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Top 50 Hippie Baby Names

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Looking for a hippie baby name for your free spirit baby boy or girl? The hippies’ baby naming selections created an important chapter in the overall history of naming a child. The tendencies of this counterculture ushered in a fresh wave of naming ideas, making room for parents to look past conventional choices, adopt new words as baby names and select a name for their baby that holds great personal meaning.

hippy childMake love, not war – that was the mantra of the freewheeling 1960s, the season of the hippies. Originating in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, hippies have long been known for their anti-establishment ways. They sought to leave behind long-standing values and institutions and instead embraced spontaneity and new ways to expand their consciousness.

The radical beliefs of the hippies extended to everything from their clothing to living situations to, naturally, their choice of baby names. Instead of the traditional Mary or John, hippies shunned custom and instead chose names that celebrated nature and a free spirit.

In today’s era of trying to name your child in a unique way that is unlike the name of any other child, the hippie methods are enjoying a rebirth of sorts. The top 100 names according to the Social Security Administration boast the hippie-inspired Grace, Lily, Savannah, Angel, Jasmine, Destiny, Trinity, Autumn, Faith and Genesis. People are embracing the creativity of decades ago.

Below are the top 50 hippie names. You didn’t have to live through Woodstock, the Summer of Love or any number of psychedelic experiences to have your own flower child.

Top 50 Hippie Baby Names

1. America
2. Blossom
3. Blu
4. Breeze
5. Cassidy
6. Cat
7. Cayenne
8. China
9. Cloud
10. Clover
11. Daisy
12. Dharma
13. Earth
14. Echo
15. Feather
16. Flower
17. Free
18. Gypsy
19. Harmony
20. Heart
21. Heather
22. Juniper
23. Karma
24. Leaf
25. Liberty
26. Light
27. Love
28. Magnolia
29. Meadow
30. Moon
31. Mystic
32. Ocean
33. Paisley
34. Peace
35. Phoenix
36. Promise
37. Rain
38. Rainbow
39. River
40. Saffron
41. Season
42. Sierra
43. Sky
44. Spring
45. Star
46. Storm
47. Summer
48. Sunshine
49. True
50. Willow

Of course, it’s the people of the ‘60s who really made those groovy times even groovier. Help a legacy live on and consider some of the most unforgettable names of the era for your baby as well: Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Ken Kesey, Wavy Gravy and John Lennon.

One more hippie pattern was to take two names and combine them to make a wild combo – look at a few of Frank Zappa’s children, Moon Unit and Diva Thin. Do you dare?

Whatever name you choose for your child, remember that it’s like tie-dye. Some people love it, and some people hate it. Some people want two colors, some want every color under the sun. The bottom line is that, whether you’re a hippie or not, whether your child inherits hippie tendencies, the idea is to think outside of the box. It’s about the freedom to choose the baby name that you love most – whether it’s as simple as Michael or as far out as River True.

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