Chastity - Meaning of Chastity
[ 3 syll. (c)has-ti-ty, ch-ast-ity ] The baby girl name Chastity is pronounced as CH-AES-Tih-Tiy- †. Chastity is primarily used in English and it is also of English origin. The name is taken from the English word 'chastity', itself of the Latin 'castus'. It was among other 'virtue' names popular with English Puritans in the 17th century. In recent times, it was given a boost in popularity after the singers Sonny Bono and Cher chose it for their daughter, Chastity Bono (1969-).
The name Chastity is used to a great extent; it has 33 forms. Forms of Chastity include Chasa Dee, Chasadie, Chasady, Chasida, Chaside, Chasidee, Chasidie, Chasidy, Chasiti, Chasitie, Chasity, Chassedi, Chassidi, Chassidy, Chassie, Chassiti, Chassity, Chassy, Chastady, Chastidy, Chastin, Chastina, Chastine, Chastitea, Chastiteah, Chastitee, Chastitey, Chastiti, Chastney, and Chasydi. Other English forms include the diminutives Chasta and Chasty, and the spelling variant Chastitie. Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of the name Chastity.
Chastity is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1974, 0.048% of baby girls were named Chastity. It had a ranking of #311 then. The baby name has seen a substantial fall in popularity since then, and is now used on an infrequent scale. Within all girl names in its family, Chastity was nevertheless the most popular in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Chastity include Chaqueta, Chaquita, Chasa Dee, Chasadie, Chasady, Chasida, Chasidee, Chasidie, Chasidy, Chasiti, Chasitie, Chasity, Chassidi, Chassidy, Chassiti, Chassity, Chastady, Chastidy, Chastitee, and Chastiti.
† Pronunciation for Chastity: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"