Truly Unisex Baby Names

June 23, 2016 Pamela Redmond
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Your belief in gender equality might inspire you to search for a unisex name for your baby – but what names are truly used equally for girls and boys? Only a few dozen, if you limit the results to names given to at least 50 babies of each gender in 2015. Here, the best truly unisex names for modern babies. by Pamela Redmond Satran


This biblical name, which means “God’s help” in Hebrew, has risen into the Top 1000 for both girls and boys over the past few years. There are 25 Azariahs in the bible, all male, including a prophet and two high priests. Azariah was given as a name to 326 baby girls and 358 boys in 2015 and is traditionally pronounced a-za-RYE-ah but may also be pronounced a-ZAHR-ee-ah, particularly for girls.

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Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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