Hipster baby names to steal

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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.

Jenna Gallina

Jenna Gallina

Jenna Gallina is our features writer and loves showcasing all sides of parenting. When she is not watching Disney/Pixar movies, running around the park with her kids or dreaming about Jon Snow, she is drinking coffee or wine and planning her next adventure. Born and raised in Canada, she now lives in Cairns with her adorable children, her ridiculously good looking partner, her naughty dog and a really strange cat who thinks he's a dog.

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