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What does Chastity mean?

Chastity /cha-sti-ty/ as a girls' name is pronounced CHASS-ti-tee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Chastity is "pure".

From Late Latin "castitas", a derivative of "castus". A virtue name. This name has been familiar since the 1970s due to Chastity Bono, daughter of singer/actress Cher and singer/actor/politician Sonny Bono. Chasida is a saint's name.


Chastity has 15 variants: Chasaty, Chasida, Chasity, Chassity, Chasta, Chastady, Chastidy, Chastin, Chastina, Chastine, Chastitee, Chastitey, Chastitie, Chastney and Chasty.

Affiliated girl name: Purity.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Castity, Charstity, ..

(male) Chastice, Chastiney, ..

How popular is Chastity?

Chastity is a very popular first name for females (#1300 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Chastity for girls. Chastity entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #460 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chastity name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chastity outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Chastity and related names. Prominent related forms of Chastity are Chasity (#1578 via latest list) and Chassity. Adoption of these relations of Chastity reached its peak 23 years ago (adoption of 0.04%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.01%, 88%), with versions like Chasity becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chastity, Chasity, Chassity in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chastity and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Caity, Casidy, Cassidy, Cassity, Chairity (see Charity), Chantay, Chantey, Chantiel, Chantil, Chantila, Chantill, Chaquita, Charidy, Chariety, Charita, Charitey (see Charity), Chariti (see Charity), Charity, Charitye (see Charity), Charlita, Charty, Chasady, Chasidy, Chasina, Chasiti, Chassey, Chassidy, Chassie, Chassy, Chattie, Sharity and Shastina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chastity.