Badass Unisex Names That Work For Boys Or Girls (Gender Friendly)
UPDATED: MARCH 3, 2020
Today we’re talking baby names, and to be more specific, some seriously badass unisex names that work for baby boys or girls. Whether you call them gender neutral names or non-binary baby names, it’s simply strong unisex names that can be used for males or females.
There’s been a rise in people choosing gender fluid names for their child, especially celebrities. These days it’s quite common to use strong masculine names for girls and softer, feminine boy names. Androgynous baby names work well for both boys and girls (even if they seem a little non traditional).
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Why Do Parents Choose Popular Unisex Names?
Why would someone want a unisex name, you ask?
Like I just mentioned, it’s just something that’s becoming trendy with the way the world is changing and how we look at, and understand gender/sex etc.
Some parents, simply want to wait til the birth of their baby to find out the gender so they like to have a few intersex names on hand.
Some parents want baby names that are unique and uncommon. They may not want their child to be the 5th Britney in the class.
Some people like boy names for girls and vise versa.
Whatever the reason, non gendered baby names are all the rage and on the rise!
Check out these beautiful baby names that aren’t gender specific.
Did you know they’re actually referred to as epicene baby names.
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Badass Unisex Names That Start With A
this English baby name can mean ‘unity’ or ‘noble’
but is most often used to describe someone who excels
this badass unisex name means son of Adam
has Irish origins and means “fiery one”. Perfect for a rambunctious little bundle of joy!
this uncommon baby name means ‘meadow’ in Galelic
This name is quite poplar for boys and girls and means defender or protector of humanity
such a sweet name for your bundle of joy that means messenger of God
I love this strong and beautiful unisex baby name that means one who wields a bow and arrow
is a Hebrw name that means ‘a place of great beauty and solitude’
this beautiful name means “ash tree town”
this oh so boho baby name comes from Aspen trees
this cute name means ruler of elves
this super cute name is suitable for a boy or girl and means ‘superior’
this was primarly a boy name that became quite popular for girls after The Little Mermaid- and it means ‘lion of God’
this lovely name means ‘great and magnificent’
Modern Gender Neutral Baby Names That Start With B
this is an occupational name from Medieval times meaning ‘bailiff’
this short and cute gender neutral French baby name means ‘auburn haired’
this cute name means ‘one living beside a small stream’
another super cute unisex baby name and this one means bee cottage
although we associate it with the car of the same name these days, this Old English baby name actually means ‘a clearing covered with bent grass’
comes from Gaelic dialect and means plains or fields- traditonally a boy name but has become very popular with girls
another popular boy name that has become a favorite for girls and means ‘dark and attractive’
this name has Irish origins and means prince or tear drop
Gender Friendly Baby Names That Start With C
this beautiful name seems to have a few different meanings including: ‘slender, narrow or fine’, ‘strong warrior’ or ‘people of victory’
this name has Irish origins and has some vague meanings but the most common are ‘lovers of church’ or ‘bright headed’
this strong unique baby name means ‘powerful in battle’
this Gaelic baby name is quite popular for boys and girls and means ‘vigilant’ or ‘watchful’
this occupational Old English name means ‘wood carder’
this feminine name can be used for boys and girls and means ‘from the fort’
this adorable and unique baby name has Irish origins and means ‘little
I absolutely had to include this one because I’m a die-hard Friends fan (like, had a Friends themed baby shower kinda crazy)- this name is actually an occupational name for a person who makes and sells candles
this gender neutral name can mean wise or young wolf
this classic unisex baby name is oh so cute and means ‘free man’
this cute Irish name means ‘clever’ or ‘curly haired’
this one can mean a helpful person or ‘son of Odo (wealthy)’
this cute name means ‘from the round hill’
Popular Unisex Baby Name Ideas That Begin With D
this is a place name and means ‘from Dallas’ (Scotland)
this super cute and unique baby name means friends or friendly
this unisex has a few different meanings including: dark one or from the fortress
this was a medieval nickname and means ‘son of David’
this name also has multiple meanings depending what origin you look at but the most common are ‘monk’, ‘dignitary’ or ‘valley’
I love this unisex name! It means divine. How perfect!
this name was classically male but now is considered a masculine girl name as well and means ‘strong, manly and brave’
another perfect name that works for boys or girls and means ‘born from the sea’- how romantic!
