Chara: A Virtue Name

The beautiful Greek biblical name Chara

biblical name Chara

Not long ago, virtue names were all the rage (and that trend last for hundreds of years!). The classics include Faith, Hope, and Joy. These sit among a host of names that pay respect to important morals or characteristics parents hoped for their child.

If you love the concept of Joy, but are looking for a more unusual variation, Chara is the perfect Greek choice!


Original Language + Form: Greek Χαρά

Range of Meanings: Joy

Concept: Inner joy, unrelated to circumstances

References or Context: The Bible Project did a beautiful word study on Chara HERE. You can’t miss it if you are considering using this name.

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luke 2:10

If you like the biblical baby name Chara, you will love: Iris

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