Unisex 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 adapted as firsts, nature names of all types, place-names, word names such as Justice, and invented names or spelling variations.

Nameberry classifies unisex names, for the most part, as those given to at least 10 percent of the minority gender. Our exclusive charts, below, both lay out the unisex names in general use and tell you what proportion of girls vs. boys receives each name.


Unisex names have been popular for both genders for many years now. This exclusive Nameberry popularity list for unisex names is based on the official US data for total number of babies born in 2016. The Number 1 unisex baby name Avery, for instance, was given to nearly 11,000 babies in the US in 2016, 80 percent of them female. You can see the exact number of babies with percentages by mousing over each name.

These are the 100 most popular unisex baby names in the US today.


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 100 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.