23 Really Cool Unisex Baby Names

Unisex names are really common these days among millennial parents. With Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds naming their first daughter James, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard naming their daughter Lincoln, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher giving their daughter the name Wyatt, Hollywood is boosting the trend of gender-neutral names.

“Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be restrictive. Just as companies have started making more neutral kids’ clothes, and taking ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ labels off toys, an increasing number of parents are choosing unisex names,” says Baby Center’s global editor-in-chief Linda Murray.

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If you want to get in the trend, we’ve compiled a list of cool gender-neutral names that are suitable for both boys and girls. Check it out:

1. Arya/Aria/Aryia

Origin: Sanskrit, Indian
Meaning: Wise or noble
Famous Namesake: Arya Stark (fictional character, “Game of Thrones”)

2. Ezra

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Help or helper
Famous Namesake: Ezra Miller (actor)

3. Lincoln

Origin: English
Meaning: Roman colony at the pool or lakeside colony
Famous Namesake: Lincoln Bell Shepard (actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s daughter)

4. Skyler/Skylar

Origin: English
Meaning: Eternal life and strength
Famous Namesake: Skylar Grey (singer), Skylar Astin (actor)

5. Sasha/Sacha

Origin: Eastern and Southern Europe
Meaning: A diminutive of Alexandra and Alexander
Famous Namesake: Sasha Dobson (jazz musician), Sacha Baron Cohen (actor and comedian)

6. Riley

Origin: Irish Gaelic
Meaning: Valiant, rye clearing
Famous Namesake: Riley Smith (actor), Riley Keough (actress)

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7. Kyle 

Origin: Scottish Gaelic
Meaning: Narrow, strait
Famous Namesake: Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star, actress), Kyle (rapper)

8. Avery 

Origin: English
Meaning: Counsel
Famous Namesake: Avery Rose (YouTuber)

9. Billy/Billie

Origin: English
Meaning: Nickname for William (resolute protector)
Famous Namesake: Billie Piper (actress), Billie Lourd (actress), Billy Reid (designer)

10. Dakota 

Origin: Native American
Meaning: Friend, allies
Famous Namesake: Dakota Fanning (actress), Dakota Johnson (actress), Dakota (singer)

11. Eli

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: High, ascended, or “my God”

12. James/Jamie

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Supplanter, one who follows
Famous Namesake: James Bowie (singer), Jamie Oliver (chef), James Reynolds (Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughter)

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13. Lee

Origin: Chinese, English, Latin, Irish, Celtic
Meaning: Plum tree, meadow or wood shelter, poetic, lion, healer
Famous Namesake: Lee Marshall (announcer), Lee Pace (actor)

14. Mackenzie

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Son of Coinneach
Famous Namesake: Mackenzie Ziegler (dancer), Mackenzie Crook (actor)

15. Taylor

Origin: English
Meaning: Tailor
Famous Namesake: Taylor Swift (singer), Taylor Lautner (actor)

16. Robin/Robyn

Origin: French
Meaning: Fame, diminutive
Famous Namesake: Robin Scherbatsky (fictional character, “How I Met Your Mother”)

17. Terry/Teri

Origin: French
Meaning: Diminutive of Terence or Teresa, or Lefteris
Famous Namesake: Terry Crews (actor)

18. Sydney/Sidney

Origin: English
Meaning: Wide Island

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19. Wyatt

Origin: English
Meaning: Wood or wide
Famous Namesake: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher (Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s daughter)

20. Ali 

Origin: Arabic
Meaning: High or elevated
Famous Namesake: Muhammad Ali (boxer), Ali Michael (fashion model)

21. Micah 

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Who is like God?
Famous Namesake: Micah Heath (singer)

22. Hayden

Origin: German, English
Meaning: Heathen
Famous Namesake: Hayden Christensen (actor)

23. Harper

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Pleasant and brave
Famous Namesake: Harper Lee (novelist)

Also, check out the most popular boy names here and girls’ names here.