101 Truly Amazing Hipster Baby Names

Hipsters cop a lot of flack. I mean, I’m all for LOL-ing at their stovepipe-wearing, tattoo-sporting ways… while I’m munching on my quinoa salad, of course. But one of the genuinely rad things tapestry-toting folk are responsible for is conceiving a generation of cute baby names that leap outside the box. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the bold and whimsical, heroic and tender, exotic and utterly adorable ideas below and tell me they’re not a cut above the Johns and Marys of decades past. YOLO, right?

Drum roll please… and the ultimate hipster baby name for 2015 is…


Origin: Hawaiian; Meaning: sea

With its simple pronunciation, exotic roots and appropriateness for boys or girls, Kai takes the top spot for Hipster Baby Name of the Year 2015. Meaning “sea” in Hawaiian, “forgiveness” in Japanese, “willow tree” in Navajo, and “food” in Maori – it brilliantly reflects the hipster love for multiculturalism – and style – at the very same time. Doesn’t hurt that it’s got a bit of star power (Kai was chosen for her son by actress Jennifer Connelly, as a middle name for son Samuel by Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber) too.

What do you think of this list, and what names am I missing? Which did you love (or loathe) most?

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