A gender-neutral name is unisex, you can definitely give it to a boy or a girl. Some gender-neutral names like Kennedy and Blake are traditionally last names that turned into first names. Other names, such as Emerson and Hayden which were once mainly boys’ names are now more common for girls.
When deciding what to name your child, there are a lot of reasons to consider a gender-neutral name. It may be a family name and you may believe it will help to prevent gender stereotyping in your child’s future. Or maybe you just think gender-neutral names are cool, fun, cute, and unique!
Whatever the reason, there are a lot of families that are trending toward using gender-neutral names for their babies. Furthermore, while there was a time when it seemed a little weird to use a last name as a first name or to take a traditionally female name and use it for a boy, it is now ordinary. Therefore, if you will choose this type of name, your child will definitely know other kids with gender-neutral names, too.
Gender-neutral names have been popular for many years now. The more unique and unusual baby names get, the more likely they will be gender-neutral. Invented names and some names derived from other sources like foods, cities or animals have not been associated with either gender over time. The 50 gender-neutral baby names that we’ve gathered on the following list are popular today.
There’s a baby-naming site that tracks user interest in baby names, took a look at the most recent Social Security Administration (SSA) data and found names that are used almost the same number of times for boys and girls. According to the site, these were the 20 most popular gender-neutral baby names:
This popularity list for gender-neutral names is based on the official Social Security Administration data for total number of babies born in 2016. For instance, the gender-neutral baby name Avery was given to almost 11k babies in the United States in 2016, 80% of them were female.
Actually, some of the most popular baby names for 2020 are gender fluid. So, I’m begging you to please throw out those outdated color-coded baby name books. And please, take a look at the list below if you didn’t find the gender-neutral name that you like among those listed above.
Here are additional 30 gender-neutral baby names: