LGBTQIA, Parenting / November 14, 2019

10 Gender Neutral Names And Their Meanings

In the past few years, Gender has become a hot topic conversation here in the U.S, as a lot of us move towards more progressive values. Things that used to hold importance such as gender reveal parties and gender specific names are slowly becoming things of the past.

In fact, in the last few years alone, more and more gender neutral names have appeared on the Social Security Administration’s top 1,000 baby names list. Neutral names are helpful, especially to those who believe that sex is determined at birth, but gender is fluid and yet to be determined.

While many parents opt for gender neutral baby clothes, assigning a gender neutral name is another great way to allow your child to express their gender fluidity with ease as they grow older and more comfortable in their own skin. We’ve compiled a list of 10 awesome gender neutral names along with their meanings to help you with your naming process.

Check em out!

1. Emerson

Origin: English

Meaning: Child of Emery

Possible Alternative Spellings: Emersyn, Emersen, Emmerson

2. Finley

Origin: Irish

Meaning: A hero or battle warrior with fair skin

Possible Alternative Spellings: Phynley, Finlea, Finleigh, Fynley, Finnley, Finaly

3. Kai

Origin: Hawaiian

Meaning: Of the sea

Alternative Spellings: Keh, Kye, Kei, Ky

4. Lennon

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Dear one, child of love, or a small cloak or cape

Alternative Spellings: Lennen, Lenon, Lenin, Lennin, Lennan

5. Oakley

Origin: English

Meaning: Sturdy, strong, or from where the oak trees grow

Alternative Spellings: Okleigh, Oaklee, Oaklie, Oakly, Oakli, Oakleigh, Oklay, Oklie

6. Rowan

Origin: Irish, Scottish

Meaning: Little red one

Alternative Spellings: Rowyn, Rowanne, Rowin, Rowen, Rowynn, Roan, Roane

7. Shay

Origin: Irish

Meaning: The stately, dauntless one

Alternative Spellings: Shae, Shaie, Shey, Shai

8. Bowie

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: Yellow, fair haired

Alternative Spellings: Boie, Boee, Bowee

9. Rylan

Origin: English

Meaning: Island meadow

Alternative Spellings: Rilan, Ryelan, Ryelein, Rylin

10. Remi

Origin: French

Meaning: Oarsman

Alternative Spellings: Remy, Remie, Remee

Have a gender neutral name that you love but don’t see on this list? Share your favorites in the comments below!

Linnea Moran

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