The term bohemian has been pretty played out nowadays. The word has been assigned to celebrities who are eccentric and love to do things their own way. People who truly value love, connections and the earth’s wellbeing are seen as today’s bohemians, according to Nicholson. There are various parents who like the style of bohemian baby boy names, which go very well with the characteristics the word represents. Here are our top picks for the best 22 boho baby names ideas for your artsy baby boy, including their meanings.
We have to admit, this list really goes all over the place. But that’s also quite the point we’re making with a list like this. After all, to be bohemian is to be eccentric. The boho baby boy names listed below perfectly reflect that idea.
Alchemists are ancient figures who tried to turn metals into silver and gold. They didn’t have much to work with in the ancient Middle East, but they tried to make the most out of it. A message some of us truly live by, even in this day and age.
The name Ansel dates far, far back. However, in some circles it is still popular today. We think it’s a very original name and we actually love it. For this reason, it is included in our list of boho baby names for your artsy baby boy.
Asher means “happy” and “blessed” in Hebrew and we think that’s just a wonderful meaning for your boho baby boy’s name.
August originates from the latin name Augustus, which means “great and magnificent”. Therefore, we see it as a great pick for a boho baby boy name. There are also other month names that work very well as first names. I personally love the names ‘April’ and ‘November’ very much too.
Bear is an animal name that works very well as a boho baby boy name too. The nature theme of the name naturally works well for bohemian parents, who often place value on the environment of the earth. Besides, Bear is just so cute and while it’s not one of the more popular names in the US yet, it is slowly gaining in popularity.
The speedy kid from the Incredibles series is named Dash, however it’s not a very popular name. Your boy was the fastest out of all those sperm cells, so he really is entitled to a name like this.
It really doesn’t get much more earthy than the name Forest. However, we truly adore the name as a first name for your baby boy.
The name itself quite says it all. This baby name will set your boy up for a life full of adventures.
Who wouldn’t want to be named after one of the most bad-ass actors around? Keanu also has a beautiful meaning behind it in Hawaiian, as it means “cool breeze over the mountains”.
Leif is a very traditional name, which means “descendant” in an ancient Scandinavian language. Bohemian parents tend to like this name because it seems like a different spelling of the word ‘leaf’, which is of course nature-themed.
The last but not the least, Mars. While bohemian parents tend to go for earthy names for their boho baby boy, we also think it’s interesting to look to outer space. Now, we don’t want to get you onto crazy ideas (like Elon Musk, who famously named his child X Æ A-12). But we think naming your artsy baby boy after something far away in the universe has something truly beautiful to it.
If Milo seems like a cool name, but it’s quite not right, consider Miles! This name brings to mind Miles Davis, the jazz icon. While it would be difficult to replicate his coolness, his smooth name should definitely be considered. Besides, it has a deeper meaning, as in the miles your boho baby boy will travel in his life.
Milo has a German background and translates to “soldier” and “merciful.” And even though its meaning isn’t super cute, the sound of the name matches the bohemian vibe very well.
Nile is often pronounced as Niall, but this version has more of an earthy feel to it. The Nile river in Egypt is of course one of the most written about rivers in ancient tales. The word Nile comes from Greek language and means “champion”.
Nirvana means ‘peaceful’ and ‘heaven’. It also happens to be the band name of one of the harder Grunge bands of the 80s and 90s. Both the meaning of the word and the band’s aesthetic stand for artistic freedom. For this reason, we felt that it would fit perfectly on our list of boho baby names ideas for your artsy baby boy.
Another geographical name that works so well for bohemian parents. This one is applicable for both boys and girls and the aesthetic and deeper meaning of this name is just wonderful. Ocean is also featured in our list of 60 Unique Baby Girl Names For Creative Moms, which I recommend you check out if you’re looking to get inspired for girl names too!
We adore this name for its adventurous nature. Quest is a boho baby boy name with layers of meaning and we love it.
Rebel is just an ultra-cool name as it represents something so much more. Naming your child rebel is making a statement and I think it’s truly a cool and unique name for your boho baby boy to grow up with.
Remy is French of origin and can be a unisex baby name. The name currently is not that popular in the US, but that might just be a good thing. The name’s meaning is “oarsman”.
For your future wild boho boy, Wilder really sets the tone amazingly. Wilder is a popular English surname, but it is getting increasingly popular among bohemian parents.
Wolf is one of the few animal names that really appeal to bohemian parents too. If you think about it, there aren’t many animal names that quite work for baby names too. But Wolf does! This one also originates in Germany, as it’s short for Wolfgang. Meaning, “the traveling wolf”. Now if that isn’t cool, I don’t know what is.
Ziggy actually sounds very hip, but really originates from the German Seugfried. If I had to choose between the two, I’d know for sure I’d go with Ziggy. But hey, that’s just my opinion. It is notable that Seugrfied originally means “victorious peace”, which we think is pretty cool and also relates to the boho theme.
We hope we were able to inspire you in finding a unique baby name for the baby boy you’re expecting. If you’re not really a fan of the boho baby names ideas for your artsy baby boy, then you should check out our list of 1000 Popular Baby Names For Boys or our Baby Names Ideas From 6 Different Cultures list!