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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.

Abbey

English: Diminutive variant of Abbas, Abbott, Abelard, and Abner

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Abbot

English Origin

Hebrew: Father or head of a monastic community; This surname is likely derived from the Hebrew name Abba and may bring to mind the...

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Abbott

This Hebrew name means "father" and was used as the term for the leader of a monastery. Abbott has some traction as a last...

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Ace

Anglo Saxon Origin

English Origin

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Ackley

English Origin

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Acton

Anglo Saxon Origin

English: From the town or settlement near the oak trees

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Adair

Celtic Origin

Gaelic: From the oak tree ford; surname

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Adalwen

German Origin

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Addis

English: Son of Adam

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Addison

Another patronymic name like Jamison, Addison has fallen out of fashion as a boy's name and is almost exclusively a girl's...

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Adkins

English: Made of oak, strong; son of Aiken

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Afton

English: From the Afton River

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Ahearn

Celtic: Lord of the horses

Irish Origin

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Aiken

Anglo Saxon Origin

English Origin

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Ainsley

English: My own meadow

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Albert

English Origin

German: Noble, bright; Prince Albert was Queen Victoria''s consort noted for enthusiastic support of the application of science to...

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Alden

Anglo Saxon Origin

English: Old friend, wise friend. Variant of Alvin. A surname derived from Aldwyn. Related to the Alder tree.

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Aldis

English: From the old house

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Alexander

The moniker Alexander is name to a host of prolific men from Alexander the Great to two kings of Scotland, three emperors...

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Alford

English: From the old ford

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Allen

While Allen has never entered baby-name stardom, perhaps due to its dignified old-man-in-a-suit feel, it has maintained a...

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Allison

Allison is a version of the French name Alice, meaning "noble." It's an extremely popular name choice for girls in the U.S...

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Alston

English: From the nobleman''s town, possibly from the elf''s town; surname

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Amaury

French: Name of a count

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Amaya

American Origin

Japanese Origin

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Ambrosi

Italian: Italian form of Amhrose immortal

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Amery

German: Divine

Irish: Ridge; long hill

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Amory

English: Brave; powerful. See also Emory.

German: Divine; Brave; powerful. See also Emory.

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Anderson

Scandinavian: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew

Scottish: Manly, brave; variant of Andrew

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Angus

From the Shakespearean play Macbeth

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