150 Cute And Popular Hipster Baby Names For Boys And Girls

For those parents who wish to honor their child with a name that disregards traditional naming styles and has its unique call, then this list of hipster baby names is for you. The word hipster itself means someone who stays outside the zone created by cultures and traditions, which means that hipster names offer a sense of freedom and liberation. With this contemporary hipster theme, you can name your baby anything that seems chic to you. And if you need some help, here is our compiled list of such bohemian names.

Cute Hipster Girl Names With Meanings

1. Cherubina

Cherubina, the variant of the word cherub would make a hip name for your baby girl. This name came up in Rome in the year 1527.

2. Hazel

Would you believe if we say that this sweet sobriquet name was considered wacky at a time?

3. Zoete

This adorable name is a Middle Dutch word for ‘adorable and sweet’.

4. Kai

With its exotic roots, easy pronunciation and its appropriateness for both girl and guy, Kai would make an ultimate hipster name for your child.

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5. Unica

There’s no way your daughter won’t like this name. Unica is the Latin word for ‘unique and sole’. It appeared in England in 1552.

6. Idony

Why don’t you name your daughter Idony, inspired by Iðunn, the Old Icelandic name of Goddess of youth and apples?

7. Anais

This moniker is popular for its alluring pronunciation and its namesake, Anaïs Nin, the author of the popular book “Incest”.

8. Clementine

The name of a hybrid between a sweet orange and mandarin has a slash-y cred to it. It means ‘mild and merciful.’

9. Ysoria

This moniker is related to the Latin word Isaura, a name derived from the region of Isauria in Asia Minor.

10. Beckett

This sporty ‘b’, the savvy ‘t’ and the seven-letter symmetry makes Beckett truly hip. Beckett means ‘bee cottage.’

11. Beatrix

Weird spellings of traditional names rarely go right. But Beatrix sounds oh-so-cool. It means ‘she who brings happiness.’

12. Callie

This Greek name, meaning ‘the most beautiful’ would make a nickname for various names like Calandra or Calantha.

13. Aubrey

Aubrey brings to mind the hip school princess. This German name means ‘elf ruler.’

14. Cleo

Cleo, meaning ‘glory’ has a sassy and slick ring to it. It’s also the nickname of one of the most influential women in the history (Cleopatra).

15. Clover

So you’re done with Rose and Lily. Great! Now go with Clover, the supreme hipster floral name.

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16. Blair

This moniker has a tomboyish feel to it. Blair means ‘dweller on the plain.’

17. Daisy

We can see a few raised eyebrows already! But we recommend this name for its ultimate retro appeal.

18. Edie

This name brings to mind a girl with bangs, big eyes and monochrome smocks. It means ‘prosperous in war.’

19. Enid

This name started appealing to parents after appearing in “Ghost World”. It means ‘life.’

20. Ethel

Ethel was the name of the Ugly Duckling in “Archie”. So just like the hipsters, make ugly the new beautiful by bestowing this name on your daughter.

21. Tallulah

It started as an anglicized version of the Irish name Tuilelaith, but has now become a favorite with hipsters all around the world.

22. Sia

The Aussie singer Sia gives a mysterious touch to this Old Norse name. It means ‘helper.’

23. Dixie

Dixie is a saucy, hip and showgirl kind of a name. This Latin name means ‘tenth.’

24. Willa

This moniker will make a low-key alternative to Willow, a hipster favorite.

25. Romy

Romy originated as a diminutive of Rosemary, but it now stands strong as an uber-cool name for your daughter.

26. Delilah

With a name like Delilah, your little girl is sure to be noticed. It means ‘to flirt.’

27. Xena

Xena is one of the coolest X names, even cooler than Xavier.

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28. Logan

This name would sound hip only when you use it for a girl. Logan means ‘little hollow.’

29. Maple

It is natural as the tree and sweet as the syrup.

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This name is natural as the tree and sweet as the syrup. And your kiddo can use the Canadian flag as a cape as well.

30. Oak

Just like Maple, even Oak is natural, yet hip. And it’s made for making wine barrels. So that would be another plus point.

31. Raina

We love this name because it embraces rain without being boring as Rainy and too obvious as Rain.

32. Valencia

Also associated with one of the Instagram filters, Valencia would make an adorable name for your girl.

33. Arizona

State themed names are highly popular with the hipsters. Brooklyn is a tad common. So go with Arizona for your baby.

33. Bijou

Imagine your little Bijou moving in all black with a Perma-pout and a Chanel bag.

34. Cadence

This classy moniker comes with an invitation for hipster parents’ envy. This Latin name means ‘rhythm.’

