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100+ Tough And Cute Tomboy Names

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The birth of a baby boy or baby girl is exciting news.

Amidst the chaos and excitement of a new baby in the house, picking the right baby name can prove to be challenging. This is why it’s useful to explore several baby names and make a decision before you become a parent.

Tomboy names are increasingly becoming popular as strong names for the amazing tomboy baby in your house. While a tomboy is a girl who typically behaves in a boyish manner, a tomgirl is a boy who typically behaves in a girlish manner as per societal norms. Using the terms ‘boyish girl’ as an alternative to tomboy can sometimes make it clearer that the referent is a girl.

There are several girl names and boy names to choose from for your baby but if you’re looking for some amazing tomboy names for your tomboy baby girl, check out our list of options.

You may also be interested in our other names lists such as these strong female names or these girl names with boy nicknames.

Popular Tomboy Names

Your little tomboy deserve a cute name.

Looking for popular tomboy names for girls? Check out these options and take your pick.

   1. Aiden (Irish origin), meaning ‘little fire.’

  2. Anais (Hebrew origin), this is a good tomboy name that means ‘grace.’

   3. Andie (English origin), meaning ‘courageous,’ typically shortened from Andrea but is popular as a tomboy name for girls in itself.

   4. Austin (English origin), it is a good name for a tomboy means ‘magic destiny.’

   5. Avery (English origin), this tough and cute tomboy name means ‘ruler of the elves.’

   6. Baker (English origin), it is an occupational tomboy name meaning ‘the baker.’

   7. Beatrix (Latin origin), this is a tomboy name which means ‘one who brings joy.’

   8. Billy (English origin), this tomboy name has the meaning ‘resolute protection.’

   9. Blake (English origin), this name means ‘fair-haired’, and its use has picked up especially thanks to actress Blake Lively.

  10. Blakely (English origin), meaning ‘from the dark meadow’ and can be shortened to Blake.

  11. Blaine (Irish origin), a tomboy name meaning ‘slender or angular.’

  12. Bo (Swedish origin), this good tomboy name carries the meaning ‘to live.’ The name can also be spelled as Boe.

  13. Bobbie (English origin), this tomboy name carries the meaning of ‘a traveler.’

  14. Brody (Scottish origin), this tomboy name means ‘broad eye or broad island.’

   15. Brooks (English origin), this tomboy name means ‘of the brook.’

  16. Carson (Scottish origin), the name means ‘one who is the son of the marsh dwellers.’

   17. Charlie (English origin), this name means ‘free man.’ It is the feminine version of Charles.

   18. Clark (English origin), this name means ‘scribe.’

   19. Codi (English origin), this is among the tomboy girl names meaning ‘helpful.’

   20. Colbie (Old Norse origin), the name carries the meaning ‘swarthy person’s settlement.’

   21. Collins (Irish origin), this tomboy name means ‘holly.’

  22. Corey (Greek origin), a tomboy name meaning ‘helmet.’

  23. Dakota (Native American origin), this tomboy name means ‘one who is friendly.’  

  24. Dale (English origin), this is a good name that means ‘one who lives in the valley.’

   25. Dana (English origin), 'from Denmark' is the meaning of this unisex name option.

  26. Dani or Danny (English origin), the name means ‘God is my judge.’

   27. Darcy (French origin), meaning ‘the dark one.’

   28. Davie (Hebrew origin), the name means ‘beloved’ and is just right for your little princess.

   29. Drew (Scottish origin), meaning ‘manly’, the popularity of this name has grown due to actress Drew Barrymore.

   30. Dustin (German origin), this name carries the meaning of ‘brave warrior.’

   31. Eli (Hebrew origin), this short tomboy name means ‘my God.’

  32. Eliot, Elliott, or Elliot (English origin), the name is among the tomboy girl names that mean ‘the Lord is my God.’

   33. Ezra (Hebrew origin), this tomboy name means ‘helper.’

  34. Frankie (Latin origin), this name carries the meaning ‘free one.’

  35. Hudson (English origin), this means ‘Hugh’s son,’ but is increasingly being used as a tomboy name.

   36. James (Hebrew origin), meaning ‘supplanter,’ this name is of significance.

   37. Jamie (English origin), the name means ‘supplant.’

   38. Jamison (Scottish origin), this name carries the meaning ‘son of James.’

  39. Johnnie (English origin), the name means ‘the Lord is gracious.’

   40. Jordan (Hebrew origin), this tomboy baby name for girls means ‘flowing down.’

  41. Josephine (French origin), this is the French female version of the name Joseph which carries the meaning ‘Jehovah increases.’ It has a strong biblical association.  

