Baby Name: Charity
Picked up directly from the vocabulary word derived from the Late Latin "Caritas" from "Carus" that referred to a Christians' love for his fellow man. Mentioned by Paul in the New Testament when he encouraged the followers of Jesus to live in "faith, hope, and charity" and emphasized "charity" as the "greatest." Considered a virtue name by the Puritans during the 17th century. Associated with the 1967 Broadway musical, "Sweet Charity" adapted into a 1969 film, which led to the name's comeback in the late 1960s and peak during the mid 1970s.