In the same way that the pandemic has brought Montessori to the forefront, it has made cottagecore popular. Cottagecore is a lifestyle trend with a back-to-nature focus and it now extends beyond day-to-day to include baby names. While some cottagecore names – like Lily, River and Rose – have been growing in popularity for a few years now, the bucolic vibes are truly out in full force this year – think Poppy, Iris and Ivy. Inspiration for the names range from the vintage (think Victoria) to the environmental (think Sky).
We’ve rounded up the best cottagecore-inspired baby names. Have a look at them below and note that while we divided them into “boys” and “girls,” many of these are unisex.
COTTAGECORE-INSPIRED BABY NAMES FOR GIRLS:
Winnie: meaning fair one, smooth, soft, happiness.
Willa: meaning will helmet or protection.
Sage: meaning wise.
Violet: meaning purple.
Magnolia: meaning ‘Magnol’s flower,’ named for French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Flora: meaning flower.
Clara: meaning clear, bright, famous.
Millie: meaning industrious, striving, honey, gentle strength.
Ruby: meaning deep red precious stone.
COTTAGECORE-INSPIRED BABY NAMES FOR BOYS:
Winter: meaning the coldest season of the year.
Cedar: meaning cedar tree.
Otis: meaning wealth.
Bear: meaning strong and brave.
Juniper: meaning young.
Jasper: meaning bringer of treasure.