The hit list! The coolest unisex names for 2019

We've never heard of some of these!

Editor / November 29 2018

 

Unisex names (ones that can be used for both boys and girls) are huge right now. But while we've all met a Stevie or a Billy, here's a new list of names that are set to be the coolest for 2019.

Laura Wattenberg, the naming expert at BabyNameWizard.com, has used trending name data to determine which baby names — for both boys and girls — are new, cool and will absolutely rock in 2018.

By looking at baby names that have risen in popularity incredibly fast in the last year, Wattenberg can actually “look into the future” and determine which unisex names are the trend-setters for next year. 

Here are the 13 coolest boy/girl names on the planet for 2019!

 

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1. SAGE

It's known as a name for girls, but this rustic one now works well for boys. Taken from the plant with the same name, it's a chilled out name for parents looking for an earthy, natural-sounding name.

2. BLAKELY

If you're a Blake Lively fan, this name is the perfect mix of her first and last name, right? 

3. REMINGTON

Gender-neutral, Remington was originally taken from an English surname and made popular by the ’80s TV show Remington Steele - it's hugely popular in the US right now. 

4. ATLAS

A Greek name, originally. This is as cool as it gets. Common variations are At, Atty, and Atila.

5. BARRETT

Barrett could be a first name or a surname (Barrett Barrett anyone?). It's also a very simple name for parents looking for a cool name that still sounds traditional.

6. ROWAN

In Gaelic this name means  “little red-haired one" but don't let that put you off if your baby isn't ginger! The name is growing in popularity for both sexes. 

7. KINGSLEY

Although Kingsley is cute for both boys and girls, the name recently made a few popularity lists for boys. However, there's something cool about the fact that little girls don't just have to be Queens!

8. CAIRO

This name means “triumphant” or “victorious one” in Arabic and that makes it a winner! Abbreviations for girls include Carrie or Ro and for boys, try Cai.

9.WILDER

If you're looking for an adventurous name - this may be it. Wilder is a variation on Wilde but can be shortened to Wiley.

10. LENNOX

Like Maddox, Lennox has traditionally been a boys name but now it is super modern, unisex and hip. Derived from the Gaelic word for “elm-tree,” Lennox follows the super trendy baby names that contain the letter “x.” 

11. KYRIE

Kyrie is tipped to be BIG next year. Bizarrely it’s derived from a Christian prayer “Kyrie Eleison,” which means “Lord have mercy" but you'll find it is just as popular with boys as well as girls. 

12. FINLEY OR FINLIE

Another boys’ name that has made its way over to girls is Finley meaning “fair-haired warrior” in Gaelic. 

13. RYKER

There is a slight debate on the meaning behind the name Ryker. Germans would argue that the name means “rich,” whereas the Dutch argue that it means “powerful ruler.” But either way - it's a pretty cool name!

 

 

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.