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Xenogender (coined by Baaphomett in 2014, from xeno alien + "gender") is a nonbinary gender identity "that cannot be contained by human understandings of gender; more concerned with crafting other methods of gender categorization and hierarchy such as those relating to animals, plants, or other creatures/things." Xenogender isn't defined in relation to "female" or "male" (the binary genders), but by other kinds of ideas that most people don't think of as having to do with gender. When people talk about nonbinary gender, they often find that there aren't any words for their experiences. This is called a lexical gap. In order to fill a lexical gap, this wiki takes up "xenogender" as an umbrella term for an entire category of nonbinary genders that are defined by characteristics with no relation whatsoever to "female" or "male."
Because a gender binary society doesn't give much in the way of roles or descriptions for nonbinary genders, some transgender and gender nonconforming people address the challenge of describing their unusual gender identities by creative methods, referring to concepts that aren't usually seen as related to gender. This has been observed in very young nonbinary people:
"Not all children fit neatly into a male or female gender identity, trans or otherwise. For some children, the sense of being 'both' or 'neither' best describes their reality. [...] Children who see themselves as 'neither' will often speak of how regardless of whether they're with a group of boys or girls, they feel like they don’t fit. This is not necessarily a sad feeling. They just see the kids around them and know that they are not 'that.' Kids in this category often appear androgynous, and will frequently answer the question 'are you a boy or a girl' by saying their name ('I'm Devon') or by identifying themselves as animals. When asked to draw self portraits, they will portray themselves as rainbows, or unicorns, or another symbol of their choosing."
- "Frequently Asked Questions," GenderSpectrum.org 
These creative methods of describing nonbinary genders come naturally to many nonbinary people. As such, these are an emerging part of nonbinary culture, worthy of exploration and examination. Some common themes of these concepts:
Nouns and archetypes: Some nonbinary people find it easier to perceive or describe their inner sense of their gender identity by evoking familiar archetypes. Instead of giving references to how their gender relates to maleness and femaleness, they say their gender is-- or is like-- a kind of animal, an imaginary being, a part of nature, an abstract concept, or a symbol. Some nonbinary people describing their gender this way do so because they feel a sense of gender euphoria or some other connection when thinking about an object. Some people have made names for some of these kinds of noungenders, such as arithmogender, faunagender, and gendersea (see below).
Synaesthetic perceptions: Synaesthesia is an uncommon condition in which people have their senses linked together, so that, say, sounds and words bring up specific colors in their minds. Some nonbinary people find it feels more natural to perceive or describe their inner sense of their gender identity in terms of synaesthesia-like perceptions. For example, texture, size, shape, time, light, sound, or other sensory characteristics that most people don't attribute to gender at all. Some people have made names for some of these kinds of genders, such as archaigender, cosmicgender, and frostgender (see below).
Neurodiversity: Some nonbinary people have mental variations (mental illnesses, neurological conditions, or neurodivergence). Some who have mental variations see these as an influence on-- or an inseparable part of-- their gender identity. These are called neurogenders, and most of them are not described on this page, but on the neurogender page.
