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100 Cute Hippie Names (For Your Groovy Baby)

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These hippie baby names are perfect for your little boho baby.

Choosing a name for your baby can be challenging! But if you love the bohemian lifestyle, hippie names could be a wonderful option for your little one.

We’ve rounded up many hippie names for boys and girls, plus plenty of unisex options that work well. Many of these names celebrate hippie ideals like love and peace, reference the beautiful earth, or are the names of famous hippie musicians.

Whether you want to put a new twist on a traditional name or find unique hippie names for girls or boys, this list will fill you with new ideas!


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100 Beautiful Hippie Names for Boys and Girls

Dive into our extensive list of hippie baby names for your little flower child.

Abbey

Abbey makes a great boho baby name! It invokes one of the best Beatles albums of all time, so it’s also great for parents who love their music. Abbey is commonly used for girls, but it also makes a great boy’s name.

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Father of exaltation
  • Variations: Abby, Abbie
  • Popularity: Although Abbey was a fairly popular name at the beginning of the 21st-century, it has since dropped and is an unusual name for this generation.
Artistic, Cool

Abner

Abner is considered an old-fashioned name popular until the 1930s and then dropped off until recently. Its beautiful meaning of light and love makes it a perfect hippie baby name!

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Father of light
  • Pronunciation: AB-ner
  • Namesakes: Abner Silver, an American songwriter. Abner Cotto, a Puerto Rican boxer.
  • Popularity: For a long time, Abner was very rare. However, in 2020, it showed up on the Social Security list of names for the first time in 82 years.
Old-fashioned

Ace

Ace is often used as a nickname for someone very good at a sport or other skill, but it has also been used as a first name for hundreds of years. It became even more popular after Jessica Simpson named her little boy Ace.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Unity, number one
  • Popularity: Ace has jumped in popularity over the last few years and is now popular among hippie names in the U.S.
Trendy, Cool

Aelia

Aelia is a beautiful name that celebrates bohemian values like a love of nature and sunshine. It sounds fairy-like and delicate and would be a pretty name for any tiny flower child!

  • Origin: Roman, Greek, Latin
  • Meaning: Sun, sunshine
  • Pronunciation: eye-lee-uh
  • Popularity: Aelia is a rare name.
Nature-loving, Free-spirited, Mystical

Aidan

Aidan is derived from Aodh, which was the name of a Celtic sun god. Although it’s more popular with boys, Aidan is a gender-neutral name, perfect for boys or girls.

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Little fire
  • Variations: Aden, Aiden, Hayden
  • Namesakes: Aidan McArdle, an Irish actor. Aidan Quinn, an American actor. Aidan Collins, an English soccer player.
  • Popularity: Aidan is a very popular name for boys in the U.S.
Trendy

Alba

Alba is a gender-neutral name, although it’s more popular as a girl’s name than a boy’s. The focus on the sun makes it a perfect hippie name for a family that loves being outdoors!

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: White, sunrise
  • Pronunciation: AL-bah
  • Namesakes: Alba Flores, a Spanish actress. Alba Calderón, an Ecuadorian painter.
  • Popularity: Alba is a very unusual name and dropped off naming charts in the 1920s.
Unusual

Alder

Since alders are trees, this earthy name honors nature. Alder trees are often used to make electric guitars, so this is also a wonderful hippie name for a family that loves music of the 60s and 70s.

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: From the alder tree
  • Pronunciation: AWL-der
  • Popularity: Alder is a very uncommon name.
Artistic

Althea

Anyone who loves the Grateful Dead can tell you that Althea is the name of one of their songs! Althea would make a great female name for the child of a Deadhead (aka a Grateful Dead fan) or anyone who loves the music of the hippie movement.

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Healer, wholesome
  • Namesakes: Althea Braithwaite, an English children’s author, and illustrator. Althea Currier, an American model, and actress.
  • Popularity: Althea was popular in the early and mid-1900s but is now a rare name.
Vintage, Artistic, Nature-loving

Amber

Amber refers to fossilized tree resin or the color of resin – a yellowish-orange color like a desert sunset. It makes a beautiful, indie-sounding hippie name for a baby girl.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Fossilized tree resin, yellowish-orange color
  • Namesakes: Amber Riley (born 1986), an American actress best known for the TV series Glee. Amber Tamblyn, an Emmy-nominated American actress.
  • Popularity: Amber was in the top 20 most popular girl names in the U.S. for much of the 1980s and 90s. Although its popularity has dropped, it’s still a fairly common name today.
Artistic, Nature-loving

Amethyst

Amethyst is the name of a crystal, and many crystals are celebrated for their healing powers. Ancient Greeks believed that amethyst crystals could keep people from getting drunk, but today they’re used to encourage connection and love.

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Precious purple jewel, against intoxication
  • Pronunciation: AM-uh-thist
  • Variations: Amy, Ames
  • Popularity: Amethyst is a very rare name.
Vintage, Beautiful
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Amias

Since the hippie movement celebrates peace and love, a name that literally means “love” could be the perfect hippie baby name! Amias wasn’t popular in earlier centuries but still has a vintage feel and sounds like it could have come from long ago.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Loved
  • Pronunciation: a-mias
  • Popularity: Amias was not a popular name until just a few years ago and is now climbing the charts in the U.S.
Vintage

Arlo

For many hippies, Arlo immediately brings to mind famous folk singer Arlo Guthrie, so it’s a great, artsy name for a family that loves music! While Arlo has traditionally been a male name, more parents have been naming their daughters Arlo in recent years, or a variation of that.

