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30 Baby Names For Mom's Future Free Spirit

Choosing the right name can be a difficult task for many couples; agreeing on the name of our child without a doubt can be something that takes time and research. And although there are couples who know what name they want for their child even before they start trying to get pregnant, the reality is that most future parents start searching for a name after knowing that they are expecting. In general, couples usually look for different sources of inspiration, such as names of actors, characters from iconic movies or books, names inspired by music, or even names that represent an emotion or that are associated with a particular time of the history.

Many parents often find inspiration in specific eras like the 60s, where people were waving the freedom flag and advocating for respect and love. In fact, it was in the 60s that the expression "make love, not war" became popular in the American culture. One of the many things that this movement left us with, in addition to raising awareness about the importance of respect, was an unforgettable legacy full of unique and free-spirited names that are still catching everyone's attention. Here are 30 baby names for mom's future free spirit that everyone in the family will love.

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30 Anais

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Anais is a baby girl name that comes from Galicia but it also has Hebrew and Latin roots. This name is usually heard among women but it can be used as a masculine given name as well. The name means " graceful" or "grace" and it's quite popular in Spanish-speaking countries, what it means that it could be a nice option if the parents come from English-speaking countries because it wouldn't be so common.

So, why Anais? Well, it's a lovely name for a little girl. It's different but not too complicated to learn and remember, besides it combines perfectly with English-speaking surnames. The name is currently ranked in the position 782 in the popularity charts.

29 Arlo

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Arlo is a masculine name that has diverse origins such as English, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and American. According to Behind the Name, its meaning is uncertain. Even though some experts in language and names believe that It was inspired by the fictional place name Arlo Hill from the poem 'The Faerie Queene' from 1590 by Edmund Spenser. The writer probably got Arlo by altering the real Irish place name Aherlow, which is Gaelic meaning "between two highlands". Meanwhile, in Latin, the name means "strong" and " manly."

Arlo could be the best option as a given name or middle name for a baby boy due to its simplicity and charm. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 668 in the popularity charts.

28 Bodhi

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Bodhi is a baby boy that has Indian roots. According to Behind the Name, Bodhi is the Pāli and Sanskrit word for the "awakened" or "knowing" consciousness of a fully liberated yogi, what according to experts is translated into English as "enlightenment". Bodhi It is an abstract noun formed from the verbal root budh to awake.

If parents to enjoy thinking outside the box, maybe Bodhi is what they are looking for. Parents can guarantee that they will not find another Bodhi among the names of their friends' children due to its rare to hear in the English-speaking world as a given name. The name is currently ranked in the position number 668 in the popularity charts.

27 Bear

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Bear is a name that is commonly associated with boys, but it can also be used for girls. This given name comes from the Middle English beare, while some experts also believe that it comes from Old High German bero, from the Germanic beran which means "the brown one."

Bear could work perfectly as a given name or middle name. This is a strong name that it's easy to combine with diverse surnames around the globe, and among its other qualities,s we can highlight that's easy to learn, write, spell, and pronounce. It's right pronunciation in English is BER. Currentl,y the name is ranked in the position number 456.

26 Clover

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Clover is a feminine name that comes from English and Anglo-Saxon roots. This given name comes from the English word for the wildflower, ultimately deriving from Old English clafre. Its right pronunciation in English is KLO-vər.

Clover is one of those names that come along with certain magic and charismatic personality. Usually, girls who bear this name are very social and enjoy being surrounded by people. This name is easy to write, spell, and remember, besides it combines quite well with diverse surnames in the English-speaking world. Clover is currently ranked in the position number 816 in the popularity charts, what it means that is not that common to hear among girls today.

25 Cat

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Cat is a feminine and masculine given name that can be used for both sexes as well. This name has Irish and English roots, the name is usually used as a short form or nickname for women who bear the name Catherine, but it also refers to the animal. While in Irish this name means "pure." Its right pronunciation in English is KAT.

What's beautiful about this name is its simplicity, Cat is short, easy to learn, write, and spell. Simplicity tends to works better than complex names because it will be always easier to remember a short name. Cat is currently ranked in the position number 6.976 in the popularity charts.