35. Florence

This name would also work as a souvenir to the soulful Italian city. Florence means ‘prosperous.’

36. Louise

This name hasn’t even cracked the top 20 names since 1920, so it would make a unique and rock-solid pick.

37. Adelaide

Adelaide has the flair of being a saint’s name, a royal name and a place name. It also comes with the nickname option of Addie.

38. Ivy

This moniker screamed hipster the moment Jay Sean presented his firstborn Blue Ivy to the world.

39. Cora

“Downton Abbey” may have shoved this name into the spotlight, but Cora was always on the rise. We have a feeling that Cora could be the new Sophia.

40. Penelope

This name was one of the favorites of the hipsters in the 90s. It also comes with the bright nickname Penny.

41. Elsa

This name was popular as a diminutive of Elizabeth but propelled upward because of the Disney film “Frozen”.

42. Eabha

Despite being given to over a hundred girls last year, Eabha is unique enough to stay true to its hipster roots.

43. Teagan

This moniker exudes a mystical vibe. It means ‘attractive.’

44. Cadhla

Cadha is the classy, Irish variation of the name Kayla. This name means ‘beauty that one poetry can capture.’

45. Fia

This shortened version of Fiadh will nod to your Irish heritage while looking and sounding as an acronym.

46. Siun

This one is the queen of this hipster name’s list. You can make it double-barrelled for a full-blown hipster baby name.

47. Bay

Bay is a short and snappy name inspired by the bay laurel tree, which is prized for its culinary and medical properties.

48. Astrid

This royal Scandinavian name, also associated with the author of Pippi Longstocking series, could make a hip name for your child.

49. Wylde

This name is believed to have winter connotations. And of course, your child will share her name with Lily Cole’s daughter.

50. Edith

Edith is an Anglo-Saxon name, meaning ‘joyous.’ Do you think it could get nicer than this?

51. Billie

We suggest this name for its namesake Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers.

52. Ella

If you want a name that’s delicate and feminine, while being hip at the same time, go with Ella.

53. Finley

Finley hails from Scotland and means ‘fair warrior.’

54. Frankie

Some people might argue that Frankie is a boy’s name, but we feel it would suit hip girls better.

55. Isla

Isla is short, short, yet dignified. This name means ‘island.’

56. Ione

This unusual Greek color and flower name gained attention via actress Ione Sky.

57. Leonora

This mellifluous Italian diminutive of the name Eleonora is tied with several literary figures, including the heroine of Beethoven’s “Fidelio”.

58. Huck

This nickname for Huckleberry is relaxed and friendly, just what we want in a hipster name.

59. Inez

Any name that has ‘z’ deserves brownie points. Inez is a Portuguese name, meaning ‘pure.’

60. Iris

This name, belonging to the goddess of the rainbow would make an interesting pick for a hipster name.

61. Lulu

It is a sweet sounding 60s name

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Lulu is a sweet sounding, 60s name, meaning ‘pearl.’ This name is thin on the ground, but could bounce back anytime.

62. Odette

Odette hit the headlines during the Second World War, thanks to the French resistance heroine Odette Brailly.

63. Roxie

This is one of our all-time favorite Hipster names. It means ‘dawn’.

64. Sadie

If you have a thing for names ending with ‘ie’, opt for Sasie.

65. Maise

Maise is sweet, but not overtly. This old-school charmer means ‘pearl’.

66. Zooey

This name just magically pops up in every popular baby name list. Its hipster namesake is Zooey Deschanel.

67. Phoebe

If you are a fan of “FRIENDS” sitcom, you will know Phoebe as the hip and happening goddess of kooky stories.

68. Rebel

This name is inspired by Rebel Wilson. Mind you, this name is not for the faint-hearted.

69. Stevie

This moniker conjures images of Stevie Nicks, the gypsy chanteuse. You can use it as a nickname for Stephanie.

70. Piper

It is a cool Hipster name

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Here’s a quirky and endearing pick for you. Piper comes from an Old English word and means ‘pipe player’.

Popular Hipster Boy Names With Meanings

71. Aylward

Aylward has spelling variations that include Aloardus, Eilwardus, and Æðeluuard. But we think that Aylward would be the best hipster name for your little kindergartener to write.

72. August

This German form of Augustus, meaning ‘majestic and venerable’ has become a Hollywood favorite.

73. Frank

This hip name was one of the top 10 names from the 1880s to 1920s and is still going strong.

74. Waldo

The dashing and sprightly -o ending of this name has it made more popular than most of its cousins. Waldo means ‘to rule’.

75. Butch

Butch is an old-school nickname favored greatly by hipster parents. Butch James, the South African Rugby Union Player, is its famous bearer.