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Fortified hill
  • Pronunciation: AR-loh
  • Variations: Arlow
  • Namesakes: Arlo Guthrie, an American folk singer. Arlo Haskell, a historian, poet, and publisher.
  • Popularity: Arlo has been rising in popularity in recent years.
Funky

Aspen

Aspen trees are known for their heart-shaped leaves. The leaves sparkle when the wind caresses them in summer, and they turn a vibrant shade of yellow each autumn. Aspen is also a town in Colorado known for its amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Aspen is a lovely way to celebrate nature, making this the perfect hippie name for girls!

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: A tree, a location in Colorado
  • Popularity: Aspen is a popular name for girls in the U.S.
Nature-loving, Free-spirited

Basil

Basil is a delightfully British-sounding name that gives the nod to the number of groovy British rock stars famous during the 1960s and 70s. Although the name is pronounced differently than the herb, it’s also a great way to celebrate plants and the healing power of nature.

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Royal, kingly
  • Pronunciation: BAZ-el
  • Variations: Basile, Vasyl, Vasil, Vasily, Bazil
  • Namesakes: Basil Bennett, an American Olympic bronze medal winner. Basil Rathbone, a British actor, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the 1930s and 40s.
Dignified

Berry

Although Berry is pronounced like the more common “Barry,” the spelling and meaning make it the perfect hippie name for girls. Berry brings delicious sweet berries to mind and could be a great name choice for parents who love to grow their food or those who treasure the earth’s fruits.

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Small fruit
  • Popularity: Berry is a rare name.
Funky, Sweet, Nature-loving

Blaze

Blaze is a more popular name among boys than girls, although both can use it. It’s perfect for a child whose parents want to encourage them to take on the world fiercely and use their light and flame to help others. Blaze could also make a perfect middle name.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: A fiercely burning fire
  • Popularity: Blaze has been a somewhat popular name during the 2000s.
Trendy

Bowie

David Bowie adopted Bowie as his last name, but many have chosen it as a first name in tribute to him- or just because it sounds cool! Actor Jackson Rathbone chose this as a first name for his daughter, but it also makes a unique hippie name for boys.

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Yellow-haired, blonde
  • Namesakes: David Bowie, a British rock star. Bowie Kuhn, an American baseball commissioner.
  • Popularity: Bowie is a rare name.
Artistic, Free-spirited

Brynn

Since Brynn is a Welsh name and reminds people of rolling hills and dappled forests with hidden dells, it sounds like the perfect fairylike name for a little girl. Brynn is a cute hippie name and a fantastic choice for a family that believes in mystery and magic.

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Hill
  • Variations: Bryn
  • Popularity: Brynn became more popular after 2002 when MTV’s “Real World” featured a woman with that name on the show.
Cool, Mystical

Calder

Calder calls forth images of rushing mountain streams and epic “Lord of the Rings” landscapes. It’s also a lovely hippie name for boys in a family that loves fantasy or enjoys spending time in nature.

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Rocky water
  • Pronunciation: KAHL-der
Nature-loving

Calista

Calista came from Greek mythology and was a nymph and follower of Artemis. She was set amongst the stars as Ursa Major and is the bear-mother of the Arcadians. Calista became popular in the 90s thanks to the success of the TV show Ally McBeal and its leading actress, Calista Flockhart.

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Most beautiful
  • Variations: Callista, Kallista, Kalista
  • Namesakes: Calista Flockhart, an American actress. Callista Balko, an American athlete.
  • Popularity: Calista was a popular name in the late 1990s and early 2000s but is now a rare name.
Beautiful, Mystical
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Callan

Although Callan is a gender-neutral name, it’s more popular for boys in the United States. It’s an excellent choice for a family that wants to encourage their kid to be a fighter and stand up for what’s right!

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Rock, brave little warrior
  • Variations: Callen
  • Popularity: Callan is a popular name for boys in the U.S.
Heroic

Canyon

It’s rare to encounter a person with the name Canyon, although there are more boys than girls who have the name. Canyons are carved from forces of nature and result in breathtaking landscape features, so this would be a wonderful hippie name for families that value the fierce majesty of nature.

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Large ravine
  • Variations: Kanyon
  • Popularity: Although it’s a common word, Canyon is a rare name.
Artsy, Nature-loving

Cassia

Cassia comes from the cassia tree, which has yellow flowers and is the source of cinnamon. It could be a beautiful name for a baby girl if her parents love gardening or cooking!

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Cinnamon
  • Variations: Kassia, Catherine
Sweet, Nature-loving

Cordian

Kordian was made up by a Polish playwright for a romantic hero, using the Latin root word “cor” which means “heart.” Cordian with a “C” could be the perfect name for a prince or hero in a story and perfect for your little prince.