24 Fern

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Fern is a baby girl name that has diverse roots such as American, Greek, English, and Spanish. This name refers to a green plant that loves the shade, ultimately from Old English fearn. It has been used as a given name since the late 19th century, while in Spanish is a short form of the name Fernanda. Its right pronunciation in English is FURN, and it's more common to hear in Spanish-speaking countries, the United States, and England and Wales.

This is a lovely given name for a little princess, its elegant, classic, and unique. Currently is ranked in the position number 1.737 in the popularity charts.

23 Feather

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Feather is one of those names that originally was an English surname but that over the years it began to be used as a given name. This name comes from Old English feðer "feather", and back in the days it was used as a nickname for someone who was "as light as a feather." It has been occasionally found as a given name since the 1700s and can be used as a girls or boys name as well.

Feather is quite a poetic given name. It's impossible to think about something negative when you hear it, that's why this could be the perfect name for that little joy who's about to come to her parent's life. Feather is currently ranked in the position number 14.907 in the popularity charts.

22 Holden

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Holden is a given name that comes from a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "deep valley" in Old English. And as a curious fact, we can highlight that this is the name of the main character in J. D. Salinger's novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' from 1951, Holden Caufield. The name means "Gracious" and has Teutonic, American, and English roots, but it's more common to hear in the United States.

Holden is a strong name that comes along with a charming personality. Its right pronunciation in English is HOL-dən, and the name is currently ranked in the position number 185 in the popularity charts.

21 India

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India is a feminine name that has English, Biblical, and American roots. Even though it's more common to hear it as a girls name sometimes we can find it as a masculine one. This name comes from the name of the country, which is itself derived from the name of the Indus River. The river's name is ultimately from Sanskrit (Sindhu) which means "body of trembling water" or river". While in the Bible the name means "praise" and "law."

Its right pronunciation in English is IN-dee-ə, and it's more common to hear in countries such as the United States, Spain, and England and Wales. Currently is ranked in the position number 1.002 in the popularity charts.

20 Juno

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Juno is a girls name that has Roman Mythology, Irish, and Latin. In Roman mythology, Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. She was the protectress of marriage and women, and was also the goddess of finance, while in Irish the name means "lamb" or "together."

The name was quite popular in 2008 and 2009 after the movie "Juno" was released. The role of Juno was portrayed by Ellen Page and tells the story of a teenage girl who becomes pregnant, and how she chooses to give in adoption her child to a failed rock star and his wife. The name is currently ranked in the position number 1.516 in the popularity charts.

19 Juniper

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Juniper is a feminine name that has Latin and English roots. This name comes from the English word for the type of tree, which experts believe is derived from Latin iuniperus.

When you hear this lovely name for the first time it's impossible not to feel curious about the person who bears the name. This name is different but not too complex, easy to remember, write and spell. Finally, this given name is usually more common to hear in countries such as Canada and the United States. Its right pronunciation in English is JOON-ə-pər, and it's currently ranked in the position number 208 in the popularity charts.

18 Karma

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Karma is a name that can be used for both sexes as well. This name has Sanskrit and Indian roots. In Indian, this name means "destiny", while in Sanskrit it refers to the Buddhist and Hindu concept of the inevitable effect of one's life actions.

Karma is one of those strong names that are unforgettable ideal for a princess that will rule the world at some point in her life through her professional career. Most of the women who bear this name have a strong personality and tend to be competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. Karma is currently ranked in the position number 782 in the popularity charts.

17 Lavender

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Lavender is a feminine name that comes from the English word for the aromatic flower or the pale purple color. This name is usually related to girls names such as Violet and Lilac, and it's more common to hear in countries such as Canada, and the United States.

What parents love about names inspired by flowers and nature is that they tend to be very classic, and elegant. Many parents are often worried about finding something original but at the same time delicate, and Lavender could suit all the expectations in that regard. This given name is currently ranked in the position number 2.072 in the popularity charts.

