Gender: Female Origin of Faith: Virtue name Faith's Popularity in 2019: #125

Faith Origin and Meaning

The name Faith is a girl's name of English origin.

Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction. Faith peaked in 2002 at Number 48.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are the parents of a daughter they called Faith, little sister for Sunday -- a sibset suitable for a minister's brood. A prominent adult bearer is country singer Faith Hill.

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Rank in US: #125

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Famous People Named Faith

Pop Culture References for the name Faith

Faye, Faithe, Fayette, Fa, Fayth, Fae, Fayanna, Fay, Faythe

Faith's International Variations

Fe (Spanish)


faithforfortytwo Says:


This has been my name for 42 years. My mother chose it because she had two baby girls who died, before me - and she wanted to have faith that I would live (nothing to do with religion). I've always liked and accepted my name. Lots of compliments: everyone seems to think its beautiful, on a personal basis. BUT a few years ago I was working for a college whose new president wanted to aggressively eliminate all religion from the college. I was "warned" by a dean that I was a target because of my name and it came to be. The president even called me to her office to interrogate me about my religious beliefs (yes, I got a lawyer, ty). It is because of people like "debd14" who "ALWAYS" think of Faith as a religious name - like the narrow-minded college president in her 50s, who should know better than to be so childish - that has made me consider changing my name. I have been going by my middle name for the past 6 years because of the nightmare caused by the hostile work environment, which quickly lead to my position at the college being "eliminated" and my family's subsequent homelessness. It is sad that people are so narrow minded! That a beautiful name, with so much meaning and history can be hated so deeply is atrocious. And the poster debd14 is apparently not even named Faith, right Debbie? Thanks for being transparent. We see your hostility and hatred. God bless you! (And before you start in, I've only become "religious" in the past 3 years, and it has nothing to do with my name)

fearlessfirefly Says:


My name is Faith and I go by Faithie and Fay!

fearlessfirefly Says:


My name is Faith and I'm 14, almost 15. I think my name is great and it fits me perfectly.

fearlessfirefly Says:


My name is also Faith and I love it.

Joyx26 Says:


Faith would suit a baby or little child but maybe not a teenager or an adult. Good name for a charcter but not a real person. I find it tacky.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I love the name Brooke. It doesn’t describe a person so I guess that one isn’t useable either.

me_myself_and_i Says:


Thank you! I have a friend named Faith (she is religious) and I have also met a few religious and non-religious Faith's, and I never immediately link it to religion. I think that Faith is a very beautiful name that shows loyalty and devotion. Thanks for supporting my idea and saving me from writing both that comment and this comment 😂

writereadrepeat Says:


i kind of really love this for a boy (character only) i feel like since it's a word name, it could work for any gender. it's also really cute.

Wittyusername103 Says:


This name and Alyssa are the only two names I'd ever consider breaking my "no names in the top 100 rule".

indiefendi2 Says:


Someone argued with me that since I believe word names don't have gender that I should name a son Faith...... and I'm not above doing that. Faith as a virtue and a word has no gender. there are men named Blythe after all!

Wittyusername103 Says:


Faith isn't always religion though. I resent religion and I'd still name a child this.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I much prefer Faith or Hope over Grace!!! I love the NN Faithie although it sounds like filthy. Oh well! I'm in love!

Michaela Says:


I don't like the sound of the word. It's never grown on me.

Impwood Says:


But faith can also be seen as the quality of faithfulness; loyalty and devotion to ones friends and family. I wouldn't rule out the name Faith just because of the possibility of your children growing up not to be religious.

actingfun Says:


I completely agree. Thank you for saving me the time of writing out that whole comment!

RoddyThlayli Says:


Not sure I could get past the kind of psycho character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


That's a thought, actually... why are virtue names mostly feminine?? Other than the fact that they sound feminine now, through centuries of usage for girls.

debd14 Says:


As the non-believing daughter of two very religious people, I don't think people should use word names that might not describe their children at all. I know everyone assumes their children will have as much faith as they do, but you don't get to decide that and it very possibly may not turn out that way at all. If my name was Faith I would need to change it and I would probably resent my parents for trying to push religion on me to that degree. And I can't see this as anything other than an intensely religious name.

ThistleThorn Says:


I like this. I once knew a girl named Faythe and it suited her, but I wish it were spelled correctly.

faith Says:


my name :D everyone says its pretty, no one has trouble pronouncing/spelling it, and no bad nicknames.

Guest Says:


I'm gonna use Faith or Hope in the middle for a boy just to switch it up a lil bit.

faithnamer Says:


This is my name and I think it's nice. I get lots of compliments on it! :)

AnonymousPerson Says:


I like this name.