Unisex Baby Names That Begin With E
this name means ‘east facing place’
this Hebrew name means ‘my God’
this cute English baby name means ‘joyful or happy’ (or Island of elder trees)
this name means son of Elder
this name means son of Emery and is associated with bravery
this beautiful unisex name has German origins and means ‘brave’ or ‘powerful’
this cute Gaelic baby name means ‘Ireland and peace’
this is a form of John in Hebrew and means ‘ God is gracious’
Gender Neutral Baby Names That Start With F
traditionally a surname but has become a fairly popular unisex first name and means leader or grandchild of a rich king
another surname turned first name- this one means adventurous- love that!
this old classic means ‘confidence, trust, belief’- or add an e at the end and it means fairy
this adorable unisex baby name has Gaelic origins and means ‘fair haired warrior’
this cute Irish name means ‘reddish (complexion)’
this name comes from France and means ‘free one’- super cute for a boy or girl
Gender Friendly Names That Start With G
this sweet unisex name means joyful
is an English baby name that means ‘well born’
this short and cute name means happiness or eternal joy
I love this beautiful unisex baby name which means ‘son of the gray haired one’
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Non-Binary Baby Names That Start With H
this English name means ‘heather field”
this Old English name means ‘hare’s meadow’
this was traditionally a surname that means someone who lives around a rocky area
a very popular unisex baby name that means harp player- how cute!
this English name means ‘from the valley’
another cute name that works for boys or girls and this one means ‘high meadow’
this cute name means ‘from the grove of holly trees’- perfect for a winter baby
traditionally a surname-this one can mean ‘heart, mind and spirit’
this name means just what it sounds like- one who hunts
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Uncommon Baby Names That Work for a Boy Or Girl that Start With I
this name has African origins and means ‘faith’
this name can mean blue (indigo) or from India
this name means ‘watchful’ or ‘vigilant’
meaning ‘strong willed one’
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Unisex Baby Names That Star With J
this is a Hebrew name that means ‘the Lord is salvation”
this unisexname means ‘god is gracious’
this is traditonally a Japanese boy name that means ‘talent’ or ‘wealth’
this name has Greek origins and means ‘healer’
this name has Scottish origins and means ‘supplanter’
this cute name means ‘healer’
this adorable name is perfect for a boy or girl and means ‘thankful’
this cute name works for a boy or girl and means ‘wealth’
this Hebrew baby name means ‘Jewess’ or ‘praised’
this is another very popular unisex name and means ‘God will increase’
this name has religious origins and often refers to the River Jordan in Palestine
this short and cute unisex means to flow downwards
this Hebrew name means ‘praise’
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Androgynous Baby Names That Start With K
is a Gaelic baby name that can mean: slender, fair, rejoicer, waterfall or pool
This is a favorite of mine! Kai is a hawaiian baby name that means from the sea- many, if not most, Hawaiian baby names are gender neutral so take a look at the full list!
this cute name means ‘keepers of the keys’ or ‘pure’
this Slavic baby name means ‘manly’
this is traditionally an Irish clan name and means ‘son of fire’
depending on what origin you look at, this intersex baby name means swamp or slender
this is an Old English baby name that comes from the River Kent and means ‘royal valley’
this strong intersex baby name has a bit of a funny meaning-‘misshapen head’
this short and cute baby name means ‘ancient’ or ‘God is gracious’
this adorable Gaelic baby name means ‘dark one’ or ‘dark haired one’
this old English name means “king’s meadow’
this badass unisex baby name has Irish origins and is a place name describing ‘the narro;’ a wood or a church’. I like the Danish meaning which is a ‘bowman’ or ‘archer’
this Gaelic name means ‘dark’
Gender Fluid Baby Names That Start With L
this super cute Scottish baby name means “from the fjord-land and was used to describe Vikings
this cute French baby name means ‘ruler’
I stole this one from Gilmore Girls (remember Rory’s BFF?)- this name means ‘from the long meadow/path’
this English baby name means ‘long meadow’
if you watch Life in Pieces on Netflix then you’ve probably heard this one- which comes from the bird of the same name and is often associated with being cheery or happy- think of the phrase ‘happy as a lark’
this name has become fairly popular for those seeking a feminine boy name and means ‘victorious’
this English baby name means ‘Herb garden-from the meadow or farm’- I’ve loved this name since Gossip Girl, anybody else?
