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What does Faith mean?

Faith Pronunciation of Faith [faith] 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.

Associated with: virtue, 16th century, puritans, 17th century, prince, hill (mountain).


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

Related girl names: Charity, Clemence, Esperanza, Fidelity and Hope.

Creative forms:
(female) Faiti, Feith, ..

(male) Faian, Faier, ..

Middle name pairings:
Faith Nori (F.N.), ..

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)

Faith reached its apex rank of #48 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #91 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faith name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Hope (#231 the previous year), Esperanza (#926), Faye (#928), Charity (#1218), Fae, Fayth, Clemence and Fay are the prominent variation forms of Faith (#91 the previous year). These forms of Faith were at the apex of their popularity 12 years ago (median #1257) and are somewhat less common today (#1266, 40.8%), with forms like Faye becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faith, Charity, Clemence, Esperanza, Fae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fay, Faye, Fayth, Hope in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cath, Eadith, Edith, Faida, Faina, Farah, Leith, Marth, Ranith and Urith. These names tend to be less frequently used than Faith.

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