What does Faith mean?
Faith /faith/ [1 syll.] 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.
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. 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Hope (#231 the previous year), Faye (#908), Fay, Charity, Fae and Esperanza are the prominent variation forms of Faith (#81 the previous year). These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4574%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2543%, ▼44.4%), with the forms Charity, Esperanza, Fae, Fay 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. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Faith and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Faida. This name tends to be less frequently used than Faith.