One of the toughest decisions you face as an expectant mama is what to name your impending little bambino. You want a name that is unique, special and something that truly reflects your little one’s spirit. But also something that will suit them as a teenager and beyond.
Nature-inspired, boho baby names are certainly the trend of the moment, and there are some gorgeously whimsical names that we can’t get enough of.
Our fav boho-inspired baby names
1 // Gaia. From the Greek word for earth, Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth, and the mother of Cyclopes and the Titans.
2 // India. Place names are becoming increasingly popular. Derived from the Indus river and meaning water or river, India evokes a feeling of vibrancy and free-spirit.
3 // Boheme. The ultimate boho name, boheme stems from bohemian, meaning a carefree lifestyle, unabounded by convention.
4 // Skye. Comes from the name of the Isle of Skye off the remote west coast of Scotland. Windswept, untamed and independent.
5 // Briar. Derived from the name of a thorny plant, Briar is a strong, determined name for one who is set to leave a mark on this world.
6 // Fern. A traditional name that is still relatively unused, it’s simple yet earthy.
7 // Autumn. From the name of the season, Autumn is an earthy, nature-inspired name that has been popular since the ‘60s.
8 // Meadow. An ethereal name that denotes a magical, gentle soul.
9 // Nahla. With several origins: in Arabic it means ‘first drink of water’, in African it means ‘successful’, and in Sanskrit it means ‘stem’. Can also be spelt Nala.
10 // Aurora. Meaning ‘dawn’ in Latin, Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning.
1 // River. A fashionable nature-inspired name, River is a little boho, a little rock, and a little free spirit.
2 // Wilde. From the writer Oscar Wilde, this is a perfect name for any bambino destined for a little wildness.
3 // Xander. Meaning ‘defending men’ this is a newer shortened form of the traditional name Alexander. Can also be spelt as Zander.
4 // Leif. A recognisable Scandanavian name, Leif (pronounced Leaf), is growing in popularity amidst the boho mamas. And with good reason.
5 // Archer. Bowman, or archer, this is a name that denotes strength, courage and determination.
6 // Forest. Another nature-inspired name, perfect for deep-thinking, contemplative little ones.
7 // Ocean. Boho names are all about connecting the natural environment to the soul, and this one says it all. For those destined to surf.
8 // Phoenix. A beautiful, immortal bird, Phoenix is a magical name of strength and wonder.
9 // Reef. Another name perfect for those drawn to the water, this denotes something fragile yet wonderous.
10 // Bodhi. Meaning ‘enlightenment’ in Sanskrit, Bodhi has become hugely popular in recent years for its upbeat yet spiritual vibe.
1 // Rainn. Refreshingly simple, Rainn is perfect for both boys and girls, which makes us love it even more.
2 // Wren. A small bird, Wren also comes from the Welsh word for ‘ruler’.
3 // Story. A unique name that suggests a depth of character and independence. We love.
4 // Bryn. From the Welsh word for ‘hill’. Welsh names are growing in popularity for being unique and lyrical.
5 // Cyan. A vivid, bright colour, this name is a modern offering from the traditional colour names.
6 // Lyric. Also rising in popularity in recent years as a modern yet unusual name, this songlike name evokes creativity, poetry and music.
7 // Lark. The name of a type of songbird, Lark is a simple, yet free-spirited name, for a soul who cannot be caged.
8 // Cypress. From the cypress tree, this name is earthy, strong and perfectly neutral.
9 // Sparrow. A rising favourite gender-neutral name, Sparrow denotes a dainty yet chirpy free-spirit.
10 // Zephyr. From the Greek for ‘west wind’, Zephyr suggests a spirit bound for adventure and travel.