Meaning and name origin
Chastity \ch(a)-sti-ty, chas-tity\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Purity.
Chastity is a very popular first name for females (#1300 out of 4276, Top 30%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chastity for girls. Chastity reached its highest rank of #471 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Chastity and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chastity and Chasity. (2014 statistics).