Names Categorized "pure"

This is a list of names in which the categories include pure.
gender
usage
Agnes f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἁγνή (Hagne), derived from Greek ἁγνός (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe.... [more]
Aikaterine f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Katherine.
Amala f Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit अमल (amala) meaning "clean, pure".
Atsushi m Japanese
From Japanese (atsushi) meaning "pure" or (atsushi) meaning "kindness, honesty". This name can also be formed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
Belphoebe f Literature
Combination of belle "beautiful" and the name Phoebe. This name was first used by Edmund Spenser in his poem The Faerie Queene (1590).
Bistra f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "clean, pure" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
Cateline f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Katherine.
Catherine f French, English
French form of Katherine, and also a common English variant.
Cathrine f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Scandinavian contracted form of Katherine.
Catrine f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian contracted form of Katherine.
Chastity f English
From the English word chastity, which is ultimately from Latin castus "pure". It was borne by the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher, which probably led to the name's increase in popularity during the 1970s.
Dalisay f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
Ekaterine f Georgian
Georgian form of Katherine.
Garbi f Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
Garbiñe f Basque
Variant of Garbi.
Glenys f Welsh
Elaboration of the Welsh word glân meaning "pure, clean, holy". This name was created in the late 19th century.
Gyeong-Suk f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Immacolata f Italian
Italian cognate of Inmaculada.
Immaculata f Irish
Latin form of Inmaculada.
Inessa f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Inés.
Inmaculada f Spanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
Jeong-Suk f Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal" or (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.
Jun 2 m & f Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "pure", (jun) meaning "moisture", (jun) meaning "pure, clean, simple", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Jung-Sook f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정숙 (see Jeong-Suk).
Jun'ichi m Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Junpei m Japanese
From Japanese (jun) or (jun) both meaning "pure" combined with (pei) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Karine 2 f Norwegian
Elaborated form of Karin.
Katarine f German (Rare)
German variant form of Katherine.
Katharine f English, German
English variant of Katherine and German variant of Katharina. A famous bearer was American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
Katherine f English
From the Greek name Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterine). The etymology is debated: it could derive from an earlier Greek name Ἑκατερινη (Hekaterine), itself from ἑκάτερος (hekateros) meaning "each of the two"; it could derive from the name of the goddess Hecate; it could be related to Greek αἰκία (aikia) meaning "torture"; or it could be from a Coptic name meaning "my consecration of your name". In the early Christian era it became associated with Greek καθαρός (katharos) meaning "pure", and the Latin spelling was changed from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this.... [more]
Kathrine f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian contracted form of Katherine.
Katrine f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian contracted form of Katherine.
Kiyoshi m Japanese
From Japanese (kiyoshi) or (kiyoshi) both meaning "pure". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
Kyung-Sook f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 경숙 (see Gyeong-Suk).
Mi-Suk f Korean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.
Myeong-Suk f Korean
From Sino-Korean (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" combined with (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.
Nirmal m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
Phoebe f English, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοίβη (Phoibe), which meant "bright, pure" from Greek φοῖβος (phoibos). In Greek mythology Phoibe was a Titan associated with the moon. This was also an epithet of her granddaughter, the moon goddess Artemis. The name appears in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament, where it belongs to a female minister in the church at Cenchreae. In England, it began to be used as a given name after the Protestant Reformation. A moon of Saturn bears this name (in honour of the Titan).
Purificación f Spanish
Means "purification" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary after her childbirth.
Safi m Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
Safiya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic صفيّة (see Safiyyah).
Safiyyah f Arabic
Feminine form of Safi. This was the name of one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
Shu f Chinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", besides other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Shufen f Chinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" combined with (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume". Other character combinations are possible as well.
Skaistė f Lithuanian
Means "pure, chaste" in Lithuanian.
Soth m Khmer
Means "pure" in Khmer.
Suk-Ja f Korean
From Sino-Korean (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja characters can form this name as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) declined in popularity after 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese rule.
Tahir m Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
Tahira f Arabic, Urdu
Feminine form of Tahir.
Tahire f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Tahir.
Táhirih f History
Variant of Tahira. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.
Thuần m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thuần) meaning "pure, clean, simple".
Zaccai m Biblical
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkai) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
Zacchaeus m Biblical
From Ζακχαῖος (Zakchaios), the Greek form of Zaccai. In the New Testament he is a tax collector in Jericho who gives half his possessions to charity.
Zaccheus m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Zakchaios (see Zacchaeus) used in the Vulgate.
Zakchaios m Biblical Greek
Form of Zacchaeus used in the Greek New Testament.
Zaki m Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
Zakkai m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Zaccai.