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10 Most Gender-Neutral Baby Names in America

And you thought 'Charlie' was a boy's name
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2018 8:51 AM CDT
10 Most Gender-Neutral Baby Names in America
More than half of Charlies born in US are now female, Quartz reports.   (Getty Images/katrinaelena)

(Newser) – Coming up with a baby name is no easy feat, with sound, meaning, and nicknames to consider. Coming up with two, a boy and a girl name in cases where the baby's gender isn't known, is even harder. Luckily, soon-to-be parents can avoid this. Gender-neutral baby names are all the rage, reports Quartz, which reviewed Social Security Administration data to give baby names a "genderedness score" based on how often they're applied to boys or girls. A score of zero means a name is split evenly between the sexes. The top 10 gender-neutral baby names, with at least 500 babies given that name in 2016:

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  1. Charlie: 0.02
  2. Oakley: 0.05
  3. Justice: 0.05
  4. Landry: 0.07
  5. Armani: 0.07

  1. Skyler: 0.09
  2. Azariah: 0.1
  3. Finley: 0.16
  4. Royal: 0.16
  5. Lennon: 0.19

Click for the full list or see the top baby names of last year. (Read more baby names stories.)

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