Top ten baby names inspired by the fourth of July 2 years ago

Top ten baby names inspired by the fourth of July

In honour of the fourth of July, America's national holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, we've got some naming inspiration for you (but we're not including Donald).

July 4th Patriotic American Baby names

If you fancy paying tribute to your favourite state, holiday destination, or even place of conception (we're looking at you Brooklyn Beckham), then look no further - here are our top ten fourth of July-inspired baby names...

For a boy:

1. Jackson

This name, meaning 'son of Jack', has seen a rise in popularity in recent years. Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States and Jackson is also the capital of Mississippi.

2. Knox

The former Jolie-Pitts named their son Knox and James Knox Polk was also the eleventh US President.

3. Austin

This smart Texas-inspired name is actually from the English name Augustine, meaning 'magic dignity'.

4. Brooklyn

While we may associate it with young Mr Beckham, Brooklyn was recently the 26th most popular name for girls in the US meaning it works for either gender.

5. Phoenix: The capital of Arizona, this timeless name is also inspired by the Greek legend of the immortal bird that obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

For a girl:

1. Liberty

The name Liberty originates from the Latin word 'libertas' meaning 'free', and in Roman mythology, Libertas was a goddess who personified the concept of independence.


A nod to "Big Sky Country", the name Montana comes from the Spanish word 'montaña' meaning 'mountain'.

3. Madison

A tribute to the fourth President of the United States James Madison, it is also the capital of Wisconsin.

4. Virginia

This was the seventh most popular name for baby girls in the 1920s, we predict a comeback for this gorgeous name.

5. Georgia

This Southern State recently made the top 200 in Ireland. Georgia is the feminine form of George, and means 'worker of the earth', but also has associations with the classic Ray Charles song Georgia On My Mind.