Neutral names starting with G
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An alphabetical list of neutral names starting with G, continued from the names page, which see for more information. These are neutral-gender names, otherwise known as unisex names. They are equally appropriate for girls, boys, and people of any gender. Nonbinary people don't have to have neutral names, and many notable nonbinary people have names that are usually either masculine or feminine. Neutral names can help make it safer for people to explore their gender expressions. In English-speaking countries, some of the most familiar gender-neutral names starting with G include Gabby, Gene, and Gray. However, there are many more unisex names from around the world that start with G, as listed below. Previous page: neutral names starting with F. Next page: neutral names starting with H.
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Gabbi. English. Short form of the masculine/neutral name Gabriel, and the feminine name Gabrielle, which are both from the Greek form of the Hebrew name of the angel Gavri'el (גַּבְרִיאֵל), meaning "God is my hero." Variants: Gab, Gabi, Gabbie, Gabby, and Gavi. Keywords: Biblical, strength, two syllables.
Gable. German. From the German surname Göbel. Possibly meaning either "God is bright," or "Seller of forks," depending on the dialect of origin.  Keywords: two syllables.
Gabriele. 1. Italian. Italian form of the name Gabriel, from the Greek form of the Hebrew name of the angel Gavri'el (גַּבְרִיאֵל), meaning "God is my hero." In Italian, Gabriele is more often a masculine name. 2. German. German feminine form of the name Gabriel. Neutral variants: Gabriell, Gabryel, Gabryell.  Keywords: Biblical, four syllables, strength.
Gael. English. 1. Meaning "A Gaelic person." 2. An English variant of the feminine name Gail, which is short for the English, German, and Latin feminine name Abigail, which comes from the feminine Hebrew name 'Avigayil (אֲבִיגָיִל), meaning "My father is joy."
Gajijens. Seneca, Native American. Meaning "Its flowers fall."
Gal 1. (גַּל). Hebrew. Meaning "Mound, wave." Gender neutral. 2. Slovene. Masculine Slovene form of the masculine Roman name Gallus. Meaning "Rooster," "A person from Gaul," or "A Galla, a feminine eunuch priest(ess) of the goddess Cybele." Keywords: one syllable.
Galaxy. Modern, English. Meaning "A large aggregate of stars, gas, and dust, such as the particular galaxy in which we live, called the Milky Way." From the ancient Greek word galaxías (γαλαξίας), "Milky Way." Keywords: nature, science, sky, space, stars, three syllables.
Gale. 1. English. A feminine variant of the name Gail, which is short for the English, German, and Latin feminine name Abigail, which comes from the feminine Hebrew name 'Avigayil (אֲבִיגָיִל), meaning "My father is joy." 2. English. A masculine name, from the English surname, from the Middle English word gaile, meaning "Jovial." 3. Modern, English. Meaning "A gust of wind, or a storm at sea." Neutral variant: Gayle. Keywords: air, elements, emotion, happiness, nature, one syllable.
Galilee. English. From French, which came from Latin, which came from Hebrew (הגליל), meaning "Country of gentiles," "A chapel or porch at the entrance of an English church," or "A hill region of northern Isreal north of the Plain of Esdraelon."
Gallegos. Spanish. From the surname, meaning "Foreigners from Galicia, Spain." Keywords: places.
Galvan. English. From the English surname, meaning "Bald or receding hairline." Keywords: appearance.
Ganizani. Chewa, Southern African. Meaning "Think."
Garan. Welsh. Meaning "Stork." Keywords: air, animals, birds.
Garnet. English, French. 1. From the surname, meaning “Person Who Makes Door Hinges”. 2. Meaning "A gemstone the color of a pomegranate." Variant: Garnett. A notable nonbinary woman in fiction with this name is Garnet in the animated series, Steven Universe. The creator of the show, Rebecca Sugar, who also describes herself as a nonbinary woman, said in an interview that Garnet and the other magical alien Gems in the show "are all nonbinary women. [...] They wouldn’t think of themselves as women, but they’re fine with being interpreted that way amongst humans."
Garsteaode. Seneca, Native American. Meaning "Standing Rock." Keywords: earth, places.
Garza. Spanish. Meaning "The heron bird." Keywords: air, animals, birds, nature.
Gattaca. Modern. From the title of the 1997 movie, derived from the initial letters of the four DNA nitrogenous bases: guanine, adenine, thymine and cytosine. Keywords: pop culture, science.
Gauge. English. Meaning "Measurer."
Gavyn. Modern. A neutral form of the masculine English and Scottish name Gavin, which is a form of the Welsh name Gawain from Arthurian legend, possibly from the Welsh name Gwalchmei, possibly meaning "Hawk in the month of May."
Gawa (དགའ་བ). Tibetan. Meaning "Happy."
Gaylen. English. Variant of Galen, which is a primarily masculine name and modern derivative of the Greek Galenos (Γαληνός), meaning "calm." According to US SSA data, Gaylen is used as a masculine name 84% of the time and as a feminine name 16% of the time.
Gefen (גֶּפֶן). Hebrew. Meaning "Grape vine."
Gemini. Latin. Meaning “Twins”.
Gene. English. Neutral short form of English masculine name Eugene, from Latin masculine name Eugenius, from Greek masculine name Eugenios (Εὐγένιος). Meaning "Well born, noble birth." Gene can be neutral, tends to be masculine, and is a homonym for the name Jean, which is feminine in English and Scottish, and masculine in French, and shares etymology with the name John. Keywords: one syllable.
Gentle. English. Meaning "Dignified, noble," as in gentleman and gentlewoman.