  • Origin: Latin, Polish
  • Meaning: Of the heart
  • Variations: Kordian
  • Popularity: Cordian is a rare name
Unique, Heroic

Creed

A creed is a system of beliefs someone holds firmly, so this is a great hippie name for boys whose parents want them to remain strong in their convictions. It’s also the name of one of “The Grass Roots” members- a popular band in the 1960s.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: System of beliefs
  • Namesakes: Creed Bratton, an American actor best known for “The Office” and former member of the band “The Grass Roots.”
  • Popularity: Creed was an unusual name for over 100 years before making a comeback in 2016, perhaps due to the movie of the same name.
Heroic

Daisy

The daisy flower is most associated with symbols of Flower Power, making it a great choice for a hippie name for girls! It’s a fresh, bright, sunny flower that brightens the day of everyone who sees it.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Day’s eye, a white flower with a yellow center
  • Variations: Margaret, Marguerite
  • Namesakes: Daisy Fuentes, a Cuban television host, and model. Daisy Elliott, an African-American politician. Daisy Ridley, a British actress, known for her role as “Rey” in the Star Wars movies.
  • Popularity: Daisy is a popular name ranked among the top 200 most popular girls’ names in the U.S.
Nature-loving, Sweet

Dax

Dax is a strong, pithy hippie name for boys and a great option for a family that values leadership. Thanks to actor and Armchair Expert podcaster Dax Shepard, the name has gotten more popular over the last few years.

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Leader
  • Namesakes: Dax Shepard, an American actor, and podcaster. Dax Harwood, an American professional wrestler.
  • Popularity: Dax has become much more popular in the last 10 years and is now a popular name in the U.S.
Trendy, Cool

Denver

Denver brings to mind the majestic mountains of Colorado and is a wonderful hippie baby name. The most famous bearer was John Denver, who changed his last name to honor one of his favorite places. However, Denver could also work beautifully as a first name.

  • Origin: Old English, French
  • Meaning: Green valley, a town in Colorado
  • Pronunciation: DEN-ver
Nature-loving, Free-spirited

Dove

Since a dove symbolizes peace, it makes a great hippie name for girls. Hippies emphasize peace and love, and this gentle name is a great way to celebrate that trait.

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: A bird
  • Namesakes: Dove Cameron, an American actress and singer who starred in the Disney Channel series “Liv and Maddie.”
Vintage, Sweet

Dylan

Dylan is an excellent hippie name for boys, thanks to its sea and nature imagery. It’s also reminiscent of Bob Dylan, the hippie-era musician who some people regard as the best songwriter of all time.

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Son of the sea, born from the ocean
  • Namesakes: Dylan Thomas, a Welsh poet. Dylan Kwasniewski, an American NASCAR driver.
  • Popularity: Dylan is a very popular name and is #43 out of the top 1,000 boy names in the United States.
Trendy, Artistic
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Echo

Bob Dylan began one of his first-ever performances, in his high school auditorium, by singing, “I got a girl, and her name is Echo.” That itself is enough to make this an excellent hippie name for girls! Echo’s origins as the name of a Greek nymph, loved by the playful god Pan make this a young-feeling name perfect for hippies as well!

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Reverberating sound
  • Namesakes: Echo Star Helstrom, Bob Dylan’s high school girlfriend who may have inspired some songs. Echo Love Hexum, daughter of 311 singer Nick Hexum.
Sweet, Free-spirited

Elodie

Elodie is a lyrical name whose French pronunciation makes it haunting and beautiful! It’s a lovely hippie baby name for a little girl. Since Elodie is the name of a pink lily, it’s also a fantastic choice for a family that embraces nature and all the earth’s goodness.

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Pink lily
  • Pronunciation: ELL-lo-dee
  • Namesakes: Élodie Frégé, a French singer. Elodie Lawton, a British writer.
  • Popularity: Elodie was a very unusual name until the last few years. Elodie is now slowly climbing the charts in the U.S. but is still reasonably unheard of.
Sweet, Nature-loving, Beautiful

Ember

Ember is most often used as a girl’s name, although it’s used for boys on rare occasions. It invokes the idea of a small spark that can be used to build a whole fire- just as a child’s tiny seed of an idea can grow into something magnificent.

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Golden fragment of a fire
  • Variations: Emberlee,Emberleigh, Emberley, Emberlin, Emberly, Emberly
  • Popularity: Ember has become a popular name in the U.S. over the past ten years.

Emerald

Emerald can conjure images of the precious stone or the deep green hue the stone is known for. Either way, it’s a beautiful hippie name for girls and is unique enough without being completely unknown.

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Green gemstone
  • Namesakes: Emerald Fennell, an English actress, and author.
  • Popularity: Emerald has been a somewhat popular name in the U.S. for the last 30 years.
Beautiful, Artistic

Everest

Everest reminds one of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world! It’s a wonderful hippie baby name for a family that loves to hike or if you enjoy gazing upon the mountains.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Dweller on the Eure river
  • Popularity: Everest has been rising in popularity among boys and girls, rated #982 among the top 1,000 boy names in the U.S. in 2020.
Nature-loving, Adventurous

Faye

Faye is a magical name that brings fairies and mythical creatures to mind. Morgan Le Fay was a sorceress in the stories of King Arthur. Faye is a beautiful hippie name for girls since it draws on the mysticism and magic that many people at that time celebrated.