- 1 List of xenogenders
- 1.1 Abimegender
- 1.2 Aesthetgender
- 1.3 Aethergender
- 1.4 Aliengender
- 1.5 Archaicgender
- 1.6 Ariegender
- 1.7 Arithmogender
- 1.8 Astergender
- 1.9 Astralgender
- 1.10 Biogender
- 1.11 Blizzgender
- 1.12 Boggender
- 1.13 Caelgender
- 1.14 Caminus gender
- 1.15 Canisgender
- 1.16 Carmigender
- 1.17 Cengender
- 1.18 Chaosgender
- 1.19 Circgender
- 1.20 Colorgender
- 1.21 Contigender
- 1.22 Cosmicgender
- 1.23 Cryptogender
- 1.24 Daimogender
- 1.25 Delphigender
- 1.26 Digigender
- 1.27 Donumgender
- 1.28 Dryagender
- 1.29 Dulcigender
- 1.30 Earthgender
- 1.31 Effreu
- 1.32 Egogender
- 1.33 Egoisgender
- 1.34 Ekragender
- 1.35 Elementgender
- 1.36 Energender
- 1.37 Espigender
- 1.38 Ethegender
- 1.39 Faunagender
- 1.40 Fawngender
- 1.41 Felidaegender
- 1.42 Firegender
- 1.43 Flirtgender
- 1.44 Frostgender
- 1.45 Freezegender
- 1.46 Gendercosm
- 1.47 Genderflora
- 1.48 Gendergoliath
- 1.49 Genderopaque
- 1.50 Gendersea
- 1.51 Gendervoid
- 1.52 Glimragender
- 1.53 Glitchgender
- 1.54 Healegender
- 1.55 Heliogender
- 1.56 Hydrogender
- 1.57 Jupitergender
- 1.58 Lamingender
- 1.59 Leogender
- 1.60 Leukogender
- 1.61 Lichtgender
- 1.62 Lovegender
- 1.63 Microgender and macrogender
- 1.64 Mirrorgender
- 1.65 Musicgender
- 1.66 Namegender
- 1.67 Necrogender
- 1.68 Noungender
- 1.69 Numbergender
- 1.70 Nyctogender
- 1.71 Orbgender
- 1.72 Preciogender
- 1.73 Seagender
- 1.74 Stargender
- 1.75 Staticgender
- 1.76 Stratogender
- 1.77 Wintgender
- 1.78 Witchgender
- 2 See also
- 3 References
List of xenogenders[edit | edit source]
Abimegender[edit | edit source]
Abimegender: From "Old French - related to 'abyss'; from Latin a- 'without' byssos 'bottom'. Having a gender which is profound, deep, and infinite."
Keywords: size, shape, space, synaesthesia
Aesthetgender[edit | edit source]
Aesthetgender, Aesthetigender, or Videgender: Coined by curiosityismysin. "A gender experience that is derived from, or the embodiment of, an aesthetic." There are many kinds of aesthetigenders.
Keywords: abstract concepts, symbols
Aethergender[edit | edit source]
Aethergender, Æthergender, or Ethergender: Coined by royalgummi. A gender that feels very wide, commanding, breathtaking and powerful. Can be combined with relevant genders.
Keywords: space, size, synaesthesia
Aliengender[edit | edit source]
Aliengender: Coined by genderghoul. "A gender that is an interpretation of a gender or genders, from a nonhuman perspective. may or may not like to fit into a gender and adopt a gender, but in a sort of ‘alien trying out foreign species’s gender’ way. Can be combined with relevant genders."
Archaicgender[edit | edit source]
Archaicgender, Archaigender, or Historiagender: Coined by irredeemablegoety and completelynormalscientist. "A gender that stretches far beyond one’s own age or lifetime. The vast-age of this gender has allowed it to grow far beyond whatever size/presence one would expect, or perhaps to shrink down and almost be forgotten." "A gender that is ancient/old and big, and can either only be described with those words, or is correlated to them. Can be changed into archaiboy/girl/nonbinary/other."
Keywords: time, size, synaesthesia
Ariegender[edit | edit source]
Ariegender: Coined by anonymous. "A gender that makes the person feel somewhat out of control because their gender identity is taking control of their life. Based on the zodiac sign Aries."
Arithmogender[edit | edit source]
Arithmogender: Coined by furryhell. "A number gender. It can range from any numbers, positive, negative, decimals, fractions, etc. "Gender" can be replaced with xirl, fluid, girl, boi, nb, nonbinary, boy, enby, etc."
Keywords: abstract concepts, symbols
Astergender[edit | edit source]
Astergender: From Latin "aster"- related to 'star'. "Having a gender which is bright, celestial, and radial." 
