Gender Neutral Names

Unisex Names for Your Child

Last Names as First Names: Welcome to the Next Wave

last names as first names the next wave

Each generation has its own favorite surname baby names. Meet the next wave of up-and-coming last names, and discover cool, fresh alternatives to the popular choices.

Gender neutral names, unisex names used for both girls and boys, are an ever-growing category. Unisex baby names can be last names used as firsts, nature names, place names, word names such as Justice, and invented names. If you're looking for baby names that carry gender neutral values and a nonbinary image, start your search here.

Popular Unisex Names

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Popular unisex names in the US are calculated by Nameberry using official Social Security data for the most popular baby names 2021. We combine the number of baby girls and baby boys who receive each gender neutral name to create our exclusive list of the most popular unisex baby names.

Pink hearts designate names that are more common for girls in 2021, and blue hearts designate those that are more common for boys.

Unique Unisex Names

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Unisex names and unique names enjoy a lot of crossover. Invented names and names derived from other sources like nature or cities have not been associated with either gender over time and so aren't tied to any gender identity. The unique unisex names on this list are rare and uncommon as well as unconventional.

Unisex Names A-Z

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. Find all our search by letter tools on the Baby Names A-Z page.

Unisex Names by List

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.

Nonbinary Names

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Nonbinary names are truly gender neutral names, used nearly equally for boys and girls and free of any gender identity. Here are the most popular nonbinary names.

Gender Neutral Celebrity Baby Names

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Gender neutral names are hot among celebrities, who are often among the first to create new unisex names or adopt names for children of the minority sex.

2023 has seen many gender neutral name announcements already, including Kylie Jenner's son Aire, Joey Lawrence's daughter Dylan, Taylor Louderman's son Addison, and two girls named Frankie — daughters of Casey Wilson and Shemar Moore.

Unisex Name News

Last Names as First Names: Welcome to the Next Wave
Wed Mar 15 2023

Last Names as First Names: Welcome to the Next Wave

Each generation has its own favorite surname baby names. Meet the next wave of up-and-coming last names, and discover cool, fresh alternatives to the popular choices.
100 Unisex Names for Boys
Mon Mar 06 2023

100 Unisex Names for Boys

Unisex baby names trending male don't get a lot of press, but they should! We've crunched the numbers to uncover 100+ cool unisex names heading further toward the boys' side.
Boy Names for Girls Reach New Heights
Sat Feb 18 2023

Boy Names for Girls Reach New Heights

Ever met a girl named Ezra? It's more common than you might think. Parents are increasingly using boy names for girls — we crunch the latest numbers.

Gender-Neutral Name Generator

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Looking for gender-neutral names for your baby, a character, or yourself? Launch your name search and find inspiration with our new gender-neutral name generator. A few simple questions will lead you to thousands of combinations of gender-neutral or nonbinary names that might be right for you. Also works for middle name inspiration!

Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide, Nameberry Style

Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide, Nameberry Style

Nameberry's Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide has you covered, from TTC to the fourth trimester (wait, there's a fourth trimester?). We look at everything from medical signposts to useful gear to, yep, baby names. Check it out here.

Top Gender Neutral Names by State

top gender neutral names by state

What are the most popular gender-neutral baby names where you live? We crunched the numbers to find the top three names that are used for both boys and girls in every one of the US states.

Some of the results are consistent with the overall numbers for popular names, with such names as Avery and Charlie popular pretty much everywhere. The names below ranked among the Top 3 in at least one state. But a name that's used more for girls in one state may tilt toward the boys in another, so click through for data relevant to your part of the country.

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The Ultimate Pregnancy Shopping List

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At Nameberry, we're devoted to helping you find the best, the newest, the coolest, and the most reliable of every kind of baby name -- and every kind of everything else. That includes pregnancy products, as recommended by the parents just like you that we've interviewed for our How I Named My Baby feature. Here is our Berry-recommended ultimate pregnancy shopping guide.