Gender-Neutral Baby Names Are More Popular Than Ever—Here Are Some Of The Most Common Ones

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023

Can you guess some of the most common gender neutral baby names?

If you’ve seen an increase in names like Blake and Jamie, it’s not just a coincidence. According to a new study from background check company BeenVerified, gender-neutral baby names are more popular than ever before. In fact, they accounted for almost 15% of given baby names in 2022. With gender-neutral baby names becoming more and more common, these are the ones that made a splash in 2022.

How were the top gender-neutral baby names determined?

While BeenVerified clarifies that “few names are truly gender neutral,” ratios of names change over time. To determine the top gender-neutral baby names, the company analyzed the Social Security Administration’s annual baby name list.

Every year, the Social Security Administration releases a list of names from the year prior. BeenVerified used the list to rank which names had the closest 50-50 ratios by gender in 2022. The company also utilized previous lists to determine gender-neutral names from 1923-2022.

What were the top gender-neutral baby names in 2022?

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This list identifies the most evenly distributed baby names by ratio, rather than the most popular. In 2022, these were the top 20 gender-neutral baby names:

  1. Robin
  2. Justice
  3. Bellamy
  4. Blake
  5. Tatum
  6. Charlie—Charlie is the #1 most popular evenly split gender-neutral baby name of 2022!
  7. Azariah
  8. Finley
  9. Armani
  10. Jamie
  11. Ocean
  12. Rory
  13. Dakota
  14. Alexis
  15. Phoenix
  16. Emerson
  17. Skyler
  18. Layne
  19. Ari
  20. Chandler

Over the past 100 years, what have the top gender-neutral names been?

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From 1923-2022, these were the top 20 gender-neutral baby names by ratio:

  1. Kerry
  2. Emerson
  3. Jessie
  4. Jackie
  5. Harley
  6. Quinn
  7. Riley
  8. Jaime
  9. Frankie
  10. Casey
  11. Skyler
  12. Peyton
  13. Pat
  14. Jody
  15. Kendall
  16. Rowan
  17. Johnnie
  18. Marion
  19. Dominique
  20. Reese


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