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What are your favorite gender-neutral names?

What are your favorite gender-neutral names?

There’s no two ways about it: unisex baby names are red hot right now!

The latest Top 100 lists for both boys and girls are peppered with unisex names, from once-unisex options now all but abandoned for one gender, like Evelyn and Madison, to names that are increasingly leaning one way or the other, like Aubrey and Avery, Riley and Cameron.

But there’s a difference between unisex baby names and gender-neutral ones.

Truly gender-neutral baby names are still, on the whole, a pretty rare phenomenon. Just take a look at our comprehensive list of the 50 most popular gender-neutral baby names in the US today: only the top two or three (Charlie, Finley, Skyler) feel anywhere near mainstream. The rest of the list is populated by under-the-radar or plain invented picks, like Campbell and Ridley, Ocean and Timber, Kylin and Eastyn.

So, today we’re asking you to nominate your gender-neutral favorites — the names you like equally well for girls and boys. (You can find the thread that inspired this question here.)

What’s your favorite name on Nameberry’s truly gender-neutral list?

Are there any unisex names that you prefer on the less popular gender?

Are there any 100% male names you’d consider for a daughter, or female names you’d love to use for a son?

What do you think of the trend for unisex names in general? What’s behind it, and where might it be leading?

Share your thoughts in the comments below, or head on over to Facebook or Twitter to join the conversation!

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.