16 Light

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Light is one of those words that in some point it began to be used as a given name. So, this means that it can be used for both sexes as well. Light comes from the English word which means "the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible". This name is more common to hear in countries like the United States and Canada.

If Light sounds like something too wild for the expecting parents, they can use the name as a middle name and add that touch of originality they are looking for their little princess or prince. Finally, this name is currently ranked in the position number 6.385 in the popularity charts.

15 Moon

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Moon is another word from the English vocabulary that it began to be used as a given name, which means that it suits perfectly for boys or girls. Moreover, this name also has Dutch roots, and for them, Moon is usually the short form of names like Monica and Simone, while for Koreans this name means "letters."

Moon is a name that works perfect as given name and middle name, so it depends on what kind of combination do parents want to make with the surname of their child. Moon's right pronunciation in English is MOON or MUWN, and currently, this name is ranked in the position number 4.475 in the popularity charts.

14 Mystic

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Mystic is a name that can be used for boys and girls as well. The name comes from the English word which refers to a person who practices mysticism or is involved in mystical or occult studies. It also derived from the Greek word mystikos, which means "connected with the mysteries, secret, mystic." But for the X-Men world fans, this name will sound kind of familiar and this is because it's a variation of the name Mystique, a fictional character who's mentioned in the Marvel Comics

Mystic is an interesting name for a baby girl, it's different, unique, charm and each of its letters come along with that vibe of mystery and intrigue. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 13.318 in the popularity charts.

13 Nirvana

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Nirvana is a name that has Sanskrit, Persian, and Hindu roots. This name can be given to girls or boys, and according to Behind the Name, in ancient Persian, Nirvana means the state of absolute consciousness or pure spirit. The name gained more popularity in the 90s thanks to the American rock band Nirvana.

If parents-to-be were fans of the band, Nirvana could be an interesting option as a baby name. It has a beautiful meaning, and also its associated with a band that offered a new perspective to the music industry. This name is currently ranked in the position number 19.084 in the popularity charts.

12 Ocean

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Ocean is another word from the English vocabulary that it began to be used as a given name at some point. The good thing when a word a common word becomes a given name is that it can be used for boys and girls as well, but it's more common to find it as a masculine name. Moreover, the word Ocean It is also derived from Greek Okeanos, the name of the body of water thought to surround the Earth.

Ocean is a charming name to choose. It's easy to remember, write and spell, besides combines quite well with diverse surnames and middle names. Ocean is currently ranked in the position number 1.040 in the popularity charts.

11 Ode

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Ode is a masculine name that has Egyptian roots. This name is the Medieval English form of the name Odo or Otto, while in Egyptian it refers to someone who comes from the road. This name can be also found as a girls name since it is more common to use "masculine" names for baby girls.

Ode is one of those names that draws your attention. It comes along with a certain vibe of intrigue, and the fact that's short makes it a great option for parents who love the simplicity but at the same time are trying to be clever and original. Ode is currently ranked in the position number 12.518 in the popularity charts.

10 Phoenix

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Phoenix is a given name that can be used for both sexes. This name comes from the name of a beautiful immortal bird which its mentioned in Egyptian and Greek mythology. According to the stories this bird after living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. The name of the bird was derived from Greek phoinix meaning "dark red".

Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona, and in the Marvel universe, there is one fictional character that bear this name, Jean Grey-Summers, that sometimes is mentioned as Phoenix. This name is currently ranked in the position number 456 in the popularity charts.

9 Promise

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Promise is the proof that nowadays many parents seek for words of everyday use that could offer that essence of originality to name their children. Promise is another word that comes from the English vocabulary and it began to be used as a given name. The word means "a declaration that something will or will not be done," and according to experts of the language and names, Promise also comes from the Latin promittere, which means "to send forth."

Promise could be the right choice for parents who seek something subtle and unique. This girls name it's easy to combine with diverse middle names, and surnames, besides it has a beautiful meaning that is impregnated with hope and positive energies. The name is currently ranked in the position number 724 in the popularity charts.

