Given Name CHARITY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: CHER-i-tee, CHAR-i-tee  [details]

Meaning & History

From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas meaning "generous love", from Latin carus "dear, beloved". Caritas was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Caridad (Spanish), Carita, Karita (Swedish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2008