50 Unisex English Names

Girls, boys, "children". Do you think that gender is no longer something definitive or defining? Then you'll be sure to love these unisex English names for your baby.
50 Unisex English Names

Last update: 12 December, 2021

If you choose to use a genderless name for your child, you can choose one of these unisex English names that we’ve selected for you.

To begin, we’ll tell you that English comes from the Germanic languages, but unlike them, it has evolved to become more and more practical and simple. For this reason, it’s known as an analytical language.

These unisex English names are proof of the simplicity of the language, as they’re short, simple, and very easy to pronounce. Are you ready to discover them?

List of unisex English names from A to J

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  • Addison: means “son of Adam”.
  • Ainsley: name derived from a Scottish surname and meaning “hermitage field”. It comes from Old English anselt.
  • Alex: a diminutive of Alexander or Alexandra, which means “defender of men”.
  • Andie: a diminutive of Andrew and Andrea, it comes from the Greek andros and means “man”.
  • Andy: derived from Andrew and Andrea.
  • Angel: comes from the Latin angelus.
  • Arden: a neutral name that originates from the Celtic word meaning “tall”. It refers to a place.
  • Arlie: in Old English means “wooden eagle”.
  • Ash: A variant of Ashley.
  • Ashley: an Old English word for “ash meadow”.
  • Bernie: a short form of Bernard or Bernarda, which refers to a “brave person”.
  • Brook: means “small stream”. A very nice unisex name for your baby!
  • Burgundy: refers to the person from Burgundy.
  • Cameron: means “person with a crooked nose”.
  • Carol: means “song of happiness”.
  • Channing: a name originated from the Gaelic word O canainn.
  • Charlie: short for Charles.
  • Chris: a form of Christian, Christopher, or Christina. This word refers to her or she “who follows Christ”.
  • Dana: This name has several meanings. In Gaelic, it’s “daring”, in Arabic it means “pearl”, and in Old English people from Denmark were called that way.
  • Darcy: a name of patronymic origin, it means “from Arcy” which is a town in France.
  • Dee: short for any name that begins with the letter D.
  • Eden: means a “place of pleasure”.
  • Fern: an Old English word referring to the plant by the same name.
  • Gabby: a diminutive of Gabriel or Gabrielle, a name that means “man of God”.
  • Gayle: a modern version of the Norman name Gail, which means cheerful.
  • Jackie: a variant of Jack and Jacqueline.
  • Justice: refers to justice itself.

Unisex English names listed from L to Z

  • Lauren: comes from the Latin word laurentum, which means “crowned with laurels”.
  • Leslie: a Scottish surname that became a neutral name.
  • Logan: comes from the Gaelic log, which refers to “a small place”.
  • Loren: a variant of Laurence and Laureen.
  • Lynn: from the Welsh llyn, which means “lake”.
  • Mackenzie: from the Gaelic MacCoinnich, the name of a Scottish clan.
  • Mel: short for Melvin and Melanie.
  • Merlin: from the Welsh Merlyn which means “colt”.
  • Mo: an abbreviated form of various names such as Maureen or Morris.
  • Nat: comes from Nathan and the feminine version, Natalie.
  • Nicky: short for Nicholas.
  • Pat: short for Patrick or Patricia.
  • Quinn: of Irish origin, it means “descendant of Conn”.
  • Randy: a diminutive of Miranda or Randolph.
  • Royal: means “royal” or “regal”.
  • Sam: a short form of Samantha or Samuel.
  • Stacey: a diminutive of Anastasia or Eustace.
  • Steph: an abbreviated form of Stephan and the feminine version, Stephanie.
  • Storm: translates to “storm”.
  • Taylor: a unisex English name comes from the Latin word taliare, “to cut”.
  • Terry: comes from the French name Thierry.
  • Tracy: comes from the French Norman and means “from Thracius”.
  • Vic: an abbreviation for Victor and Victoria.
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English unisex names: Why choose them?

According to an article published in the New York Post, the most commonly used unisex names are the following:

  1. Charlie, in the same proportion for men and women.
  2. Finley, with 58 percent for girls and 42 percent for boys.
  3. Skyler, with 54% girls and 46% boys.
  4. Justice, with 52% girls and 48% boys.
  5. Royal, with 42% girls and 58% boys.

If you’re looking for neutral names so as not to impose a gender identity on your baby, this list will be very useful. It’s a choice that many parents make today and it’s a popular trend all over the world.

And if you want to expand your possibilities, on our site, you have many more parameters for doing your search. For example according to your favorite letter, different cultural origins, and many more.

The important thing is that you don’t allow time to pass and start as soon as possible!

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