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Unique Unisex Middle Names

Gender neutral baby names are red-hot right now, and the middle spot is the perfect place to venture beyond popular unisex picks like Aubrey and Avery to more unique names. This trend is all about thinking outside the box! From novel nature names like Auburn and Zephyr, to intriguing international gems like Adair and Zennor, here are 50 of the freshest gender neutral middle names right now. Or expand your horizons with our master list of more than 900 prime middle names.

  • Adair

    Adair has flair, the grace of a Fred Astaire. It's a Scottish surname which came from the first name Edgar.

    In recent years, it has also been used for girls.Read More 

  • Akira

    Akira is a popular Japanese name for both sexes that's migrated to the West because of its appearance in manga and video games. Akiro is a related name popular for boys.Read More 

  • Albany

    Not yet on the place-name map, this name has Shakespearean ties via the Duke Of Albany character in King Lear.Read More 

  • Allegro

    ALLEGRA is a delicate ballet-dancer name; ALLEGRO, which means a fast-paced movement in music, is stronger and more vibrant.Read More 

  • Almond

    Gwyneth Paltrow's Apple has opened the world of botanical names beyond flowers to trees, herbs, fruits, and -- why not. -- nuts. Read More 

  • Amen

    Brother for Heaven or Nevaeh.Read More 

  • Anchor

    Plausible word name, denoting strength and stability. Read More 

  • Angelou

    If you want to move beyond Maya. Read More 

  • Arden

    Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is a stylish A name with a strong, straightforward image. Another reason to love Arden: its similarity to "ardent."... Read More 

  • Auburn

    Most of the color names are reserved for the girls, but here's one that would be perfect for a boy. Read More 

  • Austen

    While Austin is a popular boys' name, this spelling, honoring novelist Jane, is more girlish. Read More 

  • Avalon

    Avalon, an island paradise of Celtic myth and Arthurian legend--it was where King Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds-- and also the colorful capital of the California island of Catalina--... Read More 

  • Banks

    Banks as a girls' name was brought into the lexicon by actress Hilary Duff and musician Matthew Koma, who chose it for their daughter, Banks Violet. As both a surname and a word name, Banks refers... Read More 

  • Bay

    Like River and Lake, a cool, refreshing modern water-related choice. Read More 

  • Beacon

    This word name shines bright and comes with the nickname Bea.Read More 

  • Bean

    Bean is a unisex word name with a cute and quirky feel. Early reader series Ivy and Bean features a young girl named Bean, short for Bernice Blue. It has appeal as a casual nickname or... Read More 

  • Blaise

    As modern as it sounds, Blaise is an ancient Christian martyr name. In Arthurian legend, Blaise is the name of Merlin the Magician's secretary. Its relation to the word and name Blaze gives it a... Read More 

  • Bliss

    This is a name only for parents positive their daughter won't ever have a tantrum. Same goes for Merry, Joy and Gay.Read More 

  • Bonanza

    Wildly optimistic -- and unrealistic -- choice. Read More 

  • Boo

    Boo may have started out as a nickname for the male character Arthur "Boo" Radley in To Kill A Mockingbird and these days may be closely associated with another male Boo, the "world's... Read More 

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