What does Chastity mean?
Chastity \ch(a)-sti-ty, chas-tity\ 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.
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 a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Chastity for girls. Chastity entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #471 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Chastity and related names. The only other prominent related form of Chastity is Chasity. Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Chasity and Chastity becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)