ADITI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "boundless, entire"
or "freedom, security"
in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
CHANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese 昌 (chāng)
meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight" (which is usually only masculine), 畅 (chàng)
meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained" or 长 (cháng)
meaning "long". Other Chinese characters are also possible.
CHARLES m English, French
From the Germanic name Karl
, which was derived from a Germanic word meaning "man"
. However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic name element hari
meaning "army, warrior"
CHARLTON m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "settlement of free men"
in Old English.
DROR m Hebrew
FREEMAN m English
From an English surname meaning "free man"
. It originally denoted a person who was not a serf.
LIBERIUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from Latin liber "free"
. This name was borne by a 2nd-century saint and a 4th-century pope.
LIBERTY f English
Simply from the English word liberty
, derived from Latin libertas
, a derivative of liber
"free". Interestingly, since 1880 this name has charted on the American popularity lists in three different periods: in 1918 (at the end of World War I), in 1976 (the American bicentennial), and after 2001 (during the War on Terrorism).
SHAHRAZAD f Persian (Rare), Arabic
Means "free city"
from the Persian elements شهر (shahr)
meaning "city" and آزاد (azad)
meaning "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in The 1001 Nights
. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.