Girl Baby Name

Chastity

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Quick Facts on Chastity

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
CHAS-ti-tee
Simple meaning:
Pure

Characteristics of Chastity

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Chastity

Chastity is an English vocabulary word meaning chaste or, more specifically, the abstinence of sexual relations based on moral grounds. The word is ultimately borrowed from Latin “castus” meaning “pure”. Given the sexual significance of the word, Chastity was not among the most heavily used so-called “virtue” names popular from the 17th to 19th centuries. In fact, what actually made parents stand up and take notice of the name Chastity were 1960s/70s pop-musicians Sonny and Cher Bono who named their daughter Chastity in 1969 (Chastity Bono was born a transgender male and has since changed his name to a more masculine Chaz). And let’s just say that Sonny and Cher didn’t exactly practice chastity, so the whole thing is a bit ironic. Nevertheless, Chastity remains a Virtue name and is therefore still an appealing choice for religious fundamentalists.

Popularity of the Name Chastity

In terms of American naming history, Chastity only enjoyed a brief stay on the popularity charts between 1972 and 1993 before retreating back into obscurity. Even when Chastity did appear on the female naming charts, her position was weak and her usage was still uncommon. We have to admit, when you say the name Chastity out loud, it does have an undeniably pretty sound, but in reality it’s a moniker really only fitting for a nun (or some such “true” practitioner of said virtue). Honestly, you can’t really expect your daughter to remain chaste in perpetuity so at some point the name becomes ironic. And perhaps a subject of teasing. That’s the danger with a name like Chastity and something to think about. If you are drawn to the notions of “pureness” then consider a name like Catherine instead.
Popularity of the Girl Name Chastity
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Chastity

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Chastity

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Chastity

    Chastity We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Chastity.

  • Popular Songs on Chastity

    Popular Songs on Chastity

    Chastity - a song by ShirayasDream

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Chastity

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Chastity

    The Three Weavers: A Father's Guide to Guarding His Daughter's Purity (Shelley Noonan) - Fathers understandably feel awkward discussing purity with their daughters. However, The Three Weavers Plus Companion Guide invites fathers to bravely assume their God given responsibility to protect their daughter s purity for marriage while cultivating a close, loving relationship that will influence future generations. Discover God's perfect plan for marriage; Explore ways to preserve your daughter's purity; Cultivate discernment and discretion; Define your expectations of your daughter's "prince"; Create a hope chest; Commemorate the journey with a Purity Ceremony. Recommended for fathers.

  • Famous People Named Chastity

    Famous People Named Chastity

    Famous People Named Chastity - Chastity Bono (high-profile son of Cher now called Chaz)

  • Children of Famous People Named Chastity

    Children of Famous People Named Chastity

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Chastity - Cher (musician); Sonny Bono (musician/politician)

  • Historic Figures

    Chastity - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Chastity - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Chastity.

Personality of the Girl Name Chastity

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Chastity

  • No Variations Found.
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