101 unique gender-neutral names for your baby

101 unique gender-neutral names for your baby

Nowadays, gender-neutral names often have a variety of sources which aren't linked to gender - making them easy to assign to either one.

Parents, we know giving birth to your child necessitates a lot of planning. From finances, education, activities – there are a lot of big decisions to make. But the first BIG decision you have to make is what to name your child – which stays on for life. However, living in an age where gender stereotypes and even “genderless babies” can be tough. Fortunately, we’ve also come into an age where there’s a solution: unique gender neutral names.

What are unique gender neutral names, and why do people use it?

Gender-neutral names, otherwise known as unisex names, are names that can be given to both boys and girls. These names are becoming more and more common within developed, English-based countries.

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Unique gender neutral names are names that aren’t commonly used. Usually, the weirder and rarer ones aren’t associated with one gender or the other – and so becomes unisex. Many of these names come from a variety of origins and are gradually becoming part of the English vocabulary daily.

Unique gender neutral names are usually first names which come from sources like:

  • other people’s surnames reworded to become a first name
  • a name coming from nature (e.g. Lake, winter) or cities
  • names that come from virtues (hope, justice)
  • and made-up names or common names with changes with spelling.

There are several reasons why has become more popular for parents to give their little ones gender-neutral names. We live in an age where gender isn’t a concrete concept anymore. Growing up, children who do end up exploring their sexuality and identifying themselves of a different gender won’t have to face discrimination.

Furthermore, gender-neutral names are a way of empowering girls, such as by giving them names that give off the impression of masculinity. Gender-neutral names are also important in teaching boys with “female” names that girls aren’t any lesser than them.

Overall, unique gender-neutral names are a step in the right direction to rid the world of gender stereotypes and sexist behaviour. And so if you want to equip your child with equal rights from the beginning, here are unique gender neutral names for you to consider.

Here are the list of 101 unique gender-neutral names!

Unique gender neutral names and meaning Personality Famous people
Aarya, meaning “prayer” or “Goddess” Strong
Addison, meaning “son of Adam” Cute
Alby, meaning “coming from Alba” Brave
Angel, meaning “god’s messenger” Sweet, warrior Angel Locsin
Arden, meaning “eden” Honest
Arlo, meaning “fortified hill” Risk taker
Arya, meaning “lion” Strong Arya from Game of Thrones
Ashton, meaning “ash tree town” Talented Ashton Kutcher, Ashton Irwin from 5SOS
Aspen, meaning “aspen tree” Creative
Aubrey, meaning “powerful elf:” Friendly Aubrey Miles
Avery, meaning “ruler of elves” Bubbly
Bailey, meaning “law enforcer” Obedient Bailey May
Blair, meaning “dweller on the plain” Sophisticated Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl
Brook, meaning “a tiny stream” Humble
Brooklyn, a combination of “Brook”and “-lyn” Creative
Cameron, meaning “crooked nose” Good-looking Cameron Dove
Carmen, meaning “song” Caring
Cassidy, meaning “the curly haired one” Cheerful
Celyn, meaning “Holly” Lovely
Cody, meaning “obliging” Trustworthy
Corey, meaning “dweller of the hollow” or “Raven” Talented Corey Monteith
Dakota, meaning “friend” Friendly Dakota Fanning, Dakota Johnson
Devon, meaning “defender” Opinionated
Eden, meaning “paradise” Sympathetic Garden of Eden from the Bible
Eli, meaning “high” or “my God” God-fearing Eli or Elijah, a prophet
Ellery, meaning “from the elder tree island” Humble
Emery, meaning “brave and powerful” Brave
Erin, meaning “Ireland” Polite

 

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Unique gender neutral names and meaning Personality Famous people
Finley, meaning “fair hero” Fair
Florian, meaning “blooming or flowering” Bubbly
Flynn, meaning “Ruddy” Keeper
Gray, meaning “of the grey” Aloof
Hadley, meaning “from the heather covered meadow” Quiet
Harlow, meaning “one who dwells in a rocky or hilly area” Sensitive
Harper, meaning “harp player” Musically-inclined
Hayden, meaning “from the hedged valley” Smart Hayden Kho
Hendrix, an extension of “Henry” Brave
Hero, meaning “a heroic warrior” Risk taker
Hunter, meaning “a huntsman” Adventurous
Indiana, meaning “land of the Indians” Patient
Indigo, meaning “blue” Creative
Jaidyn, meaning “God is Gracious” Graceful
Jasper, meaning “treasurer” Keeper
Jules, meaning “youthful” Playful
Justice, meaning “Just one” Smart
Kadin, meaning “a companion or friend” Friendly
Keegan, meaning “a descendant of Aodhagan” Brave
Kendall, meaning “of the royal valley” World class Kendall Jenner
Kris, meaning “carrier of Christ” Industrious Kris Aquino, Kris Jenner

 

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Unique gender neutral names and meaning Personality Famous people
Lane, meaning “a narrow country road” Calm
Linden, meaning “Lime Tree” Soft
London, meaning “fortress” or the capital city Well-versed
Lonnie, meaning “noble and ready” Noble
Lucian, meaning “bringer of light” Warm
Lumi, meaning “snow” Chill
Marley, meaning “from the lake meadow” Humble
Marlow, meaning “from the hill by the lake” Ambassador
Mattie, meaning “strength in battle” Strong
Micah, meaning “who is like god?” Courageous Micah, a prophet
Montana, meaning “mountainous” Leader
Moriah, meaning “taught by god” Heir
Nevada, meaning “snowy” Creative
Nicky, a short form Nicholas, which comes from the Greek Goddess of victory, Nike Artist
Nico, meaning “victorious people” Funny Nico Bolzico
Oakley, meaning “from the oak-tree meadow” Old soul
Ocean, meaning “the sea” Calm
Ode, meaning “rich” Rich
Ore, meaning “man of the mountains” Sensitive
Paris, meaning “lover” Lovely Paris Hilton
Peyton, meaning “from a small town” Quiet
Phoenix, meaning “reborn” Leader
Piper, meaning “a pipe player” Talented
Presley, meaning “from the Priest’s meadow” Religious
Quinn, meaning “intelligence, wise” Wise
Raphael, meaning “God has healed” Achiever
Reese, meaning “ardour” Artist
Rory, meaning “red king” Faithful
Roux (pronounced ‘Roo’), meaning “little red one” Passionate
Rowan, meaning “of the tree” Brave
Sage, meaning “wise” Wise
Samar, meaning “evening conversation” Overthinker
Sidney, meaning “wide island: south of water” Chill
Skylar, meaning “scholar” Smart
Sloane, meaning “”a multitude of people / warriors” Leader
Sparrow, meaning “small chirpy person” Aloof
Storm, meaning “stormy weather” Multitasker
Story, meaning “tale” Creative
Sunny, meaning “bright and cheerful” Bright
Sydney, meaning “wide meadow” or “from Saint Denis (a place)” Patient

 

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Unique gender neutral names and meaning Personality Famous people
Umber, meaning “shade” Soft
Val, meaning “strong” Warrior
Vesper, meaning “evening star and evening player” Protector
Wilder, meaning “hunter” Brave
Winter, meaning “rebirth of spring” Calm
Wyatt, meaning “guide” Peacemaker
Wynn or Wynne, meaning “fair or white” Fair
Xen, which is a variant representation of “zen” Chill
Xoan, meaning “God is good” Believer
Yael, meaning “mountain goat” Achiever
Zion, meaning “a sign” Leader Zion, a mountain mentioned in the Bible

 

References: Nameberry, inspiring life dreams, nowtolove, NBC news, New York Post

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