Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addison

Son of Adam

English

#1,370 (0.0044%)  
Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

#62 (0.4206%)  
Aidan

Little fire

Irish

#241 (0.1111%)  
Alix

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Andrea

Man, warrior

Greek

#2,508 (0.0005%)  
Angel

Messenger of God

Greek

#72 (0.3652%)  
Ash

Of the ash tree

English

#1,323 (0.0047%)  
Ashby

Ash tree home

English

Ashley

Ash meadow

English

#2,758 (0.0004%)  
Ashton

Ash tree town

English

#128 (0.2204%)  
Aspen

English

#1,120 (0.0074%)  
Aubrey

Elf or magical being, power

German

#1,060 (0.0084%)  
August

To increase

Latin

#170 (0.1639%)  
Austyn

Great, magnificient

Latin

#1,833 (0.0017%)  
Avery

Elf counsel

English

#189 (0.1521%)  
Baker

English

#698 (0.0205%)  
Baylor

Deliverer of goods

English

Blake

Black or pale

English

#158 (0.178%)  
Blakeley

Dark meadow; pale meadow

English

Blue

The Color

American

#2,416 (0.0006%)  
Brady

Descendant of Bradach

Irish

#257 (0.0995%)  
Brenn

Teardrop

Irish

Brennan

Teardrop

Irish

#644 (0.0245%)  
Briley

Descendant of Roghallach

Irish

Brooklyn
#1,905 (0.0015%)  
Brooks

Small stream

English

#161 (0.1712%)  
Cairo

Victorious

Arabic

#505 (0.0367%)  
Calix

Very Handsome

Greek

#2,360 (0.0007%)  
Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

#1,088 (0.0077%)  
Carson

Son of Carr

Scottish

#70 (0.3798%)  
Carter

Cart user

English

#24 (0.6778%)  
Cass

Treasurer; curly-headed; ingenious, clever

Welsh

Cassidy

Curly-headed; ingenious, clever

Welsh

#1,625 (0.0026%)  
Charlie

Free man

English

#215 (0.1242%)  
Chase

Hunter

English

#112 (0.249%)  
Chris

Bearing Christ

Greek

#606 (0.0282%)  
Clark

Cleric

English

#373 (0.0598%)  
Cloud

Visible Vapor

American

#2,608 (0.0004%)  
Clove

A Nail, Spice

German

Colby

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

#578 (0.0307%)  
Cole

Charcoal

English

#117 (0.2422%)  
Cooper

Barrel maker

English

#83 (0.3232%)  
Cory

English

#878 (0.0127%)  
Coty

Riverbank

French

December

Born in December

English

Denim

Strong cloth

American

#1,139 (0.0071%)  
Dixie
Domino

Lord, master

Latin

Dusty

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

#31 (0.6215%)  
Early

Eagle wood

English

Eden

Place of pleasure

Hebrew

#483 (0.0401%)  
Ember

Spark, burning low

English

Emerson

Emery's son

English

#282 (0.0884%)  
Emery

Home strength

English

#738 (0.0186%)  
Evan

God is gracious

Welsh

#86 (0.3171%)  
Evelyn

“The man from the house near the hazelnut tree.” Based on the Latin avellana, a hazelnut.

