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128 Hipster Baby Name Ideas To Inspire Parents-To-Be

Nameberry shares its picks.

Hipster baby names are an ever-moving class. Once a name gets widely used enough to be widely pegged a hipster baby name, it may be too popular to make any true hipster’s baby name list.

And yet when is a baby name hip and when is it just unusual or antiquated? Let’s look at some specific groups of hipster baby names and specific names that qualify now:

The Vintage Hipsters

Vintage baby names and hipster baby names often meet in the middle but not always. Here are some vintage names that qualify in the hipster group.

Girls

Bathsheba

Esther

Eulalia

Harriet

Ida

Lula

Marguerite

Mary

Minerva

Nancy

Pearl

Rowena

Theodosia

Zephyrine

Boys

Albert

Bernard

Chester

Edmund

Ira

Leon

Linus

Ralph

Roger

Stanley

Van

Victor

Virgil

Wilfred

Exotic Hipster Names

International names can qualify as hipster, especially if they’re from an less represented baby name culture like, say, Basque or Welsh or Sanskrit.

Girls

Esmeralda

Fernanda

Flavia

Ines

Io

Ione

Ludovica

Olga

Noa

Fflur

Saskia

Soleil

Boys

Anders

Bas

Boris

Dev

Ivan

Lazaro

Magnus

Neo

Seb

Soren

Vladimir

Teilo

Hipster Nature Names

Nature names are a delicate thing when it comes to hipsters. You can’t use the obvious nature names like Lily and Fox and Sky. So you have to look further afield. These qualify.

Girls

Andromeda

Aster

Azalea

Bee

Birdie

Blossom

December

Dove

Lilac

Maple

Nova

Vega

Boys

Ash

Beach

Bear

Frost

Hawk

Huckleberry

Mars

Oak

Pike

Geek Chic Names

Moving beyond Millie and Oscar are these geekier chic hipster baby names.

Girls

Agatha

Agnes

Constance

Ethel

Eunice

Francine

Gertrude

Ida

Lenore

Mildred

Myrtle

Opal

Thomasina

Wilhelmina

Boys

Clarence

Edgar

Floyd

Irving

Leonard

Murray

Osbert

Oswald

Percival

Sheldon

Hipster Hero Names

Real and fictional hip heroes may inspire hipster baby names and namers. Here is a selection of hero names for boys and girls.

Amadeus

Baldwin

Billie

Booker

Byron

Esme

Etta

Flannery

Gatsby

Hart

Hermione

Hero

Isla

Juno

King

Laszlo

Lolita

Martin

Matilda

McCoy

Merlin

Percy

Scout

Truman

Ulysses

Wednesday

Winston

Zelda