Charted: Gender-Neutral Names in America


This post is by Omri Wallach from Visual Capitalist


ratio of boys versus girls with gender-neutral names in the U.S.

Charted: Gender-Neutral Names in America

Over the course of the last three decades, gender-neutral names have become more common across the United States.

This graphic by Georgios Karamanis uses data from the U.S. Social Security Administration to show over 168,000 names, and how the ratio of boys versus girls with each of those names has changed since 1880.

The data examines names that have been given to both genders, so any gender-specific names have been excluded from the dataset.

And it looks like after initially becoming more common in the early 20th century, gender-neutral names became more common after 1990. As an example, here’s a look at the top gender-neutral names in the U.S. in 2017:

U.S. Baby Names (2017)FemaleMale
Gentry109110
Ryen3131
Kayce2323
Kyri1919
Cashmere1717
Safari1515
Gemini1414
Munachimso1414
Elis1212
Iremide1212
Ziyan1212
Yarel1111
Kimoni1010
Roe1010
Autry99
Kelyn99
Kitt99
Romie99
Ekko88
Jojo88
Majestic88
Bevin77
Jerzey77
Victorious77
Aidynn66
Biak66
Cobie66
Dhani66
Jayln66
Jem66
Jessee66
Kastyn66
Maxie66
Shaden66
Tobie66
Ase55
Azeriah55
Cameo55
Choice55
Chosyn55
Ellyot55
Hyland55
Iretomiwa55
Jeylani55
Kahri55
Kaysyn55
Kharsyn55
Kiko55
Kindred55
Landy55
Lyrix55
Ngozi55
Yohanan55
Zaryn55
Zhen55
If you’re interested in articles about gender and society, check out Gender Diversity in Corporate America.

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