Fidel Origin and Meaning

The name Fidel is a boy's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "faithful".

The association with the Cuban leader Castro is still strong, but he's by no means the only Fidel. This name was in the Top 1000 for over 80 years, from 1919 to 2005. From the late Latin name Fidelis, meaning "faithful", at its heart it has an uplifting meaning.

# 970 in the US

Fidel Rank in US Top 1000

Fidel Popularity

Famous People Named Fidel

  • Fidel Alejandro Castro (Ruz)17th President of Cuba
  • Fidel Valdez Ramos12th President of the Philippines
  • Fidel LaBarbaAmerican boxer and sportswriter
  • Fidel Henderson EdwardsBarbadian cricketer

Fidel in Pop Culture

  • Fidel Bestpolice officer in BBC's Death in Paradise

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