Name: Caritas

Origin and Meaning of the Name Caritas

  • Meaning:
    Love
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    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (KAH ree tas)
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    Itself (Caritas)
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    From the Latin 'caritas', 'selfless love' - 'charity'. Caritas is the greatest of the three theological virtues in Christianity. The other two are spes [hope] and fides [faith].

    Caritas was the name given to one of the three daughters of St. Sophia. According to a legend, St. Sophia was a wealthy widow, but she and her daughters chose to divide their property among the poor. The names of her daughters were never mentioned but in later times, the three theological virtues were connected with their persona.

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