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

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. AaryaMeaning: Prayer

2. AddisonMeaning: Son of Adam

3. AlbyMeaning: From Alba

4. AlexMeaning: To defend

5. AlexisMeaning: Defender

6. AliMeaning: Sublime

7. AngelMeaning: God’s messenger

8. ArcherMeaning: Bowman

9. AryaMeaning: Lion

10. AshleyMeaning: Of the ash wood

11. AubreyMeaning: Powerful elf

12. Austin / AustenMeaning: Great, magnificent

13. AveryMeaning: Ruler of the elves

Kiwi songstress Brooke Fraser rocks her unisex name.

Beginning with B

14. BaileyMeaning: Law enforcer

15. Billy / BillieMeaning: Resolute protector

16. BlairMeaning: Dweller on the path

17. Bobby / BobbieMeaning: Shining

18. BradyMeaning: One with broad eyes

19. BrookMeaning: Small stream

Beginning with C

20. CarmenMeaning: Song

21. CaseyMeaning: From Cayce

22. CassidyMeaning: Curly haired one

23. CelynMeaning: Holly

24. Charley / CharlieMeaning: Independent

25. CodyMeaning: Obliging

26. CoreyMeaning: Dweller of the hollow

Beginning with D

27. DakotaMeaning: Friend

28. Dana / DaneMeaning: From Denmark

29. Darrel / DarrylMeaning: Darling

30. DevonMeaning: Poet

31. DrewMeaning: Manly one

32. DylanMeaning: Son or daughter of the sea

Beginning with E

33. EdenMeaning: Paradise

34. EliMeaning: On high

35. ElleryMeaning: From the elder tree island

36. EmeryMeaning: Brave, powerful

37. ErinMeaning: Ireland

Beginning with F

38. FabianMeaning: Bean grower

39. FinleyMeaning: Fair hero

40. FlorianMeaning: Blooming or flowering

41. FlynnMeaning: Ruddy

42. FrancisMeaning: Liberated

43. FrankieMeaning: Free one

Glenn Close – the name Glenn means ‘of the secluded valley’.

Beginning with G

44. Glen / GlennMeaning: Of the secluded valley

45. GrayMeaning: of the grey

Beginning with H

46. HadleyMeaning: From the heather covered meadow

47. HarleyMeaning: From the hare’s meadow

48. HarperMeaning: Harp player

49. HaydenMeaning: From the hedged valley

50. HeroMeaning: Heroic warrior

51. HunterMeaning: A huntsman

Beginning with I

52. IndianaMeaning: Land of Indians

Beginning with J

53. Jade / JadenMeaning: Precious stone

54. James / JamieMeaning: Supplanter

55. Jesse / JessieMeaning: Wealthy

56. JordanMeaning: To flow down

57. JulesMeaning: Youthful

58. JusticeMeaning: Just one

Kendall Jenner makes unisex names cool.

Beginning with K

59. KadinMeaning: Companion, friend

60. KeeganMeaning: Descendant of Aodhagán

61. KellyMeaning: Warrior

62. KendallMeaning: Of the royal valley

63. KennedyMeaning: Helmeted warrior

64. KerryMeaning: Dark haired one

Beginning with L

65. LaneMeaning: A narrow country road

66. LeeMeaning: Dweller near the woods

67. LindenMeaning: Lime tree

68. LoganMeaning: Dweller in a little hollow

69. LondonMeaning: Fortress, capital city

70. LonnieMeaning: Ready for battle

71. Lucian / Lucy-AnnMeaning: Bringer of light

72. LumiMeaning: Light bringer

Morgan Freeman’s name means bright sea.

Beginning with M

73. MackenzieMeaning: Fair one

74. MadisonMeaning: Mighty in battle

75. MarleyMeaning: From the lake meadow

76. MicahMeaning: Who is like God?

77. MontanaMeaning: Mountainous

78. MorganMeaning: Bright sea

79. MoriahMeaning: Taught by God

Beginning with N

80. NevadaMeaning: Snowy

81. NicoMeaning: Victorious people

82. Noel / NoelleMeaning: Born at Christmas

Beginning with O

83. OakleyMeaning: From the oak – tree meadow

84. OdeMeaning: Rich

85. OreMeaning: Man of the mountains (Old greek)

Beginning with P

86. ParisMeaning: Lover

87. ParkerMeaning: Gamekeeper

88. Payton / PeytonMeaning: From a small town

89. Perry / PerrieMeaning: Dwells by the pear tree

90. PiperMeaning: A pipe player

91. PhoenixMeaning: Reborn

Beginning with Q

92. QuinnMeaning: Fifth

Beginning with R

93. RaphaelMeaning: God has healed

94. ReaganMeaning: Little king

95. Reese – Meaning: Ardour

96. RileyMeaning: Dweller by the rye field

97. RiverMeaning: Tranquil water

98. Robin / RobynMeaning: Bright, shining, famous

99. RoryMeaning: Red king

100. Roux (pronounced ‘Roo’)Meaning: Little red one

101. RowanMeaning: 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. SageMeaning: Wise

103. SamMeaning: God has heard

104. SamarMeaning: Evening conversation

105. ScoutMeaning: Gatherer of information

106. Sky / SkyeMeaning: Of the Isle of Skye

107. SunnyMeaning: Bright and cheerful

108. SydneyMeaning: Wide meadow

Taylor Swift

Beginning with T

109. TaylorMeaning: To cut

110. Teri / TerryMeaning: Smooth

111. Toby / TobeyMeaning: The goodness of God

112. Toni / TonyMeaning: Worthy of praise

113. Tori / ToryMeaning: Victory

114. Tru / TrueMeaning: Honest

Beginning with U

115. UmberMeaning: Shade

116. UniqueMeaning: Only one

Beginning with V

117. ValMeaning: Strong

118. VesperMeaning: Evening Star and Evening Prayer

Beginning with W

119. Wallis / WallaceMeaning: From Wales

120. WestMeaning: Of the west

121. WinterMeaning: Seasonal name

122. WyattMeaning: Guide

123. WynneMeaning: Fair or white

Beginning with X

124. XenMeaning: variant transcription of Zen

125. XoanMeaning: god is good

Beginning with Y

126. YaelMeaning: Hebrew name meaning “mountain goat”

Beginning with Z

127. ZionMeaning: Raised up

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