With your brand new best friend en route to your arms, you’ll need a name that exemplifies the love positively bursting from you! Whether it’s your first or your fourteenth, adding a baby to your life brings out the purest and most potent form of your love. But not only that, baby girl, boy, and gender-neutral names meaning “pure” come from all over the world with ancient and modern associations alike. Baby’s name is an opportunity to highlight your deepest love and your family history by saying just a syllable or two.
Where did the word “pure” come from?
Like so many English words, the word pure is a borrowed term from other languages and has gone through several iterations—changing both spelling and definition. Around 800 years ago, the word purus, which could refer to any number of situations and meant “clean,” “clear,” “chaste,” or “undefiled.” This is likely linked to Proto-Indo-European languages with peue coming by roughly the same definition. However, as time moved on, the word took on connotations mostly related to virginal properties or the quality of a mixture. This was only about 100 years later, in the 1300s.