Choosing the perfect baby name for your newest edition to the family can be somewhat challenging! In my experience, it was one of the hardest decisions I had to make. I mean, how do you pick a name that EVERYONE will love? If you’re like me, then your family has an opinion, so I understand the struggle of choosing the RIGHT name.
However, choosing a baby name doesn’t have to be a stressful experience (ok maybe just a little bit of stress). That is why I compiled this list of the MOST popular unisex baby names. With these gender neutral names being common and a big hit in many families, they are sure to be a great fit for yours! All of these popular + common baby names are great for boys AND girls, and are perfect if you’re keeping your newborn baby’s gender a secret! I also included the name meanings!
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Now, get ready because you’re about to find the name for your baby. Whether you’re looking for a classical, traditional, trendy, or country unisex name, it’s all right here in this updated list of baby names for 2021!
The Most Popular Gender Neutral Names:
Angel (aann-gehl): The name angel is so beautiful and perfect for male or female! You’re going to think that your baby is the most perfect little angel child, so why not name them “Angel?” The name Angel comes from Greek origin and is mostly used in Latin families, but has become more popular in American families as of recently. Angel is also a biblical name and means “messenger of God.”
Avery (ay-ver-ree): This gender neutral name is the most popular out of all of them. It is of English origin and means “ruler of elves.” This unisex name is classical as it dates all the way back to the Middle Ages! If you’re looking to go in a more uncommon and unique direction and you’re having a baby boy, then you should for sure choose Avery, as it’s very popular in girls, but not so much in boys.
Blake (blayke): The name Blake is obviously more popular for boys, but I, personally, love this name for a baby girl! This name is traditional and is of English origin, with the meaning of “fair-haired dark.” The name Blake is a super popular boy name and super super CUTE!
Charlie (char-lee): This gender-neutral name has been around for a lonnnng time! As a name that started out as a boy-only name, has now turned into a very popular girl’s name. Charlie comes from the English name Charles, and means “free man.” This is another traditional, but trendy unisex name.
Eden (ee-den): The name Eden has basically become popular over night, and is now one of the most common gender neutral names. This name is SO beautiful and will send calming vibes off your newborn! Eden means “delight” or “place of pleasure,” and comes from Hebrew origin. This baby name is biblical, yet trendy, and is more common in the females (surprisingly!).
Emery (em-er-ee): Emery means “industrious,” and is of German origin. This baby name is more common in females, but it’s not-so rare on the male side.
Hayden (hey-dun): This strong and powerful unisex name is of English origin and means “heather grown hill.” Personally, I think this name is more common in boys, but of course we are all aware of the famous actress who has this name: Hayden Panettiere
Jordan (jawr-den): The name Jordan comes from the Hebrew origin and means “flowing down.” This name became very popular after Michael Jordan surfaced back in the ’90s, and still holds it’s popular title today.
Morgan (more-gun): I know at least half (if not MOST) of you are thinking “WHAT, Morgan is a GIRL’s name!” BUT WAIT! It’s not! It is a gender neutral name. And it’s a VERY VERY powerful sounding name for a boy. Ummm hello.. Morgan Freeman!? Did you forget about how strong sounding his voice is?? Anyways, Morgan is of Welsh origin and means “sea born or sea song.” Morgan is one of my favs.
Peyton (pay-tuhn): Peyton is another one of my favorites. When Peyton is used as a boy’s name it sounds SO strong, but when used as a girl’s name it is so calming and down-to-earth. This name is of English origin and means “fighting man’s estate.”
Sawyer (saw-yur): Sawyer is one of those names that you don’t hear too often, but it’s actually fairly common. This baby name is perfect for your southern baby! Sawyer means “woodcutter,” and is of English origin.
What is a Good Gender Neutral Name?
Looking for a more unique unisex name for your baby?
Maybe you’re not into having a super popular name for your special little one, and that’s OK! I get it, you want the world to notice your baby just as you see them: one-of-a-kind. So, why not give people a head start on noticing how special your newest edition is by giving them a more unique name! Go ahead, check out these more uncommon and rare gender neutral baby names, I promise not to tell!
Shay – one of my favorites from this list!
Everest- another favorite!
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