180+ Nonbinary Baby Names For Your Little One

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Team Peanut7 months ago8 min read

More mamas-to-be are becoming interested in nonbinary baby names. And there are many reasons for this.

Nonbinary Baby Names

You might be looking to raise your baby outside strict gender rules.

Or maybe the sound and meaning of a name are more important to you than the gender it is traditionally assigned to.

Or perhaps you simply want to have more choice.

Whatever your reason, nonbinary names offer you and your baby a great deal of freedom.

Before we take a look at what’s on the menu, let’s have a quick check-in with the terminology.

In this article: 📝

  • What do we mean when we say nonbinary?
  • Nonbinary names from surnames
  • Nonbinary names inspired by geography
  • What are some rare nonbinary names?
  • Colorful and cool nonbinary names
  • More nonbinary names

What do we mean when we say nonbinary?

“Nonbinary” is a term a person might use to describe themselves when they don’t identify fully with either of the gender categories of “male” or “female.”

Instead, they might have a gender that combines aspects of being male and female.

Or they may have a gender that is different from male or female.

Or they might see their gender as something that is constantly evolving.

Nonbinary names reflect this fluid understanding of gender.

In many cases, this means they won’t be names traditionally associated with being male or female.

But that might not always be the case.

Are nonbinary names the same as gender-neutral names?

Not exactly.

Gender-neutral names are names that are given fairly equally to both girls and boys.

They’re not linked to one gender more than another.

Nonbinary names, on the other hand, could be any name (even one that seems more “masculine” or “feminine”) that a nonbinary person feels reflects their unique understanding of their gender identity as it exists on a spectrum.

If you’re looking for nonbinary names for your baby that will allow them more room to explore their gender identity in the future, names that don’t fall within a certain gender category can work well.

Other terms that might be useful here?

An androgynous person doesn’t outwardly present as either male or female.

That’s in contrast to nonbinary, where it’s more about how one identifies than how one appears to the outside world.

So androgynous names? Well, that’s tricky.

An androgynous person may choose to take on a nonbinary name or one that is associated with the gender they identify with.

And enby names? Enby is the same as nonbinary. (It’s how you spell out the “NB” of nonbinary.)

Ready to get going?

On our list, we’ve picked 166 enby names for your inspiration. We hope you find something you like!

Nonbinary names from surnames

First names taken from surnames are a classic source of nonbinary names.

Popular choices from recent Social Security Administration data include Avery, Cameron, and Sawyer.

Or you could go for something a bit more unusual, such as the English Perry (meaning, quite poetically, “one who dwells by a pear tree”) or the German Landis (a nickname for a highwayman!).

  1. Adair
  2. Addison
  3. Avery
  4. Bailey
  5. Blair
  6. Cameron
  7. Harper
  8. Landis
  9. Mackenzie
  10. Marley
  11. Monroe
  12. Morgan
  13. Parker
  14. Perry
  15. Regan
  16. Riley
  17. Sawyer
  18. Taylor

Nonbinary names inspired by geography

Other good nonbinary names can be inspired by places or geographical features.

You could celebrate your Scottish roots with Argyle (from the county of Argyll in southwestern Scotland) or Glen.

Or honor your favorite US city with names such as Indiana and Phoenix.

You could also choose a nonbinary name with a biblical flavor, such as Eden, Salem, or Zion.

Alternatively, for a really original name, just pick a compass direction. But what will it be: East, West, South, or North?

  1. Alaska
  2. Albany
  3. Austin
  4. Argyle
  5. Brett
  6. Brixton
  7. Brooklyn
  8. Caspian
  9. Denver
  10. East
  11. Eden
  12. Everest
  13. Glen
  14. Haven
  15. Holland
  16. Heath
  17. Indiana
  18. Jersey
  19. Lane
  20. London
  21. Macon
  22. Milan
  23. North
  24. Phoenix
  25. Rio
  26. Salem
  27. South
  28. Sydney
  29. West
  30. Zaire
  31. Zion
  32. Zuma

What are some rare nonbinary names?

Nonbinary names from nature

Names taken from nature can make especially unique, cute nonbinary names.

The only problem is—there are just too many to choose from!

Sweet names to make your mouth water include Berry, Fig, and Maple.

Or what about a fragrant herb like Thyme or Sage?

