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Page 1/2. 34 Puritan names and what they mean, for puritan for baby girls, listing 1-20.

Abigail .. The name first came into use in Britain in the 16th century, under Puritan influence ..
[Abagael, Abagail, Abagale, Abageal, Abagil, .. 36 more]

Aphra .. Dust and Ashes were actually used by English Puritans as first names in the 17th century ..
[Affera, Affery, Afra]

Arabella .. A ship named the Arbella brought a group of Puritan English aristocrats to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 ..
[Ara, Arabel, Arabela, Arabelle, Arbela, .. 12 more]

Berenice .. The name was adopted by Puritans in the 17th century ..
[Berenis, Berenisa, Berenise, Bernessa, Bernetta, .. 2 more]

Chloe .. Adopted by Puritans in the 17th century ..
[Chloee, Clo, Cloe, Cloey, Clorinda, .. 3 more]

Constance .. Medieval form of Constantia used often in the early Christian and medieval eras, then by the Puritans (usually as Constant or Constancy) ..
[Con, Concetina, Conetta, Connee, Conney, .. 25 more]

Desiree .. The Puritans used Desire as a given name ..
[Desarae, Desaree, Deseray, Desideria, Desir, .. 10 more]

Dorcas .. Greek version of Tabitha, well used by Puritans.
[Dorcass, Dorcie, Dorkas]

Eartha .. Used by the Puritans in the 17th century, but rare since ..
[Erda, Ertha, Erthel, Herta, Hertha]

Esther .. The name was later taken up by the Puritans in the 17th century ..
[Eppie, Eistir, Ess, Essie, Essy, .. 14 more]

Eunice .. The name was used by the Puritans in the 16th century ..
[Eunices, Eunike, Euniss, Unice, Uniss]

Faith .. The name was used in the 16th century, and was very popular among the Puritans of the 17th ..
[Fae, Faithe, Fay, Faye, Fayth, .. 2 more]

Honor .. Honour was used by the Puritans ..
[Honora, Honorah, Honorata, Honoria, Honorine, .. 5 more]

Hope .. Was favored for sisters by Puritans and Catholics ..

Jerusha .. Used by the Puritans and revived somewhat in the 19th century ..
[Jarusha, Jeruscha, Jerushah]

Joby .. Unusual form of a biblical name widely used by the Puritans and their descendants til the 19th century.
[Jobey, Jobi, Jobie, Jobina, Jobyna]

Joy .. Used in the Middle Ages, and made popular in the 17th century under the influence of the Puritans, to whom being "joyful in the Lord" was an important duty ..
[Gioia, Gioya, Jioia, Jioya, Joi, .. 9 more]

Joyce .. Its use as a girl's name from the 16th century among Puritans suggests it have been associated with the vocabulary word "joy" ..
[Joice, Joyceanne, Joycelyn, Joycelynn, Joycie, .. 4 more]

Keturah .. The name was revived by the Puritans.
[Katura, Ketura]

Kezia .. The name was adpoted by the Puritans and introduced to America in the 18th century.
[Kazia, Kessie, Kessy, Ketzia, Ketziah, .. 5 more]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Puritan names: Abigail, Arabella, Berenice, Chloe, Constance, Desiree, Dorcas, Esther, Eunice, Faith

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Puritan names: Hope, Joy, Joyce

Abigail, Berenice, Chloe, Constance, Desiree, Dorcas, Eartha, Esther, Eunice, Faith, Hope, Joy, Joyce and Keturah are commonly used names, while Aphra, Arabella, Honor, Jerusha, Joby and Kezia are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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