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25 Most Popular Gender-Neutral Baby Names

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

15. Joan
> Male babies named Joan in 2020: 171
> Female babies named Joan in 2020: 137
> Increase in male babies named Joan, 2011 to 2020: +118.8%
> Increase in female babies named Joan, 2011 to 2020: +217.5%

Joan was traditionally a girl’s name in English-speaking countries, and a boy’s name in parts of Spain and France, where it is the Catalan form of Juan and pronounced “zhwahn.” Now, there are more male babies given the name than girls. Joan Miró was a famous Catalan painter and Joan Roca is a three-star Catalan chef.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

14. True
> Male babies named True in 2020: 164
> Female babies named True in 2020: 170
> Increase in male babies named True, 2011 to 2020: +585.7%
> Increase in female babies named True, 2011 to 2020: +414.6%

Roughly the same number of boys and girls were given the name True in 2020. You read it on 24/7 Tempo so it must be true!

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

13. Kacey
> Male babies named Kacey in 2020: 161
> Female babies named Kacey in 2020: 184
> Increase in male babies named Kacey, 2011 to 2020: +644.0%
> Increase in female babies named Kacey, 2011 to 2020: +113.6%

Kacey is related to the Greek name Acacia and the Irish/Gaelic name Casey.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

12. Campbell
> Male babies named Campbell in 2020: 163
> Female babies named Campbell in 2020: 192
> Increase in male babies named Campbell, 2011 to 2020: +110.1%
> Increase in female babies named Campbell, 2011 to 2020: +69.6%

Campbell is a common surname in Scotland. In the United States it has become popular as a girl’s name but in some other countries it’s primarily a boy’s name.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

11. Murphy
> Male babies named Murphy in 2020: 222
> Female babies named Murphy in 2020: 260
> Increase in male babies named Murphy, 2011 to 2020: +219.8%
> Increase in female babies named Murphy, 2011 to 2020: +1,000.0%

Murphy is the most common surname in Ireland. Its popularity as a first name probably got a boost from the television sitcom “Murphy Brown,” in which Candice Bergen played an investigative journalist and news anchor.

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