Are you looking for gender neutral name ideas for your new baby? I love gender-neutral names like Tyler, for example, that are awesome for baby boys and baby girls. While some people may think that is a more masculine name, it is totally fitting for a little girl and actually a quite popular name. That’s just one example. Below you will a huge list of popular unisex first names.
When we were expecting our third, we decided the name would be Koa and I honestly thought this would be the perfect either way, as a boys’ name or girls’ name. I wanted to create a list that would go beyond the popular choices and give new parents tons of creative ideas! Whether you are looking for a first or middle name, this list is a great place to start.
Modern parents are using more unique unisex names than ever before. When it comes to the perfect name for your child, only you can decide. Having trouble wrapping your head around unique names for your baby? Think Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Blake can be a girl’s first name or a boy’s first name, and so can Ryan! Both of those are very popular unisex baby names. Check out this list of names and don’t be afraid to get creative with alternative spelling to make a name more unique or easier to pronounce.
Pro parent tip: Once you choose your baby’s name, go ahead and reserve their email address for them (and you can start emailing them!).
Gender Neutral Baby Name Ideas
You have come to the right place for a full list of boy names and girl names!
Gender-neutral names that start with A:
Aftan (or Afton)
Amani (or Amany
Andy The most commonly used name means ‘Brave’.
Arrow This name is definitely unique
Ashton This names can also be written as Asheton, Ashtun, Ashtin and Ashtyn
Gender neutral name ideas that start with B:
Bennett (a common surname that works great as a first name for boys or girls)
Blake (as mentioned above)
Bobbie (or Bobby)
Gender-neutral names that start with C:
Cameron (means bent or crooked nose)
Casey (this is one of those popular unisex names that has been used for decades)
Charlie/Charley Means independent (can be short for Charles or Charlotte)
Gender-neutral baby names that start with D:
Gender-neutral name ideas that start with E:
Emerson (a classic example of how last names can be used as unisex first names)
Emory (or Emery)
Erin (or Aaron)
Gender-neutral baby name ideas that start with F:
Gender-neutral names that start with G:
Gene (this classic name has been used for generations)
Gray (or Grey)
Gender-neutral names that start with H:
Gender-neutral names that start with I:
Indigo (this is one of those cool unisex names that you don’t hear very often yet)
Gender-neutral names that start with J:
Jessie (or Jesse)
Gender-neutral names that start with K:
Kaden (or Kadin)
Kai / Kaia / Khai (Khai is increasingly popular after supermodel Gigi Hadid named her daughter this sweet name. Our son’s name is Kaiper, Kai for short, and we know several little girls named Kaia)
Kennedy (popularly used for girls, I think this is so cute for a little boy)
Koa (my son’s name, but was also going to be my daughter’s name if he had been a girl)
Gender-neutral names that start with L:
Lumi (a cute name in the top 50 most popular names in Finland)
Gender-neutral names that start with M:
Maxwell (the name Jessica Simpson chose for one of her daughters)
Gender-neutral names that start with N:
Gender-neutral names that start with O:
Gender-neutral names that start with P:
Payton (or Peyton)
Gender-neutral names that start with Q:
Gender-neutral names that start with R:
Raddiz (Cameron Diaz and Joel Madden’s daughter’s name)
Ryder (think Cheyenne from Teen Mom and her adorable daughter, Ryder)
Gender-neutral names that start with S:
Gender-neutral names that start with T:
Gender-neutral names that start with U:
Gender-neutral names that start with V:
Gender-neutral names that start with W:
West (names like West and North have become popular in recent years because of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kayne West)
Wyatt (Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s daughter’s name)
Gender-neutral names that start with X:
Gender-neutral names that start with Y:
Gender-neutral names that start with Z:
Gender Neutral Baby Stuff for Newborns
If you plan to wait until baby is born to learn the gender of your baby, Amazon has a huge selection of gender neutral clothes, blankets, toys, and more. Check it out their selection here.
Deciding on the perfect baby name:
Whether you use a name from this list or get some ideas for alternate spellings, I hope this gender-neutral baby names list was helpful! I know deciding on a name is one of the toughest decisions to make before your baby arrives! No matter the type of name, gender-specific names or names that can be used no matter the baby’s sex, it has to feel right to you! You could even use this list of names as a great inspiration to come up with new names of your own! You could also consider your mother’s maiden name if you would like to keep your family name going.
My suggestion is, while you’re looking for a first name, think about potential middle names and nicknames all at the same time. Consider all nicknames kids at school may be able to come up with to call your child to avoid some tragic experiences. Whatever you choose, I am excited for you and this fun, if a bit daunting, experience. I hope this list helped you find a great gender-neutral name!
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Hi, I’m Jessica! I am wife to Chris, and mom to Kaiper, Alana and Koa. I am a graphic designer, website developer and aspiring author. In this space, I share about everything from parenting, working from home, food we cook, and lots of things for kids! Learn more about me here.