- means love and makes for a very pretty feminine name. Old, but not old-fashioned. And, not seen as much as the over-used Faith, Hope, and Joy.
- because it is my name and because there aren't too many people with that name.
- When you imagine a Charity you see a precious girl with perfect everything. When I see Charity I see a strong willed woman that will fight with you to prove a point and then turn around a second later to fight in your honor. Charity is a versatile name that when used will be given to a precious baby girl who will turn into a independent woman someday.
- because it sounds caring, unusual and very beautiful
Charity comes from the Latin caritas, meaning "generous love," ultimately from carus meaning "dear; beloved." In Christianity, it is one of the biblical virtues, along with faith and hope. As such it refers to universal unconditional love, and not limited to the modern definition of giving to those less fortunate. As a name it was first used by the Puritans in the 17th century, who coined a lot of virtue words as personal names.
See Also: Cara, Charis, Faith, Hope
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