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Meaning and Name Origin

Faith \fa(i)-th\ as a girls' name is pronounced fayth. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Faith is "belief". A virtue name meaning trust in God. The name was used in the 16th century, and was very popular among the Puritans of the 17th. Actress Faith Prince; singer Faith Hill.


Faith has 7 variants: Fae, Faithe, Fay, Faye, Fayth, Faythe and Fe.

For more information, see also related girl names Charity, Clemence, Esperanza, Fidelity and Hope.


Faith is a very prominent first name for women (#484 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9706 out of 88799, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Faith for girls. Faith reached its apex rank of #48 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #81 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Faith name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Faith outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Faith and associated names. Hope (#231 the previous year), Faye (#908), Fay, Charity, Fae and Esperanza are the prominent variation forms of Faith (#81 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1930-1939 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Charity, Esperanza, Fay, Fae and Faye becoming somewhat dated. Hope (#231) and Faith (#81) are two of the more chic birth names here, with Faith having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charity, Esperanza, Fae, Faith, Fay, Faye, Hope in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Faith, Faye outside U.S.

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Faida. This name tends to be less frequently used than Faith.