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The Seventies is the decade where many millennials can only desire of growing up in. If we try to look back on the days that most of the parents today were born, we can’t help but wish that we were born during those years as well. It was a decade of track tapes, station wagons, shag carpets, and protests. However, if you can observe nowadays, some fashions from the seventies were making their way back. Just like in the style of the hair, the way millennials dress and even the baby’s names were having the iconic groovy seventies style on them. And when we say iconic, it is also related to a free spirit.

If you are a parent, you get to decide what name could fit your baby. Choosing a name can be a challenging task for many couples because agreeing to the name of a child takes some time and exploration. Nowadays, parents usually look for beautiful name inspirations. Whether be it names from their favorite actors, characters from comics or books, names from inspired music, or even names that are associated with a particular time in the history, in short, vintage names.

This article is best for parents who are looking for inspiration in specific eras like the sixties or the seventies. The time when people were actually waving their flags for freedom and promoting respect and love. Learn more about names that are old but gold and a kind of a hippie for your coming babies, along with its inspirational meanings.

What is a free spirit?


When relating this to a person, it is actually a trait of a person who goes with a flow in life. A free spirit person is usually relaxed with themselves. They instantly agreed to take everything for what they are and just go on with their day. They encompass an optimistic attitude. They do everything that will make them happy. They are contented and always keeping their cool all the time. Free spirit people see things differently.

Free Spirit is also an option to name a baby. If you want them to grow up just like the traits of a free spirit person, then you might want to name them with some hippie and kind of old-school names that will be discussed later in this article. 

Free spirit and hippie names


It was in the sixties that the expression “make love, not war” turns into being popular most especially in the American culture. This movement left the people with raising awareness about the significance of respect. It was an unforgettable heritage of unique and free-spirited names that are still trendy and holding everyone’s attention. Here are some of the name options you might want to consider for your coming baby.

  • Anais: This name is actually best for women but it can also be given to masculine names as well. Anais simply means, ‘graceful’ or ‘grace’. This name is very popular in Spanish speaking countries. This is a lovely name for a baby girl.
  • Arlo: It is a name for a boy. The meaning behind this name is actually uncertain. The meaning behind the name is uncertain, but in Latin, this name actually means ‘strong’ and ‘manly’.
  • Bodhi:  It is a Sanskrit and Pali name which means ‘awakened’ and ‘knowing’. In English, this name actually means ‘enlightenment’. This is a great option for parents who like thinking outside the box and wanted a name that isn’t common, and then Bodhi is one of the best options.
  • Bear: It is a name that is commonly related to toys. This name is a unisex name and the meaning is simply “the brown one”. Bears are stuff toys that are huggable and many kids love them, that is why naming bears to your baby could also be very cute.
  • Clover: Clover is one of the names that come along with magic and charm. This name is commonly associated with girls and a girl who bears this name enjoys being around many people. They have a tendency to be socially active. They are not shy. The name Clover actually means “like a flower”, that is why it fits for girls.
  • Cat:  This name could be both for girls and boys. This name is actually a short form or a nickname for women who bear the name Catherine, and of course, it also refers to a famous animal, Cat. This name symbolizes simplicity and its meaning is “pure”.
  • Feather: The name feather is actually a surname in English speaking countries. But over the years, it already began to be used as a given name. This name means “as light as a feather” and can be named for both boys and girls.
  • Holden:  The name was originally derived from a place which meant “deep valley” in Old English. This name actually means “Gracious”. It is the best name since its meaning is a strong name that usually comes along with a charming personality.
  • Juno: It is a girl’s name from Roman mythology. Juno was the wife of Jupiter. She is known to be the queen of the heavens. She protects marriage and women. In Irish, the name Juno means “lamb” or “together”.
  • Karma:  Karma is a name that fits for boys and girls. In Indian, this means “destiny” as what karma means in the dictionary. Most of the women who bear this name have a strong personality and very competent.

Final words

There are really parents who just want to preserve the names that are in the past. Instead of choosing predictable names, they chose a nature like and free-spirited names. These names are making its comeback to our time nowadays. It’s cool and very nostalgic. It’s like going back to the good old days.

Naming a child could be very hard and at the same time a very exciting task to do as a parent. Just remember to be very careful when naming them, because they will be carrying their names for the rest of their lives.

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