Ancient

Everly

Boar meadow

English

Fallon
#2,560 (0.0004%)  
Farley

Meadow of the sheep; meadow of the bulls

English

Finley

Fair warrior

Scottish

#270 (0.0922%)  
Genesis

Origin, beginning

Greek

#950 (0.011%)  
Grady

Descendant of nobility

Irish

#402 (0.0538%)  
Greer

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

#2,812 (0.0004%)  
Grey

Gray-haired

English

#702 (0.0204%)  
Halsey

Hal's island

English

Harlem

Home on a wooded hill

Dutch

Harlequin

Mute Pantomime Clown

French

Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

#769 (0.017%)  
Harlyn

Army land

English

Harper

Harpist, minstrel

English

#1,007 (0.0097%)  
Hart

Strong, brave; stag

English

#2,909 (0.0004%)  
Hartley

Stag meadow

English

#2,483 (0.0005%)  
Hayden

Hay valley

English

#179 (0.157%)  
Henley

High meadow

English

#2,112 (0.001%)  
Hunter

Hunter

English

#57 (0.4404%)  
Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

#1,735 (0.0021%)  
Indy

Independent or Indian

American

#2,060 (0.0012%)  
Ireland

Homage to Ireland

American

Jade

Spanish

#2,175 (0.0009%)  
James

Supplanter

English

#4 (0.9844%)  
Jamie

He who supplants

Hebrew

#683 (0.0212%)  
Janus

Gateway

Latin

Jax

Son of Jack

English

#213 (0.127%)  
Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

#30 (0.6225%)  
Jazz

Modern

Jesse

Gift

Hebrew

#187 (0.1531%)  
Jett

Black

English

#300 (0.081%)  
Jorah

First rain or autumn rain

Hebrew

Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

#80 (0.3382%)  
Journey

A trip or experience from one place to another

American

#1,450 (0.0037%)  
Jude

Praise

English

#157 (0.1788%)  
July
Juniper
Kai

Sea

Polynesian

#113 (0.2484%)  
Kamdyn

Valley

English

Karsyn

Son of Carr

Scottish

Kase

Box

English

Kelly

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

#1,447 (0.0037%)  
Kennedy

Helmet head

Irish

#1,207 (0.0061%)  
Kensington

The town of Cynsige's people

English

Kit

Bearing Christ

Greek

#1,508 (0.0033%)  
Lake
#1,824 (0.0017%)  
Laken
#1,465 (0.0036%)  
Lane

Pathway

English

#287 (0.0859%)  
Logan

Small hollow

Scottish

#10 (0.8991%)  
Lou

Famous warrior

German

Love

Full of Love

English

Lyric

Words of a Song

English

#892 (0.0124%)  
Madison

Greek

#2,230 (0.0009%)  
Marley

Meadow near the lake

English

#839 (0.0142%)  
Marlon

Modern

#777 (0.0166%)  
Marlow

Driftwood

English

#2,871 (0.0004%)  
Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  
Matty

Gift of God

Hebrew

Meredith

Noted ruler

Welsh

Mickey

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

#1,840 (0.0017%)  
Nico

Greek

#376 (0.0587%)  
North
Nova

New

Latin

#828 (0.0146%)  
Oakes

Near the oak trees

English

Oaklee

Meadow of oak trees

English

#1,881 (0.0016%)  
Ocean

Sea

Greek

#1,050 (0.0085%)  
Ollie

Olive tree

Latin

#1,223 (0.0058%)  
Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

#96 (0.2888%)  
Pat

Patrician, noble

Latin

Paton

Fighter's town

English

Penn

Enclosure; hill

English

#2,088 (0.0011%)  
Perry

“(The man who lives in the cottage near) the pear tree,” ultimately from the Latin pirum, a pear.

Modern

#1,398 (0.0041%)  
Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

#249 (0.1037%)  
Piper

One who plays the pipes

English

Quinby

Estate of the woman

English

Quincey

Estate of the fifth son

French

Quinlan

Fit, shapely, strong

Irish

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

#381 (0.0568%)  
Rafferty

Prosperity wielder

Irish

Rain

English

#1,985 (0.0013%)  
Ramsey

Garlic island

English

#1,377 (0.0043%)  
Raven

English

#2,656 (0.0004%)  
Redding

Son of the red-haired

English

#2,644 (0.0004%)  
Redeemer

Pseudonym for Jesus Christ

American

Reed

Red

English

#371 (0.0599%)  
Reese

Enthusiasm

Welsh

#645 (0.0242%)  
Reeve

Bailiff

English

Reign

Rule, Sovereign

English

#967 (0.0106%)  
Remington

Settlement by the stream

English

#243 (0.1102%)  
Remy

From Rheims

French

#420 (0.05%)  
Ridley

Reed meadow

English

#1,780 (0.0019%)  
Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

#248 (0.1047%)  
Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

River

Flowing body of water

English

#196 (0.1477%)  
Robin

A variant form of Robert.

English

#956 (0.0108%)  
Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

#129 (0.2198%)  
Royal

Royal

English

#460 (0.0427%)  
Rusty

English

#2,880 (0.0004%)  
Ryan

Little king

Irish

#46 (0.5026%)  
Rylan

Rye land

English

#290 (0.0849%)  
Sage

Healing herb

Latin

#429 (0.0483%)  
Sailor

Boat Man

American

#2,948 (0.0004%)  
Sam

A short form of Samson and Samuel.

American

#585 (0.0303%)  
Satya

Truth

Indian (Sanskrit)

Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

#99 (0.2808%)  
Shelby

Willow; from the ledge estate

Latin

Sidney

Wide meadow

English

#1,079 (0.0079%)  
Sinclair

From Saint-Clair

English

Sky

English

#1,685 (0.0023%)  
Skylar

Scholar, protection; fugitive; giving shelter

Danish

#931 (0.0116%)  
Sterling

Genuine, of high quality

English

#398 (0.0546%)  
Storm

Storm

English

#2,125 (0.001%)  
Sully

South meadow

English

Tanner

Leather maker

English

#297 (0.0815%)  
Taylor

Tailor; to cut

French

#529 (0.0349%)  
Torrance

Little hills

Irish

Ty

English

#560 (0.032%)  
Tyla

Good

English

Tyler

Tiler

English

#119 (0.2393%)  
Vesper

Evening Star

Latin

Waverly

From the brushwood field

English

Winter

English

#2,586 (0.0004%)  
Yves

Yew

French

Zane

God is gracious

American

#199 (0.1456%)  
Zephyr

West wind

Greek

#1,593 (0.0028%)  

As mysterious as they are handsome, gender neutral names for boys are always in style. These neutral names give your son a clean slate to paint however he’d please, without the influence of being super masculine. While you may think they’re rare, there are more unisex boy names than you’d think. Let’s dig in!

When you first hear “gender neutral names,” you most likely think of names like Pat, Chris, or Alex. This trio is especially versatile, and their sounds work nicely with either gender. Sometimes spelling sway more masculine or feminine like Kris vs Chris or Alex vs Alix, but either work on either gender easily. Jordan and Jesse are equally noteworthy, as they’re a more modern take on gender neutral names for boys (also referred to as unisex names.)

Today’s top gender neutral names typically fit either the occupational or surname mold, like Sailor, Sawyer, Ramsey, and Emery. These names have a polish that works nicely with both genders and a modern fresh feel. We’re keeping our eyes on Ripley and Laken as some up-and-comers, as both check off multiple boxes in today’s favorite styles.

If you’re looking for something bold, you’re in luck, as gender neutral names have plenty of unique offerings. Word names are especially prevalent with Blue, Ash, and Royal just some of our favorites. You’ll find a treasure trove of nature names for boys too, with Aspen, Brooks, and River bringing us back to the great outdoors at their mentioning.

Depending where you live, gender neutral names may lean toward one gender more than another, but it’s important to remember that most names you hear today started out as masculine names and evolved over time. Names like Mason and Logan that are incredibly popular for boys now are picking up steam on the girl names’ list, while Avery and Harper are holding strong with the boys despite trending with the girls. Have fun, explore, and embrace gender neutral names to see what treasure you find!