Hipster Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Looking for a baby name that’s trendy but still unique? Consider one of these hipster baby names.
Think what you will about the term “hipster” — your parents might use it as a way of classifying the new generation of alternative “hippies,” while the word, for you, might conjure up images of someone so uniquely cool that their style and attitude could never be labeled as “basic” or “generic.” But most people agree that hipsters are a group of people who attempt to go against the grain of what’s popular, which can lead to some interesting baby name ideas.
If you’re hoping that your baby’s name will stand out, choosing a hipster baby name might be the way to go. Here, some of the top trending hipster names for baby boys and baby girls you might want to consider.
Hipster Girl Names
Rising 346 spots on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) list of top baby names from 2017 to 2018, this hipster baby girl name is perfect for the Oakland Raiders-loving family who *thought* they were having a boy, but ended up with a beautiful baby girl instead.
Haisley jumped 343 spots over the last two years. Maybe that has something to do with a similar celeb’s name the parents might know and love: Halsey. The singer rose to fame in 2016 thanks to her feature on a Chainsmokers’ song.
This hipster baby name has continued to rise in popularity, climbing 41 spots between 2017 and 2018. Similar-sounding names also saw an uptick during that same time period, including Myla, Ayla and Freya.
Interest in this sweet hipster baby name for a baby girl has grown immensely from decade to decade. Currently, from 2010-2018, it’s placed toward the top at number six. In the 2000s, Mia was at number 26, but in the 1990s it was all the way at the very bottom of the top 200 names in spot number 200.
This beautiful girl’s name has so many hipster baby nickname options: Rose, Rosa, Lee-Lee. This name closed out 2018 at spot 862, so you can rest assured your daughter will be the only Rosalee in her class.
Yep, Journey with an i. Not at all unlike a certain celebrity baby you may have heard about: Stormi. This little girl with two powerful parents, beauty mogul Kylie Jenner and all-star rapper Travis Scott, has Mom and Dad to thank for her cool name.
Hipster Boy Names
This baby name rose from spot 1297 in 2017 to 859 in 2018 (that’s a difference of 438 positions), and it’s pretty clear where this spike in popularity stems from: Saint West. The now 3-year-old son of Kim Karashian and Kayne West was born in 2015, and the name has caught on ever since.
Speaking of famous babies, this hipster baby name might sound familiar, thanks to a certain royal family. Britain’s Prince Harry and and Meghan Markle, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcomed a baby boy named Archie in May of this year.
Throughout the last three decades, this baby boy name has risen to spot 10. In the 2000s, it was at 34 and spot 109 in the 90s.
This hipster baby name is the most unique on our list. While Mordechai still hasn’t cracked the top 200 baby names, the boy’s name rose in rank a cool 220 spots between 2017 and 2018 alone.
This hipster baby name makes our list thanks to one unexpected baby boy who arrived in the summer of last year: Crew Gaines, the fifth child born to Joanna and Chip Gaines (of Fixer Upper fame) was a happy surprise for the Texas-based family.
Unisex Hipster Baby Names
Ezra is not only on-trend, but it’s a great unisex baby name, too. Whether your new bundle is a boy or girl, Ezra is sure to be a head-turner.
This hipster baby name has seen an evolution over the years. Now, it’s rising in the ranks of go-to baby girl names, landing at spot 478 in 2018. Back in the 2000s, more than 52,000 boys were given the name Carter.
Between 2017 and 2018, the biggest name change in male births was awarded to Genesis. More boys than girls may have been given this hipster baby name during that time, but it sounds like a great unisex name option, too.
If you still need evidence that the Kardashian-Jenner-Wests rule the world, this last hipster baby name should do it. Reign rose in popularity of female births from 2017 to 2018, likely due to the birth of Kourtney Karashian’s son a few years before.