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15 4th Of July Baby Names For Your Independent Infant

Ask anyone and they will probably have very fond memories of how they spent their summers throughout childhood. Pool parties, backyard barbecues, lazy days spent lounging in the sun and magical night skies filled with fireworks and lightning bugs, summer has it all. Perhaps the pinnacle of outdoor fun can be found in the celebration of America's independence. Whether you bleed red, white, and blue and love this patriotic holiday, or your little one is due in the month of July, you can take some inspiration from 4th of July baby names for your independent infant.

The whole process of gathering choices, narrowing down selections, and finally settling on an option that you're happy with can be quite overwhelming. No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, it's never a good idea to let yourself get too stressed. Being able to check "find a baby name" off your to-do list would arguably be a welcome relief for many moms-to-be.

Sit back, grab a glass of lemonade, eat some apple pie, and light up some sparklers, because it's about to get patriotic up in this piece. Check out these baby names inspired by the 4th of July with boy, girl, and gender-neutral options.



One of America's most iconic and memorable presidents, John F. Kennedy is remembered for his advocacy for civil rights during a time when much of the country was still segregated. The name is a great unisex option and Kennedy literally means "chief with helmet" in Gaelic.



Speaking of beloved American political figures, Eleanor Roosevelt was a pioneer for human rights, gender equality, and civil rights during her time in the White House and Roosevelt continued her activism up until her death in 1962. Whether you go for the traditional option of Eleanor or shorten it to the contemporary nickname of Ellie, your daughter can shine bright since the name means "light" in Greek.



Though many would associate this nickname with the state of Indiana, you could also choose Independence as your child's full name. Independence is self-explanatory, but did you know the state of Indiana was named for "the land of the Indians" in 1816?



If you're like me, when you hear the name Lincoln, you either think of Andrew Lincoln on The Walking Dead or Hannibal Buress on Broad City. But since it's the 4th of July, why not pay tribute to one of the more notable presidents, Abraham Lincoln? Lincoln is a Celtic name and means "colony by the lake." A great name with a rich history for your future son.



If you want to look beyond the name and into the meaning, Camile is a perfect choice for your daughter. Camile means "free-born" in French. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by paying tribute to freedom?



If you're into unique and funky monikers, the name Rebel could be a great choice for either a boy or a girl and is a nod to the pioneers who famously threw tea in the harbor to rebel against England.



The very backbone of this country is in the bold, independent nature of its inhabitants. That's why the name Maverick, used primarily for boys, would be a great option. Maverick means "independent" and comes from the last name of a rancher who refused to brand his cattle.



America's first official state, Delaware, can serve as the patriotic inspiration for your daughter's name. Since Delaware might be a little long for your munchkin's moniker, you can opt for a shortened variation. Della means "of the nobility" in Greek.



Phoenix has plenty of patriotic inspiration behind it. The mythological Phoenix is known for being able to rise from the ashes, reborn. And America has seen its share of overcoming adversity. Phoenix is also the capital of Arizona which is home to the American landmark of the Grand Canyon. A gender-neutral option, Phoenix means "immortal bird" in Greek.



This is an obvious option, but a great one nonetheless. July is typically used as a girl's name and comes from the male version, Julius, which means "young at heart" in Greek. Did you know that's also where the month of July gets its name from, too?



Unless you've been living under a rock, Hamilton is one of the biggest Broadway hits and is about none other than Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers. The name Alexander means "to defend or help" in Greek.



Referred to as "the Father of the Constitution," James Madison played a pivotal role in shaping the newly independent United States of America. A great unisex option, Madison means "son of Matthew in Old English, and Matthew means "gift from God" in Hebrew.



A somewhat uncommon name for boys is Erol. In Turkish, the name Erol means "brave." This pays homage to the national anthem which states America is "the land of the free and the home of the brave."



The Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and even the Pledge of Allegiance ("...with liberty and justice for all.") all demonstrate how important the concept of liberty is to America. Quite simply, the name Liberty comes from the Latin word for "free," libertas.



If you paid any attention during your school plays, you probably remember that Betsy Ross is most famously known for creating the American flag. Betsy, short for Elizabeth, means "God is bountiful" in Hebrew.