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Unisex baby names usually lean slightly towards one gender or the other. Some of the unisex baby names here are close to 50/50, but even when they're not, they sound equally appropriate for boys and girls. Here are the unisex baby names most popular today.

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  • Reese

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    The sassy, steel magnolia appeal of Oscar-winning Reese (born Laura Jeanne--Reese is her mother's maiden name) Witherspoon has single-handedly propelled this formerly male name into mass girls' pop... Read More 

  • Riley

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    Riley -- a friendly, popular surname choice -- is rising faster now for girls than boys; Riley's in the female Top 50. In England and Wales, however, Riley entered the top ten for the first time i... Read More 

  • Rio

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    Rio is a reductive ranchero place-name with an attractive Tex-Mex lilt. No Doubt's Tom Dumont has a son named Rio Atticus. Also a South American place name, and associated with the Rio Grande, i... Read More 

  • River

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    River shares the tranquil feeling of all the water names, and seems to have pretty much escaped its past strong association with River Phoenix and his unfortunate fate. Keri Russell and the Taylor ... Read More 

  • Rory

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    Rory is a buoyant, spirited name for a redhead with Celtic roots. While the numbers of Rorys are nearly even by gender, Rory shows up higher on the boys' popularity list and has been trending over... Read More 

  • Rowan

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    The name of a tree with red berries that's commonly found in Scotland (and said to ward off witches), some scholars say this name has been used for girls as well as boys since the Middle Ages, thou... Read More 

  • Sage

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    Fits many criteria sought by modern parents: it's short and strong, with intimations of wisdom as well as fragrant herbal properties. At this point, Sage is given about a third of the time to boys... Read More 

  • Sam

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    Sam has long been used on its own for boys. Now, Sam's very popular in the bourgeois bohemian world for both sexes.  Read More 

  • Samar

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    This attractive Arabic name is gaining attention in the US, used equally for boys and girls. Indeed, its sound (it rhymes with the feminine Tamar but ends with the fashionably masculine -ar sound a... Read More 

  • Sasha

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    Sasha, largely male in Russia--and also spelled Sascha and Sacha--is an energetic name that has really taken off for girls here, chosen by Jerry Seinfeld (using the alternate Sascha spelling) and o... Read More 

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