  42. Jude (Hebrew origin), this tomboy name for girls means ‘praise.’

   43. Kai (Hawaiian  origin), this is a popular tomboy name that means ‘sea.’

   44. Lane (English origin), meaning ‘a small roadway or path.’

   45. Max (German origin), this is an apt name for your baby girl meaning ‘greatest.’

  46. Maxwell (Scottish origin), meaning ‘a great stream.’

   47. Parker (English origin), this tomboy girl name means ‘park keeper.’  

   48. Ray (Hebrew origin), this tomboy name means ‘ewe.’

  49. Reed (Hawaiian origin), this tomboy name carries the meaning ‘red haired.’

  50. Regis (Latin origin), this name carries the meaning ‘ruler,’ your little tomboy is definitely going to be ruling your kingdom.  

   51. Riley (Irish origin), this tomboy name means ‘courageous or brave.’

  52. Rory (Scottish origin), the name means ‘red king’ and has gained popularity due to the character Rory from the popular TV show, 'Gilmore Girls'.

   53. Ryan or Ryann (Irish origin), meaning ‘little King.’

   54. Sam (Hebrew origin), means ‘one who is told by God.’ It could also be a short form of Samantha, but will make sense in and of itself for your baby.  

   55. Sawyer (English origin) this is an occupational name that translates to ‘woodcutter.’

   56. Scout (English origin), this is a good tomboy name that means ‘one who gathers information secretly.’ The character of Scout in the novel, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' resulted in this tomboy name seeing a rise in its popularity.

   57.  Shawn (American origin), this name means ‘God is gracious.’

  58. Shawnee (Native American origin), this locational name means ‘southern.’ It can also be shortened to the name Shawn.

  59. Stacy (Greek origin), this is a good name for tomboys that means ‘one who will be reborn.’

  60. Stevie (Greek origin), this is a tomboy name that means ‘victorious.’

   61. Sutton (English origin), the name refers to ‘someone from the southern homestead.’

   62. Toby (Hebrew origin), the name carries the meaning ‘God is good.’

  63. Toni (French origin), this tomboy name means ‘beyond praise.’

   64. Tracy (English origin), this tomboy name means ‘the place of Thracius.’

   65. Wren (English origin), this is a cute tomboy name that means ‘small bird.’

Unique Tomboy Names

Want a name that isn’t already popular? Take your pick from this list of unique tomboy names for girls.

   66. Arden, this is a tomboy name of Celtic origin that means ‘high.’

   67. Brett, a tomboy name of Celtic origin meaning ‘from Brittany.’

   68. Clover, this is a tomboy name of English origin that means ‘flower.’

   69. Dawson, while this means ‘son of David’, it’s picking up as a tomboy name as well. It is of English origin.

  70. Dillon, meaning ‘like a son’, this name is now picking up as a tomboy name. It is of Irish origin.

   71. Finley, this is a name of Scottish origin that means ‘fair haired ruler.’

   72. Harlan, a good tomboy name meaning ‘rocky land.’ It is of German origin.

  73. Iris, as per Greek mythology, Iris is the name of the Goddess of the Rainbow as well as the messenger of Hera and Zeus.

   74. Noah, a good tomboy name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘rest and repose.’

  75. Owen, meaning ‘young warrior,’ perfect for your little tomboy. It is of Welsh origin.

  76. Teagan, this is a unique tomboy name of Irish origin that means ‘little poet.’

  77. Vega, this is a good tomboy name of Arabic origin that means ‘sweeping eagle.’

Tomboy Names With Cute Nicknames

Tomboy names have some of the cutests nicknames too.

Looking for some tomboy girl names that can be shortened to a cute baby nickname or feminine name? Why not choose one of these tomboy baby girl names?

