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Gender: F Origin of Liberty: Word name Liberty's Popularity in 2014: #566

Less common than other virtue names, Liberty is nonetheless a name with a long American heritage.

Liberty is seeing a level of popularity not seen since the end of the First World War, but its heyday was probably the mid-19th Century when it became popular in the aftermath of the US Civil War, particularly among African-American freedmen.

Liberty was also popular following the American War of Independence and even among some Puritan colonies.

Some quirky parents may have considered using this name in the wake of the successful film JunoJuno’s younger sister is called Liberty-Bell.

Famous People Named Liberty

Liberty Ross, English model
Liberty Wilson, sister of Australian actress Rebel Wilson
Liberty Kate Osborne (b. 2003), daughter of English MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and author Frances Osborne

Liberty isn't just a word name... it has a meaning too.. - Liberty comes directly from the English vocabulary word 'liberty' meaning freedom, free choice. The word came from the Latin libertas "freedom, a free man," which became Liberte in Old French, and eventually liberty in English. (just thought i'd add it seeing as its not just a word name )

Pop Culture References for the Name Liberty

Liberty Van Zandt, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Liberty University, Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Statue of Liberty in Manhattan, New York ("Liberty Enlightening the World")
Gene Pitney's song "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance"
John Ford's movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
Liberty Bell (The younger sister of the protagonist of the movie "Juno")
"Chasing Liberty"--2004 romantic comedy
Liberty Washington--character in "My Name is Earl" (half-sister to Joy)

Lib, Libbey, Libbie, Liberti, Libertie

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