  • Origin: French, Gaelic
  • Meaning: Fairy, raven
  • Pronunciation: FAY
  • Variations: Fae, Fay
  • Namesakes: Faye Dunaway, an American actress. Faye Resnick, a star on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Mystical, Free-spirited

Finch

Finch can be a name for a guy or girl, and denotes a cute and colorful bird that flits around from place to place. It’s a cute, fun hippie baby name that shows a love of nature and animals. It’s also the last name of Scout and Atticus Finch, the protagonists in To Kill A Mockingbird.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Small bird
Cute, Cool

Forrest

Forrest is a wonderful hippie name for boys in a family that loves the woods and wilderness. It brings green trees and woodland hideaways to mind- a great, adventurous name for a little boy about to take on the world.

  • Origin: English, Scottish
  • Meaning: Dweller near the woods
  • Namesakes: Forrest Whitaker, an American actor. Forrest Sawyer, an American broadcast journalist.
  • Popularity: Forrest has been a somewhat popular boy’s name in the U.S. for many decades.
Nature-loving

Freya

Freya is a magical name that refers to the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. As a symbol of love and elegance, it makes a wonderful hippie name for girls.

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Noble lady
  • Pronunciation: FRAY-yuh
  • Namesakes: Freya Allan, an English actress. Freya Manfred, an American poet. Freya Ridings, an English singer-songwriter.
  • Popularity: Freya has jumped in popularity over the past decade and is now a popular name for girls in the U.S.
Beautiful, Mystical, Cute

Gemma

Gemma comes from the Italian Saint Gemma, who was very religious and bore the stigmata or marks of Christ’s wounds. More recently, the name is connected to several actresses and is a beautiful, artistic name for a creative little girl.

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: Precious stone, jewel
  • Variations: Gem
  • Namesakes: Gemma Atkinson, an English actress, and model. Gemma Chan, a British actress, known for “Eternals” and “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  • Popularity: Gemma has risen in popularity over the past 10 years and is now a popular name.
Artistic
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Hannah

Hannah has been a popular name for the past 30 years. It’s a biblical name, but the vintage vibe makes it a great hippie name for girls. Hannah could sound lovely with a short middle name that ties into nature or other hippie ideals.

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Favor, grace
  • Variations: Hanna, Hana, Chana, Anne, Ana, Ann
  • Namesakes: Hannah Storm, an American co-host of The Early Show. Hannah Brown, an American television personality and model.
  • Popularity: Hannah is one of the 50 most popular girls’ names in the U.S. in 2020.
Traditional, Vintage

Harrison

Harrison is one of those names that used to be common as a last name but is now popular as a first name. Because it was George Harrison’s last name, it makes an excellent hippie name for boys whose parents love the Beatles and other hippie-era bands.

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: House ruler, son of Harry
  • Namesakes: Harrison Ford, an actor known for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Harrison Phillips, an American football player.
  • Popularity: Harrison has been a very popular first name in the U.S. for the past 30 years.
Trendy

Hendrix

Hendrix is another name that used to be just a last name but has become increasingly popular as a first name for boys. Because it belonged to one of the greatest guitar players ever to live, and seeing Jimi Hendrix came into his own during the hippie era, it makes a delightful hippie baby name for an artsy family.

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Ruler of the home
  • Popularity: Hendrix has become a popular name in the last few years.
Funky, Artistic

Idris

Idris is a beautiful, unusual name in Welsh and Arabic. The fact that it’s not too common in the U.S. and honors other cultures makes it a beautiful hippie name for boys or girls.

  • Origin: Welsh, Arabic
  • Meaning: Lord, interpreter, prophet
  • Pronunciation: ID-riss
  • Namesakes: Idris Elba, an English actor, and producer. Idris Davies, a Welsh poet.
  • Popularity: Idris has become a somewhat popular name in the last 3 or 4 years, coinciding with the popularity of actor Idris Elba.
Unusual, Mystical

Inara

Inara is a beautiful Arabic name that invokes images of the sun and heaven. Its depictions of light make it an outstanding hippie name for girls and a beautifully optimistic name for any family that values light and love.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Ray of light, heaven sent
  • Popularity: Inara is a very unusual name in the U.S.
Unusual

Isla

Isla was more often known as Islay and was a popular name for boys in its original Scottish form. It was shortened and is now primarily used as a girl’s name. It’s a lovely name that reminds one of the sea and beautiful island scenery.

  • Origin: Spanish, Scottish
  • Meaning: Island
  • Pronunciation: EYE-la
  • Namesakes: Isla Fisher, an Australian actress. Isla Phillips, granddaughter of Princess Anne and great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Popularity: Isla is a popular name for girls in the U.S.
Cute, Free-spirited

Jade

Jade brings images of the greenstone to mind, often used in Asian and Mexican art and jewelry. The beautiful stone and the nod to other cultures make this a lovely hippie name for girls or boys, although lately, Jade has been most commonly used for girls.

