:

Phoebe is the goddess of the moon and hunting in the Greek mythology. But if you are a fan of the famous sitcom FRIENDS, you will know her as the goddess of strange songs and music and the kooky stories. And do not forget her view about her name “If it’s a girl, Phoebe; if it’s a boy, Phoebo.”

20. Piper:

The name Piper will evoke the images of a bright-eyed collegiate tomboy who is great at academics and singing. But you may not know that she has a tough side too, which she does not show to anybody.

Gone are those days when stereotypic tomboy names could only be used for sons. With the help of this list of tomboy names for girls, you will be able to find a great name that you could use for naming your daughter. Also, it should be noted that these names are not specifically tomboy and are more inclined towards the neutral side. Celebrities have also used names like Sydney, Beatrix, or Clover for their characters in movies or series. So scroll through and choose the name that you like the best.

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Arshi Ahmed

Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. She specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child. Arshi understands how important it is for a parent to find the right name because the name gives the baby an... more