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20 Hipster Baby Names That Sound Effortlessly Cool

20 Hipster Baby Names That Sound Effortlessly Cool

More and more parents are seeking hip names that will make their child stand out. Gone are the days of passing down family names, hipster moms and dads want something fresh and distinctive for their little one. They want a title that reflects what’s new in pop culture. Many parents want their little one to have style clout and a name that boasts staying power. Just about anything can influence what parents are calling their kids these days.

From vintage-cool monikers that have made a comeback in a big way to edgy newcomers that are pushing the envelope, babies are being given super awesome names that will stand the test of time. Some children’s names are chosen in tribute to their mom and dad’s favorite legendary musicians. Other titles are inspired by characters found in literature, television, or film. Many uncommon monikers are finding their way onto the charts thanks to parents that have their finger on the pulse of what’s trending.

Yet, these titles aren’t just trendy; many are classic monikers that have found a new edge in our current climate. Many of them have a sense of longevity that will mark this moment in time. If mom and dad want their kid to be a trendsetter and one of the cool kids, then this list was written just for them. So, put down the baby naming books and be prepared to circle one of these on-trend names. Here is a list of 15 Hipster Names That Sound Effortlessly Cool.

20 Birdie

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If you’re in search of an uncommon name for your little girl that sounds awesome, then you might want to name your daughter Birdie. This moniker is trendy with the hipster crowd because it’s both sweet and edgy at the same time. It may seem old fashioned but it’s making a comeback. Actress, Busy Phillips, named her daughter Birdie. A little girl that goes by Birdie will be one of the cool kids, for sure.

“Birdie” is a name of English origin, and it means “little bird: birdlike.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,115 babies born with the first name Birdie in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 85 new born babies. Birdie is the 2,180th most popular name of all time.

19 Ryder

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A super hiptser name for your son would be Ryder. It’s sounds like a modern version of Ryan and seems like it would be a title given to a chill little dude. Actress, Kate Hudson and Chris Robinosn, who is frontman for The Black Crows, named their son Ryder. It has been steadily growing cooler and cooler with each passing year. A little boy named Ryder will feel like a rock star.

“Ryder” is a name of English origin, and it means “Knight, mounted warrior.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,380 babies born with the first name Ryder in the United States. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ryder is Saturday, April 2nd, 1887. The highest recorded use of the first name Ryder was in 2015 with a total of 4,130 babies. It ranks #1215th of all time.

18 Clementine

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The name Clementine is having a comeback in a big way. It may sound like a name fit for an old lady who wobbles with a cane, but more and more parents are reclaiming this moniker. It’s feminine and cute but will sound sophisticated once a little girl grows up. I can just envision a gal named Clementine being a saucy little girl who wears a tutu with her cowgirl boots.

“Clementine” is a name of English origin, and is the feminine form of Clement, which means “mild or merciful.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,575 babies born with the first name Clementine in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for Clementine is Friday, October 22nd, 1869.

17 Bowie

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Hip moms and dads have been flocking to the name Bowie. Most of them want to memorialize the loss of the legendary rocker, David Bowie, and do so by giving their child this moniker. The title would work for either a boy or girl, so it’s wildly popular with the gender-neutral trend that is taking over. A kid given the name Bowie will totally rock!

“Bowie” is a name of Irish origin, and it means “yellow haired.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 637 babies born with the first name Bowie in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bowie is Tuesday, January 1st, 1878. It ranks #13,555 of all time.

16 Scout

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Who can resist a little girl named Scout? Book lovers will adore this name because it was inspired by the character, Scout Finch, from the beloved classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In the book, Scout is a cute little tomboy who learns to see beyond the evil in people and embrace their goodness. The world needs a little bit more of that right now. Scout would be the spunky little girl you’ve been longing for.

“Scout” is a name of American origin, and it means “First Explorer.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,144 babies born with the first name Scout in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies. Scout is the 4,943rd most popular name of all time.

15 Gibson

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A cool name that would be a perfect choice for a musician’s son is Gibson. Why not name your baby after the iconic manufacturer of musical instruments? Gibson guitars have been around for 100 years and giving your kid this moniker would be a great homage. So, if daddy or mommy play in a garage band, the name Gibson might ring true for your little rocker.

“Gibson” is a name of English origin, and it means “Son of Gilbert.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,957 babies born with the first name Gibson in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gibson is Sunday, October 23rd, 1864. Gibson ranks #4,239 of all time.

14 Luna

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A dreamy name for a little girl that is on trend would be Luna. It’s both a feminine and mysterious moniker that would be perfect for a moon child. If you are on the look out for a fresh name that is also unusual, then Luna would be just right. A little girl given the name Luna will more than likely go through life with her head in the clouds.

“Luna” is a name of Italian origin, and it means “The Moon.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,745 babies born with the first name Luna in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luna is Saturday, December 14th, 1867.hn

13 Jett

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The name Jett is another title that just seems to scream cool. It’s totally uncommon but just trendy enough to be a top contender for the hipster crowd. Power couple, John Travolta and Kelly Preston named their son Jett. They were inspired by Travolta’s love of flying. This name would be a great choice for parents who are pilots or love to travel. It’s both tough and kind of cute.

“Jett” is a name of English origin, and it means “Jet Black.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,514 babies born with the first name Jett in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jett is Monday, March 15th, 1875.

12 Hazel

Hazel is another name that the hip parents are choosing to name their daughters. It’s one of the “old lady cool” names that is making a huge comeback. It somehow manages to be both edgy and sweet. It would be an adorable moniker for a child and then sound quite mature as she grows into a woman. Plus, I’m sure we all have a Great Great Aunt Hazel somewhere in our lineage so you will get cool points in the vintage department.

