Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. CHEHR-ə-tee, CHAR-ə-tee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas "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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCaridad(Spanish) Carita, Karita(Swedish)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022