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  • 60 Lovely Gender-Neutral Names That You Can Choose Even Before The Baby Arrives

    Don't want to reveal your baby's gender yet? These names can be given to both girls and boys!
    by Kitty Elicay .
60 Lovely Gender-Neutral Names That You Can Choose Even Before The Baby Arrives
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  • These days, unisex baby names or gender-neutral names, are becoming more popular, especially for parents who want to go the unconventional route of keeping their little one’s gender a secret until he or she is born. It also reduces the stress of coming up with the perfect name — unisex baby names fit both boys and girls — so the list of potential monikers becomes shorter!

    Top unisex baby names

    Many names that have traditionally been thought of as a boy or girl name can make a great unisex baby name, too! Gender-neutral names are among the top trends baby-naming sites like Nameberry have predicted for 2019, and if you’re a creative mom or dad looking to break stereotypes, then you can definitely get away with this.

    If you’re ready to choose a gender-neutral name for your little one, here are some of the most popular monikers we’ve seen on various baby-naming sites, plus their origin and meanings.

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    Alex/Alexis

    Origin: Greek
    Meaning: defender of men or helper of mankind

    Andy

    Origin: Greek, diminutive of Andrea or Andrew
    Meaning: strong

    Armani

    Origin: Italian surname
    Meaning: warrior

    Austin

    Origin: English, a shortened form of Augustine
    Meaning: great, magnificent

    Avery

    Origin: English
    Meaning: ruler of the elves

    Azariah

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: helped by God

    Bailey

    Origin: Occupational name
    Meaning: law enforcer, bailiff

    Blake

    Origin: English
    Meaning: fair-haired, dark

    Brighton

    Origin: English place-name
    Meaning: bright town

    Brooklyn

    Origin: Place-name

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    Cameron

    Origin: Scottish
    Meaning: crooked nose

    Campbell

    Origin: Scottish
    Meaning: crooked mouth

    Casey

    Origin: Irish
    Meaning: brave in battle

    Charlie

    Origin: English, diminutive of Charles or Charlotte
    Meaning: free man

    Clarke

    Origin: English
    Meaning: scribe, cleric, clerk, scholar

    Denver

    Origin: English or French place-name and surname
    Meaning: green valley or from Anvers

    Dominique

    Origin: French
    Meaning: belonging to a lord

    Drew

    Origin: Diminutive of Andrew
    Meaning: strong

    Emerson

    Origin: German
    Meaning: son of Emery (Emery means industrious)

    Ezra

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: help

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    Finley

    Origin: Irish and Scottish
    Meaning: fair-haired hero

    Frankie

    Origin: Latin, diminutive of Frances or Francis
    Meaning: from France or free man

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    Gentry

    Origin: English
    Meaning: aristocracy

    Harper

    Origin: English
    Meaning: harp player

    Hollis

    Origin: English
    Meaning: dweller of the holly trees

    Honor

    Origin: English, virtue name

    Jackie

    Origin: English or Hebrew, diminutive of Jacqueline or John
    Meaning: supplanter, God is gracious, son of Jack

    Jael

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: mountain goat

    Jaidyn

    Origin: Hebrew variation of Jadon or Jaden
    Meaning: God has heard

    James

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: supplanter
    Fun fact: Hollywood celebrity mom Blake Lively named her daughter James in 2017. Jamie is a cute nickname if you choose this!

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    Jordan

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: flowing down

    Jules

    Origin: Latin, Greek
    Meaning: youthful, soft, downy

    Justice

    Origin: Word name
    Meaning: fair

    Kelsey

    Origin: English
    Meaning: island

    Kennedy

    Origin: Irish
    Meaning: misshapen head

    Kyle

    Origin: Scottish
    Meaning: narrow spit of land

    Lake

    Origin: Nature name

    Landry

    Origin: French and English
    Meaning: ruler

    Lennon

    Origin: Irish
    Meaning: small cloak or cape

    Logan

    Origin: Scottish surname
    Meaning: little hollow

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    Madison

    Origin: English
    Meaning: son of Maud (which means battle-mighty)

    Murphy

    Origin: Irish
    Meaning: hound of the sea

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    Noah

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: rest, wandering, comfort

    Oakley

    Origin: English
    Meaning: oak clearing

    Ocean

    Origin: Nature name

    Parker

    Origin: English, occupational name
    Meaning: park keeper

    Perry

    Origin: English
    Meaning: pear tree

    Peyton

    Origin: English
    Meaning: fighting-man’s estate

    Reilly

    Origin: Irish
    Meaning: courageous

    Ridley

    Origin: English
    Meaning: cleared wood

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    Robin

    Origin: English or bird name
    Meaning: bright fame

    Royal

    Origin: French or English
    Meaning: having the status of a king or queen or a member of their family

    Ryan

    Origin: Irish
    Meaning: little king

    Salem

    Origin: Hebrew, Arabic
    Meaning: peace

    Sidney

    Origin: French
    Meaning: Saint Denis (related to Dionysius, the Greek god of fertility and wine)

    Skyler

    Origin: Dutch, variation of Skylar or Schuyler
    Meaning: scholar

    Storm

    Origin: Word name

    Taylor

    Origin: English, occupational name
    Meaning: tailor

    Timber

    Origin: Nature name

    Yael

    Origin: Hebrew
    Meaning: to ascend

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    Unisex baby names have been trending since 2017, so giving your child a moniker that can be used for a boy and a girl is no longer unusual. But whatever gender-bending name you choose, remember that your little one’s name is the first gift you can give your child—it can contain your wishes, dreams, and aspirations of what you want your child to become. It’s important to think of the future as well.

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    When choosing a name, consider how it will sound to your own child, as well as his future friends and families. Choose a unisex baby name that can carry well into the future. Good luck!

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