Names Categorized "unisex"

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ALEXm & fEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
AMOURm & fFrench
French form of AMOR.
ANGELm & fEnglish, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
ASHLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
ASPENfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
AYODELEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
BENNIEmEnglish
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BERLINfVarious
From the name of the city in Germany, which is of uncertain meaning.
BETHELfEnglish
From an Old Testament place name meaning "house of God" in Hebrew. This was a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway. It is occasionally used as a given name.
BILLIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of BILL. It is also used as a feminine form of WILLIAM.
BOBBIEf & mEnglish
Variant of BOBBY. As a feminine name it can be a diminutive of ROBERTA or BARBARA.
BROOKLYNfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the borough of New York City, originally derived from Dutch Breukelen meaning "broken land". It can also be viewed as a combination of BROOK and the popular name suffix lyn.
CAMPBELLmEnglish
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".
CARROLmIrish
Variant of CARROLL.
CARROLLmIrish
Anglicized form of CEARBHALL. A famous bearer of the surname was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
CHANDLERm & fEnglish
From an occupational surname which meant "candle seller" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French.
CHRISm & fEnglish, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
CIELf & mVarious
Means "sky" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
CLAIRmFrench, English
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
CLAREfEnglish
Medieval English form of CLARA. This is also the name of an Irish county, which was originally named for the Norman invader Richard de Clare (known as Strongbow), whose surname was derived from the name of an English river.
CLAUDIEfFrench
French feminine variant of CLAUDE.
CODYmEnglish
From the Irish surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
COURTNEYf & mEnglish
From an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose". As a feminine name in America, it first became popular during the 1970s.
CREEmEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a Native American tribe of central Canada. Their name derives via French from the Cree word kiristino.
DALEYmIrish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach". The name Dálach means "assembly" in Gaelic.
DANNIEmEnglish
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DELAIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has drawn up" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters.
DELANEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname: either the English surname DELANEY (1) or the Irish surname DELANEY (2).
DIAMONDfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word diamond for the clear colourless precious stone, the birthstone of April. It is derived from Late Latin diamas, from Latin adamas, which is of Greek origin meaning "invincible, untamed".
DONNIEmEnglish
Diminutive of DONALD.
DORRISfEnglish
Variant of DORIS.
EKUNDAYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ERNIEmEnglish
Diminutive of ERNEST.
ESMEm & fEnglish
Variant of ESMÉ.
ESMÉm & fEnglish, Dutch
Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French. It was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century.
FALLONfEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan". The given name Fallamhan meant "leader". It was popularized in the 1980s by a character on the soap opera 'Dynasty'.
GEMINImRoman Mythology
Means "twins" in Latin. This is the name of the third sign of the zodiac. The two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux, are named for the mythological twin sons of Leda.
GEORGIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GERMAINEfFrench
French feminine form of GERMAIN. Saint Germaine was a 16th-century peasant girl from France.
GWYNmWelsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
HARMONYfEnglish
From the English word harmony, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘αρμονια (harmonia).
INDYmPopular Culture
Diminutive of INDIANA. This is the nickname of the hero of the 'Indiana Jones' movies, starring Harrison Ford.
JAIMIEfEnglish
Variant of JAMIE.
JAMIEm & fScottish, English
Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.
JAYMEfEnglish
Variant of JAMIE.
JENfEnglish
Short form of JENNIFER.
JETfDutch
Short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
JODIEfEnglish
Feminine variant of JODY.
JORDANm & fEnglish, French, Macedonian
From the name of the river which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". In the New Testament John the Baptist baptizes Jesus Christ in its waters, and it was adopted as a personal name in Europe after crusaders brought water back from the river to baptize their children. There may have been some influence from the Germanic name JORDANES, notably borne by a 6th-century Gothic historian.... [more]
JORDYNfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of JORDAN.
JOURNEYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, derived via Old French from Latin diurnus "of the day".
KEEGANmIrish, English
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin, which means "descendant of Aodhagán". The given name Aodhagán is a double diminutive of AODH.
KENZIEm & fEnglish
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KESTRELfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the bird of prey, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to the sound of its cry.
KIMBALLmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.
KIRBYmEnglish
From an English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "church settlement" in Old Norse.
KYRIEm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the name of a Christian prayer, also called the Kyrie eleison meaning "Lord, have mercy". It is ultimately from Greek κυριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". In America it was popularized as a masculine name by basketball player Kyrie Irving (1992-), whose name is pronounced differently than the prayer.
LARKfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of songbird.
LASHAYmAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix La and SHAY (1).
LAURELfEnglish
From the name of the laurel tree, ultimately from Latin laurus.
LEEm & fEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been commonly used as a given name in the American South.
LEIGHf & mEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of LEE.
LEXIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
LEXYfEnglish
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.
LONNIEmEnglish
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LORENZAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORINmEnglish
Variant of LOREN.
LORISmItalian
Diminutive of LORENZO.
LYRICfEnglish (Modern)
Means simply "lyric, songlike" from the English word, ultimately derived from Greek λυρικος (lyrikos).
MACKENZIEf & mEnglish
From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-).
MARLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was taken from a place name meaning either "pleasant wood", "boundary wood" or "marten wood" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the Jamaican musician Bob Marley (1945-1981).
MARLOWEfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "remnants of a lake" in Old English.
MEGAf & mIndonesian
Means "cloud" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha).
MERLEf & mEnglish
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MERRYNfCornish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Cornish (male) saint.
MODESTEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MONROEmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
NOVAfEnglish
Derived from Latin novus meaning "new". It was first used as a name in the 19th century.
ORALmEnglish
Meaning uncertain. This name was borne by the influential American evangelist Oral Roberts (1918-2009), who was apparently named by his cousin.
PARVEENf & mIndian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PEARLfEnglish
From the English word pearl for the concretions formed in the shells of some mollusks, ultimately from Late Latin perla. Like other gemstone names, it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. The pearl is the birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
PLACIDEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PRAISEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word praise, which is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Late Latin preciare, a derivative of Latin pretium "price, worth".
QUINNm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
REESEmWelsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REGANfEnglish
Meaning unknown, probably of Celtic origin. Shakespeare took the name from earlier British legends and used it in his tragedy 'King Lear' (1606) for a treacherous daughter of the king. In the modern era it has appeared in the horror movie 'The Exorcist' (1973) belonging to a girl possessed by the devil. This name can also be used as a variant of REAGAN.
RENEm & fEnglish
English form of RENÉ or RENÉE.
ROBBIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ROBERT or ROBERTA.
RYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
SAM (1)m & fEnglish
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SHANNONf & mEnglish
From the name of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, called Abha an tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the goddess Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely the goddess was named after the river, which may be related to Old Irish sen "old, ancient". As a given name, it first became common in America after the 1940s.
SHAY (1)mIrish
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA.
SHAY (2)m & fHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁי (see SHAI).
SIDmEnglish
Short form of SIDNEY.
SKYf & mEnglish (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky "cloud".
SKYEfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of SKY.
SORRELfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the sour tasting plant, which may ultimately derive from Germanic sur "sour".
STAVf & mHebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
SYDmEnglish
Short form of SYDNEY.
TATUMfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
TAYLORm & fEnglish
From an English surname which originally denoted someone who was a tailor, from Norman French tailleur, ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut". Its modern use as a feminine name may have been influenced by British author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
TEDDYmEnglish
Diminutive of EDWARD or THEODORE.
TEGANfWelsh
Derived from Welsh teg "fair".
VÂNf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
XIUfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XUÂNm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".