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What does Fidel mean?

Fidel Pronunciation of Fidel as a boys' name is pronounced fee-DEL. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Fidel is "faithful". From the Latin names Fidelis or Fidelius. Fidel is the modern form, used in honor of Saint Fidelis, a sixth-century Spanish bishop. Cuban president Fidel Castro.

ASSOCIATED WITH -el, faithful, modern, saint


VARIANTS Fadelio, Fedele, Fedelio, Fidal, Fidalio, Fidele, Fidelio, Fidelis, Fidelix, Fidello, Fidelo, Fido


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How popular is Fidel?

Fidel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#610 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#34114 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Fidel was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #758 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1643 currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Fidel is pronounced similarly to Fadil, Fadile, Fadl and Fadle. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abdel, Adel, Airel, Ardel, Cadel, Edel, Eudel, Feivel, Feiwel, Field, Fife, Filep, Friedel, Lindel, Mikel, Niel, Nigel, Nijel, Rigel, Rodel, Udel, Videl and Zindel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fidel.

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