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Who says last names can’t come first? Check out this list of boy and girl surnames that we think could do double-duty as fantastic first names.
English: Diminutive variant of Abbas, Abbott, Abelard, and Abner
Hebrew: Father or head of a monastic community; This surname is likely derived from the Hebrew name Abba and may bring to mind the...
This Hebrew name means "father" and was used as the term for the leader of a monastery. Abbott has some traction as a last...
Anglo Saxon Origin
English: From the town or settlement near the oak trees
Gaelic: From the oak tree ford; surname
English: Son of Adam
Another patronymic name like Jamison, Addison has fallen out of fashion as a boy's name and is almost exclusively a girl's...
English: Made of oak, strong; son of Aiken
English: From the Afton River
Celtic: Lord of the horses
English: My own meadow
German: Noble, bright; Prince Albert was Queen Victoria''s consort noted for enthusiastic support of the application of science to...
English: Old friend, wise friend. Variant of Alvin. A surname derived from Aldwyn. Related to the Alder tree.
English: From the old house
The moniker Alexander is name to a host of prolific men from Alexander the Great to two kings of Scotland, three emperors...
English: From the old ford
While Allen has never entered baby-name stardom, perhaps due to its dignified old-man-in-a-suit feel, it has maintained a...
Allison is a version of the French name Alice, meaning "noble." It's an extremely popular name choice for girls in the U.S...
English: From the nobleman''s town, possibly from the elf''s town; surname
French: Name of a count
Italian: Italian form of Amhrose immortal
Irish: Ridge; long hill
English: Brave; powerful. See also Emory.
German: Divine; Brave; powerful. See also Emory.
Scandinavian: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew
Scottish: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew
From the Shakespearean play Macbeth