128 Unisex Baby Names

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 them as gender-neutral baby names.

Unisex Names Have Become More Common

Some names have historically been mainly used for boys, but are now used more commonly for girls, like Leslie or Whitney. Some names are for either sex, but you can usually tell which based on the spelling. For instance, Sidney (boy) and Sydney (girl).

There are also names that you really can't guess unless you know for sure or the child has a middle name that's obviously male or female.

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.

Unisex Names for Babies

Here are 128 gender-neutral names:

  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
  54. Jordan
  55. Journey
  56. Julian
  57. Justice
  58. Kai
  59. Keegan
  60. Keely
  61. Keelan
  62. Kei
  63. Keith/Keath
  64. Kelly
  65. Kelsey
  66. Kendall
  67. Kennedy/Kennedi
  68. Kensley
  69. Kerry/Carrie
  70. Kevin
  71. Kieran
  72. Kiley
  73. Kim/Kym
  74. Kyle
  75. Lane
  76. Lee/Leigh
  77. Leslie/Lesley
  1. Logan
  2. Loren
  3. Macey/Macy
  4. Madison
  5. Marley
  6. Marlow
  7. Merritt
  8. Michael
  9. Micky
  10. Montana
  11. Morgan
  12. Nevada
  13. Nico
  14. Owen
  15. Paris
  16. Parker
  17. Pat
  18. Peyton/Payton
  19. Phoenix
  20. Piper
  21. Quinn
  22. Rayne/Rain
  23. Regan
  24. Rene/Renee
  25. Reese
  26. Riley
  27. Robin
  28. Rory
  29. Rowan
  30. Ryan
  31. Sage
  32. Sasha
  33. Scout
  34. Shae
  35. Shannon
  36. Sloan/Slone
  37. Skylar
  38. Sydney/Sidney
  39. Shawn
  40. Storm
  41. Tate
  42. Tatum
  43. Taylor
  44. Tony/Toni
  45. Tory
  46. Tracy
  47. Trinity
  48. Tristan
  49. Vick
  50. Wesley
  1. Whitney

Names With Meaning

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 male name and use it for a girl, now it's commonplace. 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, the name Robin is largely female in the United States and largely male in Europe.

Unisex Names Are Trendy

More and more families are trending toward using these unisex names for their babies. Whether it's something that's a fad or something that will be around for a long time remains to be seen, but for now, it's all the rage. That means if you choose to use a name that's more gender neutral, your child will undoubtedly know other kids with unisex names too.

Carefully Consider Initials and Middle Names

As with any other baby name you choose, be sure to go through the same process of selecting a name that's perfect for your child.

Make sure it's as bully proof as possible. Check that the initials don't spell anything that kids can mock, like Annie Sue Smith or Clara Octavia Weiss. And consider a very gender-specific middle name as a fallback option, like Avery Duane or Sydney Elizabeth. This gives kids options as they grow in case they have potential issues with their names. Being able to fall back on his or her middle name if needed can help boost your child's self-esteem and self-confidence too.

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