Pregnancy & Birth

Unisex baby names and their meanings

We've collated 127 of the best gender-neutral names - and their meanings - for you.

Blake Lively named her daughter James, taking the concept of gender-neutral even further.
Unisex baby names are popular; with celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher and Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick opting for gender-neutral monikers when naming their precious little ones.
And choosing a name for your child is one of the biggest decisions every parent has to make - after all, a name is for life!
So to help you with this difficult task we've rounded up our favourite unisex names.
And we've explained what they all mean for you. They're suitable for both boys and girls so you're all set for when your little one arrives.
Blake Lively named her daughter James, taking the concept of gender-neutral even further. Photo: Getty

Unisex names beginning with A

1. Aarya - Meaning: Prayer
2. Addison - Meaning: Son of Adam
3. Alby - Meaning: From Alba
4. Alex - Meaning: To defend
5. Alexis - Meaning: Defender
6. Ali - Meaning: Sublime
7. Angel - Meaning: God's messenger
8. Archer - Meaning: Bowman
9. Arya - Meaning: Lion
10. Ashley - Meaning: Of the ash wood
11. Aubrey - Meaning: Powerful elf
12. Austin / Austen - Meaning: Great, magnificent
13. Avery - Meaning: Ruler of the elves
Kiwi songstress Brooke Fraser rocks her unisex name.

Beginning with B

14. Bailey - Meaning: Law enforcer
15. Billy / Billie - Meaning: Resolute protector
16. Blair - Meaning: Dweller on the path
17. Bobby / Bobbie - Meaning: Shining
18. Brady - Meaning: One with broad eyes
19. Brook - Meaning: Small stream

Beginning with C

20. Carmen - Meaning: Song
21. Casey - Meaning: From Cayce
22. Cassidy - Meaning: Curly haired one
23. Celyn - Meaning: Holly
24. Charley / Charlie - Meaning: Independent
25. Cody - Meaning: Obliging
26. Corey - Meaning: Dweller of the hollow

Beginning with D

27. Dakota - Meaning: Friend
28. Dana / Dane - Meaning: From Denmark
29. Darrel / Darryl - Meaning: Darling
30. Devon - Meaning: Poet
31. Drew - Meaning: Manly one
32. Dylan - Meaning: Son or daughter of the sea

Beginning with E

33. Eden - Meaning: Paradise
34. Eli - Meaning: On high
35. Ellery - Meaning: From the elder tree island
36. Emery - Meaning: Brave, powerful
37. Erin - Meaning: Ireland

Beginning with F

38. Fabian - Meaning: Bean grower
39. Finley - Meaning: Fair hero
40. Florian - Meaning: Blooming or flowering
41. Flynn - Meaning: Ruddy
42. Francis - Meaning: Liberated
43. Frankie - Meaning: Free one
Glenn Close - the name Glenn means 'of the secluded valley'.

Beginning with G

44. Glen / Glenn - Meaning: Of the secluded valley
45. Gray - Meaning: of the grey

Beginning with H

46. Hadley - Meaning: From the heather covered meadow
47. Harley - Meaning: From the hare's meadow
48. Harper - Meaning: Harp player
49. Hayden - Meaning: From the hedged valley
50. Hero - Meaning: Heroic warrior
51. Hunter - Meaning: A huntsman

Beginning with I

52. Indiana - Meaning: Land of Indians

Beginning with J

53. Jade / Jaden - Meaning: Precious stone
54. James / Jamie - Meaning: Supplanter
55. Jesse / Jessie - Meaning: Wealthy
56. Jordan - Meaning: To flow down
57. Jules - Meaning: Youthful
58. Justice - Meaning: Just one
Kendall Jenner makes unisex names cool.

Beginning with K

59. Kadin - Meaning: Companion, friend
60. Keegan - Meaning: Descendant of Aodhagán
61. Kelly - Meaning: Warrior
62. Kendall - Meaning: Of the royal valley
63. Kennedy - Meaning: Helmeted warrior
64. Kerry - Meaning: Dark haired one

Beginning with L

65. Lane - Meaning: A narrow country road
66. Lee - Meaning: Dweller near the woods
67. Linden - Meaning: Lime tree
68. Logan - Meaning: Dweller in a little hollow
69. London - Meaning: Fortress, capital city
70. Lonnie - Meaning: Ready for battle
71. Lucian / Lucy-Ann - Meaning: Bringer of light
72. Lumi - Meaning: Light bringer
Morgan Freeman's name means bright sea.

Beginning with M

73. Mackenzie - Meaning: Fair one
74. Madison - Meaning: Mighty in battle
75. Marley - Meaning: From the lake meadow
76. Micah - Meaning: Who is like God?
77. Montana - Meaning: Mountainous
78. Morgan - Meaning: Bright sea
79. Moriah - Meaning: Taught by God

Beginning with N

80. Nevada - Meaning: Snowy
81. Nico - Meaning: Victorious people
82. Noel / Noelle - Meaning: Born at Christmas

Beginning with O

83. Oakley - Meaning: From the oak – tree meadow
84. Ode - Meaning: Rich
85. Ore - Meaning: Man of the mountains (Old greek)

Beginning with P

86. Paris - Meaning: Lover
87. Parker - Meaning: Gamekeeper
88. Payton / Peyton - Meaning: From a small town
89. Perry / Perrie - Meaning: Dwells by the pear tree
90. Piper - Meaning: A pipe player
91. Phoenix - Meaning: Reborn

Beginning with Q

92. Quinn - Meaning: Fifth

Beginning with R

93. Raphael - Meaning: God has healed
94. Reagan - Meaning: Little king
95. Reese - Meaning: Ardour
96. Riley - Meaning: Dweller by the rye field
97. River - Meaning: Tranquil water
98. Robin / Robyn - Meaning: Bright, shining, famous
99. Rory - Meaning: Red king
100. Roux (pronounced 'Roo') - Meaning: Little red one
101. Rowan - Meaning: Of the tree
Scout Willis (far right), pictured here with her sister Tallulah Willis and mother Demi Moore has a unisex name from our list.

Beginning with S

102. Sage - Meaning: Wise
103. Sam - Meaning: God has heard
104. Samar - Meaning: Evening conversation
105. Scout - Meaning: Gatherer of information
106. Sky / Skye - Meaning: Of the Isle of Skye
107. Sunny - Meaning: Bright and cheerful
108. Sydney - Meaning: Wide meadow
Taylor Swift

Beginning with T

109. Taylor - Meaning: To cut
110. Teri / Terry - Meaning: Smooth
111. Toby / Tobey - Meaning: The goodness of God
112. Toni / Tony - Meaning: Worthy of praise
113. Tori / Tory - Meaning: Victory
114. Tru / True - Meaning: Honest

Beginning with U

115. Umber - Meaning: Shade
116. Unique - Meaning: Only one

Beginning with V

117. Val - Meaning: Strong
118. Vesper - Meaning: Evening Star and Evening Prayer

Beginning with W

119. Wallis / Wallace - Meaning: From Wales
120. West - Meaning: Of the west
121. Winter - Meaning: Seasonal name
122. Wyatt - Meaning: Guide
123. Wynne - Meaning: Fair or white

Beginning with X

124. Xen - Meaning: variant transcription of Zen
125. Xoan - Meaning: god is good

Beginning with Y

126. Yael - Meaning: Hebrew name meaning "mountain goat"

Beginning with Z

127. Zion - Meaning: Raised up
Via Closer