Baby Names That Mean Virtue

Baby Naming Trends Focus on Character Qualities

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In recent years there has been a bit of a boom in the choice of virtue names for babies. Once popular with the early Puritan settlers of America, these names focus on character qualities. But you don't have to be stuck with some of the more overdone names like Faith, Grace, and Hope. Check out this quick list of names for inspiration, along with a short description of the virtue.

Virtue Names for Babies

  • Abundance: having more than enough so you can share with others.
  • Admire: an appreciation of the worth, skill, and beauty of others.
  • Allegiance: loyalty and devotion to a group, cause, or government.
  • Amity: promoting friendship and living in peaceful harmony.
  • Amnesty: forgiveness and pardoning past offenses.
  • Assurance: self-confidence and support of others. (Caution, however, with how this name may be abbreviated!)
  • Blessing: a gift from God, having God's favor.
  • Bliss: pure joy and utter contentment
  • Chance: opportunity and luck
  • Charity: generosity to others, helping those who need assistance.
  • Chastity: decent and abiding by sexual morals.
  • Chivalry: gallant and noble, following the other knightly virtues of courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms.
  • Concord: agreement, living in mutual harmony.
  • Constance/Constantine: being firm in purpose, steadfast, devoted.
  • Content: being satisfied with what you have.
  • Deliverance: being set free.
  • Diligence: being persistent and always giving your full effort to a task or goal.
  • Earnest: being sincere in your purpose and intentions.
  • Eternity: timeless and without end.
  • Faith: having belief and dedication to a person, ideal, or God.
  • Favour or Favor: goodwill, being treated well, a gift.
  • Felicity: being happy and/or making others happy.
  • Fidelity: loyalty, dedicated to details.
  • Freedom: able to act without restriction, liberty.
  • Friend: be regarded with affection or on good terms with others.
  • Gallant: brave, noble.
  • Glory: state of splendor, magnificence.
  • Grace: elegance, receiving favor or mercy.
  • Hardy: strong and able to endure.
  • Harmony: in agreement.
  • Honesty: tells the truth.
  • Honor: worthy of high respect and esteem.
  • Hope: having positive expectations.
  • Innocent: pure and without evil intent.
  • Joy: happiness.
  • Justice: treating fairly and equitably.
  • Liberty: freedom.
  • Loyal: faithful and supportive.
  • Mercy: forgiveness.
  • Merit: to be worthy of respect and praise, to show excellence.
  • Mirth: to bring laughter.
  • Patience: to be even-tempered and persevere.
  • Patriot: devoted to your country.
  • Peace: mutual harmony, tranquility.
  • Percival: a worthy hero.
  • Persevere: maintaining your efforts despite obstacles.
  • Piety: reverence for God, parents, or homeland. 
  • Pleasance: pleasant, agreeable to be with.
  • Prosperity: having success.
  • Providence: under divine care and guidance.
  • Prudence: managing resources well and wisely.
  • Purity: clean, innocent.
  • Reliance: confidence, being dependable.
  • Resilience: able to spring back from adversity.
  • Reverence: showing deep respect.
  • Royal: regal, like a king or queen.
  • Sanctity: holy, saintly.
  • Serendipity: finding thing by good luck.
  • Serene: calm and tranquil.
  • Serenity: having composure and being at peace.
  • Silence: quiet.
  • Sincere: truthful, not being hypocritical.
  • Solace: comforting those in sorrow, relieving distress.
  • Solidarity: standing together with others as a group.
  • Stability: being reliable.
  • Swift: being fast.
  • Sympathy: showing compassion.
  • Temperance: showing moderation and self-control.
  • Tenacity: doesn't give up, holds firm.
  • Thankful: shows appreciation.
  • Tolerance: allows and is interested in other ideas, people, and practices.
  • Tranquil: being at peace, quiet.
  • Trust: placing confidence in others and relying on them.
  • Truth: conforming with reality.
  • Unity: being one.
  • Valor: bravery, boldness, and courage.
  • Verity: True, in accordance with reality.
  • Wisdom: knowing what is true and right and acting accordingly.
  • Wistful: longing and reflective.
  • Wonder: being amazed or curious.
  • Zeal: to be enthusiastic and pursue a goal.

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