26 Hipster Baby Girl Names That Sound Effortlessly Cool

Genny Glassman | Aug 9, 2017 Pregnancy
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Trying to find a unique baby name is a challenge. Parents want something different enough that no other kids in school will have it, but familiar enough that their child won't be plagued with confused faces when she tells someone her name. (Sorry, Pilot Inspektor.)  Know who knows interesting baby names? Hipsters. We scoured the most obscure coffee houses we could find to bring parents everywhere baby names that are totally obscure. *Hair flip*

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Okay, so maybe we're being harsh. Hipsters aren't so bad. Because they value quality, literature, and the obscure, hipsters (meaning the mustached folk who frequent a locally owned coffee shop) have some excellent ideas for quality baby names. 

And we guarantee folks can find a name that they've never thought of, like Cecily or Wren! 

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With the help of BabyNameWizard, we found some *cool* and *hip* girls names that we know are quirky enough for any crowd. And when that's done, take a look at our 25 Rare Hipster Boy Names for some more inspiration to give any baby some true street cred. No fixie bikes or flannel required.


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  • Beatrix

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    This little one is made to be happy! Beatrix, from the Latin beatus, means "happy" or "she who brings happiness." Some more *obscure* Beatrixes were Beatrix Potter, who wrote the Peter Rabbit books, and Uma Thurman's character in Kill Bill, Beatrix Kiddo.

  • Magnolia

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    What's old is new again! Originally popular in the late 1800s, Magnolia is due for a comeback! Like the flower from which it gets its name, Magnolia is a floral and pretty name that nature lovers are sure to covet. 

  • Tallulah

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    A quirky name with a Native American heritage, Tallulah is a Choctaw name meaning "jumping water." It's also the name of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's youngest daughter, as well as the name of actress Tallulah Bankhead, and you know it's a hipster baby name if it's the name of one of the Novogratz kids from 9 by Design. Indie cred: approved.

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  • Callie

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    Callie (pronounced "KAH-lee," not "KAY-lee") has had a resurgence in popularity in recent years. You might associate the name with Callie Shaw from the Hardy Boys novels, the character Callie on Grey's Anatomy, or Calliope (the Greek goddess of epic poetry). "Callie" was also the name of the protagonist in the Jeffrey Eugenides novel Middlesex. So many cool associations.

  • Fallon

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    No, this isn't a trend started by Jimmy Fallon. Fallon was actually an Irish surname that came from the Gaelic follamhnus meaning supremacy. It was also the name of one of the lead characters on the soapy '70s drama Dynasty, so it's got "vintage" cred.

  • Edie

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    Edie, like Sedgwick, the infamous muse of Andy Warhol. This name can be used as a standalone or as a nickname for Edith meaning "prosperous in war." We think both are very fashionable choices.

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  • Mae

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    A pet name of Mary and Margaret, Mae has become a popular name in its own right. Loosely meaning "pearl," Mae is often used as a Southern middle name; however, the actress Mae West did make it popular as a first name. Another famous Mae, with some cool hipster leanings, is the actress Mae Whitman.

  • Piper

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    Piper has only recently become a popular name in the US, perhaps thanks to a little show called Orange Is the New Black. Originally an English and Scandinavian name, Piper means "one who plays the pipe." Cute nicknames for Piper are Pipes, Pippa, or Pepper. Sweet!

  • Frankie

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    A derivative of the name Frank, Frankie is a cute gender-neutral name that is particularly charming on a little girl. The name refers to both the French Franc and the German Frank, derived from the word for a type of spear, franco. Perfect for a sharp-witted little tomboy!

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  • Nola

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    Nola is a name that has a certain European flair. Both a city in Italy and a nickname for New Orleans, Nola is actually a nickname for Eleanor, which comes from the Greek word Helene, meaning "light." Brilliant!

  • Rhiannon

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    Hipsters love Stevie Nicks -- that's just a fact. Which means you might like the name Rhiannon, after the popular song by Fleetwood Mac. In Celtic mythology, Rhiannon is the goddess of fertility, though some believe it is derived from the word Rigantona, meaning "great queen."

  • Juniper

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    What a sweet little name! Juniper comes from the evergreen shrub that grows berries, which are used to make gin! It's also the name of the beloved children's book character  Juniper "Junie" B. Jones. Another cool nickname for Juniper is Juno, much like the indie hit film by the same name.

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  • Prue

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    Short for Prudence, Prue is sweet and charming in its own way. Prudence means "cautious" and "intelligent," just like the most well-known Prue, one of the Halliwell sisters from Charmed.

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