Naming a new puppy can come with a lot of pressure–after all, it’s a name you will often be using. And if you are someone who likes art, music, pop culture or people a little outside the norm, you may be considering a list of hipster dog names.
What is a hipster, exactly? Hipsters can be defined as a little left-of-center when it comes to their personalities and interests or style. Mirriam Webster defines a hipster as “a person who is unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns (as in jazz or fashion).”
Whether you consider yourself a hipster or you’re looking to pay homage to cultural icons or individualists of the past, consider one of these hipster dog names for your puppy or adopted dog.
Best Hipster Dog Names
Daria: This name pays homage to Daria Morgendorffer, the star of the animated sitcom “Daria.” A cynical outsider who had tons of wit, Daria would suit any hipster pup.
Warhol: Andy Warhol was a famous artist, filmmaker and photographer who helped start the pop art movement and created many iconic images that still resonate today. If you’re a fan, his last name is the perfect one to pass to your pup.
Cash: Also known as the “Man in Black,” Johnny Cash was a rebel in the country, rock, blues and gospel music world. While he was known for his wild personal life, he always made a comeback. You can honor his legacy if he has inspired you by naming your puppy after him.
Buffy: If you were a fan of the infamous “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series, this name is perfect for your puppy. The show’s main character was not only a pop culture icon; she fought darkness and evil while staying effortlessly cool.
Sid: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Viscious was a punk rock icon and could be considered an original hipster. Whether you love the band or are fascinated with Vicious’s aesthetic, his name could be an excellent fit for your pup.
Janis: Although her life ended much too soon, Janis Joplin significantly impacted music and fashion in the 1960s and was one-of-a-kind, just like your pup.
Rothko: Mark Rothko created a new form of abstract painting in the 1940s. If you love his work or see an artistic side in your pup, this name may suit them.
Lennon: Former Beatle John Lennon is arguably one of the most iconic musicians and songwriters. Even if he wasn’t your favorite of the Fab 4, his name is synonymous with creativity and independent thinking, which may be perfect for your new puppy.
Frida: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s art has had a resurgence in recent years, and her style sets her apart from the rest. If your puppy has the same flair, her name may be the perfect fit.
Zeppelin: Heavy metal fans know this name pays homage to the British rock band Led Zeppelin. Their music was revolutionary, and whether you’re a fan of the band or the rock era, the name may be perfect for your hipster pup.
Hipster Girl Dog Names
Here are 15 great girl hipster dog names for your sweet girl:
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Alanis: Alanis Morisette became an icon for standing up for herself and expressing her feelings. Alanis is a fitting name for your puppy if you’ve always loved her music or what she stands for.
Hermione: Harry Potter fans will know this name in a millisecond, after the series’ heroine Hermione Granger. Whether you love the character’s witty personality or consider yourself a Potter fanatic, Hermoine is a perfect name for your pup.
Matilda: The star of Roald Dahl’s book series, Matilda Wormwood is smart, brave and obsessed with books. Whether you grew up reading the books or fell in love with the movie, Matilda is a super sweet name for your new pup.
Dorothy: Played by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy was kind, fearless and persistent (and she had some pretty great shoes, too). The heroine is famed for her fighting attitude, a noble thing to pay homage to with your pup’s name.
Morticia: The matriarch of Addams family, Morticia Addams has always been a style icon. She’s confident, glamorous and rocked iconic slick-back black hair. If your pup has a black coat or has the same personality as Morticia, it’s a great name to consider.
Harper: If you are a bookworm, you might consider naming your pup Harper after author Harper Lee, who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Dolly: Country singer Dolly Parton has never been cooler than today, simply for being herself. Between her musical talent, humor and iconic style, if she’s inspired you, her name is fitting for your new puppy.
Georgia: Modern artist and painter Georgia O’Keefe was one of a kind in the art world. Although she lost her eyesight, she continued to paint into her 90s. A hard worker and inspiration to the end, she’d be a great namesake for any pup.
Jackie O: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former First Lady to President John F. Kennedy, was a style icon. She was also known for her grace and beauty, two traits that your pup may also possess.
Brontë: If you love literature, this is the perfect name for your pup. The Brontë sisters published such famous works as “Agnes Grey” (by Anne Brontë), “Jane Eyre” (by Charlotte Brontë) and “Wuthering Heights” (by Emily Brontë).
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Hipster Boy Dog Names
Here are 15 great boy hipster dog names:
Indiana (Indy): Pay homage to Indiana Jones, the fearless adventurer who inspired millions with his wit and tenacity, with this cool boy dog name.
Pollock: American painter Jackson Pollock was a major player in the abstract expressionist movement. If you’re an art lover with an eye for Pollock, it’s a great name for your puppy.
Sparrow: After Jack Sparrow, the infamous pirate, anti-hero and rum-lover of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. He’s lovable, bumbling and awesome, just like your new pup.
Gandalf: The wise wizard from “Lord of the Rings” has major fans to this day, and fellow LOTR lovers will be thrilled to hear your pup’s name anytime you call him.
Dalí: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí was a Surrealist with a unique style. Whether you love his art or his gift reminds you of your puppy’s unique energy, it’s a fitting name.
Doc: Fans of “Back to the Future” know that Doc, or Dr. Emmett Brown, was the genius behind the DeLorean time machine. If the movies, or Doc’s wild white hair, made an impression, it’s a great name for your pup.
Chaplin: If silent films are your thing, naming your pup after star Charlie Chaplin is a great homage.
Clemens: You might not know the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, but you might know Mark Twain – they’re the same person! Twain was Clemens’ pen name, so if you’re a fan of his works, you might consider it for your pup’s name.
Bender: Another lovable antagonist, John Bender from “The Breakfast Club” had crowds falling in love with him and still do. If that sounds like your pup, it’s a great name.
Cobain: Music fans will recognize this name after Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. If you love the band or the brilliance of Cobain, your pup’s name will honor both.
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Cute Hipster Dog Names
Looking for a hipster name that’s a little more playful? Here are a few more to consider:
Edna: Edna Mode, the hilarious fashion designer from “The Incredibles,” is a pop culture icon thanks to her hair, glasses and accent. Her name would be a perfect fit for any fan of the series or Edna herself.
Winnie: The honey-loving and loyal Winnie the Pooh was one of the most iconic characters in the Hundred Acre Wood. The perfect name for any good girl or boy.
Velma: Velma Dinkley from the iconic television series “Scooby-Doo” made it cool to be super smart. If your pup is a smarty pants like her, it’s the perfect fit.
Yogi: A television throwback, Yogi Bear was a cartoon staple, with a goofy and fun personality, just like a puppy!
Jetson: The cartoon show with the same name was set in the future and featured lovable characters and a futuristic aesthetic. Jetson’s is a fun name for your new pup if you want to show your love for the TV classic.
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