75+ Totally *Underrated* Gender Neutral Names (That Aren’t Dated & Boring!)

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Searching for some fresh, modern gender neutral names for your baby boy or baby girl, but just can’t seem to find the one quite yet?

Then kick up those feet of yours, mama –

Today, I am sharing my list of my favorite modern gender neutral names with meanings as well as the popularity of each baby name for both boys and girls.

Let’s get to it – 

 

Gender Neutral Names by Category

When it comes to gender neutral names, the ones that I love tend to fall into four main categories: modern and unique, southern and country, boho and earthy, Biblical, first name as last name, occupational, and classic.

Here are just a few examples from my list – 

  • Unique: Pax, Ever, Lennox, Hartley, Kit
  • Southern: Hudson, Maysen/Mason, Logan, Peyton, Emersyn/Emerson
  • Boho: Winter, Marlowe, Lennon, Frankie, Quincy, Sage, River
  • Biblical: Noa/Noah, Ezra, Micah, James, Silas
  • Classic: Andy/Andi, Rory/Rori, Charlie, Cameron, Reese, Drew

The Best Gender Neutral Names for 2022

This list of gender neutral baby names for 2022 is a collection of my picks for baby names that are both contemporary, and in some ways, traditional, too. 

I’ve listed out the gender neutral names with meanings, as well as their rank, both as a girl’s name, and as a boy’s name.

The statistics for how popular each baby name is at the moment are pulled from social security data in the United States in 2021, so it’s also important to keep in mind that these figures could be totally different where you live. 

And that’s that.

Now, let’s get into these baby names –

Golden

  • Meaning: of gold
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Emerson/Emersyn

  • Meaning: brave, powerful
  • Popularity (girls): 148
  • Popularity (boys): 279

Hadley

  • Meaning: heather field
  • Popularity (girls): 112
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Hudson

  • Meaning: son of Hudd
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 34

Winter

  • Meaning: season of water
  • Popularity (girls): 324
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Mason/Maysen

  • Meaning: artisan who works in stone
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 18

Charlie/Charleigh

  • Meaning: free man, or warrior
  • Popularity (girls): 127
  • Popularity (boys): 189

Tatum

  • Meaning: cheerful, or full of spirit
  • Popularity (girls): 279
  • Popularity (boys): 385

Marlowe

  • Meaning: from the hill by the lake
  • Popularity (girls): 896
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Hartley

  • Meaning: deer meadow
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Blake

  • Meaning: bright and shining, or black and dark
  • Popularity (girls): 199
  • Popularity (boys): 205

Lennon

  • Meaning: dear one, or lover, or blackbird
  • Popularity (girls): 236
  • Popularity (boys): 670

Noah/Noa

  • Meaning: rest or repose
  • Popularity (girls): 330
  • Popularity (boys): 2

James

  • Meaning: supplanter
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 5

Sutton

  • Meaning: southern homestead
  • Popularity (girls): 244
  • Popularity (boys): 541

Frankie

  • Meaning: free or truthful
  • Popularity (girls): 59
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Kit

  • Meaning: pure
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Logan

  • Meaning: empty hollow
  • Popularity (girls): 310
  • Popularity (boys): 21

Greer

  • Meaning: watchful, guardian or vigilant
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Addison

  • Meaning: son of Adam
  • Popularity (girls): 45
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Peyton

  • Meaning: warrior’s estate, or royal
  • Popularity (girls): 99
  • Popularity (boys): 471

Quincy

  • Meaning: fifth
  • Popularity (girls): 99
  • Popularity (boys): 631

Jett

  • Meaning: black
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 244

Easton/Eastyn

  • Meaning: east town
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 70

Quinn

  • Meaning: wise
  • Popularity (girls): 45
  • Popularity (boys): 80

Ever

  • Meaning: always
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

August

  • Meaning: a summer month, or to increase
  • Popularity (girls): 843
  • Popularity (boys): 121

Dallas

  • Meaning: meadow dwelling
  • Popularity (girls): 635
  • Popularity (boys): 270

Lennox

  • Meaning: elm grove
  • Popularity (girls): 599
  • Popularity (boys): 254

Remi

  • Meaning: place on a riverbank or raven’s town
  • Popularity (girls): 122
  • Popularity (boys): 720

Blaire/Blair

  • Meaning: plain, meadow or field
  • Popularity (girls): 315
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Skylar