   78. Alex (Greek origin), the name means ‘mankind’s protector.’ This is quite a popular tomboy name you can pick for your baby and it can be shortened to Al or a name for girls like Lexi as a nickname.  

   79. August (Latin origin), this tomboy name means ‘magnificent’ and may be used with the nickname Auggie for your baby.

   80. Beckett (English origin), this tomboy name means ‘little bee’ and can be used with the nickname Beck or Becky for girls.

   81. Bellamy ( Irish origin), this means ‘fine friend.’ It can be shortened to Bella.

   82. Bradlee (English origin), meaning ‘broad meadow,’ will pair well with the nickname Brady.

  83. Bryce (Scottish origin), meaning ‘speckled,’ can make use of Brie as a nickname.

   84. Camden (Scottish origin), this tomboy name means ‘winding valley’ and can be used with the nickname Cam.

   85. Carter (English origin), this name means ‘transporter of goods by cart.’ Can be sued with nicknames like Car, Carrie.

   86. Casey (Irish origin), meaning ‘battle is brave.’ It can also be spelled as Kacey and the nickname used can be CC.

   87. Chandler (French origin), meaning ‘candle maker’ and popularized by the character of Chandler from 'Friends', the popular TV show a cute nickname for this name is Chan.

   88. Dallas (Scottish origin), the name means ‘from the meadow dwelling.’ Good nicknames to use with this are Dal, DD.

  89. Emerson (German origin), the name carries the meaning ‘son of Emery.’ This tomboy name can be used with nicknames like Em, Emmie, Emers.

   90. Evan (Welsh origin), this name means ‘God is gracious.’ Evie or Eva would work well as nicknames for Evan.

   91. Glenn (Scottish origin), the name means ‘valley’ and can be used with the nickname Glee.

  92. Grayson (English origin), meaning ‘son of the gray haired one,’ nicknames for this can be GG, Gray, or even Ray.  

   93. Jensen (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘son of Jens,’ can be used with the nickname Jen, Jennie.  

   94. Joey (English origin), meaning ‘God will increase,’ a good baby girls' nickname for Joey is Jo.

   95. Keegan or Keagan (Irish origin), meaning ‘Son of Egan.’ This is one of the less common tomboy girl names that can be shortened to Kee, Kia, or Gen as a nickname.

   96. Kyle (English origin), meaning ‘narrow,’ nickname can be Ky or Kai.  

   97. Lennox (Scottish origin), meaning ‘with many elm trees,’ can be used with the nickname Len or Lennie.

   98. Leslie (Scottish origin), this is a very popular tomboy name for girls that means ‘garden of the holy.’ Les and Lee can be the nicknames used with this.

   99. Lincoln (English origin), the name means ‘Roman colony at the pool.’ A short and cute nickname for this is Lin.  

  100. Logan (Scottish origin), the name means ‘small hollow.’ This name can be shortened to Lo.

   101. Luca (Italian origin), the name means ‘man from Lucania.’ Cute nickname for Luca: Lu or Lou.  

   102. Madison (English origin), meaning ‘Son of Maud.’ Maddie makes for a good nickname.

   103. Mason (English origin) the name means ‘worker in stone.’ Nickname: May.

   104. Montgomery (Norman origin), meaning ‘man’s power,’ or in this case, a little tomboy power. Nickname: Monty.

   105. Quinn (Irish origin), this name means ‘descendent of Conn.’ Nickname: Q.

  106. Rowan (Scottish origin), this is among the tomboy girl names that mean ‘little redhead.’ Nickname: Row.  

   107. Sloane (Irish origin), this is a cool tomboy name for girls that means ‘raider.’ Slo can be the nickname for this.  

  108. Spencer (English origin), this name carries the meaning ‘dispenser of provisions.’ Nickname: Spence.  

  109. Tyler (English origin), this name means ‘one who makes tiles.’ Ty can be the nickname for this.  

  110. Wesley (English origin), this tomboy name means ‘western meadow’ and can be shortened to Wes.

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for tomboy names then why not take a look at something different like these names with nicknames, for something different take a look at these tough boy names.

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