Unisex Names

Unisex Names: Gender-Neutral Baby Names

Unisex names, names used for both girls and boys, are an ever-growing category in the English-speaking world, especially in the US. There are several unisex baby names among the US Top 100 for each gender, and unisex names from a range of origins are being added to the lexicon every day.

Unisex names can be established first names traditionally used for both genders but they can also be surnames adopted as firsts, nature names of all types, place-names, word names such as Justice, and invented names or spelling variations.

Nameberry classifies gender-neutral names, for the most part, as those given to at least 10 percent of the minority sex. Browse and search different types of androgynous baby names below. This page is your starting place for everything about unisex names and their meanings.

Search Unisex Names by Letter

All the names in our database that have entries for both genders and include individual commentary can be searched by first initial, below. These include popular unisex names from Avery to Zion as well as unusual unisex names from Abbott to Zuri.


Search Unisex Names by List

Nameberry includes many curated lists of unisex names of different types, from surnames to place names, nature names to literary names. There are also hundreds of user-created lists of unisex names covering every imaginable category.

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Unisex Name News

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The Coolest Unisex Nature Names

Cool unisex nature names – from the hottest choices right now, to some unique gender neutral ideas to inspire you!
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Cool Unisex Middle Names

Cool unisex middle names are a great way to liven up a conventional first name or make a traditionally gendered name feel more gender neutral.
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Truly Gender-Neutral Names Achieve Gender Parity

Truly gender-neutral baby names are used in equal numbers for girls and boys. Using the latest data, we've calculated which names qualify as gender-neutral today.

Background on Unisex Names

For more information on the history, gender transitions, and full menu of unisex baby names, these blogs cover the subject from many different angles.

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Top Unisex Baby Names

The top unisex names are calculated exclusively by Nameberry based on current views of the gender-neutral names in our database.

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Unique Unisex Baby Names

The more unusual and unique baby names get, the more likely they’ll be unisex. Invented names and names derived from other sources like animals or cities have not been associated with either gender over time and so are more free of a specific gender identity.

The 50 unique unisex baby names that we’ve gathered on the following list are well-used but don’t make the Top 100.

To see even more unisex baby names on Nameberry, you can search by letter.

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Unisex Names That Are (Almost) 50-50

Most unisex names veer toward one side of the gender divide or the other; our definition of a unisex name is one that’s used for both genders with a split of at least 90-10.

But what about the names that are truly unisex, those that are closest to 50-50? Here are the Top 10 names split nearly-evenly between girls and boys:

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Here’s a more complete list of 50 appealing choices of different styles that achieve a nearly-even gender split.