128 Unisex Baby Names for Boys or Girls

Gender Neutral Baby Names for Boys or Girls

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A unisex baby name is a name that can be used for a boy or a girl. You may also hear people refer to the, as gender neutral baby names. Some names have historically been a boy's name and are now used more commonly as a girl's name, like Leslie or Whitney. Some names are names for either sex, but you can usually tell which based on the spelling, again think Sidney (boy) and Sydney (girl). A good example would be Ashley.

There are also names that you really can't guess unless you're changing the child's diaper or they have a middle name that is extremely male or female. These names are the hardest like Taylor and Jordan.

Parents choose unisex baby names for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it's a family name or a name that they like. Other times it's a name that goes well with the family name or a preferred middle or first name. And yes, there are parents, who pick a name during pregnancy or before, and that will be the child's name no matter what.

Unisex Names for Babies

  1. Addison
  2. Adrian
  3. Ainsley
  4. Alex
  5. Andy
  6. Angel
  7. Ashley
  8. Ashton
  9. Aubrey
  10. Avery
  11. Bailey
  12. Bevan
  13. Blair
  14. Bobby
  15. Brett
  16. Brooke
  17. Bronwyn
  18. Cameron
  19. Carson
  20. Casey
  21. Cassidy
  22. Charlie
  23. Chris/Kris
  24. Dakota
  25. Dallas
  26. Dana
  27. Darby
  28. Dawson
  29. Devon
  30. Drew
  31. Eden
  32. Ellis
  33. Emery/Emory
  34. Emerson
  35. Erin
  36. Finley
  37. Francis/Frances
  38. Gene/Jean
  39. Gillian/Jillian
  40. Greer
  41. Hayden
  42. Harlow
  43. Harper
  44. Holland
  45. Hunter
  46. Indigo
  47. Jaden/Jayden
  48. Jackie/Jaqui
  49. Jamie/Jayme
  50. Jan
  51. Jesse
  52. Joe
  53. Jody
  1. Jordan
  2. Journey
  3. Julian
  4. Justice
  5. Kai
  6. Keegan
  7. Keely
  8. Keelan
  9. Kei
  10. Keith/Keath
  11. Kelly
  12. Kelsey
  13. Kendall
  14. Kennedy/Kennedi
  15. Kensley
  16. Kerry/Carrie
  17. Kevin
  18. Kieran
  19. Kiley
  20. Kim/Kym
  21. Kyle
  22. Lane
  23. Lee/Leigh
  24. Leslie/Lesley
  25. Logan
  26. Loren
  27. Macey/Macy
  28. Madison
  29. Marley
  30. Marlow
  31. Merritt
  32. Michael
  33. Micky
  34. Montana
  35. Morgan
  36. Nevada
  37. Nico
  38. Owen
  39. Paris
  40. Parker
  41. Pat
  42. Peyton/Payton
  43. Phoenix
  44. Piper
  45. Quinn
  46. Rayne/Rain
  1. Regan
  2. Rene/Renee
  3. Reese
  4. Riley
  5. Robin
  6. Rory
  7. Rowan
  8. Ryan
  9. Sage
  10. Sasha
  11. Scout
  12. Shae
  13. Shannon
  14. Sloan/Slone
  15. Skylar
  16. Sydney/Sidney
  17. Shawn
  18. Storm
  19. Tate
  20. Tatum
  21. Taylor
  22. Tony/Toni
  23. Tory
  24. Tracy
  25. Trinity
  26. Tristan
  27. Vick
  28. Wesley
  29. Whitney

Modern baby names take on many forms. Don't hesitate to give your baby a name that has meaning for you and your family. Sometimes this may feel like it's a bit on the fringe, but now, more than ever, baby names are really becoming a way to personalize your family.

While it would once be considered odd to take a more traditionally boy's name and use it for a girl, now it is very common place. You'll also note that many of the names that are now considered to be gender neutral, were in fact, once strictly names for boys. The specific names will vary regionally and by country. For example, my name, Robin, is largely female in the United States and largely male in Europe.

More and more families are trending toward using these unisex names for baby. Whether it's something that is a fad or will stay for a long time, is something that we'll only be able to say in hindsight, but for now it's all the rage. That means if you choose to use a name that is more gender neutral, your child will live in a cohort of other kids who are perfectly accepting of that type of name.

As with any other baby name you choose, I would caution you to go through the same process of selecting a name that is perfect for your child. Make sure it's as free of bully material as possible. Check that the initials don't spell anything weird. Examples like Annie Sue Smith or Clara Octavia Weiss are prime. And consider a very gender specific middle name as a fall back option - Avery Frank, Sydney Elizabeth. That gives your child options as they grow and may have potential issues with their names.

Naming a child is a big task. Choosing a gender neutral name was once considered a bit off the wall, but this is something that has become very mainstream.

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