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What does Faust mean?

Faust Pronunciation of Faust 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)


VARIANTS Faustin, Faustino, Fausto, Faustus


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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)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Faust (NOT RANKED) are Felix (#231 LAST YEAR), Faustino and Fausto. These relations of Faust were popular as birth names presently (MEDIAN #1410). Felix is a constant favorite. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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-sounding names are Fauzi, Frost and Just. Like Faust, these names are not frequently used.

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