Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Honesty

Honesty is what we’d call a modern day “virtue name.” It’s basically an English vocabulary word for “truthfulness, sincerity” and/or the absence of deceit or fraud. The English borrowed the word in the Late Middle Ages from the Old French “honesté” and the Latin “honstas” meaning “honor, reputation, character, integrity, uprightness” – also used in a more figurative Christian sense to mean “moral purity, virtue.” In its earliest usage in England, honesty actually had more to do with honor than truthfulness.

All About the Baby Name – Honesty

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME HONESTY

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME HONESTY

Honesty is not a common female given name, but it is being used from time to time. In fact, Honesty may be very close to landing a position on America’s Top 1000 list (it was ranked at position #1062 in 2013 and given to 232 baby girls that year).  We’ve seen an uptick in vocabulary word names, and certainly with modern-day “virtue” names such as Honesty, Promise, Destiny, Liberty and Honor. Faith, Hope and Charity – watch out – you have some new competition!

Quick Facts

ON HONESTY

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

AHN-es-tee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Truthfulness

Characteristics

OF HONESTY

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Honesty

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME HONESTY

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Honesty

Popular Songs

ON HONESTY

Your Honesty
a song by Madonna

Love, Truth and Honesty
a song by Bananarama

Honesty
a song by Billy Joel

Appreciate My Honesty
a song by The Vandals

Famous People

NAMED HONESTY

We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Honesty.

Children of Famous People

NAMED HONESTY

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Honesty

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME HONESTY

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Honesty