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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 adapted 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.

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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 given gender-neutral names. 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.

These are the 50 most popular unisex or genderless baby names in the US today.

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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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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.

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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 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:

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