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Top unisex baby names of 2011

This year for the first time we’ve calculated a list of top unisex names 2011 – names listed on Nameberry for both genders that are winning the highest number of page views.

Unisex name popularity is always tricky: Aren’t most parents searching for top names Harper and Quinn interested in those names for girls? We believe they are, and if those two names were counted in the girls’ tally, they’d rank among the Top 20.

But in fact, some parents are interested in Harper and Quinn as boys’ names, and many of the other names on this list – Sawyer, Rory, and Riley, say – may be considered equally for both genders, while choices such as Parker or River may be used more often for boys.

Here are the top unisex names 2011 on Nameberry.

Nameberry’s Top 25 Unisex Names, 2011

1. Harper

2. Quinn

3. Rowan

4. Avery

5. Sawyer

6. Rory

7. Riley

8. Emerson

9. Finley

10. Dylan

11. Luca

12. Micah

13. Sasha

14. Emery

15. Nico

16. Peyton

17. Remy

18. Blake

19. Aubrey

20. Sage

21. Parker

22. Carter

23. River

24. Teagan

25. Cameron

Nameberry is a baby-naming site produced by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, co-authors of 10 bestselling baby name guides, including the newest, “Beyond Ave and Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby.” See more at