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138 Unisex Baby Names

Team Peanut5 months ago6 min read

There’s nothing quite like the search for the perfect baby name. You might find yourself intently watching the credits of every TV show or casually eavesdropping on conversations at your local cafe. Going into pregnancy, some (very prepared) mamas might have the perfect name already picked out. Or perhaps using a particular name is a family tradition. But what if you’re looking for something different? Perhaps you’re considering a unisex baby name and are wondering what names can be male or female?

Unisex Baby Names

In this article: 📝

  • Why choose a unisex baby name?
  • So, what are good unisex names?
  • Popular unisex baby names
  • Unique unisex baby names
  • Unisex baby names inspired by nature
  • Unisex surname baby names

Waiting for inspiration to strike can seem like an endless task, but never fear, mama. Whatever your reason for researching unisex baby names, we’ve got you covered. So keep reading for an awesome list of the best unisex baby names around.

Why choose a unisex baby name?

Unisex baby names are names that can be given to a boy or girl and are a great choice for various reasons. Maybe you’re choosing not to find out the gender of your baby but want to lock in a name ahead of their arrival. After all, those monogrammed towels and personalized nursery decor items aren’t going to order themselves…

Maybe you’re wanting to give your child a non-binary start in life to possibly reduce the chance of sexism in their future. If you just want them to have fluidity with their gender, choosing a unisex name means they won’t have to deal with the constraints of a traditional girl’s or boy’s name later in life. Maybe you just love a certain name regardless of gender or are looking for something cool and unique. We hear ya!

Lots of parents are choosing unisex names, so although it’s a relatively new trend at the moment, by the time your little one is off to school, we’re pretty sure there will be plenty of other kids with unisex names in their class.

So, what are good unisex names?

What makes a good unisex name? As with any name choice, it’s important that the name flows well with your surname and whatever middle name you choose. Practice saying it out loud, writing it down, and checking that the initials don’t spell out anything awkward!

Some unisex baby names originated as family surnames, so they can have a more formal vibe, which is great if you imagine your little peanut growing up to be a big boss one day. Other gender neutral baby names can have a more modern or unique style. Unisex names with a whimsical sound that might be inspired by nature are a perfect choice too if you’re imagining your baby being more free-spirited. Many names that are now considered unisex started out as a name that was specifically for one gender — in particular, using traditional boy names for girls has become more common. Celebrities are doing it left, right, and center, so why shouldn’t we all?!

So here it is, our roundup of the best 138 genderless names for your little peanut.

Popular unisex baby names

If you like the idea of a unisex baby name but don’t want anything too out there — or one you’ll have to spell out every time you say it — choosing a popular name is a good idea. As you’ll see, there are plenty to choose from!

  1. Avery
  2. Ashley
  3. Alex
  4. Aspen
  5. Ainsley
  6. Andy/Andie
  7. Blake
  8. Billy/Billie
  9. Bailey
  10. Bobby/Bobbie
  11. Blair
  12. Chase
  13. Charlie
  14. Cameron
  15. Casey
  16. Dakota
  17. Drew
  18. Devon
  19. Dylan
  20. Eden
  21. Elliot
  22. Ezra
  23. Easton
  24. Frankie
  25. Francis/Frances
  26. Hayden
  27. Harley
  28. Jayden
  29. Jordan
  30. Jo
  31. Jackie
  32. Jody

Phew… half way…

  1. Jade
  2. Jamie
  3. Jesse
  4. Jude
  5. Kelsey
  6. Kai
  7. Kyle
  8. Logan
  9. Leslie
  10. Luca
  11. Leighton
  12. Morgan
  13. Nevada
  14. Nico
  15. Parker
  16. Peyton
  17. Quinn
  18. Royal
  19. Ricky
  20. Reese
  21. Riley
  22. Ryan
  23. Rory
  24. Sasha
  25. Skyler
  26. Shannon
  27. Scout
  28. Sydney
  29. Shiloh
  30. Tyler
  31. Taylor
  32. Wyatt

Unique unisex baby names

If you’re looking for a shorter list of more unique or individual unisex baby names, look no further. Although gaining in popularity, these are still really rare and interesting names. So, what are some unique unisex names? Here are our favorites:

  1. Angel
  2. Armani
  3. Blue
  4. Bryce
  5. Baby
  6. Chance
  7. Cree
  8. Cody
  9. Dion
  10. Dana
  11. Gabriel
  12. Greer
  13. Hadley
  14. Indigo
  15. Indiana
  16. James
  17. Journey
  18. Justice
  19. London
  20. Marin
  21. Micah
  22. Phoenix
  23. Sage
  24. Sailor
  25. Wynn

Unisex baby names inspired by nature

If you’re planning a life of outdoor adventures for your new arrival, or are a lover of the great outdoors, choosing a name inspired by nature or your favorite place is a great choice. Many of these gender-neutral names are new on the baby name scene, so they are also perfect if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary.

  1. Arden
  2. August
  3. Autumn
  4. Brooks
  5. Briar
  6. Bay
  7. Dale
  8. Dallas
  9. Heath
  10. Gale
  11. Lee
  12. Linden
  13. Marlow
  14. Nova
  15. Ocean
  16. Perry
  17. Rain
  18. Reed
  19. River
  20. Robin
  21. Rowan
  22. Raven
  23. Sandy
  24. Sunny
  25. Winter
  26. Wren

Unisex surname baby names

Using a traditional or famous surname as your baby’s name is a distinctive and timeless choice. Perhaps your favorite musician, actor, or TV character is the inspiration, or maybe it’s a name from the history books of your own family. We love how striking these unisex names can be.

  1. Ashton
  2. Addison
  3. Brady
  4. Cassidy
  5. Ellis
  6. Evan
  7. Emerson
  8. Finley
  9. Hunter
  10. Kennedy
  11. Keaton
  12. Lane
  13. Lennon
  14. Oakley
  15. Presley
  16. Reagan
  17. Ryder
  18. Remington
  19. Sawyer
  20. Sloane
  21. Tanner
  22. Tate
  23. Walker

Whatever you decide on for your baby name, it’s best not to rush the decision. Don’t forget, you’ll be saying this name on repeat for the rest of your life, so it’s got to be something you love! Good luck!

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