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Girl Name: Chastity

Name: Chastity
Pronunciation: \ch(a)-sti-ty, chas-tity\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: pure
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Purity
Variant forms: Chasaty, Chasida, Chasity, Chassity, Chasta, Chastady, Chastidy, Chastin, Chastina, Chastine, Chastitee, Chastitey, Chastitie, Chastney, Chasty
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1300

Description

Chastity \ch(a)-sti-ty, chas-tity\ as a girl's name is pronounced CHASS-ti-tee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Chastity is "pure". From Late Latin "castitas", a derivative of "castus". A virtue name. This name has been familiar since the 1970s due to Chastity Bono, daughter of singer/actress Cher and singer/actor/politician Sonny Bono. Chasida is a saint's name.

Chastity has 15 variant forms: Chasaty, Chasida, Chasity, Chassity, Chasta, Chastady, Chastidy, Chastin, Chastina, Chastine, Chastitee, Chastitey, Chastitie, Chastney and Chasty.

For more information, see also the related name Purity.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Chastity.

Popularity

Chastity is a very popular first name for women (#1300 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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