this name comes from the Gaelic term for ‘lover’
this is also another Gaelic baby name and means ‘with many elm trees’
this name can mean ‘the garden of hollies’ or ‘the gray fort’ depending on what origin you look at
this Greek baby name means ‘defender of men’
traditionally a boy name, this one has become more popular in the unisex name category these days and means Roman colony at the pool/ a lakeside colony
this one is after Britain’s capital city and can mean ‘fortress’
this cute Scottish name means ‘little hallow’
this German baby name means ‘ready for battle’
perfect for a musical family- this name comes from the phrase ‘from the lyre-song’
Baby Names That Start With M That Work For Boys or Girls
this adorable Scottish name means ‘born of fire’ but can also mean ‘child of the wise leader’
this name means ‘son of Matthew or Maude’
this name can mean ‘fortunate’ or ‘son of Madoc’
this name may mean ‘Matthew’s land’ or ‘meadow’
this English name means ‘pleasant seaside meadow’\
this Old English name means ‘driftwood’
the meaning of this one isn’t certain but can mean: ‘sea of sorrow’, ‘rebelllion’ or ‘wished-for child’
this is a French baby name meaning ‘royalty’ or a ‘royal title (ranking below duke but above an earl)’
this was originally an occupational name meaning ‘one who works with stone’
this French baby name means ‘merchant’
this name means ‘who is like God?’
this name also means ‘Who is like God?”- it’s usually the female version of names like Micheal
this is another occupational name that has gained popularity and means ‘grinder of grain’- this has been a popular one with celebrities
this Latin baby name means ‘mountain’
this one is such a classic androgynous baby name and means ‘sea born’ or ‘sea song’
this Latin baby name means ‘from the red marsh’
Gender Friendly Baby Names that Start With N
this cute baby name means ‘shining light’ or ‘beautiful woman’
this is a Spanish name and means ‘covered in snow’
this Greek baby name means ‘victory of the people’
this beautiful French name means Christmas and is often given to babies born in winter
this unconventional baby name suits a boy or girl and refers to the direction or pays homage to the ‘North star’
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Gender Neutral Names That Start With O
this Old English name is a place name meaning ‘oak tree’
this hippie baby name has become popular with cruchie moms and means a body of water-the sea
this Welsh baby name means ‘young warrior’ or ‘well born’
Epicene Baby Name’s That Start With P
this beautiful name refers to the French capital of France and is perfect for boys or girls
this adorable name comes from Medieval culture and means attendant or ‘young servant’- think Knight in training
this super cute Old English name means ‘park keeper’
this English name means ‘fighting man’s estate’
this name has Latin origins and means ‘peaceful’
this cute French baby name means ‘pear tree’
another adorable unisex baby name- this one means ‘flute or pipe player’
this name has a few different meanings- the common one is the legendary bird of the same name but it’s Greek meaning is ‘dark red’
this cute English name means ‘dweller at church’
Androgynous Names That Start With Q
this Gaelic baby name means ‘council’
this is another Irish baby name and it means ‘fit, shapely, strong’
Strong Unisex Names That Start With R
this gender fluid baby name means ‘roe deer’s meadow’
this cute name means ‘wise protector’
this adorable Irish baby name means ‘little ruler’
this classic English baby name means ‘ardent or fiery’
this one is a very popular non-gendered baby name and means ‘to rule’ or ‘sovereign’
this popular contemporary unisex name has Irish origins and means ‘courageous’ or ‘rye clearing’
this unique and uncommn baby name means ‘created name’
this Boho nature inspired baby name means just that- river- river bank or riverside
this cute Old English name means ‘famed, bright, shining’
this is another Gilmore Girl favorite of mine and it means ‘red king’
this French baby name means ‘auburn haired’
this adorable Scottish name means ‘little redhead’
this unique baby name means ‘calvaryman’ or ‘ messenger’
this English name means ‘island meadow’
