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Unisex Baby Names

Parents in search of unisex baby names that can be used for either girls or boys will find helpful lists here, collecting color names and artist names that can be used as unisex baby names, pointing out Biblical place names and weather names that can be used for either gender.

  • Baby Names Inspired by Artists

    Creative baby names can be found by looking at the names of artists (and architects and designers). These baby names capture the artists' creative spirit, give your child an international role model, and are cool all at the same time. The following list encompasses both first (JASPER Johns) and last (Alexander CALDER) names, which have been drawn from all over the aesthetic map. Read More 

    Conran, Moore, Inigo, Marin, Caro ...

  • Biblical Place Names

    Biblical place names relate not to the people in the Bible but the physical places. Can these ancient place names work as contemporary baby names? We say yes. Read More 

    Idalah, Shiloh, Meribah, Canaan, Zelah ...

  • Boy Names for Girls

    Some of the coolest baby girl names are not girls' names at all but boys' names. We're seeing more and more 100% boy names being used for girls, from nicknames like Sam and Charlie, to occupational or surnames such as Sawyer or McKinley. Here, some boy names that can work for girls. Read More 

    Curtis, Wylie, Noah, James, Mason ...

  • Celebrity Surnames as Firsts

    Inspired by a fascinating discussion thread started by our own creative berries, here are some celebrity surnames that work well as firsts: Read More 

    Russell, Presley, Hardy, Hopper, Kingsley ...

  • Color Names for Babies

    Using color names for babies started with Amber, then Rose drove the point home. Now color names have exploded beyond these once cool favorites to include hues from the obvious -- Violet and Scarlett -- to the most exotic, from Azure to Zinc. The full spectrum: Read More 

    Lavender, Green, Scarlet, Magenta, Amethyst ...

  • Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

    The coolest baby names sometimes aren't names at all. There are an uncountable number of words turned cool baby names, beyond the scope of any one source. The only limits are your reference books, your imagination, and your taste. Here are some of the coolest and most evocative of the group. Read More 

    Curry, Cadence, Afternoon, Monday, Topaz ...

  • Day Names

    The ancient tradition of day-naming -- choosing a name from the day of the week, the month, the season or holiday, or even a time of day -- feels fresh again now. Here, examples of day names that could work as modern baby names,. Read More 

    Evening, March, Tuesday, November, Winter ...

  • French Word Names

    The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward international word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some French choices. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.

    Here, some French words turned baby names for your consideration: Read More 

    Flambeau, Savarin, Alizé, Fabrique, Roux ...

  • Harry Potter Names

    Since the release of the mega-hit Harry Potter series, muggles everywhere have been interested in the magical and mystifying names within J.K. Rowling's wizard world. Here's a list of the most notable and enchanted names of Harry Potter. Which one casts a spell on you? Read More 

    Cuthbert, George, Lily, Ginny, Newt ...

  • If You Like Bailey, You Might Love...

    Bailey has been well-used over the past two decades, mainly for girls but for boys too. Here, some Bailey alternatives that might feel fresher. Read More 

    Brilie, Paley, Hadley, Sailor, Rory ...

  • Irish Surname Names

    Many of the best Irish baby names are not first names at all but Irish surname names. Here's a whole group of rollicking names that work for both girls and boys....or you can use one from your own family background. Or click here for our full list of Irish baby names. Read More 

    Larkin, Curran, Donnelly, Sheridan, Tully ...

  • Italian Word Names

    One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward foreign-word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for Italian words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities. Read More 

    Colomba, Balia, Trina, Balzo, Vero ...

  • Jazz Baby Names

    The list of jazz baby names, a special subset of musician baby names for both girls and boys, is full of old-school cool. Read More 

    Ellington, Coleman, Coltrane, Bix, Tyree ...

  • Mac Names

    Names that start with Mac or Mc are Irish or Scottish patronymics designating "son of." Of course, many of the most popular Mac names today, such as Mackenzie and McKenna, are usually given to girls. But there are a raft of lesser-used Mac names that work well for boys and lead to the adorable short form Mac. Here, a range of Mac names -- but one from your own family will work too. Read More 

    Maguire, Macrae, Maclean, Mckinley">Mckinley, Magee ...

