Names Categorized "purity"

This is a list of names in which the categories include purity.
gender
usage
Adhara f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic عذارى ('adhara) meaning "maidens". This is the name of the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.
Afaf f Arabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
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.
Aludra f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic العذرا (al-'adhra) meaning "the maiden". This is the name of a star in the constellation Canis Major.
Amala f Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit अमल (amala) meaning "clean, pure".
Anahita f Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "immaculate, undefiled" in Old Persian, from the Old Iranian prefix *an- "not" combined with *āhita "unclean, dirty". This was the name of an Iranian goddess of fertility and water. In the Zoroastrian religious texts the Avesta she is called 𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬛𐬎𐬎𐬍 (Arəduuī) in Avestan, with 𐬀𐬥𐬁𐬵𐬌𐬙𐬀 (anāhita) appearing only as a descriptive epithet. In origin she is possibly identical to the Indian goddess Saraswati. She has historically been identified with the Semitic goddess Ishtar and the Greek goddess Artemis.
Anaïs f French
Possibly a French variant of Anahita. A famous bearer was the French writer Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), known for her diaries.
Astraea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ἀστραία (Astraia), derived from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
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.
Bai m & f Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
Belphoebe f Literature
Combination of Old French bele "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.
Camilla f English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of Camillus. This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil in the Aeneid. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel Camilla (1796).
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 child of Sonny Bono and Cher, which probably led to the name's increase in popularity during the 1970s.
Cloelia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Cloelius. In Roman legend Cloelia was a maiden who was given to an Etruscan invader as a hostage. She managed to escape by swimming across the Tiber, at the same time helping some of the other captives to safety.
Dalisay f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
Dido f Roman Mythology, Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, probably of Phoenician origin. Dido, also called Elissa, was the queen of Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid. She threw herself upon a funeral pyre after Aeneas left her. Virgil based the story on earlier Greco-Roman accounts.
Ekaterine f Georgian
Georgian form of Katherine.
Fatimah f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "to abstain" in Arabic. Fatimah was a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Ali, the fourth caliph. She is regarded as the exemplary Muslim woman, especially among Shias.
Febronia f Late Roman
Possibly from Februa, a Roman purification festival that was held during the month of February (and which gave the month its name). The festival was derived from Latin februum meaning "purging, purification". This name was borne by Saint Febronia of Nisibis, a 4th-century martyr.
Fevronia f Greek
Greek form of Febronia.
Garbi f Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
Garbiñe f Basque
Variant of Garbi.
Glenice f Welsh
Anglicized form of Glenys.
Glennis f Welsh
Anglicized form of Glenys.
Glenys f Welsh
Probably an elaboration of the Welsh word glân "pure, clean, holy" or glyn "valley". 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.
Hagne f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Agnes.
Imaculada f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Inmaculada.
Imbi f Estonian
Estonian cognate of Impi.
Immacolata f Italian
Italian cognate of Inmaculada.
Immaculada f Catalan
Catalan cognate of Inmaculada.
Impi f Finnish
Means "maiden, virgin" in Finnish.
Inês f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Agnes.
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.
Junko f Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obedience" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also 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.
Kasumi f Japanese
From Japanese (kasumi) meaning "mist". It can also come from (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" combined with (sumi) meaning "clear, pure". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
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.
Kiyo f Japanese
From Japanese (kiyo) meaning "clear, pure, clean" or other homophonic words. This was a popular name in the Edo period and remained common until the early 20th century, at which time it was usually spelled using katakana.
Kiyoko f Japanese
From Japanese (kiyo) meaning "clear, pure, clean" or (kiyo) meaning "holy" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
Kiyoshi m Japanese
From Japanese (kiyoshi) or (kiyoshi) both meaning "pure". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
Kore f Greek Mythology
Means "maiden" in Greek. This was another name for the Greek goddess Persephone.
Kyung-Sook f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 경숙 (see Gyeong-Suk).
Lily f English
From the name of the flower, a symbol of purity. The word is ultimately derived from Latin lilium.
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.
Morwenna f Cornish, Welsh
From Old Cornish moroin meaning "maiden, girl" (related to the Welsh word morwyn). This was the name of a 6th-century Cornish saint, said to be one of the daughters of Brychan Brycheiniog.
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.
Nahid f Persian Mythology, Persian
Modern Persian form of Anahita. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
Naida f Dagestani
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναϊάς (Naias), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology (plural Ναϊάδες). Alternatively it might be related to Persian Nahid.
Nesta f Welsh
Medieval Welsh diminutive of Agnes.
Nirmal m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
Oanez f Breton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of Agnes.
Pallas 1 f Greek Mythology
Probably derived from a Greek word meaning "maiden, young woman". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Athena. According to some legends it was originally the name of a friend of the goddess. Athena accidentally killed her while sparring, so she took the name in honour of her friend.
Parthenia f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek παρθένος (parthenos) meaning "maiden, virgin". This was the name of one of the mares of Marmax in Greek mythology.
Parthenope f Greek Mythology
Means "maiden's voice", derived from Greek παρθένος (parthenos) meaning "maiden, virgin" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "voice". In Greek legend this is the name of one of the Sirens who enticed Odysseus.
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.... [more]
Pura f Spanish
From Spanish pura meaning "pure", also used as a diminutive of Purificación.
Purificación f Spanish
Means "purification" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary after her childbirth.
Rosamond f English
Variant of Rosamund, in use since the Middle Ages.
Rosamund f English (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements hros "horse" and munt "protection". This name was borne by the wife of the Lombard king Alboin in the 6th century. The Normans introduced it to England. It was subsequently interpreted as coming from Latin rosa munda "pure rose" or rosa mundi "rose of the world". This was the name of the mistress of Henry II, the king of England in the 12th century. According to legends she was murdered by his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Rosemonde f French
French form of Rosamund.
Rosmunda f Germanic
Old German form of Rosamund.
Safaa f & m Arabic
Means "pure", from Arabic صفا (safa). As-Safaa is the name of one of the two sacred hills near Mecca. This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic صفاء (see Safaa').
Safi m Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
Safiya f Western African, Hausa, Kazakh, Arabic
Hausa and Kazakh form of Safiyyah. It is also an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
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, clean" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit शुद्ध (shuddha).
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.
Thekla f German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεόκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεός (theos) meaning "god" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θέκλα) in the apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
Thuần m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thuần) meaning "pure, clean, simple".
Trinh f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trinh) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal".
Ursula f English, Swedish, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage. In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use at that time.
Vimal m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
Vimala f Tamil
Feminine form of Vimal.
Virgo f Astronomy
Means "maiden, virgin" in Latin. This is the name of a constellation and the sixth sign of the zodiac.
Yeong-Suk f Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Young-Sook f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영숙 (see Yeong-Suk).
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.
Zakiah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زكيّة (see Zakiyya).
Zakiya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زكيّة (see Zakiyya).
Zakiyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Zaki.
Zakkai m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Zaccai.