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Names That Mean Pure

Baby names that mean pure or innocent symbolize the essential innocence of a newborn. With each baby, our faith in the purity of new life is restored. Purity or innocence is a name meaning commonly found in the etymology of first names. With many names originating from religious sources, from the Bible to the Torah to the Koran to saints' names and other religious tracts, purity or innocence from sin was a common meaning and a desirable quality. Katherine in all its variations is one of the most familiar girl names meaning pure, but there are many choices for both genders, both popular and unique. Also included here are some names with meanings related to purity and its symbols: names associated with the color white, for instance, and names that mean new or virginal. Baby names for boys and girls that mean pure or innocent include the following.

  • Acacius

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Acacius is a Latinized form of the Ancient Greek Akakios and can be interpreted to relate to the same root as the name Acacia, for the thorn bush, or Akakios which means "not evil." With the... Read More 

  • Adara

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    Perfect name for a Virgo baby. It is also the name of a character in the fantasy Belgariad series.Read More 

  • Agnes

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Agnes, though it was the third most common English girls' name for four hundred years, has long been stuck in the attic. But now it looks like Agnes was so far out it's just about ready to come... Read More 

  • Agyness

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    When British beauty Laura Hollin morphed into supermodel Agyness Deyn, she created a name few others would want to adopt.Read More 

  • Alba

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    Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the Top 1000 a century ago, the name was given to more than 150 baby... Read More 

  • Alban

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An ancient and highly unusual name; St. Alban -- sometimes also called Albinus or Aubin -- was an early martyr in Roman Britain. Using an alternate spelling, Alben Barkley was the 35th U.S.... Read More 

  • Alva

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    While the male Alva or Alvah relates directly to the minor Biblical character, the female version is more likely an anglicized form of Ailbhe. Best known as Thomas Edison's middle name, from the... Read More 

  • Amena

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    A possible Born Again name -- Amen -- in the same class as the still-popular Nevaeh (that's Heaven spelled backwards) and Trinity. Read More 

  • Arjun

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    Popular in India and among Indo-Americans, this name of the hero of a famous Hindu epic has an extremely pleasing sound.

    Arjun is based on Arjuna, who was in Indian legend the son of... Read More 

  • Azra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Azra is a perennial favorite Arabic name for girls in Turkey, Bosnia and Croatia. In the West, Azra could become a fresher... Read More 

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