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50 Most Hipster Baby Names (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)

50 Most Hipster Baby Names (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)
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Hipster baby names, they are happening and I am here to bear witness that some of them aren’t so bad.

Look, the last name I acquired at marriage is no walk in the park to spit out so I made sure when each of my three boys came along, that we stuck them with a moniker that was easy to say (one syllable preferred), and even easier to spell. Life is hard enough without having to be the person always having their name butchered by every Starbucks barista or pharmacy tech on the planet, although to be fair, I’m sure Starbucks could butcher just about anything.

At any rate, what people choose to name their babies always fascinates (and often infuriates) me. My hard and fast rubric has always been “Does it sound like it belongs on a college diploma?” Also, “how does it sound when screamed out loud?” This is actually very important because yelling out TUCKER on a crowded playground might make you think twice about going that direction. Maybe you walk on the wild side, what do I know?

I live in Utah which means we have all sorts of weird regional quirks when it comes to baby names. There’s even a Utah Baby Namer website that keeps track of every odd iteration. And then there’s also this, which I love deeply:

God bless us here in the 801…

According to the Social Security Administration the top 10 baby names for 2015 for both boys and girls included the following:

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I can get on board with any of those. Not a repeat vowel or rogue consonant among ’em! Classics.

Although Utah baby names are something to behold, hipsters take it next level which is why I thought you might enjoy this collection of hipster baby names you’ve probably never heard of (but then again maybe you have).

Something fresh, something new, take your pick!


  1. Briah
  2. Blakely
  3. Celestine
  4. Daphne
  5. Haven
  6. Juno
  7. Heloise
  8. Liviah
  9. Nova
  10. Rozelle
  11. Alabama
  12. Atlas
  13. Trixie
  14. Diem
  15. Hepzibah
  16. Honey
  17. Huxley
  18. Indigo
  19. Jazz
  20. Kansas
  21. Larkyn
  22. Lyric
  23. Novalie
  24. Moxie
  25. Swayze


  1. Archie
  2. Callen
  3. Bruno
  4. Cyrus
  5. Finnegan
  6. Fletcher
  7. Flynn
  8. Gunnar
  9. Hugo
  10. Jacobi
  11. Jaxton
  12. Lennox
  13. Kobie
  14. Niko
  15. Apollo
  16. Arrow
  17. Blade
  18. Brix
  19. Chap
  20. Dex
  21. Everest
  22. Oden
  23. Yaeger
  24. Janus
  25. Quest

What do you think? Any winners?



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