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Names: Male or Female?

Updated on October 16, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She researches and shares remedies for using certain products for illnesses.

What's in a Name?

There are some names that we know to be female, but they are given to males. Then there are some names we know to be male, but they are given to females. Then there are some names that could be either male or female. We called them unisex names.

While some countries and culture have unisex names, there are other countries that require a given name be gender-specific.

Unisex Names

Sometimes unisex names are shortened forms of given names such as Pat, Alex, Chris or Sam. If you did not know these people, there is no way you would know if they were male or female.

  • Pat could be the shortened form of Patricia or Patrick.
  • Alex could be the shortened form of Alexandra or Alexander
  • Chris could be the shortened form of Christine or Christopher.
  • Sam could be the shortened form of Samantha or Samuel.

Sometimes unisex names are homophones. That means the pronunciation is the same for both females and males; however, the spelling is different.

Male 
Female 
Tony 
Toni 
Jerry 
Jeri 
Terry 
Terri 
Johnny
Joni
Francis
Frances

“What's in a name? that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Morgan Freeman Is A Male

Morgan Freeman is a Male
Morgan Freeman is a Male | Source

Morgan Fairchild Is A Female

Morgan Fairchild is a female
Morgan Fairchild is a female | Source
Male
Female
Tracy Morgan
Tracey Gold
Sean Connery
Sean Young
Michael Strahan
Michael Learned
Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Stahl
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Swift
Glenn Beck
Glenn Close
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Fairchild
Blake Shelton
Blake Lively
Drew Brees
Drew Barrymore

Which is Which?

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Miss Capri, Thanks for reading and commenting on this article.

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      Miss Capri 

      10 years ago

      Neat hub. Names are a fascinating subject.

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks for reading. Hopefully you got them all correct on the quiz.

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      Dian'swords4u 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      This was very interesting. Thanks for this hub.

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