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