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Non Gendered Baby Names That Start With S
this Hebrew name means ‘God is heard’
this Arabic name means ‘reward’ or ‘fruit of paradise’ and can be used for boys or girls
this is a Russian name meaning ‘defending men’
this adorable old English name is an occupational name meaning ‘wood cutter’
this Gaelic baby name means ‘admirable’
this cute name with the alternate spellings means ‘God is gracious’
this is another Hebrew name and it means ‘peace’
this cute English name means ‘noble scholar’
this uncommon Irish baby name means ‘little raider’
this old English name has become popular with parents looking for unisex names and it means ‘steward’ or ‘administrator’
the meaning of his English name is ‘tempest’
this androgynous baby name means ‘from the southern homestead’
this cute name is used to describe ‘one who lives near a wide riverside meadow’ or ‘from the wide island’
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Badass Unisex Baby Names That Start With T
this is another occupational Old English name and it means ‘one who works with leather’
this Old English name can mean ‘cheerful bringer of joy’ or ‘Tate’s homestead’
one of my favorite unisex baby names- this one means ‘cutter of cloth’
this Old English name is usually a nickname for Theodore which means ‘wealthy guardian’
this name (depending on which spelling you choose) can mean ‘harvester/reaper’ or ‘power of the tribe’
this French baby name means ‘powerful’ or ‘ruler of people’
this cute Greek name means ‘priceless one’- adorable!
this cute name means ‘real’ or ‘genuine’
inspired by the author- this name means ‘divided in two’
Gender Fluid Baby Names That Start With U
this German baby name can mean ‘noble leader’
this name has French origins and is a color name for a shade that is an Earthy color
Non Gendered Baby Names That Start With V
this short and sweet English baby name means ‘strong’
this is another form of Val so the meaning is the same ‘strong’ or ‘powerful’
this Latin baby name means ‘evening star’
this cute French name means ‘life’
this cute Latin baby name means ‘conqueror’
Androgynous Baby Names That Start With W
this cute baby name means ‘from the west meadow’
this cute German baby name means ‘hunter’
this is a popular baby name for those born in colder months- weather name
this old English name means ‘little bird’
this English baby name can mean ‘guide’ ‘wide’ or ‘wood’
Unisex Baby Names That Start With X, Y, Z
X Y Z
this Latin name means ‘defender’
this name means ‘form of Buddhism’ (zen)
this name is actually from a book and in the book, it means ‘beloved one’
this Hebrew baby name means ‘gift from God’
this Greek name means ‘west wind’
this Greek name means ‘life’
Tips For Choosing a Strong Badass Unisex Name For Your Baby
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing your badass unisex name for you little boy or girl.
If you’re worried about whether people will mistake your child’s sex. You could always opt for a more masculine/feminine middle name as a way to distinguish the sex.
You could also consider alternate spellings than what you see traditionally. We often see girl versions of unisex names with an “i” ending like Toni.
The spelling is also another way to make your child’s moniker more unique (if that’s something you’re after). For instance, Rain, Raine and Reign.
If you aren’t ready to commit to a unisex name, why not think of a name that has cute unisex nicknames instead? For instance, if you decide to name your little girl Francine, an absolutely adorable unisex nickname could be Frankie!
I think it’s important to pick something that speaks to you in some way. Maybe a name you feel a connection to? Some fond memory? This way you can be fairly sure you didn’t just pick something trendy that you’ll end up hating later!
Seriously Badass Unisex Names (Totally Gender Friendly)
Did you happen to find a badass unisex baby name that you loved? I didn’t realize there were so many to choose from.
I think I have over +100 unisex baby names listed above and I’m constantly updating.
Which one(s) were your favorite?
Do you have any favorite androgynous baby names that weren’t on the list?
Leave me a comment below so I can add it!