Origin:English word name
Description:Lots of parents choose nature names, but only a few choose Nature as a name each year. It is equally used for boys and girls in the USA.
Origin:Variation of Capri, Italian place name
Description:Lovely Italian island name, Kardashian style.
Meaning:"dweller at the farm by the stream"
Description:A modern alternative to Shelby.
Origin:Spelling variation of Cody, English
Description:The Kodi spelling of Cody, a gender neutral name that was in the Top 25 for boys in the early 90s and also on the Top 1000 for girls, found new life recently via actor Kodi Smit-McPhee and also the newborn daughter of singer Kane Brown. While a new spelling does not exactly make Kodi a new name, it may get some fresh attention now.
Description:A Top 100 name in Israel, where it is overwhelmingly feminine. Zohar is currently used equally between girls and boys in the US but is rising far more quickly for boys.
Origin:Variation of Rylan
Description:Rylen, an invented name related to Rylan, Ryland, and more distantly to Riley, is now in the girls' column thanks to its choice for their first daughter by football great Drew Brees and wife.
Origin:Chinese or Vietnamese
Meaning:"peace or safe, secure"
Description:A gender-neutral Chinese name that originated as a surname, An can be used for girls or boys and means peace or quiet. An may also be a Vietnamese name meaning safe and secure. Its equivalence to the English article an may make it feel slight in an English-dominant culture.
Origin:Variation of Camden
Description:There are 20 times as many baby boys named Camden as baby girls, but only twice as many boys given the Camdyn spelling as girls, making this version a much more gender-neutral choice.
Meaning:"my joy has arrived"
Description:A melodious Yoruba name with one of the best meanings around.
Description:Branch is a novel unisex name with ties to nature and trees and also to branching out with new experiences and ideas. Branch can also be considered a surname name, as in country singer Michelle Branch. If you're looking for a tree name with more subtlety than Willow or Aspen, Branch is a great option.
Description:Armoni may for some be an alternate spelling of the popular designer name Armani, but in Hebrew the word pronounced ar-moan means chestnut, so this can make an original gender neutral nature name.
Description:Quinby is a fresh surname-y spin on the popular -- for some, too popular -- Quinn. A familiar surname, it was used for no baby boys or girls in the US in 2021, but could easily work for either.