Search icon

Baby names

11th Jul 2019

11 super-cute baby names that work equally well for boys AND girls

Unless you have been hiding under a fairly big rock of late, you will know that the unisex name trend is having a moment.

Ryan Reynold and Blake Lively did it. Asthon and Mila did it too. In fact; everyone and anyone are choosing names for their babes these days that are just as perfect regardless of the baby’s gender.

And we are LOVING this trend. I mean; come on, you just doubled your pool of possible monikers! What’s not to love?!

1. Riley

Boy or girl, we think this one is a total winner.

2. Finley 

The name Finley, meaning “fair-haired courageous one,” is a fantastic choice for both sexes. And we think the best part of this name is the variety spellings: Finlay, Finlea, Finlee, Findley, Findlay, Finnlea and Finnley. This leaves you lots of room to personalize your baby’s name.

3. Max

We love Max! And if you are looking for the celebrity factor, Jessica Simpson put this name on the map when she named her daughter Maxwell (after her husband and his grandmother.) More recently, Mark Zuckerberg called his daughter Maxima, a name meaning “capable”, which can only mean it’s a strong choice for both sexes, no?

4. Kaden

Meaning “fighter,” this Scottish name is a strong, almost musical, name for your baby. It can be spelled in a variety of ways, including: Kaiden, Kayden, Kaeden, Kadyn, Khaidyn, Kaidyn and Caden.

5. James

First introduced as a gender neural name by the arrival of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughter, this biblical name, which is often shortened to Jamie, is a cute all-rounder, we think.

6. Drew 

Drew is short for Andrew and means “wise.” And while this Welsh name is traditionally for boys, we think such a strong, simple name works equally as well for girls. You can even spell it with an extra “e” (Drewe) to feminize it.

7. Skylar 

Skylar, originally a male name meaning “scholar”, has become a popular name for females in the past decade. Skylar is a versatile unisex name, as girls may choose to go by the more feminine nickname Sky.

8. Logan

This Gaelic name means “from the hollow”, and was last year a well-liked name for both males and females in the US.

9. Aubrey
This French name has become a popular girls’ name, in Canada. But with a meaning of “Elfin king,” it still works for boys, too. Drake is a famous Aubrey!

10. River

We love nature-inspired names, and think River will work equally well for whoever you are welcoming.

11. Luca

Traditionally an Italian boy name, we think Luca would work beautiful for a little girl as well. Try spelling it Lucca, we think it makes it even more feminine.

What do YOU think about these unisex names? Would you opt for a name that crosses gender lines? Or do you think sticking with tradition is better when it comes to naming your bundle? Join the conversation with us on Twitter at @Herfamilydotie

(Feature image via