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Stone of the side
  • Namesakes: Jade Carey, an American gymnast. Jade Jagger, daughter of rock star Mick Jagger.
Artistic

Jetta

Jetta is a cute hippie name for girls that initially referred to a deep black stone. Although Jettas were popular cars in the 80s and 90s, babies named Jetta now will likely not grow up with that connotation.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Jet black stone
  • Namesakes: Jetta Carleton, an American novelist. Jetta Klijnsma, a Dutch politician.
  • Popularity: Jetta is a rare name in the U.S.
Cute, Funky

Juniper

Juniper is a fresh name that brings to mind the sweet, crisp smell of the bush of the same name. It’s a great option as a hippie name for girls, especially those whose families love hiking and nature.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: A small evergreen shrub, young
  • Variations: June, Junie
  • Popularity: Juniper has risen in popularity over the past 10 years and is a common name in the U.S.
Nature-loving

Kai

Although Kai is a unisex name, it’s most popular as a boy’s name. Because it invokes the beauty and wildness of the sea, it makes a wonderful hippie baby name. Kai would sound especially good with a longer middle name to offset the short first name.

  • Origin: Hawaiian, Japanese
  • Meaning: Ocean, restoration, recovery
  • Variations: Cai
  • Namesakes: Kai Alexander, a British actor who was in Netflix’s “The Stranger” series. Kai Bird, an American journalist.
  • Popularity: Kai is one of the top 100 boys’ names in the U.S. in 2020.
Trendy, Cool
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Kiara

Kiara is beautiful in both pronunciation and meaning. Because it refers to the sun’s first light, Kiara makes a beautiful hippie baby name.

  • Origin: Korean, Irish, Italian
  • Meaning: The first ray of the sun
  • Pronunciation: KEE-eh-ruh
  • Variations: Ciara, Chiara
  • Namesakes: Kiara Advani, an Indian actress. Kiara Kabukuru, an American fashion model.
  • Popularity: Kiara is a somewhat popular name in the U.S.
Beautiful

Lander

Because Lander is a funky twist on the more familiar name Landon, it makes a great option for parents who don’t want their son to have a common name. The cool vibe also makes Lander a great hippie boy name.

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Territory, of the land
  • Variation: Landon
  • Popularity: Lander is an unusual name in the U.S.
Unusual, Cool

Lark

A lark is known for its beautiful, cheery songs and is the reason we say “happy as a lark.” It’s a lovely hippie baby name that celebrates happiness and joy.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: A bird known for its songs
  • Namesakes: Lark Voorhies, an American actress best known for her role in Saved by the Bell.
  • Popularity: Lark is an unusual name in the U.S.
Cute, Nature-loving

Layla

Layla is a beautiful hippie name for girls and the name of Eric Clapton’s hit song. Anyone who appreciates the music of the 60s and 70s won’t be able to refrain from singing “Layla” when they hear this name!

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Night, dark
  • Pronunciation: LAY-la
  • Variations: Leilah, Leila, Laila, Leylah
  • Popularity: Layla is a popular name in the U.S.
Beautiful, Sweet

Leif

Leif is a fun, nature-sounding name that makes a great hippie name for boys! A renewed interest in Vikings and popular TV shows and movies that pull from Norse mythology make this a great time to try out the name.

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Loved, descendant
  • Pronunciation: Lay-f
  • Namesakes: Leif Garrett, a Norwegian-American actor, and musician. Leif Erikson, a Norse explorer regarded as having discovered North America.
  • Popularity: Leif is a somewhat popular name for boys in the U.S.
Vintage, Cool

Lennon

Lennon is an excellent hippie baby name, especially since it belonged to a Beatles legend, John Lennon! It would be a wonderful choice for a family that loves music and the arts or who has a fondness for The Beatles.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Blackbird, cloak
  • Popularity: Lennon has been rising in popularity in the past few years as a girl’s name in the U.S.
Artistic

Liana

Liana is a beautiful French name that invokes green twining branches and vines. It’s the name of a vine that’s common in tropical forests. Liana brings to mind green, living things- a fantastic choice if you’re a nature-lover.

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: To twine around
  • Popularity: Liana is among the top 500 most popular names for girls in the U.S. in 2020.
Sweet, Beautiful

Luna

Luna is a beautiful hippie name for girls that speaks of the moon’s mystery. Parents who love to watch the stars at night and appreciate the evening sky may love this choice for their daughter.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Goddess of the moon
  • Pronunciation: LOO-na
  • Namesakes: Luna Leopold, an American scientist.
  • Popularity: Luna is a very popular name for girls in the U.S.
Vintage, Free-spirited

Mara

Mara refers to a river that flows through Kenya and Tanzania. It’s a beautiful, short hippie name for girls. Mara is a somewhat popular name in the U.S. and would be a lovely name for a gorgeous little girl.