76. Gulliver

This obscure baby name, known solely for of its literary connection would make a distinctive name for your son.

77. Juniper

This name is a little more daring than other nature names in this list. It’s strictly not recommended for sensitive people.

78. Enoch

If you want a Biblical name with modern cred, go with Enoch, the same of Jared’s son. It means ‘dedicated.’

79. Elvis

Some people may consider it a bit flashy and over-the-top, but we find it hip and classic, just like its namesake “Elvis Presley.”

80. Byron

This moniker had a romantic image for centuries because of its poetic connection with Lord Byron. But it’s now being used by hipster parents as well.

81. Linus

If you want a nerdy-chic-hipster name for your son, go with Linus.

82. Dashiell

Obscure literary references have always been at the epicenter of hipsterdom. So here’s one, based on the detective novel Dashiell Hammett.

83. Gus

This hip and homey name would work well as both nickname and full name.

84. Etta

Here’s a name with rock and roll pedigree. Etta means ‘estate ruler.’

85. Roscoe

Roscoe may sound slightly made up, but it’s actually a Norse name, meaning ‘deer forest.’

86. Dries

Another unusual name in the list! This Greek name means ‘brave.’

87. Jasper

A gem name for a boy? Why not! It has also appeared in the works of James Fenimore Cooper and Sir Walter Scott.

88. Otis

This name has distinctly hip feel it, probably because of its association with R&B.

89. Monty

Its original form Montgomery might be feeling a bit dusty, but Monty can never go out of vogue.

90. Eisley

This cutting edge name would make a great pick for your baby. And unlike other names, it’s inspired by a brand.

91. Dexter

This one will always be one of our favorites. Elvis Costello and Diana Krall also named one of their twins Dexter.

92. Lazlo

Lazlo is a trendy Hungarian name, meaning ‘glorious ruler.’

93. Edison

This moniker began the trend of using surnames as the first name. Edison means ‘son of Edward.’

94. Colton

Piper comes from an Old English word.

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Colton boasts of the same hunkiness as Lance and Hank. It means ‘from the coal.’

95. Bear

This animal name was made famous via the daring adventurer, Bear Grylls.

96. Clive

If you like names like Owen, Barker, and Cussler, you will also love Clive. This English name means ‘lives near a high cliff.’

97. Auden

This name may sound a bit critical or powerful, but its meaning is something different. Auden means ‘old friend.’

98. Django

Gypsy origin names are bound to be hip. The jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt would be its most famous bearer.

99. Cormac

This Irish name, meaning ‘charioteer’ would could also make a hip name for your son.

100. Homer

This moniker, originating in the ancient Greek scribe has become a hot pick with the hipsters.

101. Roenwallon

Roenwallon is a combination of Old Breton words roen, which means ‘royal’ and ‘uuallon’, which means ‘valorous.’

102. Duke

Duke is Ron Swanson’s stage name. Do we need to say anything more? It means ‘nobility.’

103. Atticus

This moniker was immortalized by Gregory Peck via his character named Atticus in “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

104. Arlo

What could be better than a name that starts and ends with vowels? Arlo is a Spanish name, meaning ‘barberry tree.’

105. Brax

This moniker sounds oh-so-hip. We recommend it as it’s the 5046th most popular name, and is way less common than Braxton.

106. Everbern

This one is for your cuddly cub. It’s an Old High German word, meaning ‘bear.’

107. Galicius

Galicious is a lovely Latin name inspired by the Celtic tribe living in Galicia, Spain.

108. Hainfroy

This name is related to the Old German words, meaning ‘enclosure of peace.’ It showed up in France in the year 1388.

109. Magner

Do you find Magnus too common for your munchkin? Then go with Magner, which is an Old High German word for ‘mighty army’.

110. Landwin

This moniker goes back to the early medieval France, when Landwin was highly popular. It means ‘land friend.’

111. Frost

If Frost is a solid English word. So why don’t you use it as a name? Someone thought likewise in the year 1420 and used it for his or her son.

112. Willulf

Name your son Willulf, a 9th-century Latin version of the name ‘Willulphus’.

113. Snorri

This might sound a bit sleepy for you, but Snorri is actually an Icelandic term for ‘smart and sharp-witted person’.

114. Fallon

This name sounds so much like Falcon, right. But it’s an Irish name and means ‘leader.’

115. Banksy

Nothing says hip more than naming your child after a United Kingdom stencil artist.

116. Tyke

If you want an adventurous name for your son, go with Tyke. But the concern is that it would become shortsighted in terms of remaining apt with age.