  • Meaning: scholar
  • Popularity (girls): 74
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Ezra 

  • Meaning: God helps, or God protects
  • Popularity (girls): 714
  • Popularity (boys): 37

London

  • Meaning: from the great river
  • Popularity (girls): 219
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Dylan

  • Meaning: son of the sea, or born of the ocean
  • Popularity (girls): 567
  • Popularity (boys): 44

Parker

  • Meaning: park keeper
  • Popularity (girls): 115
  • Popularity (boys): 93

Hunter

  • Meaning: someone who hunts
  • Popularity (girls): 817
  • Popularity (boys): 86

Micah/Mika

  • Meaning: who is like God?
  • Popularity (girls): 982
  • Popularity (boys): 107

Rory/Rori

  • Meaning: red king
  • Popularity (girls): 396
  • Popularity (boys): 295

Stevie

  • Meaning: crown, victorious
  • Popularity (girls): 284
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Hayden

  • Meaning: from the hay valley
  • Popularity (girls): 290
  • Popularity (boys): 176

Sage

  • Meaning: herb or prophet
  • Popularity (girls): 290
  • Popularity (boys): 176

Taylor

  • Meaning: cutter of cloth, or one who makes or mends clothes
  • Popularity (girls): 192
  • Popularity (boys): 643

Cameron

  • Meaning: crooked nose or bent river
  • Popularity (girls): 468
  • Popularity (boys): 62

Palmer

  • Meaning: pilgrim or he who holds the palm
  • Popularity (girls): 329
  • Popularity (boys): 990

River

  • Meaning: flowing body of water
  • Popularity (girls): 151
  • Popularity (boys): 110

Sawyer

  • Meaning: woodcutter, one who uses a saw
  • Popularity (girls): 216
  • Popularity (boys): 114

Andi/Andy

  • Meaning: strong and manly
  • Popularity (girls): 809
  • Popularity (boys): 468

Lee/Leigh

  • Meaning: meadow
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 698

Riley/Rylie

  • Meaning: courageous and valiant or clearing in the woods
  • Popularity (girls): 389
  • Popularity (boys): 246

Kennedy

  • Meaning: helmeted chief
  • Popularity (girls): 70
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Harper

  • Meaning: someone who plays the harp
  • Popularity (girls): 10
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Drew

  • Meaning: wise
  • Popularity (girls): 815
  • Popularity (boys): 509

Scottie

  • Meaning: from Scotland
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Reese

  • Meaning: enthusiastic or ardent
  • Popularity (girls): 147
  • Popularity (boys): 701

Laine/Lane/Lainey

  • Meaning: path/roadway, or wave
  • Popularity (girls): 252
  • Popularity (boys): 261

Marley

  • Meaning: marshy meadow
  • Popularity (girls): 215
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Remington

  • Meaning: place on a riverbank or raven’s town
  • Popularity (girls): 348
  • Popularity (boys): 231

Dakota

  • Meaning: friend
  • Popularity (girls): 270
  • Popularity (boys): 344

Sloane/Sloan

  • Meaning: warrior
  • Popularity (girls): 574
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Morgan

  • Meaning: born of the sea, or sea song
  • Popularity (girls): 205
  • Popularity (boys): 612

Ryan

  • Meaning: royalty, or little king
  • Popularity (girls): 495
  • Popularity (boys): 66

Oakley

  • Meaning: meadow of oak trees
  • Popularity (girls): 193
  • Popularity (boys): 403

Rhett

  • Meaning: advisor, to speak or counsel
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 148

Payson

  • Meaning: son of peace
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Berkeley/Birkley

  • Meaning: birch meadow
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Silas

  • Meaning: forest
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 91

Everson

  • Meaning: intelligent
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

January

  • Meaning: the first month
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Story

  • Meaning: large or big
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Layton/Leighton

  • Meaning: settlement in the meadow
  • Popularity (girls): 378
  • Popularity (boys): 630

Miller

  • Meaning: one who mills
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): 591

Vaughan

  • Meaning: little or small
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Collins

  • Meaning: people’s victory
  • Popularity (girls): 326
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

Berlin

  • Meaning: borderline
  • Popularity (girls): > 1000
  • Popularity (boys): > 1000

More Gender Neutral Baby Names

  • Teddi
  • Cori
  • Jude
  • Aspen
  • Miller
  • Murphy
  • Halliday
  • Mckinley
  • Tristen 
  • Raleigh

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