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Unisex Baby Names

Gender Neutral Baby Names for Boys or Girls


Updated May 15, 2014

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Unisex baby names are very popular. Will you chose one for your baby?

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A unisex baby name is a name that can be used for a boy or a girl. 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
  34. Emerson
  35. Erin
  36. Finley
  37. Francis/Frances
  38. Gene/Jean
  39. Gillian
  40. Greer
  41. Hayden
  42. Harlow
  43. Harper
  44. Holland
  45. Hunter
  46. Indigo
  47. Jaden
  48. Jackie
  49. Jamie/Jayme
  50. Jan
  51. Jesse
  52. Joe
  53. Jody
  54. Jordan
  55. Journey
  56. Justice
  57. Kai
  58. Keegan
  59. Keely
  60. Keelan
  61. Kei
  62. Keith/Keath
  63. Kelly
  64. Kelsey
  65. Kendall
  66. Kennedy/Kennedi
  67. Kensley
  68. Kerry/Carrie
  69. Kevin
  70. Kiley
  71. Kieran
  72. Kyle
  73. Lane
  74. Lee/Leigh
  75. Leslie/Lesley
  76. Logan
  77. Loren
  78. Macey/Macy
  79. Madison
  80. Marley
  81. Marlow
  82. Merritt
  83. Michael
  84. Micky
  85. Montana
  86. Morgan
  87. Nevada
  88. Nico
  89. Owen
  90. Paris
  91. Parker
  92. Pat
  93. Peyton/Payton
  94. Phoenix
  95. Piper
  96. Quinn
  97. Rayne/Rain
  98. Regan
  99. Rene/Renee
  100. Reese
  101. Riley
  102. Robin
  103. Rory
  104. Rowan
  105. Ryan
  106. Sage
  107. Sasha
  108. Scout
  109. Shae
  110. Shannon
  111. Sloan/Slone
  112. Skylar
  113. Sydney/Sidney
  114. Shawn
  115. Storm
  116. Tate
  117. Tatum
  118. Taylor
  119. Tory
  120. Tracy
  121. Trinity
  122. Tristan
  123. Vick
  124. Wesley
  125. 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 hind sight, 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. 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.

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