Gentry. English. From the surname, meaning "Of noble birth."
George. English. Usually masculine, but can be neutral. From the Greek name Georgios (Γεώργιος). Meaning "Farmer, earthworker." Long a popular name in English, because Saint George (who slew a dragon) is the patron saint of England. Keywords: masculine inclined, one syllable (in English), two syllables (in Romanian).
Gezim. Albanian. Meaning "Joy." Keywords: emotion, happiness.
Giang. Vietnamese. Meaning "River."
Gili (גִּילִי). Hebrew. Meaning "My joy."
Gina (גִּנָּה). Hebrew. Meaning "Garden." This is neutral in Hebrew, but in other langages, this is a feminine short form of many unrelated names.
Giò. Italian. Neutral short form of many names starting with Gio, such as Giovanni and Giovanna.
Giusi. Italian. Neutral short form of many names starting with Giu, such as Giuseppe and Giuseppa.
Give-Thanks. Puritan. Meaning "Giving thanks to God."
Gizeh. Arabic. From the name of the Egyptian city where some of the pyramids are. Meaning "Hewn stone."
Glass. English. From the surname. Meaning "Glass blower." Keywords: air, fire, occupation.
Glitch American English. noun a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or irregularity of equipment.
Goda. Ancient Germanic. Meaning "Good."
God-Help. Puritan. Refers to a prayer for help when the person's life was in danger. Variant: God-Helpe.
Godsgift. Puritan. Meaning "God's gift."
Gohar. (گوهر). Persian. Meaning "Jewel, gemstone." Armenian version of Gohar: Գոհար. Urdu version of Gohar: گوہر. "This name is typically feminine in Iran and Armenia, but masculine in Pakistan."
Gökçe. Turkish. Meaning "Sky blue." Keywords: Colors.
Göksel. Turkish. Meaning "Sky flood."
Göksu. Turkish. Meaning "Water of the sky."
Golshan (گلشن). Persian. Meaning "Rose garden." Keywords: earth, flowers, nature, plants, romantic.
Golzar (گلزار). Persian. "Meaning "Rose cheeked." Keywords: appearance, colors, beauty.
Good. English. Meaning "Good person, respected." Keywords: one syllable, virtue
Goodwin. English. From the surname, meaning "Good friend."
Gopi (गोपी). Hindi. From Gopala, meaning "Cow herder." Keywords: animals, occupation. Notable people with this name include nonbinary/genderqueer Indian activist Gopi Shankar Madurai (b. 1991).
Gotson. Basque. Meaning "Angel."
Gould. English. Meaning "Golden-haired."
Graceland. Modern. From the place name, meaning "Land of grace."
Gracious. Puritan. Refers to Psalm 145:8, "The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy."
Graves. English. From the surname, meaning "Steward."
Green. English. From the surname, from the place name, meaning "Lives near the village green." Keywords: colors, earth, places
Greenlee. English. From the surname, from the place name, meaning "From the green field." Keywords: colors, earth, places, plants
Greer. English and Scottish. From the Scottish surname, from the masculine German, Scottish, Slovak, and Slovene name Gregor, from masculine Latin name Gregorius, from masculine Greek name Gregorios (Γρηγόριος), from which the masculine name Gregory is also derived. Meaning "Watchful, alert." Keywords: one syllable, personality, virtue.
Gryphon. Modern, English. From the Greek word for a mythological beast with the hindquarters of a lion and foreparts of an eagle, said to guard treasure. Variant: Griffin.
Guacamaya. Incan. Meaning "Macaw parrot."
Guadalupe. Spanish. From the place name, meaning "River of the wolf." This name refers to an important miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary in that place, as Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of the Americas. Variant: Guadelupe. Short form: Lupe ("wolf").
Guaman. Incan. Meaning "Hawk."
Guanting. Chinese. Meaning depends on characters chosen to spell it, such as 冠廷 "crown court."
Guanyu'. Chinese. Meaning depends on characters chosen to spell it, such as 冠宇 "crown universe."
Guerra. Spanish. Meaning "War" or "Soldier."
Guevara. Spanish. Meaning "Prominent."
Guiomar. Portuguese and Spanish. A figure by this name appears in English Arthurian legend. Possibly meaning "Famous war."
Guiren (貴人). Chinese. Meaning "Valuing benevolence."
Guitain. Ga'igwu (Kiowa) tribe, Native American. Meaning "Heart of young wolf."
Guiying. Chinese. Meaning depends on characters chosen to spell it.
Günay. Turkish, Azerbaijani. Meaning "Sun moon." Keywords: celestial, magic, nature, sky, space.
Gülbahar. Turkish, from Persian. Meaning "Spring rose." Urdu form: Gulbahar (گُلباحار). From Persian Golbahar (گلبهار).
Guo (国, etc.). Chinese. Meaning depends on characters chosen. 国 means "Country."
Gusty. Modern, English. Meaning "Windy." Keywords: air, nature, two syllables.
Gurdeep (ਗੁਰਦੀਪ). Sikh. Meaning "Teacher of light."
Gurmeet (ਗੁਰਮੀਤ). Sikh. Meaning "Teacher friend."
Gurpreet (ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ). Sikh. Meaning "Teacher of love."
Gwyn. Welsh. Meaning "Fair, holy, white." In Welsh mythology, this is the masculine name of the ruler of the underworld. This is also the name of a figure in Arthurian legend. Variant: Gwynn.
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- The Mind Behind America's Most Empathetic Cartoon, July 09 2018
- Nair, Shalini (6 June 2019). "Start with education system for change, says intersex activist". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2020.