“Hazel” is a name of English origin, and it is derived from the hazel tree. From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 248,380 babies born with the first name Hazel in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth for the first name Hazel is Friday, October 3rd, 1862.

11 Chester

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Another name for a little boy that is all the rage with the hipsters is Chester. It’s a simple yet distinguished sounding moniker. It brings to mind a dapper little fella that would be too cool for school, for sure. It would also fall under the category of “old man cool” as it has been around for a while and seems to go in and out of fashion. Well, it’s back in and would be just right for your cute son.

“Chester” is a name of English origin, and it means “A Fortress or Camp.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 121,327 babies born with the first name Chester in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 168 new born babies. It ranks #559 of all time.

10 Poppy

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Poppy is a sweet name for a cheery little girl. It’s uncommon but just trendy enough to be worthy of the cool kids. It’s most recently become popular because of the character Poppy in the animated film, Trolls. Children will associate your daughter with a hot pink troll that sings and dances her way through life. A girl given this name will be sassy and fun.

“Poppy” is a name of Latin origin, and it means “From the Flower.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,070 babies born with the first name Poppy in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies. Poppy is the 6,421st most popular name of all time. As a last name Poppy was the 51,281st most popular name in 2010.

9 Lennon

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The name Lennon would be a great choice for parents who are fans of the band, The Beatles. The legendary band was one of the most influential acts of the rock era and naming your kid after John Lennon would be tipping your hat to the lead singer in a big way. It’s not very common so your little guy would stand out as one of the hip kids. A boy named Lennon just seem like he would be laid back and a total leader. As a bonus, many parents are choosing Lennon for their daughters too, so it’s got gender-neutral appeal.

“Lennon” is a name of Irish origin, and it means “Dear one”. From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,297 babies born with the first name Lennon in the United States. Lennon is the 3,175th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lennon was the 3,343rd most popular name in 2010. The highest recorded use was in 2015 with 604 babies.

8 Astrid

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Astrid is another name for a girl that is working it’s way back into favor. It’s a moniker that was once reserved for grandmas and old aunts but the hip kids are reclaiming it. It’s both celestial and grounded at once. Your daughter will be effortlessly cool with this name and everyone will want to be her friend. She’ll be running the show when she grows up.

“Astrid” is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means “God’s Strength.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,731 babies born with the first name Astrid in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the first name Astrid was in 2015 Astrid is the 2,818th most popular name of all time.

7 Miles

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Parents who are fans of jazz music might be attracted to naming their son Miles. Why not name your cool guy after Miles Davis? He is probably one of the most acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. He was wildly popular from the 1940’s to the 1960’s. Only the coolest parents would choose this name for the kiddo.

“Miles” is a name of Latin origin, and it means “Soldier.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70,820 babies born with the first name Miles in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 54 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Miles is Saturday, March 31st, 1866. Miles is the 792nd most popular name of all time.

6 Wren

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Wren is another name that has seen a big surge of popularity over the last few years. It’s one of those monikers that sounds delicate but is sort of scrappy all at once. It’s not very common, so your daughter will stand out in a crowd. A little girl named Wren will be free spirit and definitely will be part of the in crowd.

“Wren” is a name of English origin, and it means “Small Bird.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,559 babies born with the first name Wren in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wren is Saturday, February 20th, 1875. It ranks 4531st of all time.

5 Memphis

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If you’re a rockabilly parent, then the name Memphis would be a cool name for your little boy. Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee and is well known for being the home of blues, soul, and rock and roll. Naming your kid Memphis would be a nod to the legendary place where Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash recorded their albums at Sun Studio. A boy named Memphis would be classically cool.

“Memphis” is a name of Greek origin, and it means “Established and Beautiful.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,156 babies born with the first name Memphis in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Memphis is Wednesday, March 15th, 1876. It ranks #3600 of all time.

4 Beatrix

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Beatrix is another one of those retro names that packs a serious punch. It brings on images of the famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, who wrote the beloved Peter Rabbit series. So, your daughter will forever be associated with a genius. It’s an adorable title that would suit any charming little girl. Parents are starting to snatch up this old fashioned name.

“Beatrix” is a name of English origin, and it means “Bringer of Joy.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,096 babies born with the first name Beatrix in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beatrix is Wednesday, February 7th, 1877. Beatrix is the 6,367th most popular name of all time

3 Elon

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Elon is a total hipster name that is starting to gain steam in popularity. It would be an awesome pick for a little guy. Thanks in part to Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and inventor who founded Tesla and SpaceX. Hopefully some of Musk’s savvy will be bestowed upon your son as well. It’s a solid title that would make people stand up and take notice of your little boy.

“Elon” is a name of African origin, and it means “God Loves Me.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,883 babies born with the first name Elon in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elon is Saturday, January 11th, 1873.

2 Otis

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The name Otis is slightly old fashioned but is totally unforgettable. This title would be perfect for parents who take their style cues from the legendary musician, Otis Redding. He was one of the most influential performers of rhythm and blues and his music inspired many soul singers that came after him. A kid given the name Otis will be a smooth kiddo. Be sure to put this name on your radar.

“Otis” is a name of English origin, and it means “Wealth.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,134 babies born with the first name Otis in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 88 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Otis is Wednesday, October 18th, 1809.

1 Piper

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The name Piper is another super cute one for the books. This sweet title is fresh and distinctive. More and more parents are scooping up this adorable name. If you happen to be on the lookout for an uncommon title, the name Piper has the power to make others stand up and take pause. A sassy little girl given this moniker will know how to hold her own, for sure.

“Piper” is a name of English origin, and it means “Flute Player.” From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,800 babies born with the first name Piper in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies. Piper is the 1,228th most popular name of all time. In 2015 Piper was the 68th most popular name.

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