Chastity Name Meaning & Origin

Chastity

Pronunciation: CHAS-ti-tee (key)

Origin of the name Chastity:

Derived from the vocabulary word chastity (modesty, chaste, virtuous).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Chas, Chasity, Chassie

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A girl bearing this name is more likely to have a disturbed sexual development, since her own name disdains exactly that, restricting the child's natural interest in sexuality. Parents should consider it only as a second name.

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Nicknames for Chastity: | Edit

Chas, Chassie

Meanings and history of the name Chastity: | Edit

Latin name meaning "chaste or pure." Especially popular during the Victorian Era where repressed sexuality was used to force women into a kind of behavior men found desirable, much like the pressure more traditional Muslim men impose upon their women today.

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Chastity Bono, daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono
(He is now Chaz, the son of Cher and Sonny.)

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