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The baby name trend taking the world by storm

Unisex names were a dominant trend in the 70s and 80s, when monikers like Peta and Riley ruled the roost.

But nowadays, parents are overlooking unisex options in favour of titles which were traditionally reserved exclusively for a specific gender.

In homage to the recent trend of giving baby girls names historically given to boys, FEMAIL looked at the long line of celebrities who have tipped their hat to unusual choices and contributed to the growing preference for gender fluid honorifics.

Parents are increasingly using traditional boys names for their new born girls

BOY BABY NAMES NOW USED FOR GIRLS

Billie

Cameron

Cory

Daryl

Drew 

Dylan 

Frankie

George

Glenn 

James

Lachlan

Noah 

Ray

Ryan

Sonny

Spencer 

Wyatt 

Kim Kardashian’s publicist and long-time friend Tracy Romulus named her first-born daughter Ryan, a name commonly regarded as a sweet option for little boys.

Following this trend, Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds bestowed the name James on their first daughter.

Blake previously spoke to Glamour Magazine about the reasoning behind their unusual choice.

‘It’s a family name, and I liked having a boy’s name [myself] so I thought I’d pass it along to her,’ she said.

The Huffington Post recently noted a spike in popularity for James as a middle name in particular for little girls, with pairings including Cleo James, Eva James and Olivia James experiencing a surge in usage.

One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton and fellow Hollywood star cum husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan introduced their newborn baby girl as George Morgan who they described as a ‘miracle child’. 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds (pictured) bestowed the name James on their first daughter

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds (pictured) bestowed the name James on their first daughter

One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton and actor husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan called their 'miracle' daughter George

Kim Kardashian's publicist christened her first-born daughter Ryan (pictured right with Kim and best friend North West)

One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton and actor husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan (left) named their second child George, while Kim Kardashian’s long-time friend and publicist Tracy Romulus called her first-born daughter Ryan (pictured right with Kim and North West)

TOP 10 NAMES FOR BOYS IN AUSTRALIA

1. Oliver

2. William

3. Jack

4. Noah

5. Thomas

6. James

7. Lucas

8. Henry

9. Ethan

10. Mason 

TOP 10 NAMES FOR GIRLS IN AUSTRALIA

1. Charlotte

2. Olivia

3. Ava

4. Amelia

5. Mia

6. Isla

7. Grace

8. Ella

9. Chloe

10. Harper

Another of Hollywood’s favourite couples who opted for a masculine moniker are Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, christening their little girl Wyatt Isabelle.

Drew Barrymore, who herself has a typical man’s name, and her ex-husband Will Kopelman named their second daughter Frankie, while Adam Sandler and his wife Jacqueline named their bundle of joy Sunny which is more commonly used for males and spelled with an ‘o’. 

Vince Vaughn and wife Kyla Webber also went the route of unusual spelling, selecting the name Locklyn for their daughter which is a variation of the boy’s name Lachlan.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher (pictured) christened their little girl Wyatt

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher (pictured) christened their little girl Wyatt

Drew Barrymore, who herself has a typical man's name, named her second daughter Frankie (pictured together)

Drew Barrymore, who herself has a typical man’s name, named her second daughter Frankie (pictured together)

44 years ago, acclaimed fashion designer Ralph Lauren named his daughter Dylan, with Mia Farrow following suit 11 years later to call her own baby girl the Welsh name meaning ‘born near the sea’.

Screen siren Cameron Diaz bears a first name originally associated with boys, as do English songstress and Doctor Who actor Billie Paul Piper and burgeoning popstar Noah Cyrus.

American actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah popularised the stereotypical boy’s name for girls, and esteemed actor Glenn Close did the same for her unusual title.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk