Gender-Neutral Names Hit a Record High in 2022
Gender-neutral names have been slowly gaining ground since the 1960s, according to BeenVerified analysis.
NEW YORK, June 8, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Gender-neutral names hit a record high last year, accounting for nearly 15% of all birth names. BeenVerified, a people search company, examined Social Security Administration records to discover the rising popularity in unisex names and the most popular gender-neutral names in 2022, with Logan taking the top spot.
For the purposes of this study, we defined unisex names as those in which at least 5% of names were given to an opposite gender—or one out of every 20 births. Here are the top 10 unisex names in 2022:
|Rank||Name||2022 Birth Count||Female %||Male %|
While gender-neutral names hit a high last year, it's a practice that's been growing for years. Since 1923, there are certain unisex names that parents continue to pick for their new bundles of joy.
|Rank||Name||Birth Count||Female %||Male %|
Unisex names were most popular in Louisiana (18.9% of 2022 birth names), followed by Mississippi (18.8%) Georgia (17.9%), Alabama (17.5%), then Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee (17.0% each).
States with the lowest percentage of births with gender-neutral names in 2022 were Rhode Island (10.6%), followed by New Mexico and Wyoming (10.7% each), New Jersey (10.8%) and Vermont (11.4%).
Check out where your name stacks up or check for potential baby names using BeenVerified's interactive name search tool, which shows birth numbers over the past 100 years, percentage male and female and most popular year for the name:
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