Names that can be used for both sexes

You've come to the right place if you're looking for names that can be used for both sexes, or gender-neutral names as they're also known. Scroll further down the page and find a list of the finest gender-neutral names.

Many girls' names end in a, and so we often think that names ending in a are automatically girls' names. But it doesn't have to be that way, especially if we look at names elsewhere in the world. In Italy, for example, "Andrea" is a very common boy's name, whereas in Denmark we know it primarily as a girl's name.

Some of the names that can be used for both sexes end in A, but are still for both boys and girls. For example, one of the more popular gender-neutral names right now is Charlie or Lucca/Luca (the boy version is with a c).

Don't forget to check out our other name posts old Danish names, beautiful names with meaning and American names.

Look through the list below and see if you find inspiration for names

Alpha

Alfie

Andy

Angel

Bobbie

Billie

Birch

Chris

Charlie

Cilla

Dakota

Eddy/Eddie

Elias

Erin

Frankie

Frey

Gerd

Indy

Now

Issey

Jamie

Jesse

Johnny

Juno

Kaya

Kim

Kris

Lesley/Leslie

Levi

Love

Luca/Lucca

Happiness

May/May

Matti

Misha/Misha

Milo

Miley

Read also:   Boys names with a - Names starting with the letter a

Mio

Neo

Nikita

Nicola

Noel/Noél

Nor

Noa(h)

Olly

Paris

Petri

Pil

Renee

Rio

Robin/Robyn

Sasha

Sian

Sigge

Sol

Sonni/Sonny

Stewie

Storm

Silver

Tiger

Toni/Tony

Timian

Valentine

Vanja

Zacharia

Zaza

Get answers to your questions - FAQ

If you have any doubts about choosing a name, get answers to your questions here.

What is a name that can be used for both sexes?

A name that can be used for both sexes is also called a gender-neutral name. This means that it can be used for both boys and girls. Sometimes it is a name that is more like a girl's name, other times like a boy's name. It may also be the spelling that determines whether it is for a boy or a girl. For example, the name Noah is a girl's name without an h and a boy's name with an h.

What is the advantage of a name without gender?

It is entirely up to you as parents to decide why you choose a particular name. However, many people are happy with the genderless names because you can decide for yourself before the baby is born, or it can be seen on a scan what gender he or she is.

In a world that sometimes seems very gendered, it can also be nice to step outside the box and give your child the opportunity to just be themselves, and not defined to a gender by their name. In this way, a gender-neutral name can make a statement.

However, you may also just think the name is nice and suits your child.

Read also:   Names with hyphen

How do I choose a name for my baby?

You need to consider what kind of name you want: old, new, gender-neutral or not? Look through lists on the web and get inspired. Remember you don't have to name or christen the baby until it's 6 months old, so you've got a lot of time on your hands.