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).
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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.
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.
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.