Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Humility

Humility is a rare Virtue Name coined by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation (circa early 17th century). The name comes from the English vocabulary word “humility” (from the Old French “umelite”) meaning “modesty, sweetness”. Humility is ultimately derived from the Latin “humilitatem” meaning “lowness, insignificance” or in Church Latin “meekness”. The Latin root “humilis” (lowly, humble) comes from “humus” (earth), literally meaning “on the ground”. By naming their daughters Humility, the Christian non-conformists were basically demonstrating their own “humility” or “insignificance” before the Lord. Pretty much the ultimate statement one can make.

All About the Baby Name – Humility

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME HUMILITY

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME HUMILITY

Humility Cooper was age one when she set sail on the Mayflower to the New World in 1620 with her aunt and uncle (it’s unclear why she was separated from her own parents). In any case, Humility is basically one of the first 100 European names in the New World (excepting the “Lost Colony” in Roanoke, Virginia, of course). Rare even for its time, Humility has never been given with enough frequency in America to have ever landed a position on the Top 1000 list. At least not since 1620. In fact, not even one baby girl was called Humility in 2012.

Quick Facts

ON HUMILITY

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

HUE-mil-ә-tee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Modest, meek, lowly

Characteristics

OF HUMILITY

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Humility

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME HUMILITY

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

Popular Songs

ON HUMILITY

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Famous People

NAMED HUMILITY

Humility Cooper (Mayflower passenger)

Children of Famous People

NAMED HUMILITY

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME HUMILITY

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