Aesthetic Names: Beautiful and Bohemian

If you're still searching for inspired baby names that are beautiful and bohemian with artful refinement, then this collection of aesthetic girl and boy names is for you. I prefer uncommon names or evocative names that carry a positive connotation or evoke a positive feeling. I also love lyrical, artistic, botanical, mythical, romantic, vintage, hipster, and heartwarming names. - Created by OceanSunrise

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  • Alaska

    Reminds me of freedom, the great outdoors, freshness, the wilderness...

  • Alice

    A classic & enchanting name...

  • Angelina

    A beautiful name...forever associated with "ballerina" :) I also love Angelique.

  • Antiquity

    I love it. An acquired taste...

  • Aquitaine

    A beautiful French provence.

  • Aria

    A feminine word name for music lovers.

  • Arwen

    A Tolkien inspired name of the half - Elven Princess played by Liv Tyler in the LOTR movie trilogy.

  • Aspen

    Evokes images of breathtaking snow-capped mountains & tall trees.

  • Auberon

    Reminds me of a jewel & Oberon. It means bear...

  • Autumn

    A golden/ seasonal word name. Classic yet unique.

  • Avery

    A charming & sassy word name with bird/ nature associations.

  • Angelus

    Means Angel or Angelic in Latin.

  • Aquamarine

    A nature word name for the tropical island lover. Also a precious gemstone.

  • Astronomy

    A strong word name. Acquired taste...

  • Auxerre

    A place in France that I think works as a great boy's name: i.e. it sounds masculine and quintessentially French.

  • Avonlea

    Yes, I love Anne of Green Gables!

  • Bathsheba

    An archaic and exotic name. It's also a Biblical name. I adore it!! I love the combination Bathsheba Richenza or Richenza Bathsheba inspired by VespertineRose's post.

  • Bear

    Alicia Silverstone named her son this's simply gorgeous! Just like her :)

  • Bellatrix

    Love the name, but wish it wasn't a cruel Harry Potter character...otherwise, this would be a grand contender for my baby's name if she is a girl.

  • Branwyn

    A beautiful name mentioned in Arthurian Romances. Also featured in archaic Welsh tales. Interchanged with the name Branwen. It means white-breasted in Welsh.

  • Bronte

    A strong, iconic yet appealing name that references the Bronte sisters. It is a name that captures/ balances a wild spirit with culture. It continues to enthrall...

  • Brunhilda

    A great, strong, old world, viking name...

  • Bardyllis

    An ancient warrior/ the aesthetics of the name...and the endearing nn possibility Bard (poet/ singer etc).

  • Beltaine

    Magical - a guilty pleasure name...a spring pagan/ pre-Christian Celtic festival...

  • Beltania

    A feminine version of Beltaine....

  • Binx

    Another cute name...

  • Bleu Belle

    Has a sweet & charming ring to it....looks pretty too.

  • Cara

    Classic & classy.

  • Catrine

    A cool, sleek & sophisticated name. A fun nickname potential could be "Cat". Great for a family of cat lovers...

  • Celeste

    A heavenly name.

  • Chantilly

    A word name that makes charming reference to French Chantilly lace.

  • Charlett

    A variant of Charlotte. I prefer the Charlett version.

  • Charlotte

    A popular vintage name.

  • Christabel

    A beautiful Christian themed & inspired name.

  • Christian

    A timeless & classic name. A beautiful name that is a longstanding favorite. A name that honors being a follower of Jesus.

  • Claudine

    St Claudine is the patroness of female authors. She was born in Lyons, France. A classic sounding name.

  • Coral

    A beautiful nature inspired name.

  • Cyan

    A modern alternative to Scarlett, Violet, Rose, Lavender etc.

  • Chartreuse

    French word for green.

  • Chesterton

    Stuffy & lovable...

  • Chivalry

    Inspiring first or middle name that captures the romance & heart of the middle ages. Great way to affirm chivalric virtues for a son.

  • Citrine

    A semi-precious gem stone. It sounds very fresh & feminine.

  • Countessa

    Grandiose, fanciful & mischevious.

  • Cyrene

    A strong female figure from classical Greece mythology. Her name means "Sovereign Queen". She was a Nymph.

