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Quick Facts on Humility

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
Modest, meek, lowly

Characteristics of Humility

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Humility

Humility is a rare Virtue Name coined by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation (circa early 17th century). The name comes from the English vocabulary word “humility” (from the Old French “umelite”) meaning “modesty, sweetness”. Humility is ultimately derived from the Latin “humilitatem” meaning “lowness, insignificance” or in Church Latin “meekness”. The Latin root “humilis” (lowly, humble) comes from “humus” (earth), literally meaning “on the ground”. By naming their daughters Humility, the Christian non-conformists were basically demonstrating their own “humility” or “insignificance” before the Lord. Pretty much the ultimate statement one can make.

Popularity of the Name Humility

Humility Cooper was age one when she set sail on the Mayflower to the New World in 1620 with her aunt and uncle (it’s unclear why she was separated from her own parents). In any case, Humility is basically one of the first 100 European names in the New World (excepting the “Lost Colony” in Roanoke, Virginia, of course). Rare even for its time, Humility has never been given with enough frequency in America to have ever landed a position on the Top 1000 list. At least not since 1620. In fact, not even one baby girl was called Humility in 2012.
Popularity of the Girl Name Humility
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Humility

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Humility

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Humility

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

  • Popular Songs on Humility

    Popular Songs on Humility

    Humility - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Humility.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Humility

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Humility

    Evan Bunny: A winning story about pride, humility and second chances. (Gabriel Bench) - Evan's climb to stardom is a sure thing...or is it? Evan is the grandson of Ester, the original Easter Bunny and he thinks he is pretty hot stuff. So hot, that he takes his friends and his talents for granted. He believes he should be crowned the winner just because he is naturally so much better than everybody else. You know what they say, pride comes before a fall, and Evan is headed for an enormous fall. Will Evan recover from the fall? Will he know how to recover, and will anyone care enough to help him? Find out when you read about Evan’s encounters with pride, humility, courage, friendship and second chances. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Proud Peacock: A Story About Humility (Dharma Publishing) - A golden mallard, chosen by the birds to be their king, grants his daughter's wish to select her own mate. From all available candidates, the princess chooses an elegant peacock. Delighted, the peacock shows off his beauty. Realizing his prideful nature, the mallard princess rejects the peacock and chooses a more modest mate. Deeply ashamed, the peacock utters a hoarse cry of dismay. To this day, peacocks still make this same sound. Recommended for ages 5-10.

    The Tower: A Story of Humility (Richard Paul Evans) - A young man wishes to be great. He believes he will achieve his goal only when everyone in the village looks up to him. So he constructs a wooden tower that reaches to the clouds, but soon he becomes lonely. One day a passing bird tells the young man of an old woman who is greater than he. So he descends from his tower and discovers the poor woman feeding a flock of birds. She shares the wisdom that "to be great is not to be higher than another, but to lift another higher." Only when he meets a lonely child who proudly holds himself apart does the young man finally see the truth of her words. With his feet at last on the ground, the young man commits an act of great generosity, achieving his wish in a way he never expected. Recommended for ages 5-10.

    Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (Dr. Seuss) - Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed (“Yertle the Turtle”), vanity (“Gertrude McFuzz”), and pride (“The Big Brag”). In no other book does a small burp have such political importance! Yet again, Dr. Seuss proves that he and classic picture books go hand in hand. Recommended for ages 5-9.

  • Famous People Named Humility

    Famous People Named Humility

    Famous People Named Humility - Humility Cooper (Mayflower passenger)

  • Children of Famous People Named Humility

    Children of Famous People Named Humility

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Humility - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Humility.

  • Historic Figures

    Humility - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Humility

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Humility

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