Hipster baby names to steal

Attention hipsters – this is one list of baby names that you won’t want to miss.

Recently our Babyologists played a game – I asked, what are some of the trendiest, coolest, hippest names of little ones that you know? – either from the classroom, from the playground or from your own friends’ and families’ choices in monikers for their little ones.

And here is what we came up with – 80 truly impressive baby names for the next generation of hipsters out there.

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The rock gods

A lot of the names that our Aussie mums submitted are inspired by some of the very best in classic rock. No, Beiber didn’t make the list.

  • Ziggy
  • Zeplin
  • Joplin
  • Lennon
  • Hendrix
  • Jagger
  • Bowie
  • Lennox

The literary buffs


Literary greats (characters in classic books, poets and authors) were another category of inspiration for many of the names suggested.

  • Frankie
  • Scout
  • Carroll
  • Atticus
  • Zooey
  • Oscar
  • Arlo
  • Bard
  • Caesar
  • Jarvis
  • Edwina
  • Dante
  • Barnaby

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The vintage chiccas

What was once popular returns to be hipster.

  • Mabel
  • Greta
  • Betty
  • Edith (Edie)
  • Fifi
  • Winifred
  • Lucille
  • Gigi
  • Sadie
  • Flo

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The heaven, earth and beyond babes

Inspiration from the skies, from nature, from flowers and from stones is another common trend in hipster baby names on our Aussie shores.

  • Juno
  • Rain
  • Jasper
  • Olive
  • Juniper
  • Opal
  • Star
  • Lotus
  • Zephyr
  • Poppy
  • Honey
  • Eden
  • Rocket

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The brand namers

Naming your child after a type of car, a guitar, a coffee shop, a building, a theatre, a truck or a store? It’s the epitome of hipville for some,

  • Indy
  • Mack
  • Gramercy
  • Astor
  • Fender
  • Kia
  • Carnegie
  • Holden

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The animal-inspired infants

Some are famous animals from television, movies and books. Others are real ones.

  • Milo
  • Otis
  • Felix
  • Rex
  • Benji
  • Fox
  • Phoenix
  • Cougar

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The geographical youngsters

Oh, the places they’ll go with a hipster baby name inspired by a location.

  • Tex
  • Knox
  • Brunswick
  • Waverly
  • Tully
  • York
  • Houston
  • Columbus
  • Coen

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The misfits

And then there are these ones which are so cool they don’t even fit into a category.

  • Knox
  • Chayton
  • Rafferty
  • Sunday
  • Inti
  • Nolita
  • Finnbar
  • Mala
  • Kiara
  • Aya
  • Chance

Check out some of our other baby name posts where we have literally thousands of adorable, unique and popular names to choose from.

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