The Most Popular Gender-Neutral Baby Names

Many parents are turning to gender-neutral names. Stacker analyzed data from the Social Security Administration’s list of popular baby names in 2021 (the most recent data available.

In addition to popularity, the list also gives more insight into each name, touching on its origin and meaning. Is your future baby’s name waiting for you? Read on and find out.


The word “reign” means “royal authority,” and who doesn’t think their kiddo will rule? The name has been gaining steady popularity for both girls and boys, perhaps partly because Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick named their son Reign in 2014.

The one-T spelling of Elliot has always been a favored boys’ name but has sprung into popularity for girls in recent years. No matter the spelling, the name is a great way for parents to celebrate their faith—its Hebrew origin means “the Lord is my God” and it’s a variant of the biblical name Elijah.

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Ellis is a Welsh name that means “kind, benevolent,” which is a descriptor every parent would love for their child. The name has always been a desirable name for boys.


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The name Remy comes from French, Latin descent meaning “oarsman,” Its popularity as a gender-neutral name started to soar in 2009—it’s probably not a coincidence that two years earlier Pixar released “Ratatouille,” starring a loveable rat chef with the same name..


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The first thing that comes to mind when most people hear “Lennon” is the late Beatles star, John Lennon. The Irish name means “lover.” What people have considered more of a boys’ name for decades has skyrocketed in popularity for girls in the 21st century.