35 Popular And Modern Virtue Names For Baby Boys And Girls

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Virtue names were initially used by Puritans in England and the US. The tradition gradually spread in the US with names like Grace, Hope and Felicity figuring in the Social Security Administration’s top 100 baby name list.

Parents usually give their children virtue or grace names in the hope of seeing those characteristics in them. MomJunction brings you a comprehensive list of virtue baby names that you may use for your little one.

Virtue Names For Boys:

1. Leon:

Leon is a name of Greek origin and its literal meaning is ‘lion’ which comes from the word ‘Leo’. According to Greek Mythology, Leon was a giant who was finally killed by Heracles. The oldest historical figure to bear this name was Leon of Sparta.

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2. Aaron:

The name in the Old Testament means ‘The exalted one’. As described in the Bible, he was the older brother of Moses and was mentioned as his spokesperson in several gospels.

3. Noble:

The name Noble means belonging to the aristocratic class or the nobility. The other meaning that is attached to this name is that of high moral principles or exceptional personal qualities in a person.

4. Constance:

The name Constance is a Latin name by origin, and it is kept as a name for boys. In Latin, the meaning of the name Constance is to be ‘firm of purpose’. Its other derivations can be Constancy from the Latin Constantia.

5. Gabriel:

Gabriel is a given name which has its origin in the Hebrew name ‘Gabriel’ meaning ‘God is my strength’. It was popularized in the Old Testament of the Bible by the association with the Biblical archangel Gabriel.

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6. Joy:

The given name has its origin in French. The meaning of the name is ‘rejoice’ and it was made popular in history by the American Puritans in the 17th century by the phrase, ‘Joy of the Lord’.

7. Caleb:

Derived from Hebrew, the name Caleb means the ‘devotion of a dog’ or ‘to be bold’. It has a similar meaning to the word ‘Kelev’ which means ‘a dog’ in Hebrew.

8. Noah:

It is either a given name or a surname which has its origin in the biblical character of Noah. The name symbolizes comfort, repose or rest and brings in a sense of stability in a person’s life.

9. Resolve:

The meaning of the name is to end conflicts, be it of the mind or the heart. The name brings with it a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

10. Clarity:

It is a very popular given name which has its roots both in French and in English. In both the languages the meaning of the name Clarity is ‘lucid’ or ‘clear’.

11. Regal:

Regal has its origins in English and Latin. The name is associated with royalty and the ruling class.

12. Isaac:

The original meaning of the given name is ‘laughter’ or ‘hilarity’. In mythology, Isaac was given to the much-loved son of Abraham and Sarah.

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13. Levi:

The literary meaning of the name is ‘joining’ or ‘adhering’. In the Bible, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the head of the priestly Levite tribe.

14. Seth:

Seth means ‘appointed’. In the biblical texts, Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve. It is a sweet and down-to-earth name that sounds just right for your baby boy.

15. Solomon:

The literary meaning of the name is ‘peaceful’. In history and mythology, the name is famous because the son, the successor of King David, was known by this name, whose virtue was supreme wisdom.

16. Jesse:

In Latin, the given name means a ‘gift’ or ‘wealth’. In Hebrew anthology, Jesse was the father of David.

17. Nathan:

In the Latin language, Nathan also means ‘a gift’. The biblical history reveals that Nathan was the prophet who held David accountable for the death of Bathsheba’s husband.

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Virtue Names For Girls:

18. Grace:

It is an English baby name which was derived from the Latin word ‘gratia’ that means ‘God’s favor’.

19. Verity:

It is a female first name and a surname, both given to baby girls. As a first name, the meaning is derived from the Latin feminine noun ‘veritas, meaning ‘truth’.

20. Honor:

It is a Latin baby name whose literary meaning is ‘honour’. The baby girl name has an unyielding forbearance on their personality and principles of life.

21. Chastity:

The name is derived from the Latin language. The meaning of the name is ‘purity’ or ‘innocence’.

22. Faith:

The name has its roots in Latin, Fides, and the meaning of the name is ‘unquestioning belief in God’.

23. Hope:

It is an English baby name that forms a part of one of the three Christian beliefs, that are, Faith, Hope and Charity.

24. Destiny:

It is most certainly an American baby name which symbolizes ‘certain fortune’ or a ‘bright fate’.

25. Prudence:

It is a feminine given name that has its origin in Latin. The literary meaning of the name is ‘good judgement’.

26. Trinity:

The origin of the name is in Latin, and it symbolizes the concept of ‘Three in One’ emphasized in the Bible.

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27. Peace:

It is a Latin baby girl name. The meaning of the name is ‘tranquil’ or ‘serene’.

28. Amity:

It is an English given name for girls which mean ‘friendship’.

29. Mercy:

Taken from the Latin word ‘merces’, the given name Mercy means ‘compassion’, ‘pity’, and ‘forgiveness’.

30. Delilah:

It is a Hebrew baby girl name which means to be ‘amorous’.

31. Naomi:

It is a Jewish name of Hebrew origin which means ‘pleasantness’ or ‘happiness’.

32. Rebecca:

It is an Aramaic name and in mythology, the name is associated with the ‘goddess of beauty’.

33. Temperance:

Used as an archaic English word, it is a very popular virtue name for baby girls and means ‘restraint’ or ‘moderation’.

34. Patience:

It is an English word which has its roots in the Latin word ‘patiencia’ and the meaning of the name is to be ‘patient in the times of hardships and sufferings’.

35. Charity:

It is an English baby name derived from the Old French word, ‘charite’ which means ‘to love’ and ‘to be compassionate towards other beings’.

You can hope that virtue names will make your child obliged to be good and responsible, the characters any parent would want in their kids. Did you like our list of virtue names? Which one did you like the most? Let us know by commenting below.

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Arshi Ahmed

Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. She specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child. Arshi understands how important it is for a parent to find the right name because the name gives the baby an... more