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Unisex Names That Start With F

Unisex Names That Start With F

Unisex names that start with F are led by fashionable Finley, which started life as a Gaelic boys’ name but is now more commonly given to baby girls in the US. And it’s a similar story for another of the popular unisex names starting with F: Frankie, which was more popular for boys until Drew Barrymore — herself the bearer of an unconventional unisex name — used it for her daughter in 2014.

Along with Finley and Frankie, unisex baby names in the US Top 1000 for either boys or girls include Finn, Flynn, and Forest.

Other F-starting unisex names are rarer-than-rare for either sex, like fashion-forward word name options Falcon, Finch, Fable and Fifer.

Below, our extensive compilation of unisex names that start with F. You also might be interested in our lists of Girl Names That Start With F, Boy Names That Start With F, or our full list of Baby Names That Start With F.

FlorenceHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "flourishing, prosperous"
  • Description:

    Florence is back, returning to the US Top 1000 girl names in 2017 after a nearly 40 year absence. Other English-speaking countries have been quicker to welcome Florence back into fashion.

FoxHeart

  • Origin:

    Animal name
  • Description:

    Fox is one animal name backed by a longish tradition, and then popularized via the lead character Fox Mulder on X Files. Fox is simple, sleek, and a little bit wild, and could make an interesting middle name.

ForestHeart

  • Origin:

    French occupational name
  • Meaning:

    "woodsman or woods"
  • Description:

    The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman.

FinleyHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish and Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "fair-haired hero"
  • Description:

    This was a 100 percent boys’ name until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley, who used it for one of her (female) twins. Finlay is also now among the most popular unisex names.

FallonHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "leader"
  • Description:

    Fallon is one of several boyish surname names introduced in the over-the-top 1980s nighttime soap Dynasty: they sounded cutting-edge at the time, but no longer.

FrankieHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Frances
  • Meaning:

    "from France; free man"
  • Description:

    Vintage nickname name, with a down-to-earth country feel. This renewed interest placed Frankie back in the US Top 1000 in 2015 after a 41-year hiatus. For girls, it's a popular choice in England and Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Drew Barrymore, who helped popularize and glamorize boyish names for girls, has a daughter named Frankie. On TV's Better Things, Pamela Adlon's middle daughter is named Frankie (sister to Max and Duke, both girls).

FinneganHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "fair"
  • Description:

    If you like the Finn names and love James Joyce, Finnegan is extremely winning. Will & Grace 's Eric McCormack chose the Finnigan spelling for his son. And of course Finnegan gains you access to the great short form Finn.

FranklinHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "free landholder"
  • Description:

    A doubly Presidential name, via Pierce and Roosevelt, Franklin was given an initial boost via the fame of Benjamin Franklin. It also has a literary tie to the main character of the Wilkie Collins classic The Moonstone.

FinnleyHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Finley
  • Description:

    This variation adds a second n to the more popular Finley, presumably to provide a more direct link to nickname Finn. Both spellings create a distinctly unisex name. The Finnley version, however, only just entered the US Top 1000 for boys in 2014, and it remains unranked for girls. Regardless, it seems that this name will only continue to rise in the years to come.