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Meaning and name origin

Faust \fa(u)-st\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Faustin, Faustino, Fausto and Faustus.

There is 1 feminine form of Faust: Faustine.


Faust is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2068 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Faust and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Felix (#267) and Faustino. (2014 statistics).

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

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