Keywords: light, nature, shape, space, symbols
- Asternonbinary (2).png
Astergender or Asternonbinary
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- Asterboy (2).png
Astralgender[edit | edit source]
Astralgender: A gender that feels connected to space.
Keywords: nature, space, place
Biogender[edit | edit source]
Biogender: Coined by anonymous. A gender that is connected to nature in some way. There are many kinds of biogenders, such as blizzgender, boggender, felisgender, dryagender, earthgender, elementgender, faunagender, fawngender, genderflora, and hydrogender (see elsewhere on this page).
Keywords: nature, archetype
Although the word sounds similar, biogender is not to be confused with biological sex.
Blizzgender[edit | edit source]
Keywords: nature, temperature, synaesthesia, season
Boggender[edit | edit source]
Boggender or Swampgender: A gender that feels like, or can be compared to a bog, swamp, marsh or similar. (Coined by anonymous).
Caelgender[edit | edit source]
Caelgender: A gender which shares qualities with outer space or has the aesthetic of space, stars, nebulae, etc. (Coined by transmomoi).
Caminus gender[edit | edit source]
Caminus gender A gender where one feels a strong warmth and a strong connection to multiple genders (at least two) or none at all and a strong identification with a feeling of warmth.The word caminus is Latin for oven, with metaphorically represents the feeling of warmth they feel inside.
Canisgender[edit | edit source]
Canisgender, Canidaegender, or Canigender: A gender that feels influenced by, or connected to dogs in some way.
Carmigender[edit | edit source]
Carmigender: A gender that feels poetic or rhythmic in nature. May be used as a prefix (carmifluid, carmiboy, etc.) or as a standalone gender.
Cengender[edit | edit source]
Cengender: "A gender that can be summed up as an unidentifiable thing but manifests as hundreds of different genders or non at all at any given time at the same time and/or separately. Fluid and ever changing." (Coined by small-enby).
Chaosgender[edit | edit source]
Chaosgender: When your gender does lots of confusing things and doesn't make sense to anyone. (Coined by ihatecispeople).
Circgender[edit | edit source]
Circgender: A gender that feels so magical and grand you can’t describe it. named after Circe, goddess of magic. (Coined by anonymous).
Colorgender[edit | edit source]
Colorgender: A gender associated with one or more colors and the feelings, hues, emotions, and/or objects associated with that color. Can be used like pinkgender, violetgender, etc.
Contigender[edit | edit source]
Contigender: "1. a gender that flows through space and time and constantly changes, always moving 2. a gender of or related to space and time. this gender can be used by itself or along with another gender to describe its state of movement e.g. a conti agender or a contigender demigirl." (Coined by hardcoreshounen). Keywords: space, time, movement, change, genderfluid
Cosmicgender[edit | edit source]
Cosmicgender (coined by dragon-friker) is defined as "A gender so vast and complex that you are only able to process a small bit of it at a time. Like viewing the night sky through a telescope, you cannot hope to see all of it at once, however, you may gain more knowledge about parts of it the longer you focus on one part. May contain any number of sub genders within it that may present themselves to you. It is infinite in its possibility. Name from the vast reaches of space filled with things we cannot begin to imagine."
Keywords: size, change, space
Cryptogender[edit | edit source]
Cryptogender, Gendercryptic: "A gender one can’t discern, describe or define in human words. a gender one is puzzled by and can’t put a finger on, as it feels like it is and it isn’t there without following any particular pattern, sometimes even at the same time. the impenetrability, ambiguity and uncertainty that surround this gender are vaguely reminiscing of cryptids, ghouls and the paranormal." (Coined by puurpel). Keywords: confusion, questioning
Daimogender[edit | edit source]
Daimogender: When you feel your gender is closely related to demons or the supernatural. this is not exclusively for demonkin, though if anyone uses it, i would like them to be involved in supernatural things. a person does not require dysphoria to be daimogender. “Daimo” comes from the word “daimon,” which was the original greek word for “demon.”
