If you want a vintage baby name to transport you to the countryside, our list of cottagecore baby names has got you covered.
Looking for a baby name that would be right at home in a country garden? These cottagecore names might just be the perfect fit.
In this article 📝
- What is Cottagecore?
- What is a good cottagecore name?
- Cottagecore girl names
- Cottagecore boy names
- Cottagecore names from literature
- Gender-neutral cottagecore names
What is Cottagecore?
Cottagecore is vintage chic set in the countryside.
Think wild gardens overflowing with floral majesty, thatched houses with roses round the door, embroidered tablecloths, and lace curtains blowing in the summer breeze.
Like some other aesthetics trending on social media (coastal grandmother and prairiecore, for example), cottagecore is the opposite of grungy urban cool.
What is a good cottagecore name?
If you vibe with cottagecore, it might influence your wardrobe, home, and maybe even your little peanut’s future nursery.
But what about an aesthetic name to complete the picture?
Inspired by the nostalgia and nature that are cottagecore staples, these countryside names for girls and boys offer a world of choice.
Getting back to basics never sounded so good.
Cottagecore girl names
- Adeline: A name from the gardens of the French nobility.
- Autumn: The harvest season when many gardens are at their most beautiful.
- Daphne: A Greek name for the laurel plant. Daphne was a mythological nymph, connecting the name with forest brooks and streams.
- Eliza: Originally a shortened form of Elizabeth, this name has a timeless feel.
- Elsie: Another shortening of Elizabeth, Elsie originally sprung up in Scotland.
- Eloise: The second French girl’s name on this list. This one means ‘healthy.’
- Etta: This name means ‘ruler of the house,’ which seems perfect for a little someone who can make a house (or an old stone cottage) a home.
- Faye: ‘Fairy’ 🧚
- Flora: A Latin name meaning ‘flower.’
- Greta: ‘Pearl.’
- Hattie: A short and sweet form of Harriet. It means ‘home ruler.’
- Josephine / Josie: The feminine form of the Biblical name Joseph, meaning ‘God will increase.’
- Maisie / Maisy: A cottagecore-appropriate nickname for Margaret, this sweet name means ‘pearl.’
- Meadow: If your happy place is a field of wildflowers, this cottagecore girl’s name might be for you.
- Millie: Originally a shortening of Millicent or Mildred. It means ‘gentle strength.’
- Phillipa / Pippa: Meaning ‘lover of horses.’
- Posie: After a small bunch of flowers.
- Sadie: Related to Sarah, this name means ‘princess.’
- Silvia / Sylvia: From its Latin roots, it means ‘spirit of the forest.’
- Nell: Like Eleanor and Helen, Nell means ‘shining light.’
- Winnie / Winifred: ‘Friend of peace.’
- Wren: After the small brown songbird that would live in your dream cottage garden.
Flower names for cottagecore girls
Cottagecore is all about rampant flower beds, buildings hidden among trees, and wildflowers in vases in every room of the house.
Let’s lean into it with these delicate, timeless flower names:
Cottagecore boy names
These boys names capture an old-fashioned countryside feel that reminds us of the delicate, shabby chic cottagecore aesthetic:
- Ambrose: Meaning ‘immortal’.
- Amos: A Biblical name that means ‘carried by God’.
- Archer: An ancient surname that still feels relevant.
- Arden: After the forest in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
- Benjamin: There are plenty of ways to shorten this sweet name, but the full version also has a vintage country vibe.
- Cyrus: Meaning both ‘sun’ and ‘one who bestows care.’ Perfect for a future gardener.
- Eliot / Elliot: Related to the name Elijah.
- Eugene: A Greek name meaning ‘well-born.’
- Fletcher: Someone skilled in the craft of making arrows.
- Freddy: A sweet nickname for Frederick or Alfred.
- Gideon: A Hebrew name meaning ‘great destroyer.’
- Hale: Meaning ‘healthy and strong.’
- Jack: Keep things simple with this sweet name.
- Jeremiah: An old Hebrew name meaning ‘God is high.’
- Jeremy: Meaning ‘God will uplift.’
- Miles: An ancient Latin name that means ‘soldier.’
- Sawyer: This name was originally a surname given to woodcutters.
- Silas: A name related to the god of the forests, this is a masculine equivalent of Sylvia.
- Shepherd: ‘One who cares for sheep.’
- Thatcher: A name that echoes the straw-roofed cottages of rural England.
- Theodore / Teddy: This name has several meanings, from ‘brave’ to ‘God’s gift’ to ‘wealthy protector.’
- Wilder: Originally a surname meaning ‘untamed.’
- Winston: An Old English name that means ‘joyful stone.’
Tree names for cottagecore boys
We have a hunch that these cottagecore tree names might grow on you:
🌱 You can find lots more floral-themed boys’ names here: 40 Flower Baby Names for Boys With Meanings
Cottagecore names from literature
Cottagecore aficionados are often inspired by literature.
Whether it’s the illustrations in Beatrix Potter’s stories of Peter Rabbit and Jemimah Puddleduck, the gardens of J.R.R. Tolkein’s Hobbiton, or Miss Honey’s simple but idyllic cottage in Matilda.
Here are some names from literature that might suit your bookish baby:
- Anne: As in of Green Gables.
- Aurora: From Sleeping Beauty.
- Briony: From Atonement.
- Gabriel: After the dependable shepherd in Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd.
- Heidi: After Johanna Spyri’s novel.
- Helen: She wrote under Beatrix Potter, but her first name was actually Helen.
- Jane: After Austen, and synonymous with English gardens.
- Jennifer: After Matilda’s fiercely compassionate teacher in Roald Dahl’s famous book.
- Lucy: From The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. You might also consider Susan, Peter, or Edmund if this conjures up fond memories.
- Mary: After the main character in The Secret Garden.
- Sam: From The Lord of the Rings. Other Hobbit names to consider are Pippin and Rosie.
- Sophie: After the main character in Howl’s Moving Castle, a film whose artwork also influences the cottagecore aesthetic.
Gender-neutral cottagecore names
When you find a name that warms your heart and gives you a buzz when you say it out loud, it’s for you – regardless of whether it’s traditionally a boy’s or a girl’s name.
But here are some gender-neutral cottagecore names you might want to try out:
Mama, have fun with this. We wish you a name search as chilled as a countryside picnic.
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