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Origin and Meaning of Purity

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pu"ri*ty
The condition of being pure.freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; as, the purity of water, of wine, of drugs, of metals.Cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt.Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; chastity; as, purity of heart or of life.Freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views.Freedom from foreign idioms, or from barbarous or improper words or phrases; as, purity of style.

Etymology: OE. purete purte, OF. purté, F. pureté, from L. puritas, fr. purus pure. See Pure

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A woman's virtue or chastity
  2. The state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
  3. Being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
  1. A female given name from the virtue purity.

Notable Persons Named Purity

Purity was born on August 13th, 1991 in Kericho. Purity is also known as Purity Kirui; Purity Jerotich.


Purity was born on March 17th, 1972.


Fun Facts about the name Purity

  • How Popular is the name Purity? Purity is the 25,861st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Purity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 216 babies born with the first name Purity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Purity to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Purity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Purity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Purity is Friday, April 5th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Purity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Purity was in 2006 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Purity Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Purity is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Purity: Your name in reverse order is Ytirup. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rityup. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.