Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addison

Son of Adam

English

Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

Aidan

Little fire

Irish

Alix

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Andrea

Man, warrior

Greek

Angel

Messenger of God

Greek

Ash

Of the ash tree

English

Ashby

Ash tree home

English

Ashley

Ash meadow

English

Ashton

Ash tree town

English

Aspen

English

Aubrey

Elf or magical being, power

German

August

To increase

Latin

Austyn

Great, magnificient

Latin

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Baker

English

Baylor

Deliverer of goods

English

Blake

Black or pale

English

Blakeley

Dark meadow; pale meadow

English

Blue

The Color

American

Brady

Descendant of Bradach

Irish

Brenn

Teardrop

Irish

Brennan

Teardrop

Irish

Briley

Descendant of Roghallach

Irish

Brooklyn
Brooks

Small stream

English

Cairo

Victorious

Arabic

Calix

Very Handsome

Greek

Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

Carson

Son of Carr

Scottish

Carter

Cart user

English

Cass

Treasurer; curly-headed; ingenious, clever

Welsh

Cassidy

Curly-headed

Welsh

Charlie

Free man

English

Chase

Hunter

English

Chris

Bearing Christ

Greek

Clark

Cleric

English

Cloud

Visible Vapor

American

Clove

A Nail, Spice

German

Colby

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

Cole

Charcoal

English

Cooper

Barrel maker

English

Cory

English

Coty

Riverbank

French

December

Born in December

English

Denim

Strong cloth

American

Dixie
Domino

Lord, master

Latin

Dusty

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

Early

Eagle wood

English

Eden

Place of pleasure

Hebrew

Ember

Spark, burning low

English

Emerson

Emery's son

English

Emery

Home strength

English

Evan

God is gracious

Welsh

Evelyn

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

Ancient

Everly

Boar meadow

English

Fallon
Farley

Meadow of the sheep; meadow of the bulls

English

Finley

Fair warrior

Scottish

Genesis

Origin, beginning

Greek

Grady

Descendant of nobility

Irish

Greer

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Grey

Gray-haired

English

Halsey

Hal's island

English

Harlem

Home on a wooded hill

Dutch

Harlequin

Mute Pantomime Clown

French

Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harlyn

Army land

English

Harper

Harpist, minstrel

English

Hart

Strong, brave; stag

English

Hartley

Stag meadow

English

Hayden

Hay valley

English

Henley

High meadow

English

Hunter

Hunter

English

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Indy

Independent or Indian

American

Ireland

Homage to Ireland

American

Jade

Spanish

James

Supplanter

English

Jamie

He who supplants

Hebrew

Janus

Gateway

Latin

Jax

Son of Jack

English

Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

Jazz

Modern

Jesse

Gift

Hebrew

Jett

Black

English

Jorah

First rain or autumn rain

Hebrew

Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Journey

A trip or experience from one place to another

American

Jude

Praise

English

July
Juniper
Kai

Sea

Polynesian

Kamdyn

Valley

English

Karsyn

Son of Carr

Scottish

Kase

Box

English

Kelly

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kennedy

Helmet head

Irish

Kensington

The town of Cynsige's people

English

Kit

Bearing Christ

Greek

Lake
Laken
Lane

Pathway

English

Logan

Small hollow

Scottish

Lou

Famous warrior

German

Love

Full of Love

English

Lyric

Words of a Song

English

Madison

Greek

Marley

Meadow near the lake

English

Marlon

Modern

Marlow

Driftwood

English

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Matty

Gift of God

Hebrew

Meredith

Noted ruler

Welsh

Mickey

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Nico

Greek

North
Nova

New

Latin

Oakes

Near the oak trees

English

Oaklee

Meadow of oak trees

English

Ocean

Sea

Greek

Ollie

Olive tree

Latin

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

Pat

Patrician, noble

Latin

Paton

Fighter's town

English

Penn

Enclosure; hill

English

Perry

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

Modern

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

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

Rafferty

Prosperity wielder

Irish

Rain

English

Ramsey

Garlic island

English

Raven

English

Redding

Son of the red-haired

English

Redeemer

Pseudonym for Jesus Christ

American

Reed

Red

English

Reese

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Reeve

Bailiff

English

Reign

Rule, Sovereign

English

Remington

Settlement by the stream

English

Remy

From Rheims

French

Ridley

Reed meadow

English

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

River

Flowing body of water

English

Robin

A variant form of Robert.

English

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Royal

Royal

English

Rusty

English

Ryan

Little king

Irish

Rylan

Rye land

English

Sage

Healing herb

Latin

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Sam

A short form of Samson and Samuel.

American

Satya

Truth

Indian (Sanskrit)

Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

Shelby

Willow; from the ledge estate

Latin

Sidney

Wide meadow

English

Sinclair

From Saint-Clair

English

Sky

English

Skylar

Scholar, protection; fugitive; giving shelter

Danish

Sterling

Genuine, of high quality

English

Storm

Storm

English

Sully

South meadow

English

Tanner

Leather maker

English

Taylor

Tailor; to cut

French

Torrance

Little hills

Irish

Ty

English

Tyla

Good

English

Tyler

Tiler

English

Vesper

Evening Star

Latin

Waverly

From the brushwood field

English

Winter

English

Yves

Yew

French

Zane

God is gracious

American

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

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!