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20 of the most popular unisex names

Unisex names are becoming more and more popular. While compiling this list we were surprised to see how many names are actually unisex, it really just depends what side of the world you are on.

The most important thing to remember when choosing a baby name is to be true to yourself and try not to get too bogged down with what names other people love. Pick a name that you and your partner love and cherish.

Here are 20 unisex names that might inspire your choice. Happy hunting!

Addison

An old English name that means ‘son of Adam,’ there are many variations of this name; Adisson, Adison, Addisyn, Addyson, Addeson, and Adyson.

Aiden

Whether or not this is actually a unisex name is an argument that divides people, but if you like this name for a girl you could spell it Ayden or Aydan.

Alex

Alex, however is most definitely a unisex name short for the male names Alexander, Alexis and the female names Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexis. Alex has a strong name meaning, “Defender of the people.”

Ashton

Although this name is more popular for boys in Europe, Ashton is more popularly used as a girls name in the US.

Bailey

Bailey is definitely rising in the popularity stakes, we reckon it won’t be long before it makes it into the top 10 baby names in Ireland. In the US, Bailey is more widely used as a female name but can be used for both boys and girls.

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Blair

The name Blair is of Celtic – Gaelic origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries.

Cameron

The name originates from the Scottish surname Cameron. Camryn is a common female variant.

Corey

Corey is of Celtic decent with Gaelic , English, Germanic origins, it is used mostly in English speaking countries and is a popular unisex name.

Devin

Devin is of Irish origin, derived from the surname Devin. For a boy, the name is usually spelt, Devon.

Dylan

Dylan is of of Welsh origin, meaning ‘son of the sea.’

Elisha

A Hebrew name that means ‘god is my salvation.’

Erin

A very patriotic name that comes from the Irish for Ireland, Éire.

Harley

An English name that means ‘from the hare’s meadow.’

Morgan

Celtic given name traditionally used in Wales, Brittany and Scotland. In Ireland and the UK it is traditionally a male name, though also increasingly used for girls now too.

Quinn

Derived from the Irish name Quinlan, Quinn is associated with more males than females, but the name is becoming more and more popular for a girl.

Lane

Popular unisex name in English speaking countries, pronounced Layn.

Sidney/Sydney

The name Sydney is a variation of Sidney, used for both boys and girls. Charles Dickens used the name Sydney Carton for the male character in his novel “A Tale of Two Cities.”

Reese

The a-list actress Reese Witherspoon might first come to mind but ‘Reece’ can also be used for a boy.

Logan

Typically, Logan is used as a boy’s name; it was the thirteenth most popular boy’s name in the USA in 2014, and was among the top 100 most popular names for boys in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand in the same year. However, the USA saw an increase of girls named Logan in the late 1980s.

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Mason

The most commonly seen are Mayson, Macen, Masen, and Maison. Some of these variations are used as feminine names rather than masculine names, although the name is predominantly masculine with very little recorded female usage.

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