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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chas"ti*ty
Senses
  1. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from unlawful sexual intercourse."She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity." [T. Carew.]
  2. Moral purity."So dear to heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a soul is found sicerely so A thousand liveried angels lackey her." [Milton.]
  3. The unmarried life; celibacy.(Obs)
  4. [Literature & Art] Chasteness.

Etymology: F. chasteté, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste

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  1. Abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
  2. Morality with respect to sexual relations
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From Old French chastete, from Latin castitas.

  1. The quality of being chaste: the state of abstaining from any sexual activity considered immoral; avoidance of sexual sins; moral purity.

Notable Persons Named Chastity

Chaz Bono is a writer, musician, advocate, and actor. Their ongoing career started in 1972. Chaz was given the name Chastity Sun Bono by their parents Cher and Sonny Bono on March 4th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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La Chat is a hip hop music rapping. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. La was given the name Chastity Daniels on March 21st, 1978. La is also known as Chat; Lil Chat.

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Chastity is a wrestler. Chastity was born on June 18th, 1971 in Baltimore.

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Chastity Brown is an americana (music), blues, folk music, jazz, soul music, and rock music singer-songwriter and musician. She plays Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Saxophone, and Vocals. Chastity was born on June 1st, 1982.

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Chastity Reed is a basketball player for the Tulsa Shock. Chastity was born on March 28th, 1989 in New Orleans.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chastity

Chastity is a wrestler. Chastity was born on June 18th, 1971 in Baltimore.

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How popular is the baby name Chastity in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 7 7 0
1970 40 40 0
1971 50 50 0
1972 220 220 0
1973 544 544 0
1974 749 749 0
1975 678 678 0
1976 747 747 0
1977 510 510 0
1978 383 383 0
1979 428 428 0
1980 319 319 0
1981 283 283 0
1982 285 285 0
1983 243 243 0
1984 214 214 0
1985 240 240 0
1986 191 191 0
1987 172 172 0
1988 221 221 0
1989 203 203 0
1990 209 209 0
1991 219 219 0
1992 192 192 0
1993 219 219 0
1994 182 182 0
1995 157 157 0
1996 152 152 0
1997 126 126 0
1998 163 163 0
1999 183 183 0
2000 162 162 0
2001 127 127 0
2002 100 100 0
2003 81 81 0
2004 92 92 0
2005 86 86 0
2006 88 88 0
2007 64 64 0
2008 52 52 0
2009 31 31 0
2010 27 27 0
2011 43 43 0
2012 30 30 0
2013 32 32 0
2014 27 27 0
2015 30 30 0
2016 25 25 0
2017 31 31 0

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Popularity of Chastity as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Chastity

  • How Popular is the name Chastity? Chastity is the 2,555th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chastity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,657 babies born with the first name Chastity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chastity to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chastity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Chastity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chastity is Monday, April 18th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Chastity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chastity was in 1974 with a total of 749 babies.
  • Random Chastity Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chastity is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Chastity: Your name in reverse order is Ytitsahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icstthya. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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