8 Rainbow

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Another name that can be used for girls and girls. Rainbow comes from the English word that refers to the arc of multicoloured light that can appear in a misty sky. And even though it can be used as a given name for both sexes is more common to hear it as a feminine name. It's right pronunciation in English is RAYN-bo.

So, what better way to describe what it means to have a child than with a rainbow? That's why this name has gained popularity in the last decades, especially because it works perfect as a middle name or first name. Rainbow is currently ranked in the position number 190 in the popularity charts.

7 River

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River is one of those name that suits both sexes, so it will sound melodious whether it is used by a girl or a boy. This name comes from the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. According to language experts, this word derived from the Latin ripa "riverbank". River is quite a popular name in countries like the United States and England and Wales, but it's more common to hear as a masculine name.

Among its other qualities, we can highlight that it's easy to combine with diverse names, and works really well even as a middle name. River is currently ranked in the position number 230 in the popularity charts.

6 Saffron

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Saffron is one of those names that are rare to hear nowadays but that catch our attention right away. This feminine name comes from the English word which refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived from the Arabic za'faran, and experts believe that has Persian roots, so the name will mean "gold leaves".

Saffron is the ideal name for parents who love to think outside the box and are looking for something unique. This name also offers an interesting background, so parents can explain where it comes from the name and what's means. Saffron is currently ranked in the position number 4.149 in the popularity charts.

5 Sierra

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Sierra is a feminine name that has American and Irish roots. This name refers to the "mountain range" in Spanish, specifically to a mountain range with jagged peaks. But it's also believed that the name is the feminine version of Ciaran. Its right pronunciation in English is see-ER-ə, and it's quite popular in countries like Canada and the United States.

Sierra is one of those powerful name that inspires people. Usually, women who carry this name are clever, independent and pursue their dreams no matter what. They also tend to have a noble heart. Sierra is currently ranked in the position number 332 in the popularity charts.

4 True

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True is a name that can be used for girls or boys. This name comes from the English word "true" which means " loyal, faithful; genuine; legitimate; accurate". According to Behind the Name True was first used as a virtue name by the Puritans, mainly as a feminine name back then. The name had almost died out by the end of the 1800s, but was revived in the last years of the 20th century.

It gained popularity again after the tv star Khloe Kardashian and her partner Tristan Thompson, welcomed last year their first child together, a beautiful baby girl whom they decided to name True. The right pronunciation of the name in English is TROO.

3 Topaz

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Topaz is a girls name that has English and Latin roots. This name comes from the English word for the yellow precious stone, the birthstone of November, and it's also derived from Greek topazos. Its right pronunciation in English is TO-paz .

As parents, we all believe that our daughters are a precious gem, and what better way to honor them than with the name Topaz. This girls name combines perfectly with diverse surnames around the world and different middle names, it's easy to write, spell, and remember. The name is currently ranked in the position number 13.318 in the popularity charts, which means that's not that common to hear today among girls in the English-speaking world.

2 Wilde

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Wilde is a masculine name that originally was a surname but at some point, it began to be used as a given name. This name of English and German roots, means untamed, and it could be the right option for parents who love shorts names and are looking for something masculine and strong.

Wilde is one of those name that are charming, elegant and combine with almost any middle name and surname from the English-speaking countries. Usually, men who bear this name tend to have a great charisma and they tend to be successful in business and in the commercial field. This name is currently ranked in the position number 19.084 in the popularity charts.

1 Wolf

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Wolf is a masculine name that has diverse origins such as German, Jewish, English, and Ancient Germanic. This name refers to the animal and its the short form of Wolfgang and Wolfram. In general, people who carry this name are attributed to have characteristics quite similar to the ones we see in wolves, such as leadership, clever minds, teamwork, and they tend to be people who enjoy being surrounded by friends and family.

Wolf is a bold name, ideal for parents who are seeking for something different and enjoy thinking outside the box. Wolf is a strong name that's easy to remember and that combine perfectly with diverse English-speaking surnames. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 1.608 in the popularity charts.

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