While I couldn’t imagine waiting nine months to find out the gender of my baby, there are lots of people who love the excitement of waiting. If you don’t know the gender of your baby, choosing a name can be tricky! This is where gender neutral names come into play. But even if you already know the gender of your baby, unisex names have become a trendy choice for parents.
Are you expecting a child? Whether it’s a boy or a girl, we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of the 25 most popular unisex names based on U.S. data collected by Nameberry. Check it out.
1. Alexis (aa-LEE-ksees)
This gender neutral name is of Greek origin meaning “defender.” While it’s traditionally a boys name, it made the transition to unisex thanks to Alexis Carrington, one of the lead characters on Dynasty, a popular show from the 1980s. Historically, this name dates back to ancient (male) saints, as well as the third century BC comic poet.
Today, it’s more commonly used for girls, but can still be seen as a male name. It even surpassed the female (sister) name, Alexandra, in popularity for a period of time. Between 1994 and 2010 Alexis enjoyed a spot as one of the Top 20 girls names. It has since experienced a slight decline, but fully recovered and is now one of the top unisex names in the U.S.