The Definitive Ranking Of Hipster Baby Names

They’re like regular baby names, but even cooler.

20. Bear

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Take this name to the next level: Dive deeper into the animal kingdom for names like Panther, Eagle, or Narwhal.

19. Rebel

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Take this name to the next level: Pick other names that ensure your kid rocks their teen angst phase, like Truant or Daria.

18. Everly

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Take this name to the next level: Go with a more obscure ode to ’50s rock than the Everly Brothers by naming your kid after Buddy Holly’s drummer, Jerry Allison, or the Big Bopper’s given name, Jiles.

17. Kale

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Take this name to the next level: Quinoa, Xantham, and Chia are excellent food-related name alternatives.

16. Xena

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Take this name to the next level: Pick an even cooler name that starts with an “X” like Xylophone, which has musical cred and is totally impossible for kids to spell.

15. Jagger

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Take this name to the next level: Add a drop of obscurity and name your kid “Wyman” after the Stones’ now retired original bassist.

14. Prairie

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Take this name to the next level: Go with a prairie-adjacent name like Zephyr or Wheat.

13. Elvis

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Take this name to the next level: Try the King’s birthplace of Tupelo, or Elvis Costello’s real name, Declan.

12. Tallulah, Scout, or Rumor

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Take this name to the next level: Demi Moore scored a hat trick with these super cool girl names, but you can flip the script by naming your kid after Brat Packers like Demi, Ally, or Molly. If you want to be really hip go with Mare.

11. Homer

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Take this name to the next level: Go with a different Springfield resident like Mo, Ned, or Krusty.

10. Brooklyn

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Take this name to the next level: Pick an alternate hipster enclave like Silver Lake, Portland, or Austin.

9. Thor

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Take this name to the next level: Pick a deity that won’t be plastered over multiplexes everywhere, like Athena, Jupiter, or Hera. Just steer clear of Isis.

8. Atticus

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Take this name to the next level: Make this popular name less obvious by dropping the “At” at the front and dubbing your kid Ticus.

7. Zola

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Take this name to the next level: Put an “X” at the front and name your kid Xola.

6. Django

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Take this name to the next level: Use the legendary jazz musician’s impractical last name, Reinhardt.

5. Jezebel

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Take this name to the next level: Give the name a twist for the modern age and call your kid Jezebel.com.

4. Clementine

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Take this name to the next level: Name your kid Aubergine, Kiwi, or Plum.

3. Holden

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Take this name to the next level:
Look beyond the The Catcher in the Rye to names like Franny, Zooey, or Esmé.

2. India

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Take this name to the next level: Name your kid after Tibet, Nazareth, or wherever Bono was born.

1. Edison

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Take this name to the next level: Name your kid after the inventor of thermal earmuffs, Chester Greenwood (either Chester or Greenwood will work).

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