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Bitter, a river
  • Namesakes: Mara Wilson, an American actress, and writer. Mara Torres, a Spanish journalist.
Stylish

Moon

Moon is the quintessential hippie name and was the name given to Frank Zappa’s daughter in the 60s. It’s belonged to several creative, artistic women and would be an excellent option for parents who value those traits.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Moon
  • Namesakes: Moon Unit Zappa, an actress, and singer. Soleil Moon Frye, an American actress.
  • Popularity: Moon is not a popular name in the U.S.
Mystical, Nature-loving
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Nova

Nova’s meaning as a star that burns brightly and explodes with light makes it a lovely hippie baby name. It has been rising in popularity in the past few years, and although it’s a unisex name, it’s more commonly used for girls than boys.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: New, a star that has a burst of light
  • Popularity: Nova is a popular name for girls in the U.S.
Trendy, Funky

Onyx

Onyx is a beautiful hippie baby name for boys or girls, although it’s been used more often for boys in recent years. Rapper Iggy Azalea recently gave the name to her son. Onyx would also make a fascinating middle name for a flower child.

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Black gemstone
  • Pronunciation: OHN-nix
  • Popularity: Onyx has been a popular boy’s name in the U.S. for the past few years.
Vintage, Old-fashioned

Opal

Opals are milky white gems that sparkle in various colors, making them magical stones. Many cultures have imbued opals with magical properties and made them the subject of legends and myths. Opal makes a beautiful hippie name for girls whose parents embrace mystery.

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: A glittery white gem
  • Popularity: Opal was a very popular name in the early 1900s and is a somewhat popular name now.
Vintage, Beautiful

Pax

The meaning of Pax makes it the perfect hippie name for boys. It embodies one of the top ideas of hippie culture (peace) and is also an interesting and unusual name.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Variations: Paxton
  • Popularity: Pax is an unusual name.
Trendy

Phoenix

Phoenix symbolizes someone reborn from the ashes, just like the mythical bird. This fascinating bird features in many stories, beginning in mythology through to the Harry Potter tales. It’s also the adopted last name of a famous family of actors, including Joaquin Phoenix, who embodies a hippie lifestyle.

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Dark red, a mythical bird
  • Pronunciation: FEE-nix
  • Popularity: Phoenix has grown in popularity as a boy’s name over the past decade.
Mystical

Quincy

A quince tree produces an apple-like fruit, making Quincy a great name for a family that loves nature and the earth’s bounty. It’s also a lovely artistic name, thanks to Quincy Jones. Many people associate Quincy with the talented and prolific musician, so it’s a beautiful name for a music-loving family.

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: Estate of the fifth son, a type of shrub
  • Pronunciation: KWIN-see
  • Variations: Quince
  • Namesakes: John Quincy Adams, a US president. Quincy Jones, an American music producer, and composer.
  • Popularity: Quincy is a somewhat popular name in the U.S.
Unusual, Funky, Artistic

Quinn

Quinn is a special hippie name for boys or girls, although it’s currently a more popular choice for girls. It means wisdom, making it perfect for families who value-wise counsel.

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Wise counsel, intelligence
  • Variations: Quin
  • Namesakes: Quinn Bailey, an American football player. Quinn Cummings, an American actress, and writer.
  • Popularity: Quinn is a very popular name for girls in the U.S.
Cute, Trendy

Rai

Rai is a beautiful name reminiscent of a ray of light. Because of its powerful meanings, Rai makes a beautiful name for a family that respects nature in all its wild beauty.

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: Trust, lightning, thunder
  • Pronunciation: RYE-ee
  • Popularity: Rai is a rare name.
Unusual, Free-spirited

Rainn

Rainn invokes the freshness and sweet scent of a spring shower. It’s perfect for a family that loves thunderstorms and weather events. It also belonged to an actor who plays Dwight on The Office and is – appropriately – from Seattle, one of the rainiest cities in the U.S.

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Blessings from above
  • Variations: Rain, Rayne
  • Namesakes: Rainn Wilson, an American actor, and star of The Office.
Trendy, Nature-loving

Rayleigh

Rayleigh is a beautiful name that makes an elegant and funky hippie name for girls! It’s light and delicate and calls to mind the grace and beauty of a deer. Another beautiful image can also refer to the sunlight in the earth’s atmosphere.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the deer meadow
  • Pronunciation: RAY-lee
  • Variations: Raylee
  • Popularity: Rayleigh is an unusual name.
Beautiful, Nature-loving
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Rhiannon

Rhiannon was made famous thanks to Fleetwood Mac and their classic song. Because the name refers to a great queen or goddess, it’s a magical name for a little girl.

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Great queen, goddess
  • Pronunciation: Ree-AHN-non
  • Namesakes: Rhiannon Davies Jones, a Welsh historical novelist.
Free-spirited, Mystical

Rhodes

Rhodes is unusual when used as a first name. It refers to a place where roses grow, making it a lovely nature-sounding hippie baby name. It’s also the name of a famous scholarship, so it would be a good choice for a family that values education.

