Pregnancy & Birth

Unisex baby names

We've collated 126 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.
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.
The name of our very own Silver Ferns captain, Casey Kopua, appears on the list.

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
Glenn Close - the name Glenn means 'of the secluded valley'.

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

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
Kendall Jenner makes unisex cool.

Beginning with J, K and L

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
59) Kadin
Meaning: Companion, friend
60) Keegan
Meaning: Descendant of Aodhagán
60) Kelly
Meaning: Warrior
61) Kendall
Meaning: Of the royal valley
62) Kennedy
Meaning: Helmeted warrior
63) Kerry
Meaning: Dark haired one
64) Lane
Meaning: A narrow country road
65) Lee
Meaning: Dweller near the woods
66) Linden
Meaning: Lime tree
67) Logan
Meaning: Dweller in a little hollow
68) London
Meaning: Fortress, capital city
69) Lonnie
Meaning: Ready for battle
70) Lucian / Lucy-Ann
Meaning: Bringer of light
71) Lumi
Meaning: Light bringer
Morgan Freeman

Beginning with M

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

Beginning with N

79) Nevada
Meaning: Snowy
80) Nico
Meaning: Victorious people
81) Noel / Noelle
Meaning: Born at Christmas

Beginning with R

92) Raphael
Meaning: God has healed
93) Reagan
Meaning: Little king
94) Reese
Meaning: Ardour
95) Riley
Meaning: Dweller by the rye field
96) River
Meaning: Tranquil water
97) Robin / Robyn
Meaning: Bright, shining, famous
98) Rory
Meaning: Red king
99) Roux (pronounced ‘Roo’)
Meaning: Little red one
100) 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

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

Beginning with T

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