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These ‘Fairycore’ Baby Names Have a Magical, Ethereal Feel

Folk tales dating all the way back to the Middle Ages are rich with lore of fairies: magical and enchanted creatures said to bring luck, protection — and often a bit of mischief. With such a fun and fascinating history, it’s no wonder that even modern culture is still obsessed with fairies. In fact — as with cottagecore and Barbiecore — fairies have even spawned their own aesthetic: fairycore. Think twinkly lights, gossamer wings, wildflower crowns, and hazy woodlands landscapes; pastel colors, tangling vines, a cozy forest cottage in a dreamlike setting.

This enchanting, mystical vibe can be carried over into baby names, too! Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most beautiful fairy-inspired baby names. Some are taken directly from fairies in folklore, others mean “fairy” or something equally magical, and some just fit the fairy aesthetic so perfectly we couldn’t leave them out. Prepare to be charmed and captivated!

Fairy-Inspired Baby Names With Elfin Meanings

Ailsa – means “elf victory”

Alva – Swedish for “elf”

Avery – means “rules the elves”

Aubrie – means “elf ruler”

Elida – means “winged”

Faye – since “fae” is an alternative name for fairies, this one fits right in

Feya – Bulgarian for “fairy”

Keijo – derived from the Finnish word for “elf” or “fairy”

Maurelle – meaning “dark and elfin”

Naida – means “a nymph”

Nerissa – means “sea nymph”

Nissa – means “friendly elf”

Pari – means “fairy” in Iranian/Persian (and Parisa means “like a fairy”)

Pixie – no explanation necessary on this one!

Tiana – means “fairy queen”

Yosei – Japanese for “fairy”

Zana – Romanian for “fairy”


Fairy-Inspired Baby Names That Just Fit the ‘Fairycore’ Vibe

Aaric – sounds like Eric, but with a fairy feel; means “rule with mercy”

Aisling – means “dream” or “vision”

Arion – means “melodic”

Arwyn – means “noble maiden” or “friend of the people”

Asteria – means “star”

Coralia – means “maiden”

Eulalie – means “sweetly spoken”

Fiona – means “fair”

Iara – means “small butterfly” or “lady of the water”

Melody – a musical name

Oona – means both “one” and “lamb”

Peregrine – means “traveler”; also the name of a type of bird, the peregrine falcon

Fairy-Inspired Baby Names That Come From Nature

Briony – a blooming vine used in folk medicine

Iolande – a Greek name meaning “violet flower”

Hyacinth – a flower name, meaning “purple”

Fern – the name of a woodsy plant, obviously, but it’s also giving FernGully vibes

Posy – means “small flower”

Fairy Names from Mythology, Literature, and Pop Culture

Áine – (pronounced ON-ya) the name of a goddess in Irish mythology also known as the Queen of the Fairies

Crysta – from FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Flora – one of the fairies from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

Navi – Link’s fairy guide from The Legend of Zelda franchise

Holly – from the Artemis Fowl novel series by Eoin Colfer

Oberon – the King of the Fairies in medieval literature; best known as a character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Whether you’re solidly immersed in living that fairycore life, or you just like the thought of infusing a bit of magic into your child’s chosen name, these fairy-inspired baby names will be the perfect pick for your pixie.

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