Girl Baby Name

Promise

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Quick Facts on Promise

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
PRAH-miss
Simple meaning:
Pledge, vow

Characteristics of Promise

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Promise

 Promise is what we’d call a modern-day “virtue” name. It’s basically an English vocabulary word (both a noun and a verb) meaning “a declaration or assurance that something will happen as said” or, more simply, a “pledge, vow.” Promise comes from the Old French “promesse” (guarantee, assurance) taken directly from the Latin promittere meaning “to send forth, foretell, assure beforehand.”  In other words, to send forth information (make declarations) about the future; to assure some act will be done or will not be done.  A promise is essentially a commitment. In a figurative sense, a promise is one’s word intrinsically tied to one’s character or reputation. 

Popularity of the Name Promise

 As a female given name, Promise is a pretty modern coinage. It is also fairly uncommon. When it comes to “virtue” names, Promise has not enjoyed the same longevity or popular usage as, say, names like Patience and Prudence. But we might call Promise an up-and-comer.  The name was ranked #1121 in 2013 and doled out to just over 200 baby girls. While we’d say that’s still pretty rare, she’s seems to be making a “promise” that she’s on her way up and here to stay!
Popularity of the Girl Name Promise
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Promise

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Promise

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Promise

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  • Popular Songs on Promise

    Popular Songs on Promise

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Promise

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Promise

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  • Famous People Named Promise

    Famous People Named Promise

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  • Children of Famous People Named Promise

    Children of Famous People Named Promise

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  • Historic Figures

    Promise - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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Personality of the Girl Name Promise

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Promise

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