Delphigender[edit | edit source]
Delphigender or Mystigender: A mysterious, mystical and obscure non-binary gender. (Coined by genderlord).
Digigender[edit | edit source]
Digigender. Coined by furryhell. "a digital gender. it can range from any digital thing or file; virus, malware, .txt, .mp3, anti-virus, trojan, email, etc. gender can be replaced with girl, xirl, nonbinary, nb, enby, fluid, boy, boi, etc."
Keywords: abstract concepts, technology, symbols, aesthetic
Donumgender[edit | edit source]
Donumgender: A gender that you have been reincarnated as as a reward given by a deity for good deeds in your past life. Your gender itself is a gift given to you, something to be treasured. (note: donumgender can be for any gender, for example, a deity granting you the ability to shift through genders rapidly as a secogender would be considered a donumgender if you feel that it is a gift, so you would be both secogender and donumgender).
Dryagender[edit | edit source]
Dulcigender[edit | edit source]
Earthgender[edit | edit source]
Earthgender: “A gender identity that is directly affected, tied to, or influenced by the earth or nature. or; a gender identity similar to/the same as that of some form of earth deity. Note: this gender identity is not to be used by duotheistic pagans or wiccans, because of the general consensus in those faiths that the earth deity being worshiped (mother earth) is a female. it can be used by non-duotheistic pagans, non-wiccans, and non-pagan otherkin whose kintypes are nature-based (naturekin, forestkin, faekin, plantkin etc).” (Coined by anonymous).
Effreu[edit | edit source]
Effreu: From French effrayant "scary" + neutre "neutral," A scary non-binary gender. "It is a [non-binary] gender, may be paired with agender and other genders." (Coined by angeligender.) Keywords: emotion, fear, scary
Egogender[edit | edit source]
Egogender or Charagender: "latin/greek prefix ego, meaning self, i (first person); a gender that is solely based on yourself, and no words seem to define it other than me gender, [name] gender, i’m just who i am and my gender is mine"  (Coined by queerspike and flynneleh). "One may also use (name)gender with their name inserted for a synonymous term."
Egoisgender[edit | edit source]
Egoisgender: "An egotistical gender, much like narkissisgender but generally it’s not as ‘intense’ as narkissisgender is so to speak. it can be used by anyone. gender can be replaced with boi, xirl, nonbinary, fluid, etc." (Coined by furryhell). The synonym of this word that can only be used by people who have narcissistic personality disorder is narkissisgender.
Ekragender[edit | edit source]
Elementgender[edit | edit source]
Energender[edit | edit source]
Energender: A gender that seems to be like a ball of energy, shifting and moving rapidly and not being able to be quite pinned down, though its basic components are somewhat known, such as being partially female, partially male, partially anything really, but there being more core genders that are harder to pin down. Can be used in ways like Energender girl, Energender boy, Energender nb, etc. (Coined by anoddlittleplace).
Espigender[edit | edit source]
Espigender: A gender which is related to being a spirit or exists on higher or extra dimensional planes.
Ethegender[edit | edit source]
Ethegender, Delicagender, Daingender, Ethereagender, or Elegender: A gender up to interpretation by individuals, but in essence is an ethereal gender that is unable to be understood by either the individual or others; a gender that cannot be explained; a dainty, elegant, or delicate gender. (Coined by robotxt).
Faunagender[edit | edit source]
Fawngender[edit | edit source]
Felidaegender[edit | edit source]
Felidaegender, Feligender, Felisgender, or Felinegender: "A gender corresponding to cats. When you feel fuzzy, and fluffy, and really want your chin scratched." (Coined by gluskinner).
Firegender[edit | edit source]
Flirtgender[edit | edit source]
Flirtgender, Amogender, or Genderamas: A gender identity where one’s feelings of gender are experienced through flirtiness. This can be through flirting with people or the word in general, or though flirting with gender itself. (Coined by fluiditylife).
