Top Unisex Baby Names

The top unisex baby names are widely-used these days for both girls and boys. The most popular unisex names for girls include Avery, Riley, and Harper. For boys, the top unisex names are Carter, Dylan, and Lincoln. Most unisex names lean at least slightly towards one gender or the other, though there are some names that feel unisex but are really used nearly exclusively for girls or boys: Addison and Madison are examples of popular names for girls that may have started out as boys' names and moved into the unisex category, but are now squarely on the girls' side. The names on this list are given to at least 10 percent of the minority sex and rank among the most popular gender neutral names today.

  • Alex

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the most evenly divided unisex names these days; strong and energetic, if overused, for both genders. Read More 

  • Alexis

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alexis, a one-time exclusively-boys’ name, was more popular than its sister Alexandra for quite a while, but last year Alexandra was the more Read More 

  • Amen

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Brother for Heaven or Nevaeh.Read More 

  • Angel

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Angel is a perennial Hispanic boys’ name, but it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer that brought it into the Anglo-male camp, where it's now heard... Read More 

  • Armani

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Although this is catching on along with other brand names, we think it's better to use a personal family name than to appropriate Giorgio's. Read More 

  • Austen

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Parents who love the great English novelist Jane Austen may choose this spelling of the popular name Austin to honor the author of Emma and Pride and Prejudice. Read More 

  • Avery

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Though this unisex name has been around for a few decades, Avery is now a hot one for girls, partly as an alternative to the epidemic Ava. The female Avery has had a meteoric rise, moving up from... Read More 

  • Azariah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Though this is a popular name for men in the Bible, today it's used with this spelling for nearly equal numbers of girls and boys. The Azaria variation is much more often given to girls.Read More 

  • Bailey

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Bailey -- a jaunty surname -- was first used for a female TV character in 1978 in the show WKRP in Cincinnaati, then caught on big time. Bailey's still an appealing choice, though, and a... Read More 

  • Brady

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The name given to Miranda Hobbes's son on the dearly departed Sex and the City is a friendly and energetic choice. You well might want to make your son part of the Brady bunch. ... Read More 

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