125 Best Names That Mean Freedom Or Being Free

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Apr 08, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Nov 03, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Why Names That Mean Freedom

Our life depends on the freedom we have or enjoy. Parents prefer appealing and meaningful baby names meaning freedom that could inspire the tiny angel to aspire for more. A baby name meaning freedom is a beautiful choice for such parents and their children.

Freedom allows you to express your originality and explore new parts of yourself. Freedom is a basic human right.

The fight for freedom has formed many civilizations and strengthened their culture. Baby names meaning freedom represent positivity, independence, and strength. Here's a collection of some of the most loved baby names that mean freedom, taken from different cultures.

Popular Boys' Names Meaning Freedom

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1. Azad (Persian Origin) - Means "free". The name is very popular in Iran and the neighboring countries.

2. Brady (Irish Origin) - Means "free-spirited".

3. Carl (Old German Origin) - Meaning "free man".

4. Calle (Germanic Origin) - Meaning "free".

5. Chiru (Indian Origin) - Meaning "freedom-loving man".

6. Charles (French Origin) - Meaning "free man". Interestingly, the name was derived from the German name, Karl. Throughout history, many famous leaders and rulers have been named Charles.

7. Chuckie (German Origin) - Meaning "a commoner who is free".

8. Cralton (English Origin) - Meaning "a free man's town".

9. Dror (Hebrew Origin) - Meaning "freedom".

10. Fani (Latin Origin) - Meaning "free".

11. Fanuco (Spanish Origin) - Meaning "free".

12. Ferenc (Hungarian Origin) - Meaning "free". The name is very close to the name good nicknames for a baby boy named Ferenc are Feri and Freko.

13. Francesco (Italian Origin) - Meaning "a free man" or "from France". The name comes from Francis. 

14. Frank (French Origin) - Meaning "free person".

15. Franklin (English Origin) - Meaning "free landholder".

16. Fremont (French Origin) - Meaning "free". However, the name also means "noble", "generous", and can also mean "protection".

17. Frith (Old English Origin) - Meaning "free", "safety" and "protection". Fritha is the feminine variation of the name.

18.Jefery (English Origin) - Meaning "freedom from dispute". This is one of the unique baby names meaning.

19. Jimbo (American Origin) - Meaning "dynamic and exciting people who aspire towards freedom".

20. Kamilo (Latin Origin) - Meaning "born to freedom". Variations of the name include Camilo and Kamil for boys.

21. Karle (Anglo-Saxon Origin) - Meaning "man with freedom".

22. Karlos (Old German Origin) - Meaning "free man".

23. Liber (Latin Origin) - Meaning "free".

24. Lirim (Albanian Origin) - Meaning "freedom to be".

Popular Girl Names Meaning Free

25. Alyson (English Origin) - Meaning "seeking freedom".

26. April (Latin Origin) - Meaning "to open".

27. Arla (German Origin) - Meaning "free man or maiden".

28. Arleene (German Origin) - Meaning "free man".

29. Blythe (English Origin) - Meaning "happy and carefree person".

30. Carli (English Origin) - Meaning "a woman who loves freedom".

31. Carlotta (Italian Origin) - Meaning "free".

32. Carlye (English Origin) - Meaning "free". 

33. Carolina (French Origin) - Meaning "free". A popular baby girl name.

34. Cecania (German Origin) - Meaning "free".

35. Charlotte (French Origin) - Meaning "free will". The name gained popularity in the 14th century and remains so.

36. Dorothy (Greek Origin) - Meaning "freedom-loving". It is one of the most popular names in the US.

37. Elira (Albanian Origin) - Meaning "to be free", or "freedom".

38. Ellon (Greek Origin) - Meaning "passionate and loves freedom". 

39. Fannie (English Origin) - Meaning "she who is free". It is one of the popular baby names.

40. Frances (Latin Origin)- Meaning "free one". Francis is the male variation of the name. It is included in the list of popular baby girl names.

41. Hura (Islamic Origin) - Meaning "a free woman".

42. Jo (Scottish Origin) - Meaning "and adventure-loving". It is a short and sweet baby name meaning free or freedom.

43. Jovanna (Slavic Origin) - Meaning "adventurous and free-spirited".

44. Karel (Czech Origin) - Meaning "free person".

45. Karla (German Origin) - Meaning "free woman". A great baby girl name associated with freedom.

46. Malaya (Filipino Origin) - Meaning "free" which first appeared in the US in 2006 and has been popular since then.

47. Quispe (Quechua Origin) - Meaning "free".

48. Saoirse (Irish Origin) - Meaning "freedom" and "independence". The most popular namesake of the name is Saoirse Ronan, the Little Women actress.

49. Sharlene (American Origin) - Meaning "a woman who owes her freedom".

Gender Neutral Names Meaning Free

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50. Amadi (South African Origin) - Means "free man".

51. Armani (Persian Origin) - Means "free man". Armani is very popular around the world thanks to the Italian luxury brand.

52. Ateq (Arabic Origin) - Meaning "free".

53. Cari (Germanic Origin) - Meaning "free".

54. Chara (Germanic Origin) - Meaning "free".

55. Charley (Germanic Origin) - Meaning "free man".

56. Darby (Irish and Norse Origin) - Meaning "free one".

57. Erkin (Turkish Origin) - Meaning "free and independent".

58. Fran (French Origin) - Meaning "a free man".

59. Francis (French Origin) - Meaning "liberated".

60. Frankie (French Origin) - Meaning "free one".

61. Fanuco (Spanish Origin) - Meaning "one who likes to be free".

62. Freedom (American Origin) - Meaning "not in captivity". The name 'freedom' itself can be strong and powerful as boy names or for your baby girl.

