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Earthy, Nature-Inspired, Hippie Baby Names

Updated on December 18, 2014
Earthy, Nature-Inspired, Hippie Baby Names
Earthy, Nature-Inspired, Hippie Baby Names

Original and Unique Baby Names

While I'm sure it's not everybody's cup of tea, I for one love those cute, earthy baby names. All the Sarahs, Megans, Michaels, and Pauls get old. You can only hear a name so many times before it becomes anything but "noble" or "dignified" to your ears. I wince at the unoriginality of most babies' names these days: Jacob, Ethan, Ava, and Isabella are all lovely—don’t get me wrong—but does the world really need another kid with these names? Let them have a well deserved rest, please.

Why not give your munchkin a one-of-a-kind name? Below, you'll find many ideas to inspire you.

One word of caution to soon-to-be mums and dads: Beware of the kre8tive spellings; it'll make you cringe down the road. Kaylee, Hallileigh, Ayden, Bryson, Maddysen: Stop. Skin crawl.

Original, Earthy, Nature-Oriented Baby Names for Boys and Girls A-E

Ace

Adelisa

Agape

Aja (Pronounced Asia)

Alic

Annick

Arvette

Aria

Ariel

Aries

Arrow

Avery

Aspen

Aurora

Azura

Bandit

Bear (So cute. I love this.)

Benji

Bleu

Canyon

Clover

Cora

Coriander

Cypress

Dakota

Deja

Dezra

Drake

Echo

Eden

Elias

Eve

New, Original, Nature-Inspired Baby Names
New, Original, Nature-Inspired Baby Names

Hippie, Earthy, Original Baby Names for Boys and Girls: F-J

Fern

Finn

Fleur

Foster

Gala

Genevieve

Gia

Haven

Hazel

Holly

Honor

Hope

Hunter

Indi

India

Ivory

Ivy

Jace

Jade

Janis

Jasper

Joanie

Jude

Jules

Juniper

Free-Spirited, New Age, Zen Baby Names
Free-Spirited, New Age, Zen Baby Names

Earthy, New, Original Baby Names for Girls and Boys: K-O

Kai

Kami

Kaya

Keanu

Keenak

Leary

Lee

Leif

Leija (means "kite" in Finnish)

Leland

Leon

Liberty

Loki

Lore

Love

Luna

Lunette

Lynn

Lyric

May

Meadow

Mercy

Micha

Milo

Mitchell

Naomi

Niko (Nico)

Noah

Nova

Orion

Oshen (Ocean or Oshyn)

Owen (Boy)

Owynn (Girl)

Oz

Unique and Unconventional Baby Names
Unique and Unconventional Baby Names

Original, Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Girls and Boys: P-T

Phoenix

Polaris

Raine

Raven

Reed

Rei

Remy

Rex

Rio

Roman

River

Rose

Rowan

Ryvre (Interesting spelling of River.)

Sage (Saige)

Sailor (Saylor)

Senna

Shalom

Shiloh

Shiva

Sky

TigerLilly (It's pushing it.)

Theodore (Teddy)

Trinity

Nature-Inspired, New Age Baby Names
Nature-Inspired, New Age Baby Names

Unique, New, Unconventional Baby Names: U-Z

Violet

Vishnu

Willow

Winnifred

Wren

Wynne

Wynter (Winter)

Zen

Zephyr

Why Choose a Conventional Baby Name?

Hopefully, this list will steer you away from naming your baby something dull and devoid of personality. I don't know about you, but personally I am grateful the name John has been on a steep decline (although John still ranks #27 on the names charts—how unfortunate).

Beware of going in the other direction and choosing the name Maddyson or Ayden. Remember: skin crawl.

Baby Name Combinations: Sweet, Simple, and Sophisticated

Here's a few combinations that I think are cute, simple, and sophisticated at the same time:

  • Mitchell Elias
  • Mitchell Drew
  • Fleur Adelisa
  • Indi Sage
  • Benji Issac
  • Jules Leon
  • Joanie Rose
  • Joanie Drake
  • Bandit Lee
  • Jace Landon
  • Oshen Bleu (I know, I know, but I love this name!)
  • Nova Leigh (I actually prefer Nova Star, but you can imagine the teasing that would go on with a name like that.)
  • Naomi Harlow
  • Sailor Anne (Reminds me of an outlaw name.)

When choosing an unusual first name (Sailor, Bandit, Nova), it's best to pair it with a strong middle name to give the first name more stability; that's not always the case, though: Oshen Bleu.

Earthy, Hippie Baby Names

Do you think an "unusual" name would be a bad idea for a baby?

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      Christi Ann Tonel Espinola 9 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'll be naming my baby "Hunter" if it's a boy and "Rome" if it's a girl. Although I'm reconsidering cause "Sailor" and "Oshen" are really cool for a girl's name as well.