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Where roses grow, a clearing in the woods
  • Variations: Rhoades, Rhoads, Roads, Roades, Rodes
Dignified

Ripley

Ripley can be either a boy’s or girl’s name that invokes nature’s wilderness. It was most famous in the late 70s as the name of a fearless astronaut played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien movies. More recently, actress Thandie Newton chose it for her daughter.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Strip of clearing in the woods
  • Popularity: Ripley is not a popular name in the U.S.
Cute, Adventurous

River

River is a fun, exciting name that brings forth images of rushing water and refreshing mountain streams. It’s a great name for an energetic kid whose parents value nature and free spirits.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Flowing water, a large stream
  • Variations: Rivers
  • Namesakes: River Phoenix, an American child and teen actor who starred in Stand by Me and My Own Private Idaho.
  • Popularity: River is a popular boy’s name in the U.S.
Nature-loving, Free-spirited

Rowan

Rowan is a mystical name that can simply refer to hair color but also a mystical tree’s name. The rowan tree is popular in Greek and Norse mythology and is known for growing out of inaccessible crevices. Rowan tree wood was considered the best for inscribing runes for divination. It’s a beautiful hippie baby name for parents who embrace magic and mystery.

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: A reddish-brown tree, little redhead
  • Pronunciation: ROW-an
  • Variations: Roan, Rohan, Ruadhán, Ruadh
  • Namesakes: Rowan Atkinson, an English actor, and comedian.
  • Popularity: Rowan is a popular boy’s name.
Mystical

Ryder

The current generation probably knows Rider best as the last name of the hero from Tangled – Flynn Rider. Ryder is a fun hippie name for boys that’s not very popular. It’s a great choice for parents who love and appreciate horses.

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Horseman
  • Pronunciation: RYE-der
  • Variations: Rider
Cool, Trendy

Sage

Sage is a herb used in “smudging” – burning the herb to clear a space of negative energy. It makes a great hippie name for girls in a family that believes in the healing power of herbs. It’s double-meaning as a wise person also makes it an excellent option for people who value knowledge and wisdom.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Wise and knowing
  • Popularity: Sage is a popular girl’s name in the U.S.
Dignified

Shiloh

Shiloh is a name for a Biblical place that represents peace and the Messiah. It became especially popular when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie chose it as the name for their baby. The connotation of peace makes this a beautiful hippie baby name.

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Pronunciation: SHY-loh
  • Popularity: Shiloh is a somewhat popular girl’s name.
Trendy, Cool

Sierra

Sierra is a lovely name if you wish to foster an adventurous spirit in your new daughter. It would be a perfect name for a baby born somewhere like Colorado or Washington, where she’d be surrounded by the mountains she’s named after!

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Mountain range
Nature-loving, Beautiful

Skye

Skye is a lovely hippie baby name that brings images of clouds, stars, or the moon to mind. However, it’s also the name of a notoriously picturesque island in Scotland. Whether this little flower child is named after the vast sky itself or the breathtaking scenery, it’s a beautiful-taking choice!

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Cloud, a Scottish island
  • Variations: Sky, Skyler
  • Namesakes: Skye Blakely, an American gymnast. Skye Dawson, a former American football player.
Nature-loving, Free-spirited
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Soleil

Soleil comes from the French word for “sun.” It sounds beautifully exotic but is also a nod to nature. It’s a wonderful hippie name for girls, popularized by the child actress who played the slightly weird, always loveable, and funny Punky in the 80s sitcom.

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Sun
  • Pronunciation: So-LAY
  • Namesakes: Soleil Moon Frye, an American actress known for her role as Punky Brewster.
Artistic, Funky

Soren

Soren means “stern” and “severe” and has been soaring in popularity in the U.S over the past few years. It’s an interesting name with a lyrical sound and makes an excellent hippie baby name.

  • Origin: Danish
  • Meaning: Stern, severe
  • Variations: Sorin
  • Namesakes: Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher.
  • Popularity: Soren is a somewhat popular boy’s name in the U.S.
Dignified

Storm

Storm is a dramatic, tumultuous option among hippie names for boys. It’s great for a family that appreciates the beauty of a storm or who wants to encourage their child to be fierce and wild and not bogged down by convention.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: A storm
Adventurous, Heroic

Sutton

Sutton is a quirky, fun hippie name for girls. Sutton Foster, a Broadway actress, has made this an artistic name that’s great for families who value creativity and the arts.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the south town
  • Popularity: Sutton is a somewhat popular name for girls.
Artistic

Tanner

Tanner is a cool, somewhat unusual hippie baby name. It would sound great paired with a longer middle name. Since Tanner is more commonly used for boys than girls, it could be a fun twist like a little girl’s name.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Leather tanner
  • Popularity: Tanner is in the top 400 boys’ names in the U.S. for 2020.
Trendy, Cool

Tansy

Tansy is the name of a herb used for healing. It has cheerful, yellow, button-like flowers on a red stem, making it a cute, cheery hippie name for girls!

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Immortality
Cute, Vintage

Tula

Tula’s meaning of a “mountain peak” makes it a unique nature-loving hippie name for girls. It’s a beautiful name that originates in several places and would sound great paired with a middle name like Storm, Moon, or another nature-sounding word.