Tree names, such as Elm and Oak, can convey a sense of strength and wisdom, while gemstone names, such as Garnet, Onyx, or Lapis (from “lapis lazuli,” a blue stone) celebrate the precious gift of your baby.

Here are some of our favorite nonbinary names inspired by nature:

  1. Acorn
  2. Aloe
  3. Amber
  4. Apple
  5. Apricot
  6. Ash
  7. Aspen
  8. Aster
  9. Bay
  10. Berry
  11. Birch
  12. Bird
  13. Borage
  14. Bracken
  15. Bramble
  16. Briar
  17. Cherry
  18. Citrine
  19. Cloud
  20. Dusty
  21. Elm
  22. Ember
  23. Emerald
  24. Evening
  25. Fennel
  26. Fig
  27. Fir
  28. Garnet
  29. Grove
  30. Hart
  31. Jasper
  32. Jay
  33. Juniper
  34. Kelp
  35. Kestrel
  36. Kyanite
  37. Lapis
  38. Lark
  39. Leaf
  40. Malachite
  41. Maple
  42. Mica
  43. Oak
  44. Obsidian
  45. Ocean
  46. Onyx
  47. Peridot
  48. Pine
  49. Quartz
  50. Rain
  51. Reed
  52. River
  53. Robin
  54. Rook
  55. Root
  56. Rowan
  57. Sage
  58. Snow
  59. Sparrow
  60. Storm
  61. Thyme
  62. Wren
  63. Yarrow

Nonbinary names inspired by science and space

Another great source of unusual enby names is the world of science, especially astronomy and stargazing.

You’ve got sweet and simple: Star, Sun, Sky.

Or dramatic and memorable: Eclipse, Nova (from “supernova,” an exploding star), and Zenith.

You could pick an element from the Periodic Table, such as Cadmium, Copper, or Neon.

Or you could even take inspiration from the Moon and its cycle by choosing Wax or Wane as a name.

  1. Aqua
  2. Axis
  3. Cadmium
  4. Comet
  5. Copper
  6. Day
  7. Eclipse
  8. Flair
  9. Galaxy
  10. Gibbous
  11. Infinity
  12. Lumen
  13. Lunar
  14. Mercury
  15. Moon
  16. Neon
  17. Nova
  18. Petri
  19. Pulsar
  20. Sky
  21. Solar
  22. Star
  23. Sun
  24. Time
  25. Vega
  26. Wane
  27. Wax
  28. Zenith

Colorful and cool nonbinary names

The names of colors can make beautiful nonbinary names, too.

There are so many possibilities.

After all, you have the whole paint palette to choose from.

You could try a name based on a cool, elegant shade such as Gray, Ivory, or Silver.

Or pick a color name that’s also a nature name: Moss, Plum, or Russet.

Or why not go for something really vibrant, like Lime, Purple, or Red?

Here are a handful of our favorite color-inspired names:

  1. Amaranth
  2. Azure
  3. Blue
  4. Brick
  5. Coal
  6. Cyan
  7. Denim
  8. Gray
  9. Indigo
  10. Ivory
  11. Jet
  12. Lime
  13. Magenta
  14. Mahogany
  15. Moss
  16. Ochre
  17. Plum
  18. Purple
  19. Red
  20. Russet
  21. Silver
  22. Umber
  23. Violet

More nonbinary names

And, finally, here’s a random selection of other nonbinary names to consider.

If you’re musical you might like Lyric, or if you’re a fan of summer sunshine, why not August?

For a more spiritual name, you could choose Angel or Ariel.

Or maybe you just want your baby to start their life with a spot of Luck

  1. Allie (or Aly/Ali)
  2. Andy (or Andi)
  3. Angel
  4. Aphra
  5. Ariel
  6. Arin
  7. Aubrey
  8. August
  9. Billy (or Billie)
  10. Corey
  11. Devan
  12. Drew
  13. Ellis
  14. Jordan
  15. Kai
  16. Luck
  17. Lyric
  18. Quinn
  19. Rune
  20. Valor

We hope you’ve found some names you like here, whether from the wilds of nature, the outer reaches of space, or the colors you love.

For even more baby names that aren’t gender-specific, take a look at our lists of Unisex Baby Names and Gender-Neutral Baby Names.

And why not chat to the other mamas on Peanut about their favorite nonbinary names?

You might just find the perfect match for your baby.

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