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What does Faith mean?

Faith Pronunciation of Faith as a girls' name is pronounced fayth. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Faith is "belief". A virtue name meaning trust in God. The name was used in the 16th century, and was very popular among the Puritans of the 17th. Actress Faith Prince; singer Faith Hill.


ASSOCIATED WITH virtue, 16th century, puritans, 17th century, prince, hill (mountain)


VARIANTS Fae, Faithe, Fay, Faye, Fayth, Faythe, Fe

SEE ALSO Charity, Clemence, Esperanza, Fidelity, Hope

(female) Faiti, ..

(male) Faian, ..

Faith Rain (F.R.), ..

How popular is Faith?

Faith is a very prominent first name for women (#484 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#8386 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Faith reached its apex rank of #48 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #122 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Hope (#255 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Faye (#706), Esperanza (#992), Charity (#1237), Clemence, Fae, Fay and Fayth are the prominent variation forms of Faith (#122). These forms of Faith were at the apex of their popularity 17 years ago (MEDIAN #1236) and are somewhat less common today (#1256, 44%), with forms like Faye becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faith, Charity, Clemence, Esperanza, Fae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fay, Faye, Fayth, Hope in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Faith, Faye, Hope outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cath, Eadith, Edith, Faida, Faina, Farah, Leith, Marth, Ranith and Urith. These names tend to be less frequently used than Faith.

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