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What does Faust mean?

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 (#2108 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent alternative forms of Faust (#unlisted) are Felix (#267 last year) and Faustino. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.533%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.3665%, down 31.2%), with the form Faustino becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Faust and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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