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Meaning and Name Origin

Faust \fa(u)-st\ as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Faust is "lucky, fortunate". From Roman faustus or fausta. The Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla, added Felix "happy, fortunate" to his name and named his twin children Faustus and Fausta, which then became Latin Faustinus. The name of many saints. The legendary Faust sold his soul to the devil.


Faust has 4 variants: Faustin, Faustino, Fausto and Faustus.

Faust has 12 more different forms via Felix: Fee, Felic, Felice, Feliciano, Felicio, Felicks, Felike, Feliks, Felizio, Felyx, Fleicien and Pelike.

Faust has 1 feminine form: Faustine.


Faust is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2068 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Faust and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Faust (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Felix (#267 last year) and Faustino. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1930-1939 and have become much less popular since, with the form Faustino becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Faustino, Felix in U.S.

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