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Perhaps from the ancient Greek name "Charito". In ancient Greece, Charito was a very famous for her beauty "Hetaira".
-- Damis  3/8/2005
I think that the name has such a wonderful meaning to it. It's not the typical name for someone to give their child since it has nothing special about how it sounds, but I think that the meaning is what really matters in this case.
-- Anonymous User  6/30/2005
You pronounce my name chair-it-ee!
-- HoMeCoMiNG_QueeN  11/10/2005
This name is both pretty and has meaning. I like this name.
-- Rachelgirl1989  12/7/2005
I don't think it should be used as a name, especially if a person with this name was selfish and didn't give money to charity.
-- Mama1  7/18/2006
In the King James Version of the Bible, the word charity is used instead of love.
-- DLB  8/31/2006
Charity Standish is the name of a character played by Molly Stanton in the TV-Series "Passions".
-- audreyhubley  9/5/2006
I think Charity is pushing it a bit.
-- Anonymous User  9/11/2006
The main character in the musical Sweet Charity is named Charity. It is a very good play and Charity is a very sweet girl.
-- YMPvt  3/11/2007
In the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Charity Burbage is the (former) Muggle Studies teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
-- MissMackenzie  8/8/2007
It's a cool name, but it sounds pretty.
-- aquaspirit96  10/4/2007
A famous bearer is Charity Shea who plays Samantha Best on The Best Years.
-- cloudyaiden  11/6/2007
I think that the word is still too commonly used to be a good name. Also, I immediately associate it with the phrase "Charity Case".
-- pandasayscynical  1/17/2008
"Sweet Charity" is a popular musical, first appearing on Broadway in 1966 and the West End in 1967. The musical revolves around Charity Hope Valentine, a dance hall hostess. Three actresses have received Tony Award nominations for the role: Gwen Verdon (1966), Debbie Allan (1988), and Christina Applegate (2005). In the 1969 film adaption, the character was portrayed by Shirley MacLaine, who received a Golden Globe nomination for the role.
-- AndrewJKD  3/12/2008
This name had better suit the bearer's personality by chance. The name is somewhat maudlin, and it sounds quite strange as a name.
-- slight night shiver  4/20/2008
"Charity" is one of the tree theological virtues, with faith and hope. The Greek word "agape" (ἀγάπη), translated by "love" or "Charity", refers to a strong love (for one's child or spouse, for example). Since Charity is now a synonym of generosity (but it formerly meant "love"), the three virtues are more often said to be faith, hope, and love.
-- Marie-Amelie  6/7/2008
My name is Charity and I love it! My mom felt it on her heart from God to name me Charity. It basically means love. I always have my name to live up to! =D
-- Anonymous User  2/21/2009
I know a lady that goes to my church in her mid 20's that has this name, it's very pretty, easy to spell, and it suits her well. It's also very dignified, but not too common. Her niece calls her "Aunt T", and being rednecks from Mississippi it's pretty much pronounced "AINT TEE".
-- baileymarissa  2/23/2009
It sounds a little weird at the beginning, but then you understand it's a very beautiful name.
-- yael5012_y  6/14/2009
A famous bearer of this name is Charity Dingle, from the UK soap drama Emmerdale, played by Emma Atkins. :)
-- walesgal92  10/10/2009
I really want to name my daughter this. It does sound a bit old-fashioned, but it's pretty enough to make up for that, and you won't have to worry about six other kids in the class with the same name.
-- Aurora Lynn  12/11/2009
Why not use this name? :) It's a sweet name and it is--most of all--HOPEFUL. Sure that person may not live up to their name completely, but do any of us really? My name means "worthy of love," but I definitely don't feel that way sometimes. The name Charity is inspiring and I think you will be speaking blessing on your child whenever you speak their name. Isn't that also important in a name? It's also refreshing when comparing it to many of the more popular names today. I personally wouldn't mind using it one day, in honor of my mom, Cheryl, as the two names look a little alike. I don't know. I think it might be cute. :)
-- Amanda Frances  5/25/2010
I really like this! It's pretty!
-- Joy12  4/27/2011
This is a beautiful name for a young girl.
-- Joy12  5/4/2011
I love most of the puritan names, but this one is just too cheeky and it reminds me of the lies of many of today's charities, definitely not on my list, which is sad because it was so pretty back in the 17th century.
-- silverbirch  7/21/2012
Charity was the youngest daughter of Sophia the Martyr. Charity and her two sisters (Hope and Faith) were martyred saints.
-- InazumaElevenFangirl  11/22/2014
I love this name, it is unique without being too "weird". I think a good middle name for this would be "Beth", or maybe "Louise".
-- jdstew76  12/27/2014
Having the name Charity always gets attention. When I was born, my mom wanted to name me something that no one else had in school. So she named me Charity Hope... yes... Charity Hope. Most people say I'm a flower child, but I do love my name. I live in Ky where obviously people do not take the time to pronounce your name correctly. For example... it's NOT "Chair-I-dee" it's "Chair-I-Tee"... Secondly, it's not Courtney, Chasity, Caitlyn... It's C-H-A-R-I-T-Y! LOL! I have such a hard time with people NOT calling me the right name, but in all honesty I'm always getting told that it is a gorgeous name. I've also had the ones that ask if they could have some Charity... lol! I worked as a collections agent for credit cards, and having the name Charity is absolutely ironic because of the comments people had. Some people say that names affect the person. Charity means love. Hope is, well, hope. I absolutely LOVE... I love with all my heart. I am soft hearted. Having the name Hope, kind of sucks, because I am always HOPEFUL! I should have just been named Charity Faith... so I'll have the faith. Lol! I give people the benefit of the doubt all the time! Sometimes it's good, sometimes bad. But to name your child this, and with me actually having 26 years of experience with this name, I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm my little "Flower Child" my mom had, and she done a wonderful job choosing it for me. :)
-- charityhope07  1/29/2015
It's a very nice, sweet name; however, it makes me think of Charity shops, Charity workers, etc. Not necessarily a bad thing, but still, it seems a bit odd.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2015

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