Unisex Names That Start With G
Unisex names that start with G are generally much more commonly used for one gender than for the other, like Genesis for the girls or Gael for the boys.
Grayson is the top G name used for both sexes, but it is far more popular for boys. Along with Grayson, other gender-neutral G names ranking in the US Top 500 include Gabriel, Genesis, Gael, and Grady.
The select group of unisex G names which are truly androgynous includes some great gender-neutral picks: try Gentry or Gemini, Garnet, or Golden.
View our entire menu of unisex names that start with G here. You also might be interested in our lists of Girl Names That Start With G, Boy Names That Start With G, or our full list of Baby Names That Start With G.
Origin:Welsh, variation of Griffith
Description:Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames. In English, griffin is the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion. It re-entered the list in 1983 after an absence of 75+ years.
Description:Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong, royal and saintly, yet friendly and unpretentious, we think that George is in prime position for a comeback, especially since it was chosen by Britain's royal couple.
Meaning:"God is my strength"
Description:Gabriel was derived from the Hebrew name Gavri’el, taken from the elements gever, meaning "strong," and ’el, in reference to God. In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is the archangel who heralded the news of Jesus' birth, and appears in Christian, Jewish and Muslim texts. He presides over Paradise, serving as the angel of mercy, life, joy, judgment, truth and dreams.
Meaning:"the son of the bailiff"
Description:Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now more popular than ever, and is rising.
Meaning:"son of the steward"
Description:Greyson and Grayson, nephews of Jason, are both on the fast track. Gray/Grey makes a nice nickname.
Description:Genesis -- the name of the first book of the Bible -- is not nearly as original for babies as you'd think; Genesis has been quite popular for several years now. Genesis entered the Top 1000 girl names in 1988 and the Top 100 names for girls in 2008, though it only entered the boys' Top 1000 in 2018.
Origin:Italian, diminutive of Giovanni, variation of John
Meaning:"God is gracious"
Description:Gianni, the Italian equivalent of Johnny, sounds more substantial and fresh. Like many names starting with "Gian", it is on a rising trend (for both boys and girls, though it leans more male). TV star Jill Hennessey's son is named Gianni Mastropietro.
Origin:Spanish from Arabic
Meaning:"hidden river, valley of the wolves"
Description:Popular Spanish name that relates to the patron saint of Mexico. It could conceivably, like Soledad and Consuelo, cross the border into multicultural territory, but the name's decline since the nineties would seem to make that less likely.