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Quick Facts on Love

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
To care, delight in, desire, love, affection, joy

Characteristics of Love

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Love

Love is a Virtue name from the Olde English verb “lufian” (to cherish, delight in, love) and noun “lufu” (affection, love), both derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *leubh- meaning “to love, care for” (Pok. 683-684). As a masculine given name coined by the Puritans in the early 17th century, Love is essentially equivalent to the female Virtue name Charity (borrowed from the Greek agape meaning “love”). Charity was developed as a concept more in line with Christian ideology so as not to confuse it with amorous love between men and women. Love and Charity both suggest the love of fellow man, but also man’s absolute love for God and Him for man. Love conquers all and absolves us of our sins, right? We think that’s the point that religious zealots William and Mary Brewster were trying to make when they named their second-born son Love Brewster. Love was nine-years-old when he accompanied his parents on the maiden Mayflower voyage to the New World in 1620. Therefore, Love was one of the very first American names. Share the Love. Pretty cool.

Popularity of the Name Love

Only eight baby boys were called Love in 2012 vs. 111 baby girls. So you can see that Love has switched into female territory. Nevertheless, the name is not given to either gender with enough frequency to land a position on America’s Top 1000 list (although it was on the boy’s list more than 100 years ago). Love is really an old-fashioned Puritan masculine name. Charity was his female equivalent.
Popularity of the Boy Name Love
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Love

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Love

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Love

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

  • Popular Songs on Love

    Popular Songs on Love

    Love - there are a million “love” songs – too many to list!!!

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Love

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Love

    Love - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Love.

  • Famous People Named Love

    Famous People Named Love

    Famous People Named Love - Love Brewster (Mayflower passenger)

  • Children of Famous People Named Love

    Children of Famous People Named Love

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

  • Historic Figures

    Love - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Boy Name Love

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 - Love

  • No Variations Found.
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