Cool baby names
Looking for a cool name for your hipster baby? What you need is the perfect blend of creativity, uniqueness and pizazz... with a sprinkle of a badass!
Here are the coolest top baby names if you want your little one to stand out on the school register. They'll thank you later!
Here are a few of M&B's favourite cool baby names for boys and girls:
Cool girl names:
- Aria - Meaning "air; song or melody" this cool little girls name will suit any strong-willed little one.
- Audrey - The name of film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, how can this name not be cool? We love that it means "noble strength".
- Beatrix - While Beatrix might sound unique, it means "she who brings happiness", and sounds like a classic name.
- Blaire - Meaning "dweller on the plain" this Scottish name can be spelt 'Blaire' or 'Blair'.
- Callie - Also spelt as 'Cally', 'Calli' or 'Kallee', the meaning of this name is 'beautiful'. If you're after a babygirl name that's not too cutesy like most little girls names, then this cool name would be perfect!
- Clemmie - Although often a shortened version of the name Clementine, we love Clemme as a name on its own. It means "merciful".
- Frankie - While Frankie is often a popular boys name, we think it makes for a cool baby girl. Drew Barrymore also named her daughter Frankie.
- Imogen - Meaning "Maiden", this pretty name has a Shakespearian background as it was first recorded as a name in his play 'Cymbeline'.
- India - This exotic name is inspired by the country and would make for a cool, yet cute baby girls name.
- Isla - Meaning 'Island' this beautiful name gives you a calm, cool feeling, and makes for a gorgeous baby girl name.
- Lola - Meaning 'lady of sorrows' from it's Spanish origin, Lola is a very laid back name that would be ideal for a little girl.
- Macy - Macy can be used as a shortened name or nickname for 'Marcella'. Meaning 'hill' this cute and cool name would be perfect for a little girl.
- Marcella - Although this is a gorgeous name, it has a strong Latin meaning, 'warlike' which would be a pretty cool name for a strong-willed little girl.
- Oceane - Inspired by the ocean itself, this chic, popular French name has started to become a favourite in England. The name also relates the ancient Greek Oceanus, god of the sea, cool right?
- Penelope - Penelope is quickly becoming a more popular girls name, and it comes from Greek mythology.
- Quinn - Both a boy and girls name option, Quinn means "counsel".
- Rae - Imagine your little 'Rae' of sunshine. This name can be spelt 'Rae' or 'Ray' and is often the nickname of "Rachel."
- Sia - We all know Australian musician Sia and if you fancy her moniker, the name means "Victory".
- Vita - This gorgeous little girls name has Latin origins, meaning "life". The name is refreshing, sounds unique and would suit any baby girl.
- Wren - Often associated with the species of small birds found throughout the world, this sweet baby name unsuprisingly means "small bird".
Cool boy names:
- Arlo - This name is becoming increasingly popular, meaning "army of troops" in Old English. We think it's a pretty cool name too!
- Ace - Forget the goofy Ace Ventura! This name of Latin origin means "one, unity".
- Beckett - It might not sound like it, but this name actually means "beehive or bee cottage" so is great if you like our honey-making friends.
- Blaze - Suitable for baby boys and girls, your little one will be the coolest on the playground with a name like this! Inspired by fire, this name is a symbol of ambition.
- Finn - Finn is a charming name with the Irish meaning "fair". It's simple, but still sounds pretty cool.
- Grayson - This popular boys name has long been a favourite alternative to 'Mason' and 'Jason'. Its English origins mean, 'the son of the baliff'.
- Grey - Although Grey sounds like a little quirky, it is definitely a cool alternative to more popular names. Often used as a middle name, it has since started to be used as a first name for boys and girls. It can also be the nickname of "Grayson."
- Jett - This name is simple yet super cool, meaning 'mineral'. Although the name is not currently a common first name, it is very popular amongst celebrities.
- Lennon - Taking inspiriation from the popular (and cool) musician John Lennon, this name has an Irish origin meaning 'small cloak'. Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit used it for their son.
- Levi - How cool does Levi sound for a little boy? With a Hebrew origin, meaning 'attatched', it is also a lighter biblical name that has become more popular in recent years.
- Lincoln - Lincoln is a cool, different name for a little boy, and means 'town by the pool'.
- Mason - The male alternative of 'Macy'. this name means 'worker in stone' and is a very popular little boys name that we think hasa cool vibe to it.
- Philo - Meaning 'loving', Philo is an unusual boys name that is a cool alternative to the name 'Milo'.
- Pierce - This charming name is popular for a little boys, with Actor Pierce Brosnon giving it a cool charm.
- Ralphie - Putting a cool spin on the name Ralph, Ralphie means 'wolf-counsel' and is an awesome name for a baby boy.
- Roman - Roman is quite a popular name, with Latin origin and meaning "a citizen of Rome".
- Ryder - This cool name means "messenger" and can be given to either a little boy or girl.
- Wyatt - Suitable for both boys and girls, this name means "from wood" or "from the wide water".
- Xavier - Love your X-Men? Why not go for Xavier which means "new house" or "bright".
- Zain - Spell it Zain, Zayne or Zane - either way this name translates as "God is gracious".
If you're looking for an unusual baby name that's a little more hipster, than check out our guide here.
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