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Gender: Female Origin of Faith: Virtue name Faith's Popularity in 2017: #119

The name Faith is a girl's name of English origin. Faith is ranked #119 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Faith

(Audrey) Faith Hill, American country music singer
Faith Renée Evans, American R&B singer
Alexis "Faith" Ford, American actress
Faith Swank Burrows, American Jazz Age cartoonist
Faith Prince, American actress
Faith Yvonne Leech, Australian Olympic swimmer
Faith Dane, American actress and singer
Faith Lou Esham, American operatic soprano
Faith Popcorn, American futurist and author
Faith Yang, Taiwanese rock singer
Faith Shroder, American television personality/model; daughter of actor Ricky Shroder
Faith Altman (b. 1989), daughter of comedian Jeff Altman and actress Leslie Ackerman
Faith Margaret Kidman Urban (b. 2010), daughter of actress Nicole Kidman and singer Keith Urban
Faith Evangeline Elisa Grammer (b. 2012), daughter of actor Kelsey Grammer

Pop Culture References for the name Faith

Faith Lehane, character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Faith Fairfield, a main character on TV's "Hope & Faith," played by Faith Ford
Faith Williams, character in "Generation Dead" by Daniel Waters
Faith Snyder, character on American soap "As the World Turns"
Faith Connors, main character in the video game "Mirror's Edge"
Faith Mitchell, character in the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter
Faith Walters, a main character in "Fury on Fire" by Sophie Jordan
Faith Fraser, daughter of Claire and Jamie Fraser in the Outlander series
Faith, character in 2012 film "Spring Breakers"
Faith Spinney, hedgehog character in Brian Jacques' "Salamandastron"
Faith Seed, character in the video game "Far Cry 5"

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

Faith's International Variations

Fe (Spanish)


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.