These unisex baby names are not only the rage right now, but they’re also super cute and adorable!
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Popular Unisex Baby Names to Consider for Boys and Girls
Gender Neutral Baby Names Are All the Rage Now
Are you starting to dream up the perfect name for your new baby? Unisex baby names are becoming all the rage, thanks to moms who are going for something a little less traditional or those who want to keep the gender a surprise throughout the pregnancy.
Parents who don’t want to maintain gender fluidity for their bundle of joy opt to choose cool names that are gender neutral. Some may even choose girls’ names for boys and vice versa.
Here’s a list of the most unique unisex baby names to spark some inspiration:
Taylor Swift or Taylor Lautner? No, we’re not trying to reminisce about their old love, but we want to prove a point that the name sounds good whether it’s a boy or a girl!
It reminds us of the ’90s, but thanks to the famous stars, the name is climbing back up the popularity ladder.
This old English surname is now a popular first name for both boys and girls. It means ‘valiant’ and comes from the name Raghallach, a man who perished in the Battle of Clontarf. While it sounds pretty modern, its roots go way back.
There’s certainly no questioning the popularity of this name! Alex is pretty safe and feels right for either a girl or a boy. In fact, it’s one of the most popular unisex names out there.
It can be the first name or a nickname if you decide to give your baby the longer version – Alexandra or Alexander – once she or he arrives!
Originally a boy’s name which originated from the Bible, Micah is also now given to baby girls. It can be short for Michael or Michaela, or you can give your child the name as is.
There are several people in the Old Testament named Micah and it means “who is like God?”
Avery is another modern-sounding name which goes way back. The Old English name means ‘Elf Counsel.’ It’s also considered an English surname that comes from the Old French version of ‘Alfred.’
Now, this may seem like an uncommon female name, but believe us when we say it’s rising in popularity as a name for baby girls, earning a spot on our list of unisex names!
Charlie used to be just a nickname for Charles, but it makes a pretty good nickname for Charlotte as well. Since this is also a widely-used name, don’t be surprised to see your child meet a lot of friends with the same name.
Jules may seem a bit more common with baby boys, but just look at Anne Hathaway’s character in the movie The Intern and see how it fits girls as well!
Jules can also serve as a nickname for Julie or Julia. It’s a French name that means youthful.
Here’s a name you can give your baby if you’re a big Game of Thrones fan! Regardless if your baby is a boy or a girl, you can name him or her after the fiercest member of the Stark family.
Babies born into parents in this fandom will mostly get this name or another character’s from the series. It’ll be an eventful Halloween every year for the entire family!
You know what’s ironic? The name Arya means lion.
No wonder Arya Stark is so fierce!
Drew is a popular Scottish baby name, which means manly. Despite its definition, it is gaining popularity as a name for baby girls.
Just think about Drew Barrymore and you know you can’t go wrong naming your baby Drew, no matter the gender.
X-Men fans look no further! Wolverine’s real name may have been more popular among males, but a lot of girls are being named Logan these days. This Gaelic name means “dweller in a little hollow.”
Another cool name which used to be popular only among the boys, but is now widely used for girls, is Austin. In Latin, the name means great one or magnificent. No doubt this name is a great choice for your baby!
If curly hair runs in your blood and you’re almost too certain your baby is going to wind up with twisted locks, why not name him or her Cassidy? It has become one of the favorite unique unisex baby names chosen by parents.
Cassidy is a Gaelic name meaning “twisted lock of hair.” The name is also derived from the popular Irish surname O’Caiside.
The British name signifying ‘ash meadow’ or ‘dwells in the ash tree grove’ is widely popular around the world. It used to be a popular Old English surname but more and more people have named their babies, both girls and boys, Ashley.
If you’re not convinced the name can be used for a boy, check out Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
Even though you’re not Irish, it’s still a great idea to name your kid Erin. Erin is a poetic name for Ireland, but you can probably agree that it’s a cool-sounding name for any gender or nationality.
The Gaelic meaning of this name is peace and it is perfect for a baby girl or boy.
It’s not just a sweet name for your favorite peanut butter chocolate treat, it’s a sweet name for your baby as well!
Reese is a Welsh name which means ardent or fiery. It can also be translated to ambitious or confident.
Just look at Reese Witherspoon and you’ll see what the name really means.
Jesse originates from the Hebrews, where it can be found in the Bible as the name of the father of King David. The name means ‘God exists.’ Other translations say the name means wealthy.
Think of Robin as in Batman’s sidekick or Robin from the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and you know it sounds good for any gender. Robin is an American name which means bright or famous.
So, nope! Giving the name to your kid won’t mean he or she is meant to be the sidekick, it means he or she is meant to be the star!
The British name may be popularly associated with coffee, but there are kids everywhere nowadays being given this name. It means berry clearing or bailiff.
Bailiff is a law enforcer, so it might be good to remind your kid that he or she ought to follow and reinforce rules when they grow up.
This American name may have been traditionally given to baby boys, but a lot of parents have now considered naming their little girls this as well. The name can mean thankful or ‘God has heard.’
It’s also associated with jade, the precious green stone.
Harper was originally a last name, which means harp player. Fast forward to today, it’s a widely used first name given to baby girls and boys.
Perhaps the vast popularity of the name today can be with a bit of thanks to the Beckhams for giving the name to their daughter.
This name may have been made popular by the movie Marley and Me (despite being the dog’s name), but I think you won’t argue that it sounds great for babies too! The English name means ‘from the meadow.’
What a peaceful-sounding name to give your baby!
For more unisex baby names to consider, check out this video from Lauren Jane Hampshire:
If you’ve already started picking out nursery items for when the baby finally arrives, you are probably thinking about names, too! Not only is there now a wide range of gender-neutral baby items to choose from, but there are also great unisex baby names for you to consider!
Whether you like cute names or androgynous names, you can start with the list above. Which of these unisex baby names will make it onto your baby’s birth certificate?
Do you think these unique baby names as just a trend or do you like them too? Let us know in the comments section!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted on May 23, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.