Names: masculine or feminine?

Was the name originally masculine or feminine?
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1. Paris
Masculine
Feminine
Name of a nobleman in Greek mythology. Paris, the city gets its name from a tribe called Parisii.
2. Manon
Masculine
Feminine
A diminutive of Marie.
3. Vivian
Masculine
Feminine
Masculine until becoming unisex in the modern times. Vivien, with an E is masculine in France, but feminine in Hungary, literature and many other places..
4. Gertrude
Masculine
Feminine
A Germanic name meaning "spear of strength".
5. Zelda
Masculine
Feminine
Despite some people's Legend of Zelda confusion, it's always been feminine. Even in the game.
6. Andrea
Masculine
Feminine
Already an established masculine name centuries before becoming dominantly female outside Italian speaking world.
7. Kaori
Masculine
Feminine
Japanese for "fragnance".
8. Fatmire
Masculine
Feminine
Feminine form of Fatmir. Meaning "lucky".
9. Hyacinth
Masculine
Feminine
A Spartan prince, a hero and a lover of the god Apollo, who is also the Greek national divinity.
10. Ragna
Masculine
Feminine
Meaning "advice, counsel", a short form of old Norse names like Ragnbjǫrg, Ragnfríðr, Ragnhildr and more. All feminine. Ragnar is masculine, from old Germanic Raganhar, in case you were wondering.
11. Angel
Masculine
Feminine
From medieval Latin name Angelus, "the messenger".
12. Yoni
Masculine
Feminine
Diminutive of Yonatan in Hebrew.
13. Zlata
Masculine
Feminine
Feminine form of Zlatan, meaning "golden".
14. Jet
Masculine
Feminine
Short form of Henriëtte and pronounced more like "yet" than "jet", as in English. Variants: Jetta, Jette.
15. Sidney
Masculine
Feminine
Traditionally masculine, until America happened.
16. Ashley
Masculine
Feminine
Exclusively a male name in England, Germany and France for ~350 years until it became unisex (albeit male dominated). More of a female name in the US since the 1960s & especially from -80s forwards.
17. Elikapeka
Masculine
Feminine
Hawaiian for Elizabeth.
18. Mackenzie / Mckenzie
Masculine
Feminine
"Son of the bright one". Has, for some reason, become more popular with girls in N.America and Australia.
19. Emery
Masculine
Feminine
Norman form of the Germanic Emmerich, meaning "universal ruler".
20. America / América
Masculine
Feminine
Feminine form of Amerigo, which is an Italian form of Emmerich.
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