Liberty

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Gender: F Origin of Liberty: Word name Liberty's Popularity in 2015: #558

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

Pop Culture References for the name Liberty

Liberty Van Zandt, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," film, theme song and its main male character
Liberty Bell, character in film "Juno"
Liberty Washington--character in "My Name is Earl"
"Chasing Liberty"--2004 romantic comedy
Liberty University, Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Statue of Liberty in Manhattan, New York ("Liberty Enlightening the World")
Liberty means freedom, free choice, from the Latin libertas "freedom, a free man," which became Liberte in Old French, and eventually liberty in English.

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