Virtue Names

Virtue names, favored by the Puritans, represent qualities we should embody or at least aspire to. Virtue names that can work as modern baby names include:
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  • Temperance

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    Temperance lost whatever appeal it might have had during Prohibition. Unlike Hope, Faith, Amity, and even Prudence, this is one colonial virtue name we don't ever expect to see again. On the TV sh... Read More 

  • Unity

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    Like Verity and Amity, this inclusive virtue name used by the colorful British literary Mitford family is ready to join its more popular peers Hope, Faith, and Grace. The name was embraced by the... Read More 

  • Verdad

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    A modern virtue name possibility.  Read More 

  • Verina

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    More often spelled VERENA, this name is attached to a third century Swiss saint. But the "virtue" name VERITY, is more appealing and comes more directly to the point. Read More 

  • Verity

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    If you love Puritan virtue names and want to move beyond Hope and Faith and Grace, this is a wonderful choice, both for its meaning and its sound. A rare find here, though occasionally heard in Eng... Read More 

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