What does Faith mean?
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.
(female) Faithie, Faiti, ..
(male) Faier, Faither, ..
How popular is Faith?
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 (#8386 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Faith for girls. Faith reached its apex rank of #48 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #81 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Hope (#231 the previous year), Faye (#908), Esperanza (#1010), Charity (#1057), Fae, Fayth, Clemence and Fay are the prominent variation forms of Faith (#81 the previous year). These forms of Faith were at the apex of their popularity 11 years ago (median #1257) and are somewhat less common today (#1254, ▼35.8%), with forms like Faye becoming somewhat dated.