  • Origin: Hindi, Kiswahili, Choctaw
  • Meaning: Mountain peak, tranquility
  • Popularity: Tula is a rare name.
Cute, Nature-loving

Vale

Vale is a short, cute name that’s most commonly used for girls. News anchor Savannah Guthrie chose it for her daughter not long ago. Vales are often mentioned in older stories and poetry, so it’s a lovely name for a family that enjoys reading and creative pursuits.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Valley
  • Popularity: Vale is an unusual name.
Nature-loving, Sweet

Willow

Willow trees are known for being tall and graceful and for their beautifully cascading branches. This would be a gorgeous hippie name for girls whose family admires grace and beauty in all its different forms.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Willow tree, freedom
  • Namesakes: Willow Smith, an American singer, and actress. Willow Shields, an American actress who appeared in The Hunger Games.
  • Popularity: Willow is ranked #48 among girls’ names in the U.S. in 2020, so it’s a very popular name.
Nature-loving, Trendy

Wren

Wrens are small but mighty songbirds known for charming people with their songs and for fiercely defending themselves. It’s a lovely hippie name for girls in a family that wants their little one to be fierce, regardless of her size.

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Small bird
  • Pronunciation: REN
  • Popularity: Wren is a somewhat popular girl’s name in the U.S.
Cute, Free-spirited
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Yara

Yara is a beautiful name gaining popularity in the U.S. over the past few years. Because it signifies a “small butterfly,” it offers the perfect combination of nature, magic, and elegance.

  • Origin: Brazilian, Arabic
  • Meaning: Small butterfly
  • Namesakes: Yara Dufren, a contestant on 90 Day Fiancé. Yara Martinez, an American actress.
Unusual, Nature-loving

Zale

Zale is a boy’s name that invokes the power and might of the ocean. It’s an excellent name for a family that lives by the sea or simply loves being near it! It’s also a very unusual name, so you know he probably won’t have any classmates with the same one!

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Strength of the sea
  • Popularity: Zale is an unusual name.
Unusual, Cool

Zane

Zane is a short but powerful hippie name for boys. It would sound especially good with a slightly longer middle name like Hendrix or Harrison. Regardless, its meaning is beautiful and rejoices in the blessing of a new baby.

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Pronunciation: ZAY-ne
  • Variations: Zayn
  • Namesakes: Zane Grey, an American author. Zayn Malik, a former member of One Direction.
  • Popularity: Zane is among the top 300 boys’ names in the U.S. in 2020, so it’s a popular name.
Trendy, Cool

Zara

Zara is a cool, unique-sounding name, perfect for a family that loves the beauty of Mother Nature. Flowers are also central to a hippie way of life, making it an attractive choice among our hippie names for girls.

  • Origin: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Meaning: Blooming flower
  • Variations: Zahrah, Zaïre, Zaharina, Zaharinka
  • Namesakes: Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Zara Dawson, an English actress, and TV host.
Cool, Nature-loving

Zetta

As Zetta was popular in the early 1900s, it would be a great vintage name to bring back now! It has Biblical roots, with the first mention of an olive branch carried by a dove back to Noah’s ark after the flood. For this reason, olives are an inspiring symbol of peace.

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Olive
  • Popularity: Zetta was popular about 100 years ago but is an unusual name now in the U.S.
Unusual, Vintage

Zia

Zia is a short but sweet name with a powerful meaning. This would be a great hippie name for girls and celebrates the light within each of us.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Light, splendor
  • Namesakes: Zia McCabe, an American musician and founding member of The Dandy Warhols. Zia Mohyeddin, a Pakistani actor who had his own talk show and appeared in Lawrence of Arabia.
  • Variations: Ziya
Artistic, Sweet

Ziggy

Ziggy is a fun and funky name used by several famous musicians during the hippie era. Ziggy Stardust was a persona of David Bowie in the 1970s, and Ziggy Marley is the oldest son of Bob Marley and a wonderful musician in his own right. It’s a wonderful hippie name for boys whose parents love the music of the 1960s and 70s.

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Victorious peace
  • Namesakes: Evander “Ziggy” Hood, an NFL player. Ziggy Marley, a Grammy-winning Jamaican musician.
Funky, Free-spirited

Zola

Zola is an unusual name referring to a mound or lump of earth. It recently made its way into pop culture as the name of Meredith Grey’s daughter on Grey’s Anatomy. It’s a beautiful “Z” name and a unique choice among our hippie names for girls.

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Lump of earth
  • Namesakes: Zola Davis, an American football player. Zola Taylor, an American singer and member of The Platters.
Unusual, Cute

Zora

Zora is a lovely name whose meaning of light and sunrise makes it the perfect name for a little flower child. It’s a short name that would sound beautiful combined with a longer, flowery middle name. It’s also unusual because not many girls’ names begin with “Z,” so this one will stand out.

  • Origin: Arabic, Slavic
  • Meaning: Dawn
  • Namesakes: Zora Neale Hurston, an American author, and anthropologist. Zora Young, an American singer.
Beautiful, Cute

Zuma

Zuma is the name of a popular and gorgeous Southern California beach, invoking the beauty of waves, sand, and sun. Zuma is also the name of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s son, making it a cool hippie boy name.

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Popularity: Zuma is an unusual name.
Cool, Trendy
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Laura Falin

Laura Falin is a freelance writer from Colorado. She worked in TV news for more than ten years, and since then has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves being outdoors and reading.
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