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Unisex Names That Start With N

Unisex Names That Start With N

Unisex names that start with N include, somewhat surprisingly, boys’ Number 1 Noah, given to over 100 girls per year since 2014, along with the girls' same-sounding Noa, also sometiems used for boys.

Notable gender-neutral N names in the Nameberry database include quirky celebrity picks North, Nesta, and Nouvel, none of which quite caught on in the real world. But the latter, used by Brad and Angelina back in 2006, predicted a growing trend of today: N/V names like Navy, Nova, and November, which all make the unisex N name list.

Our entire roster of unisex names that start with N is featured below. You also might be interested in our lists of Girl Names That Start With N, Boy Names That Start With N, or our full list of Baby Names That Start With N.

NovaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "new"
  • Description:

    Nova is a name that has the feel of both newness, from his meaning, and great energy from being an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades.

NoaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "motion"
  • Description:

    This Old Testament female name has been one of the most popular girls’ names in Israel over the last decade. Also highly popular in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands, and a new entrant to the US Top 1000, it may be misunderstood here as an attempt to streamline and feminize the more familiar Noah – although it's a separate name with a separate derivation.

NolanHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "champion"
  • Description:

    Nolan is one of the rising Irish surname names, in the spirit of Conan and Ronan, partially inspired by pitcher Nolan Ryan-- who was named Lynn at birth, after his father. Nolan is a cheerful, friendly traditional Irish surname with the appropriate meaning of "champion," and one of the new attractive boy names starting with N.

NoahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "motion"
  • Description:

    Okay, this is going to be confusing...

NavyHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    When R & B singer Nivea made this highly original choice for her daughter's name, she claimed to have thought of it in terms of the color and not the seagoing armed service. You can look at it either way.

NoorHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic; Dutch variation of Eleonora
  • Meaning:

    "light"
  • Description:

    An interesting name associated with the elegant American-born Queen Noor of Jordan. Noor is very popular among modern Muslim parents around the world and is beginning to cross over, perhaps because of its simplicity and its resemblance to the stylish Western Nora. It appeared in the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2015.

NelsonHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "son of Neil"
  • Description:

    Nelson is a rather stiff and dated surname name that is sometimes used to honor distinguished South African activist Nelson Mandela, as Celine Dion did for one of her twin boys. Other notable associations are with the British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, novelist Nelson Algren and movie operetta star Nelson Eddy. It was also the given name of "Rabbit" Angstrom, protagonist of John Updike's series of novels.

NoeHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek and Latin variation of Noah
  • Description:

    Just say Noe to this translation of Noah.

NovahHeart

  • Origin:

    Variant of Nova
  • Description:

    The fastest-rising of the many Nova-adjacent names now fashionable for girls -- Nova, Novalee, Novaleigh -- which could all be seen as either classier alternatives to Neveah or feminine takes on ultra-popular Noah. This H-ending version has a slightly Hebrew air -- compare to Tovah. It's gotten a boost from rising R&B songstress Jade Novah.