  • Delphine

    Capturing the wonder & enchantment of mythology & ancient Greece, this beautiful French name references the 'Oracle of Delphi' ( i.e. the priestess of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi).

  • Demelza

    An uncommon name with Cornish etymology. It has an exotic & feminine quality. Beautiful ...

  • Daintree

    Iconic nature name. Inspired by Australia's ancient Daintree Rainforest.

  • Denmark

    A country word name with a Bohemian feel.

  • Eglantine

    Vintage & gorgeous...

  • Elizabella

    A new twist on traditional names Eliza / Elizabeth/ Bella.

  • Elowen

    A gorgeous name with botanical etymolgy (i.e. the Elm tree). I think it's either Cornish or Welsh.

  • Elysia

    A variant of Elyseum. Pretty.

  • Emerald

    A very pretty vintage name. Evocative of the glamorous 20s & 50s. Super chic....

  • Evan

    Elegant & sophisticated with no 'chinz' (i.e. no floral tizz factor or bilious fuss factor) this name for a girl. And I love the name Evan Robert York for a girl.

  • Evangelica

    Another version of Evangeline, only more angelic in word association. Even more reminscent of the herb angelica.

  • Evangeline

    A beautiful name that means "bearer of good news". It also reminds one of the original Evangelists recounted in the Bible. A lovely Christian name.

  • Eve

    Sleek, simple & eternal. I really love this would make an alluring first name.

  • Evening

    A unique and romantic word name. Evan could be its nn.

  • Elyseum

    Another name for Arcadia or Paradise.

  • Evandale

    Sounds a bit preppy yet earthy...

  • Evensong

    Sacred prayer...lovely.

  • Evenstar

    From LOTR...another name for Arwen. Pretty as a middle.

  • Eventide

    Another sacred time/ space for prayer...great middle...

  • Evergreen

    A breath of fresh air...

  • Eärendil

    Eärendil, the (Tolkien-LOTR) mariner, has etymological roots in medieval Anglo-Saxon/ Norse/ German literature and legend. The orginal seafarer was called Éarendel. However, I like the LOTR version because it alludes to the Silmaril - the mysterious shining light captured in the Star of Eärendil.

  • Faith

    An inspirational & traditional name. Great for a middle name.

  • Feather

    Quirky & sweet.

  • Ferelith

    Gaelic for "True Sovereignty" or "True Princess". Authentic Gaelic spelling is Forbhlaith. Stunning! I also like the revamped spelling of Fairylithe/ Fairalith/ Fairelith.

  • Forever

    A highly romantic word name.

  • Faerie

    A whimiscal name found on a name list from the 1800s

  • Faerydae

    A pretty mediaeval name...meaning gift of the Fairies

  • Fairlight

    Love this as a middle name.

  • Fairylight

    This would make an enchanting, whimsical middle name for a girl :)

  • Fairylithe

    My own rendition of Ferelith.

  • Fjord

    Scandinavian nature inspired name.

  • Frangipani

    An uncommon flower name. Great name for summer or beach lovers.

  • Galilee

    Another powerful Christian name.

  • Gardenia

    A very pretty & elegant name for the botany ethusiast & flower name lover.

  • Godiva

    A strong medieval name (note - Latin version of the Anglo-Saxon/ Old English "Godgifu" or "Godgyfu" original). Evocative of Lady Godiva. A medieval champion of justice & muse to many artists through the last 1000 years. I love this name & history/ legend.

  • Hazel

    A warm & pretty botanical name.

  • Hermione

    A gorgeous name popularized by the Harry Potter series.

  • Hero

    Figure in classical Greek poetry. One of my all time fave girl's name....

  • Hope

    A lovely first name.

  • Hazelbrook

    This name feels inviting, cozy and warm. I like it as a middle name.

  • Hibiscus

    A gorgeous tropical flower. Evocative of a tropical island paradise.

  • Holyday

    Great name for babes born on a religious holiday.

  • India

    This has a quintessential bohemian appeal.

  • Isabeau

    A pretty French name.

  • Isis

    A goddess name.

  • Ivy

    Sassy & fresh...