117. Salinger

A boy with this name is destined to be a lover of libraries. Salinger would make a great pick if the parents want the world to know that they are well read.

118. Neville

This name was once classified as a nerd’s name, but it’s time to reconsider it, don’t you think? It’s so hip!

119. Gryff

Griffin is long gone. Now it’s time for Gryff. You can even opt for its variation Griff.

120. East

When you can have North and West, then why not East? After all, hipster is all about being creative.

121. Ked

Just like Kai, Ked is also brief, punchy and starts with the letter K. And it’s a brand of canvas shoes as well.

122. Wren

Do you what we like the most about this bird name? The fact that it does not need to be shortened.

123. Ajax

Ajax is much more than a cleaning product. The root of this moniker extends to Greek mythology.

124. Jagger

You’ll get brownie points for pronouncing this name as ‘Yah-ger’.

125. Hopper

It cannot get more spirited. Even Robin and Sean Penn chose this name for their son.

126. Everly

Pay tribute to the 50s rock band Everly Brothers by bestowing the first half of their title on your child.

127. Felix

The hipster fashion may come and go, but Felix will remain forever. It means ‘happy and fortunate.’

128. Panther

Dive deeper into the animal kingdom with this name. And it’s the name of Marvel’s superhero as well!

129. Zen

If bringing a newborn into this word is not Zen, we don’t know what will be.

130. Theodore

This name conjures images of the adventurous and hipster of his time, Theodore Roosevelt. With nicknames like Teddy and Theo, Theodore would be perfect for today’s parents.

131. Hank

This name harkens back to the 50s and 60s when it was at its peak of popularity. And with competition like Chet and Ray, Hank would be the first to climb the charts.

132. Levi

Despite having Biblical roots, Levi feels quite light on its feet. It means ‘attached’.

133. Milo

After Theo, hipster parents are now rushing to name their son Milo. The ‘o’ ending has got even us gushing.

134. Arthur

Arthur got mainstream recognition following the release of the movie “The Great Gatsby”.

135. Ansel

We’re referring to the only and only Dominique Ansel here. This French name means ‘follower of a nobleman.’

136. Leo

The association with Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has made this name uber popular.

137. Aspen

Aspen is the ultimate hipster name inspired by place. This American name means ‘quaking tree.’

138. Ezra

Here’s another Biblical name that would make a hip name for your son, primarily because of the funky ‘z’ in between.

139. Franklin

Your kiddo will go around the playground announcing that his namesake invented the bifocals. Franklin means ‘free man.’

140. Grover

We bet no one can resist this cute hipster boy name. Grover is an English name, meaning ‘from the grove.’

141. Brixton

It has same hunkiness as Lance and Hank.

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142. Huxley

There could be no better name than this to welcome your kiddo into this ‘brave’ world. It will give your child literary genius and philosophical enlightenment.

143. Blake

Blake might be ancient, but it has suddenly become hip again.

144. Reuben

This name has an artistic flair that keeps the masses away from using it for their kids. This will make the hipsters very happy, we suppose.

145. Fionn

Fionn was the 24th most popular baby boy name in Ireland. So use it for your child before it becomes mainstream.

146. Maximilian

This moniker will give your child a Gallic class. But please don’t keep Max for the nickname.

147. Corey

Don’t you think Corey is a quintessential American name? Just 24 baby boys were named Corey in the year 2014. So grab it while it’s hot.

148. Lennon

This super popular surname is now becoming a famous first name.

149. Van

Van is actually a Dutch prefix to a name, but it’s used on its own in many English-speaking countries.

150. Lucian

This name brings to mind the German painter Lucian Fraud. Luciano and Lucius are other variations of this name.

Discover More Names

When you have to choose a name for your baby, a few hundreds of names may not be just enough. Keep digging our mine of baby names until you find that one precious gem.

These hipster baby names are unconventional and an excellent choice for parents who wish to deviate from the traditional naming rules. In fact, there is only one rule in play here: choose a name that touches your heart. Most of these hipster names sound stylish and have meanings that are fun and cool at the same time. These names will make heads turn and be a unique feature of your child’s personality. Now that you have your choices ready, discuss them with your partner to make the final decision.

Key Pointers

  • Hipster baby names defy traditional norms and reflect a sense of freedom and liberation.
  • Ezra and Elvis are a few classic names making a comeback in hipster circles.
  • Eabha, Louise, and Unica are a few unique options that can be considered.
  • Hipster names such as Bear, Panther, and Oak are ideal choices inspired by nature.

Welcome to our video on hipster baby names! Check out our list of 10 unique and interesting baby names for your little one. These names are becoming popular all over the world!

Article written by Baby Plumbing

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