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25 Most Popular Gender-Neutral Baby Names

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

20. Montana
> Male babies named Montana in 2020: 108
> Female babies named Montana in 2020: 112
> Increase in male babies named Montana, 2011 to 2020: +385.7%
> Increase in female babies named Montana, 2011 to 2020: +113.1%

Montana is one of two names on our list that is also a state. It derives from the Spanish word meaning “mountain” or “mountainous.”

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19. Storm
> Male babies named Storm in 2020: 103
> Female babies named Storm in 2020: 124
> Increase in male babies named Storm, 2011 to 2020: +202.0%
> Increase in female babies named Storm, 2011 to 2020: +344.4%

Storm has become a popular name but storms themselves are given names by the World Meteorological Organization. Storm Davis was a MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers) between 1982 and 1994.

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18. Gentry
> Male babies named Gentry in 2020: 133
> Female babies named Gentry in 2020: 122
> Increase in male babies named Gentry, 2011 to 2020: +229.3%
> Increase in female babies named Gentry, 2011 to 2020: +182.1%

Gentry is an aspirational name, along with the likes of Duke and Prince.

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17. Lux
> Male babies named Lux in 2020: 140
> Female babies named Lux in 2020: 120
> Increase in male babies named Lux, 2011 to 2020: +777.8%
> Increase in female babies named Lux, 2011 to 2020: +155.8%

Lux is the Latin word for “light” and was the name of the character played by Kirsten Dunst in “The Virgin Suicides.”

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

16. Sidney
> Male babies named Sidney in 2020: 165
> Female babies named Sidney in 2020: 140
> Increase in male babies named Sidney, 2011 to 2020: +71.4%
> Increase in female babies named Sidney, 2011 to 2020: +34.0%

Coincidentally there have been quite a few Sidneys in the movie business, including “12 Angry Men” director Sidney Lumet, actor Sidney Poitier, and writer/producer Sidney Sheldon.

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