  • Jasper

    A semi-precious stone & a very lovely name.

  • Joshua

    A strong & timeless Biblical name. One of my favorite biblical names for a boy.

  • Kara

    A Valkyrja - meaning "the Stormy One".

  • Kingsley

    A hip & dainty girl's name.

  • Kitten

    Cute, fun, frivolous.

  • Lavender

    Lovely traditional Victorian flower/ herb name.

  • Leopold

    Chic, charming & historic.

  • Liberty

    An inspiring philosophy & name.

  • Luna

    The moon...very dreamy....also a goddess name.

  • Lyon

    A beautiful French city.

  • Laudes

    Morning prayer time. A very pretty & uplifting name.

  • Laudine

    Laud is the latin word for "praise". In the middle ages, laudes was the term for morning prayer time. Furthermore, in the 12th-century French Arthurian Romance "Yvain" (or "The Knight with the Lion") by Chrétien de Troyes, Laudine was the name of a mystical and powerful noblewoman, otherwise known as "The Lady of the Fountain". She is also known as Lyonesse.

  • Leotine

    Sounds wonderfully archaic and heroic.

  • Lucius Artorius

    Possibly the real name of lendendary King Arthur (i.e. Lucius Artorius Castas).

  • Lux

    A dazzling & uncommon Latin word name for light.

  • Luxor

    Exotic Egyptian/ Egyptology inspired city word name.

  • Magnolia

    Pretty botanical name with the endearing nn potential of "Maggie".

  • Marigold

    A botanical name that captures a happy summer's afternoon in the garden filled with golden flowers & golden sunshine.

  • Melanie

    A French name and also a courageous & noble character in 'Gone with the Wind'. It means sweet. However, some also believe it means dark. I love the sound of the prettiest girl's names!

  • Merry

    A whimsical name with a pleasant sound...

  • Mimosa

    A fragrant tropical flower & star in the Southern Cross constellation.

  • Morgana

    A guilty pleasure name...another name of Igraine - King Arthur's mysticaland mantic half-sister....

  • Muse

    A name for a parent with a poetic/ artistic soul.

  • Maebry

    A sweet name that conjures springtime, mayflowers & berries...

  • Magnethia

    Love this! Made it up (as far as I know)...A mish/mash of Magnolia/ Magnus/ Magna/ Agnetha/ Agnes/Thia/ Thais/ Gardeniaia.

  • Mayfair

    A medieval fair held during springtime...

  • Merrivale

    Merri = Merry/ Mary/ Sea etc & Vale = Valor/ Valiant

  • Merrow

    Irish name for mermaid...

  • Minx


  • Nazareth

    A powerfully evocative Christian name.

  • Niven

    Made famous by the actor but not a well-known name. It has a classic sound. It also means "little saint" and has a Scottish etymology.

  • Nightingale

    Lyrical middle name...also references Florence Nightingale...

  • Oceane

    Pronounced the French way, it exudes romance & classic French gorgeousness....little wonder it's popular in France & Canada!

  • Odette

    The 'good Swan' of Swan Lake.

  • Olivine

    A vintage name with a fresh appeal.

  • Oriana

    Too fluffy as a first name for my tastes...but gorgeous as a middle with a unisex first name i.e. Alaska Oriana etc.

  • Oskar

    Another version of the hip vintage name Oscar.

  • Odette Leda Snow

    What a pretty combination of names! Delicate and evocative of winter.

  • Olivia Violet

    Traditional yet fresh...

  • Ostara

    The goddess of spring.

  • Pandora

    An intriguing classical name that evokes a vintage charm & mystery. Uber cool yet "bookish" too...

  • Paris

    Can't think of a timeless/ classic name that everyone agrees is gorgeous? Try Paris. Universal appeal.

  • Perpetua

    A lovely, heroic, early Christian martyr's name...

  • Plum

    Charming homespun middle name.

  • Pomeline

    French for apple. A lovely middle name.

  • Primrose

    A lovely Victorian middle name.

  • Pear

    A yummy, pretty, botanical/ nature inspired middle name for a girl...

  • Persimmon


  • Rain

    A lovely & evocative nature name.

  • Rhonwen

    A pretty Welsh name.