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      Heather 18 months ago

      My boys names are Gabriel and Kale. I love the names Sage, Arrow and Hazel

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      Micah 19 months ago

      I've never met another girl named Micah, and only a couple of boys. This article spelled the name "Micha" which is annoying because the name's existed since biblical times...

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      Chelsea KK 19 months ago

      I work in healthcare and when I saw "Senna" I immediately thought of the laxative lol

      I loved a lot of these names though! I am so happy to see Luna on the list. We've decided to name our girls Luna Mae and Eden Rose when they arrive!

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      Trinity 19 months ago

      My name is on here

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      Candice 2 years ago

      You people are soooooo mean to those imaging children

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      Marielle 2 years ago

      You should not be saying this stuff online. It offends people.

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      Kalel Lawliet 2 years ago

      Haha in the baby name combinations it has the name of Gerard and Lyn-z Way's daughter :)

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      Jennifer Mugrage 2 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Thanks for this. I am very conventional, but also a closet hippie. :)

      Many of the names on these lists of yours I would never, never use, but others I think are great.

      I love the name John because it belongs to a couple of great-grandfathers, but I do agree that being named just "John" strikes me as almost the same as not having a name. :-) So I named one of my kids a double name that includes John (thanks to his Daddy for that idea).

      Where did you get the photos, and how did you get the painting effect on them?

      You have some intriguing Hubs. I will check out a few others and maybe follow you.

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      kelly 2 years ago

      My daughter's name is River Emerald! I love unique names!

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      Jade 2 years ago

      How did August not make the list?!

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      Jayde 2 years ago

      Love this blog!! my daughters are Indiana Storm and Ariah Rose ... Not a fan of the top 100 names :)

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      HeatherB 2 years ago

      Both my daughters are on here! Hollie Jade, and Hazel Brooke... And in expecting my 3rd.. Hadley (which I think should be on here as it means fields of Heather or girl within Heather) We are stuck on a middle name! I love Eve, Rose, Skye... But am just not sure.. But know that I am saving this list to keep going over until we find the perfect one!

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      greta bach 2 years ago

      my name is greta & i did not like it when i was younger but now i appreciate having a unique name! love all of these precious names v much :~)

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      Mariah Hye 2 years ago

      So cool that Indi is on here! I named my daughter IndieRose :)

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      2 years ago

      So happy to see Elias on here. It is such a great name!

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      Sarah R. Reusing 3 years ago from Eastern Shore, Maryland

      @Nicki: Lunette is a girl's name meaning moon. You made a really weird connection between the name and menstrual cups.

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      Nicki 3 years ago

      Please take off "Lunette", it is the brand name for a popular menstrual cup. No child would want that. It would be like naming a child "Tampax". Otherwise, great list, just a word to the wise.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I had to check this out since I grew up during the 60s...not surprisingly, I know some people with some of these names. :) Thanks for a look back in time.

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      DarlinLaauren 3 years ago

      These names are absolutely precious! Not a single one that I didn't find to be sweet. Loved Oshyn Bleu and Nova Leigh! Just so unique. In a world full of Kaylee and Bryson names, it's time we got some originality flowing! :)

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      Leah 3 years ago

      Owynn for a girl?? That is twenty thousand times worse than Kaylee or Bryson. At least Kaylee is an actual girl name. The originial spelling of Kaylee is Ceilidh, so I think Kaylee is more practical and easy to pronounce.

      Owynn is a boy name with a trashy unique spelling.

      Same with Oshyn instead of Ocean!!

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      sroo.....LOL...This is a cute hub. "Names," in general have always interested and intrigued me. I do believe names have quite an impact on your image, as well as other aspects of your life.

      When I read the title, I realized I had to read this. A friend of mine who is much younger than I am, had a boyfriend (only child) who was born to a young couple in the '70's during the height of hippes and communal living, haight-Ashbury. They named him Karma Genesis.....Yeah...WOW! I know..

      Since he's a unique individual, as well as an expert Tattoo Artist, his name turned out to be quite appropriate and LUCKY for him!

      Voted UP+++

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      Tysha 3 years ago

      My son is Sawyer, and my daughters are Aspen and Hazel - we love that our daughters are nature-based and Sawyer isn't common. I love all of the names you shared! Our philosophy when choosing names is to steer clear of the top 100 ;)

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Great hub, lots of cute names here!

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      Sarah R. Reusing 4 years ago from Eastern Shore, Maryland

      Thanks babynology

      :)

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      babynology 4 years ago from New York

      Your hub became a useful reference for them who looking for baby names. Many thanks

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      Sarah R. Reusing 5 years ago from Eastern Shore, Maryland

      Hahah, to each his own!

      Thank you for stopping by my hub and taking the time to comment!

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      Joe 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      My name's Joe and I thank my parents! (Roman is kind of cool though)