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What does Faust mean?

Faust [fau-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.

Associated with: roman, happy, saints, legendary (mythology), soul (life).


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

Faust has 1 feminine form: Faustine.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Farst, Fest, ..

(female) Faude, Faupe, ..

How popular is Faust?

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)


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

Prominent alternative forms of Faust (not ranked) are Felix (#267 last year), Fausto and Faustino. These relations of Faust were popular as birth names during the years 1900-1909 (median #1307) and are almost as popular today (#1422, 13.2%). Felix is a constant favorite. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Faust and affiliated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faustino, Fausto, Felix in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Faust is alike in pronunciation to Feste. Other suggested similar names are Fauzi, Frost and Just. Like Faust, these names are not frequently used.