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200 gender-neutral baby names to consider for your child

Unisex baby names are a way for modern parents to "level the playing field."
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Gender-neutral baby names, like James, Carter and Avery, are favorites among new parents.Westend61 / Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

Giving your child a gender-neutral name gives them wider berth to define themselves as they grow ... and they may have a special benefit for female children, too.

“When gender-neutral names first started appearing, many parents — especially parents of girls — saw benefits in a name whose gender could not be identified,” baby-naming expert Sherri Suzanne tells TODAY.com.

“They felt such a name would ‘level the playing field’ when it came to opportunities for their child. For example, a potential employer may be less able to disqualify, consciously or subconsciously, a woman from a traditionally male job — or vice versa — based on a resume from a Morgan or Taylor.”

Even Taylor Swift’s parents had the same thought when choosing her name!

“Most of today’s gender-neutral names are borrowed from surnames — Carter and Emerson, for example,” she says. “Since they are not typically associated with first names, they sound fresh.”

Gender-neutral names can be inspired by nature (like River or Ocean) or by places (like Brooklyn or Dakota).

"Gender-neutral names are used more nowadays than a generation ago and they continue to grow," Suzanne says.

200 Gender-Neutral Baby Names

If you are looking for a trendy unisex name, consider these 200 gender-neutral baby names for your new arrival:

  • Adair
  • Avery
  • Aidan
  • Angel
  • Addison
  • Ainsley
  • Arden
  • Ashton
  • Alex
  • Ali
  • Archer
  • Arlie
  • Ashley
  • Aspen
  • Aubrey
  • August
  • Averill
  • Avis
  • Bailey
  • Blake
  • Banks
  • Billie
  • Bo
  • Bobby
  • Bowen
  • Brett
  • Briar
  • Bronte
  • Brooklyn
  • Cameron
  • Campbell
  • Carmel
  • Carter
  • Carson
  • Carey
  • Casey
  • Cassidy
  • Chandler
  • Charlie
  • Clayton
  • Colby
  • Courtney
  • Dana
  • Darby
  • Dylan
  • Dakota
  • Dale
  • Darcy
  • Delaney
  • Devin
  • Drew
  • Easton
  • Elliott
  • Ellison
  • Emerson
  • Emery
  • Ender
  • Evelyn
  • Ezra
  • Finley
  • Frances
  • Frankie
  • Fenix
  • Flynn
  • Florian
  • Flannery
  • Gabriel
  • Genesis
  • George
  • Glen
  • Greer
  • Grey
  • Harper
  • Harlow
  • Hayden
  • Henley
  • Hudson
  • Indiana
  • Indigo
  • Indi
  • Ira
  • Izzy
  • Jordan
  • Jade
  • Jamie
  • James
  • Jayden
  • Jesse
  • Journey
  • Julian
  • Justice
  • Kai
  • Kim
  • Keegan
  • Kelsey
  • Keely
  • Kendall
  • Kennedy
  • Kelly
  • Kyle
  • Knox
  • Landyn
  • Layne
  • Lennox
  • Lindsay
  • Logan
  • Lake
  • Lee
  • Lacy
  • Lennon
  • Leslie
  • London
  • Luca
  • Madison
  • Mason
  • Max
  • Marley
  • Mackenzie
  • Michael
  • Micah
  • Milan
  • Memphis
  • Miller
  • Morgan
  • Noah
  • Noel
  • Noor
  • Noe
  • Nevada
  • Oakley
  • Onyx
  • Ollie
  • Parker
  • Pat
  • Peyton
  • Palmer
  • Phoenix
  • Perry
  • Piper
  • Presley
  • Paz
  • Quinn
  • Quincy
  • Ryan
  • Ramsey
  • Ray
  • Riley
  • Remi
  • Reagan
  • Remington
  • Reese
  • Ripley
  • Robin
  • Ricki
  • Riley
  • River
  • Rowan
  • Rory
  • Royal
  • Reid
  • Sage
  • Sawyer
  • Sloane
  • Sutton
  • Shiloh
  • Sean
  • Skye
  • Saint
  • Scout
  • Sinclair
  • Skyler
  • Sidney
  • Shaye
  • Tanner
  • Taylor
  • Tennessee
  • Terry
  • Tatum
  • Teagan
  • Tony
  • Tracey
  • Trinity
  • Tyler
  • Van
  • Vale
  • Walker
  • Winter
  • Wyatt
  • Whitney
  • Willie
  • Wilder
  • West
  • Wynn
  • Wren
  • Ximena
  • Yara
  • Yael
  • Zion
  • Zen
  • Zuni