  • Rose

    Classic & timeless beauty.

  • Ruby

    Pretty gemstone...and timeless name.

  • Richenza

    A gorgeously sumptuous, archaic & rare name. It has an Icelandic etymology (i.e. Rikissa/ Rixa) meaning wealthy.

  • Robert

    Great girl's name. Sophicated & smart.

  • Ruby Skye

    Two word names that sound great together. Has a hippy-beachy vibe.

  • Saffron

    An evocative word name. A spice and a color - it's an exotic name with a hint of mystery/ enchantment. Very boho.

  • Saga

    Derived from Scandinavian folklore / archaic viking literature.

  • Sage

    Meaning wise or learned, also the herb sage.

  • Sapphire

    I like this precious gemstone word name as a middle name i.e. India Sapphire.

  • Scarlett

    Strong & evocative on many levels...

  • Scotland

    Sublime word name. It's chic, charming & hip.

  • Skye

    A bit trendy but very fresh. Nice nature and heritage name (i.e. Isle of Skye).

  • Snow

    Delicate & beautiful...

  • Spruce

    Another nature name. Evokes imagery of a strong tall tree.

  • Starling

    A bird - great middle option!

  • Summer

    A classic pretty name.

  • Symphony

    For the classicial music lover.

  • Seablue

    Another evocative maritime middle name...

  • Seabrooke

    A possibility for the ocean lover.

  • Seagrass

    I love this as a middle name i.e. Oceane Seagrass Pearl or Ivy Seagrass Oceane etc.

  • Seagreen

    Evocative maritime middle name...

  • Shepardess

    Sounds wonderfully warm & this name :)

  • Sky Violet

    A cool hippy-dippy name that sounds "current" too.

  • Sovereign

    A strong name embedded with many positive, chivalric ideals.

  • Symphonia

    For the lover of orchestral music.

  • Texas

    Strong & masculine.

  • Titania

    Queen of the Fairies in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. A lovely, imaginative namesake....

  • Tearose

    A dainty name. Would make a charming middle name.

  • Thistle

    Perhaps, a middle name? Nature inspired. In heraldry, it has the symbolic meaning of "Noble of Spirit".

  • Troubadour

    A whimsical word name of the French travelling poet & muscian. An iconic figure in mediaeval court romances & classic tales.

  • Tuscany

    A beautiful word name depicting the dreamy Italian provence.

  • Ulysses

    The Ulysses Butterfly; Latin version of ancient Greek Hero (Odysseus).

  • Ulixes

    Another Latin version of Odysseus.

  • Ulyssia

    The female/ feminine version of Ulysses.

  • Utopia

    Futuristic sounding & evocative. Slightly hippy-dippy too...

  • Vesper

    A poetic word name meaning evening prayer.

  • Victoria

    I adore all things Victorian (and Edwardian too). This name is pretty as a first or a middle name i.e. Victoria Ruby or Rose Victoria.

  • Violette

    French version of pretty Victorian name Violet.

  • Viridis

    Evokes the colour of green. Great for a nature lover.

  • Valhala

    A mythic Scandinavian paradise for the heroic fallen.

  • Valkyrja

    A native name of the mythic Valkyrie.

  • Varro

    An ancient Roman librarian/ scribe. Great sound & look...

  • Violetta

    Italian version of pretty Victorian name Violet.

  • Vivaldi

    A delightfully fanciful name in honor of the brilliant Venetian composer.

  • Winter

    A name that envelopes the senses with all the beauty, splendor & romance of winter time.

  • Wynter

    A variant spelling of Winter. I find it very appealing. Especially in the following combinations: Wynter Hazel & Wynter Rose.

  • Wintergreen

    A unique nature word name.

  • Woodland

    Would make a nice middle (word) name for a girl.

  • Wyntreaux

    Rustic, archaic, French inspired version of Winter Rose.

  • York

    Love this for a middle name.

  • Zara

    A regal name. Meaning dawn, heavenly light, stars or a beautiful flower. Also a Biblical name. A timeless beauty.

  • Zenovia

    The latin version of the ancient Syrian warrior queen Zenobia.

  • Zanzibar

    A great destination name...