Frostgender[edit | edit source]
Frostgender (coined by asperdemigirl in 2014) is defined as "A gender which is cold and very snowy."
Frostgender flag created by Kiloueka.
Freezegender[edit | edit source]
Freezegender: "Similar to frostgender, but it also encompasses other genders as well. For example, a freezegirl would be experiencing both a cold and snowy gender but also having a connection to femininity or girl-ness." (Coined by asperdemigirl.) Keywords: nature, demigender, temperature, season, synaesthesia
Gendercosm[edit | edit source]
Gendercosm: A gender identity encompassing and surpassing the limits of the earth/society, but doesn’t incorporate existing genders from society; a gender identity so grand and huge it cannot be explained by words. the opposite of gendervoid.
Genderflora[edit | edit source]
Genderflora: A gender that blooms and evolves based on weather and atmosphere; similar to genderfluid but feels more connected to flowers and other flora.
Gendergoliath[edit | edit source]
Gendergoliath: "Gender is almost larger than life, like it’s spilling out of your body. It takes up a lot of space and is just awe inspiring." (Coined by omegaleveltelepathsdoitbetter). Keywords: size, shape, space
Genderopaque[edit | edit source]
Gendersea[edit | edit source]
Gendersea: "Like gendervoid [see below], but related to the ocean. your gender is a vast sea of caverns and depths yet to be discovered. free for all to use but made with otherkin related to the ocean or sea creatures in mind." (Coined by anonymous). Keywords: animals, elements, nature, water
Gendervoid[edit | edit source]
Gendervoid: "A gender consisting of the void (also/originally used to mean the same thing as genderless)." (Coined by Baaphomett). Keywords: size, shape, texture, abstract concepts
Glimragender[edit | edit source]
Glimragender: A gender that feels like it’s faintly shining or wavering.
Glitchgender[edit | edit source]
Glitchgender: "You may or may not have a gender, but either way it’s glitched and confusing. note: ideal for glitchkin/techkin/etc but nonkin can use it too!" Not to be confused with genderglitch. (Coined by wrinkledough). Keywords: genderless, monogender, technology, questioning
Healegender[edit | edit source]
Healegender or Healgender: A gender that brings peace of mind to the identifier. Once adopted, this gender connects the minds in ways that it had not been connected before. It brings clarity, creativity, and security to its identifier.
Heliogender[edit | edit source]
Heliogender: "Similar to agender; a strong sensation of warmth and genderlessness. [...] an intense and burning sensation of gender (or lack thereof)." From the word "helio", meaning "sun". (Coined by n64kin). Keywords: temperature, genderless, synaesthesia
Hydrogender[edit | edit source]
Hydrogender: A gender which shares qualities with or be compared to qualities of water; i.e. currents, tides, etc.
Jupitergender[edit | edit source]
Jupitergender: "When your gender is so large and present, you’re not quite sure what it is because it’s too big to see clearly but it is definitely there and you know you’re definitely not cis." (Coined by anonymous). Keywords: size, monogender, questioning, space
Lamingender[edit | edit source]
Leogender[edit | edit source]
Leogender: "A term for those whose gender is related to strength and regality". (Coined by prideful-concerto). Keywords: strong, royalty
Leukogender[edit | edit source]
Leukogender: "A gender that shines brightly and luminously". From leuko- "bright, shining." (Coined by itonokogiris). Keywords: light
Lichtgender[edit | edit source]
Lichtgender: A gender represented by a ball of light.
Lovegender[edit | edit source]
Lovegender: A gender defined by love for other gendered people who are treated badly, and a love for your own gender as well.
Microgender and macrogender[edit | edit source]
Mirrorgender[edit | edit source]
Mirrorgender: A gender that identifies as the genders around them, ie. if they are around males they will identify as male.
Musicgender[edit | edit source]
Musicgender: A catchall term for any gender that is related to musicianship or music theory.
