I love cute unique baby names, especially ones that work for either gender. But what about last names being used as a first name? I know. Adorable, right? And super unique. I know some super cute last names that would make even more endearing first names, so I've curated a list of 52 last names as baby names, along with their origin and meaning. While some of the names on this list are timeless and super traditional, others are more recent and popular or have become increasingly more adaptable for the opposite gender — yay for gender neutral names!
Using a family surname as a given name for your newborn is such a sweet way to honor relatives or ancestors of either gender, too. I mean, Jameson to honor a grandpa James or an aunt Jamie? How cute is that? What about Smith for a baby boy? Or how about my favorite, Reilly, for a girl. Love that.
Another reason why I love a good surname turned first name is because while they can be unique and modern, they can also be classic and conventional. And to be honest, I can't think of a better way to honor family, heritage, and tradition.