  • Musician Baby Names

    Since musicians invented the concept of cool, where better to look for baby name inspiration than to their own names? The baby names here are drawn from both the first names and last names of well-known musicians. Read More 

    Elvis, Denver, Kitt, Basie, Zevon ...

  • Names with Animal Meanings

    Animal baby names, a subset of the ever-more-popular nature names, sometimes come out and state themselves clearly -- Fox, Lark -- and sometimes are only revealed via their root meaning. This list of animal baby names contains both types. Also note: We're light on bird names since we include the complete variety in their own list. Read More 

    Salmon, Garcia, Una, Benno, Sable ...

  • Nature Baby Names

    Nature baby names come from several categories: flower names, tree names, water, weather, and animal names. The popularity of nature names has risen along with the green movement, which has made us more appreciative of all things connected with nature. We have also seen a rise in nature baby names as parents look for names beyond the usual first name boundaries. Here are some of the coolest nature baby names for girls and boys today. Read More 

    Cricket, Ivy, Magnolia, Wolf, Garland ...

  • Occupational Baby Names

    Occupational baby names, most of them originally surnames to describe the person's job, have taken on significant style value over the past years and are destined to rise even further. Think of them as the surname-names or place-names of the future. Most of these baby names work best for boys, but can cross over to the girls' side. Read More 

    Carbry, Harper, Brenner, Deacon, Fisher ...

  • Place Names for Babies

    Place names for babies come from all over the globe and can include city, state, country, even mountain and ocean names. Here, the most popular place names from around the world used for both girls and boys. For more exotic choices, see our list of Place Names Off The Map. Read More 

    Brooklyn, Carolina, Asia, Raleigh, Jamaica ...

  • Place Names Off The Map

    The coolest place names are those that are undiscovered. Some place names can be used for boys, but most of the cool place names work best for baby girls. Here are some choices on (and off) the map. Read More 

    Portland, Argentina, Peru, York, England ...

  • Poet Baby Names

    The great poets can provide naming inspiration for both girl and boy babies. Here, some poet baby names to consider. Read More 

    Marlowe, Lowell, Whitman, Dickinson, Dante ...

  • Son Baby Names

    Baby names that end in son originated just the way you think: They designated that the person -- Jackson, say, or Jefferson -- was the son of Jack or Jeffery. Son makes a stylish first name ending today, mostly for boys but since the era of Allison, also for girls. Son baby names can make for an original way to honor an ancestor while slightly varying the name. Some prime examples: Read More 

    Hudson, Orson, Wilson, Madison, Denison ...

  • Spanish Word Names

    The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward foreign-word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some Spanish ideas. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities. Read More 

    Cielo, Bahía, Gana, Vega, Reina ...

  • Surname Baby Names

    Surname baby names have been growing in popularity for boys and girls too over the past few decades. Now, anything goes, so look for a long-lost surname in your family or even search the phone book for something you love. Or look through this list for more unusual surname baby names. Read More 

    Phelan, Lennon, Anderson, Seeley, Mckinley">Mckinley ...

  • Surname Favorites

    Surname names have been on the rise as baby names for a couple of decades now. Here are some of the most popular, for girls as well as boys. Read More 

    Paige, Carter, Blake, Jackson, Mckenna ...

  • Unisex Baby Names

    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.

    See ALL the unisex baby names on Nameberry. Read More 

    Harper, Quinn, Valentine, Devon, Kyle ...

  • Weather Baby Names

    Weather baby names are a branch of nature names that reference the -- well, the weather! Some have direct weather meanings while others have a more subtle connection to the weather -- Eira, for instance, is a Welsh name that means snow, and Makani is Hawaiian for wind. Here are some weather baby names for you to consider. Read More 

    Storm, Stormy, Rain, Bayu, Summer ...

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