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Gender: Female Meaning of Unity: "oneness" Origin of Unity: English

The name Unity is a girl's name of English origin meaning "oneness". Unity and is often added to lists like Virtue Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "New: Movie Title Family Name Game!".

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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 Puritans in the seventeenth century, but was not as common as others. In literature it occurs as a servant in Thomas Hardy's A Pair of Blue Eyes.

Unity Valkyrie Mitford supposedly inspired the character of Bellatrix Lestrange in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Unity Kincaid is a character In the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman.

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Famous People Named Unity

Unity Valkyrie Mitford, English socialite; Hitler's alleged lover
(Ursula) Unity Croshaw, daughter of American planter Joseph Croshaw; wife of American colonial leader Col. John West

Pop Culture References for the name Unity

Unity, servant at Endelstowe Vicarage who marries the sexton, Martin Cannister, in Thomas Hardy's "A Pair of Blue Eyes" (1873)
Unity, one of the pressurized modules of the International Space Station
Unity, a collective hivemind and former lover of Rick on animated series "Rick and Morty"
Unity, game-making program
"U.N.I.T.Y.," song by Queen Latifah