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What does Faisal mean?

Faisal /fais-al/ as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Faisal is "sword". The name may also be derived from fasala meaning "to separate". King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

Associated with: arabic, sword (warrior), king


Faisal has 5 variants: Faical, Faizal, Faycal, Faysal and Feisal.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Fairal, Faisan, ..

(female) Faisala, Faisla, ..

How popular is Faisal?

Faisal is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Faisal for boys. Faisal entered the list in 1993 and reached its apex rank of #1585 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is at #1817 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Faisal is alike in pronunciation to Fazil. Other suggested similar names are Amital, Anibal, Avital, Bidal, Bilal, Cathal, Danal, Daneal, Danial, Danyal, Darral, Fabian, Fabyan, Fadil, Fadl, Faelan, Fagan, Fahad, Fain, Faine, Fairfax, Fairlay, Faiz, Faizah (see Faiz), Fajar, Faolan, Faraj, Faris, Farlay, Farnall (see Farnell), Farnam, Farran, Farrar, Farrel, Faust, Fausto, Favian, Fayvel, Feargal, Feivel, Fergal, Fidal, Fidel, Finan, Fingal, Fish, Fisk, Fiske, Frisco, Fritzl, Gamal, Hamal, Harpal, Hilal, Jahmal, Jalal, Jallal, Jamaal, Jamal, Jammal, Jimal, Kamal, Laval, Magal, Manual, Marshal, Meical, Mical, Mikal, Mishal, Nial, Pascal, Rafal and Vidal. These names tend to be more frequently used than Faisal.