63. Isra (Turkish Origin) - Meaning "free". The name is very popular in Turkey.

64. Liberty (Latin Origin) - Meaning "freedom" and "liberal". The most famous example is the Statue of Liberty in the USA.

65. Ozgur (Turkish Origin) - Meaning "free and independent".

Unique Boys' Names Meaning Freedom

66. Alward (English Origin) - Meaning "freedom-loving".

67. Baldred (English Origin) - Meaning "leadership and freedom-loving".

68. Carlsen (Scandinavian Origin) - Meaning "son of Carl". Carl means "a free man", hence, this has the connotations of a free generation.

69. Charlton (English Origin) - Meaning "free settlement of men".

70. Chaz (English Origin) - Meaning "free".

71. Cisco (Spanish Origin) - Meaning "free-man". It is a unique name that means freedom.

72. Dermot (Irish Origin) - Meaning "free from envy".

73. Eljin (Celtic Origin) - Meaning "freedom provider".

74. Fielder (English Origin) - Meaning "dweller in origin".

75. Born (Old English Origin) - Meaning "a person who is born free".

76. Frisco (Spanish Origin) meaning "free man".

77. Hernando (Spanish Origin) - Meaning "free-spirited explorer".

78. Isandro (Spanish Origin) - Meaning "liberator".

79. Jephthah (Hebrew Origin) - Meaning "whom God sets free".

80. Kymnani (Jamaican Origin) - Meaning "adventurous traveler".

81. Lefteris (Greek Origin) - Meaning "free".

82. Liber (Latin Origin) - Meaning "free".

83. Liborio (Spanish Origin) - Meaning "the feeling of complete freedom".

84. Lisandre (Greek Origin) - Meaning "liberator".

85. Maverick (English Origin) - Meaning "free". For movie buffs, the name is not new, Tom Cruz's character in 'Top Gun' had this as his nickname, and you know why the name means free.

86. Moksh (Indian Origin) - Meaning "salvation".

Unique Girl Names Meaning

87. Abrial (French Origin) - Meaning "open and protected".

88. Alzena (Arabic Origin) - Meaning "analytical woman longing for freedom".

89. Carol (English Origin) - Meaning "a free person" or "a song".

90. Carrie (English Origin) - Meaning "free man". 'Carrie' was a popular horror movie, the first-ever adaptation of Stephen King. However, a more modern reference for namesake is the popular American singer, Carrie Underwood.

91. Dawn (Old English Origin) - Meaning "the first appearance of light", which symbolizes freedom.

92. Duze (British Origin) - Meaning "freedom-loving beings".

93. Feronia (Latin Origin) - Meaning "the patron of freedom".

94. Francesca (Italian Origin) - Meaning "free man".

95. Kalera (Irish Origin) - Meaning "a Basque freedom movement".

96. Lyndzei (British Origin) - Meaning "a freedom-loving, quick-witted person".

97. Scheherazade (Arabic Origin) - Meaning "a freer of the world". Name of the Arabian queen who narrated the '1001 Arabian Nights' stories.

98. Sequoia (Latin Origin) - Meaning "free thinking". In the hit TV series, 'Friends', Rachel had offered this name as a suggestion to Ross for naming their child.

99. Sharmaine (Latin Origin) - Meaning "a woman whose charm lies in her freedom". It is one of the attractive baby names.

100. Willow (English Origin) - Meaning "graceful and free".

101. Carla (German, Italian Origin) -Means “free woman.”

102. Amnisty (English Origin - Means "independence".

103. Eanna (English Origin) - Means "Freedom of spirit".

104. Elefteria (Greek Origin) - Means "Freedom".

105. Elira (Albanian Origin) - Means "Freedom".

106. Enda (English Origin) - Means "Freedom of Spirit".

107. Najya (Arabic Origin) - Means "Independent".

108. Galicia (English Origin) - Means "Freedom".

109. Afiyat (Arabic Origin) - Meaning "Freedom from illness, health".

110. Dawnya (English Origin) - Means "Daybreak; they seek freedom".

111. Hura (Urdu Origin) - Means "Free Woman".

112. Dulciana (Latin Origin) - Means "A freedom loving being; sweet".

113. Duze (English Origin) - Meaning "freedom loving beings".

114. Isaree (Thai Origin) - Means “freedom”.

115. Nonkululeko (Zulu Origin) - Means “freedom.”

116. Shahrzad (Persian Origin) - Meaning "bringing freedom to the city".

117. Sharlene (American Origin) - Means "a woman who has her freedom".

118. Sharlyne (English Origin) - Means "a woman who has her freedom".

119. Kaivalya (Sanskrit Origin) - Means both “freedom” and “aloneness.”

120. Fanchon (French Origin) - Means “freedom.”

121. Slobodanka (Croatian Origin) - Means “freedom.”

122. Uhuru (Swahili Origin) - Means "freedom".

123. Bashita (Bengali Origin) - Means “freedom".

124. Busela (Zulu Origin) -This is a name with origins in Zulu which means "independent and happy".

125. Avasa (Hindi Origin) - means "independent," and little girls who are given this moniker usually turn out to be great administrators.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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