Musicagender: "When your gender can only be described through a specific musical aesthetic and/or genre." (Coined by transmomoi). Keywords: sound, synaesthesia, symbols
Namegender[edit | edit source]
(Name)gender: "A gender that is best described by one’s name, good for those who aren’t sure what they identify as yet but definitely know that they aren’t cis [cisgender]. it can be used as a catch-all term or a specific identifier, e.g. johngender, janegender, (your name here)gender, etc." (Coined by anonymous). Keywords: unique
Necrogender[edit | edit source]
Noungender[edit | edit source]
Noungender: "A gender that's best described by a noun, particularly good for synasthetic people. eg: seagender, a gender best described by the sea. Very flexible and personable." An umbrella term. (Coined by branacle).
Numbergender[edit | edit source]
Numbergender: "A gender relating to those who identify themselves as a number or mathematical equation. can also be a gender that revolves around all numbers in general. theres negative and positive numbergenders, and anything mathematical. Numbergender can, but doesnt have to be, very organized and orderly." (Coined by numberkincutie). Keywords: abstract concepts, synaesthesia, symbols
Nyctogender[edit | edit source]
Nyctogender: "A gender consisting of pure darkness or related to it." (Coined by wynter-caelum). Keywords: light, dark, abstract, symbols
Orbgender[edit | edit source]
Orbgender: A gender which feels round, without any edges.
Preciogender[edit | edit source]
Seagender[edit | edit source]
Seagender: A gender that is as deep and unknown as the ocean itself. It’s a gender that is mostly incomprehensible but slightly familiar in human terms. Not to be confused with Gendersea.
Stargender[edit | edit source]
Stargender: "An otherworldly gender that is beyond comprehension in earthly terms, as if it originated from beyond the earth. OR a gender that cannot be defined no matter how many other terms are coined OR simply the gender of a star."
Staticgender[edit | edit source]
Staticgender: A gender which can best be described as TV static; fuzzy and incomprehensible.
Stratogender[edit | edit source]
Stratogender: A gender that has various layers, created with sky/cloudkin in mind but can be used by anyone.
Wintgender[edit | edit source]
Wintgender, Wintegender, or Wintergender. (Coined by asperdemigirl in 2014). Similar to blizzgender, but it encompasses a second gender. A winteboy might experience both a cold, harsh, and snowy gender, but also being male or have some connection to masculinity, for example.
Witchgender[edit | edit source]
Witchgender, Magusgender, Magegender, or Venefigender: A gender that has a closeness or connection to witchcraft and magic. It is, in a way, a magic gender. You could use it to perform strange gender magic. Or something. It is also associated with a feminine or androgynous gender expression. Not to be confused with Genderwitched.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Baaphomett. "Masterpost of genders coined by Baaphomett." Mogai-Archive. http://mogai-archive.tumblr.com/post/91736136744/masterpost-of-genders-coined-by-baaphomett
- "Frequently Asked Questions." Gender Spectrum. Retrieved 2014-04-08. https://web.archive.org/web/20140408123152/https://www.genderspectrum.org/child-family/faq
- "Abimegender." Mogai-Archive. http://mogai-archive.tumblr.com/post/93322746459/abimegender-old-french-related-to-abyss-from
- "Misc genders coined by curiosityismysin." Mogai-Archive. http://mogai-archive.tumblr.com/post/91781455594/misc-genders-coined-by-curiosityismysin
- "Archaigender, archaicgender." Mogai-Archive. http://mogai-archive.tumblr.com/post/92395224609/archaigender-archaicgender
- "Abimegender." Mogai-Archive. http://mogai-archive.tumblr.com/post/93322746459/abimegender-old-french-related-to-abyss-from
- "Frost, bliz, freeze, wintegender." Mogai-Archive. http://mogai-archive.tumblr.com/post/93323065929/frost-bliz-freeze-wintegender
- Transgender and Nonbinary Unity