Names That Mean Faith

Names That Mean Faith

Names that mean faith, belief, or devotion are often rooted in centuries-old religions and cultures. The meaning of faith may relate to faith in God or a higher power, or it may indicate faith or belief in any sort of principle or in another person.

Faith itself is the top name meaning faith or belief. Along with Faith, other girl names that mean faith in the US Top 1000 include Vera, Imani, and Amina. Boy names that mean faith in the US Top 1000 include Caleb, Dillon, Tru, and Truett.

Unique baby names meaning faith trending now include Marmaduke, Fidelia, and Loyal.

Here are all the names for baby girls and baby boys that mean faith, belief, and devotion, ordered by current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. Emmett
    • Origin:

      English masculine variation of Emma, German
    • Meaning:

      "universal"
    • Description:

      Emmett, honest and sincere, laid-back and creative, is on the rise as a male cognate of the megapopular Emma and Emily, not to mention being a character in the popular Twilight series.
  2. Caleb
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "dog; whole heart"
    • Description:

      Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name that has been in the US Top 100 for nearly three decades now. Consistently popular but never too popular, Caleb feels more like a classic than a momentary trend.
  3. Vera
    • Origin:

      Russian
    • Meaning:

      "faith"
    • Description:

      Vera was the height of fashion in 1910, then was for a long time difficult to picture embroidered on a baby blanket. Now, though, it has come back into style along with other old-fashioned simple names such as Ada and Iris.
  4. Malcolm
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of St. Colomba"
    • Description:

      Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm is also a hero name for many via radical civil rights activist Malcolm X.
  5. Verity
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "truth"
    • Description:

      If you love Puritan virtue names and want to move beyond Hope and Faith and Grace, this is a wonderful choice, both for its meaning and its sound. A rare find here, though occasionally heard in England. It was used in Winston Graham's Poldark novels, was Madonna's name as James Bond's fencing instructor in Die Another Day, and made a brief appearance in Harry Potter. Not to mention being a fixture on British and Australian soaps. Verity also appears in one of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries.
  6. Loyal
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "faithful, loyal"
    • Description:

      Loyal is one of the few virtue names suitable for boys, an honorable and principled Boy Scout-esque appellation with a surprisingly long and distinguished history.
  7. Truett
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "dry wood + river bend"
    • Description:

      Truett is one of the trendier names in the Tru- family (True, Truman etc), which was used for 92 boys in the US last year. Truett is deeply associated with the Baptist church in the Southern USA due to former leader George Truett. Truitt is another spelling, less commonly used. Some sources say that Truett, as a surname or a first name, is a habitational name -- a name given to people who lived in a certain place -- in this case, Trewhitt in England's Northumbria. The place name is drawn from the Old Norse tyri meaning "dry resinous wood" and the Old English whit, which means river bend. It's an appealing name, though say it too quickly and it can sound disturbingly like truant.
  8. Alethea
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "truth"
    • Description:

      Alethea, the name of the Greek goddess of truth, came into fashion in England in the 16th century, in tandem with the virtue names. Alethea may find new favor now as one of the goddess names stylish for baby girls.
  9. Faith
    • Origin:

      Virtue name
    • Description:

      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.
  10. Dillon
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "loyal"
    • Description:

      Different origin from the Welsh Dylan, but increasingly used as a variant spelling to honor Bob Dylan or Dylan Thomas. Still, the Dylan spelling is found 20 times as often as Dillon.
  11. Amina
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "trustworthy, faithful"
    • Description:

      The name of the mother of the prophet Muhammad is well used among Muslims everywhere.
  12. Vero
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "true"
    • Description:

      The o ending and the positive meaning in many languages makes this a winner, and with the feminine Vera making a surprise return, and the new love for the letter 'V', this becomes a name that has definite possibilities.
  13. Marmaduke
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of Maedoc"
    • Description:

      One of the ultimate teasable names, an Irish saint's name now associated with the oversized comic-strip dog. Scottish adventurer Bear (born Edward) Grylls took up the challenge when he used it for his son.
  14. Lemuel
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "devoted to God"
    • Description:

      Lemuel is a neglected Old Testament name, with the friendly nickname Lem, that we're surprised hasn't been picked up on by parents who have known too many Samuels.
  15. Truman
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "loyal one"
    • Description:

      Truman is an upstanding presidential name that radiates an aura of integrity and moral truth, values any parent would want for a child. It seems definitely headed for a revival.
  16. Imani
    • Origin:

      Arabic, Swahili
    • Meaning:

      "faith"
    • Description:

      Another strong Arabic name, related to Iman. Imani one is popular throughout the Muslim world but especially East Africa. It was chosen for her daughter by actress Jasmine Guy.
  17. Amani
    • Origin:

      Variation of Imani, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "faith"
    • Description:

      Popular with Muslim and African-American parents, this virtue name also fits in with the trendy i ending names being seen at the moment. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 1996.
  18. True
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "true"
    • Description:

      Inspirational, aspirational word name that would work especially well as a middle name; it was used by Forest Whitaker for his daughter, and more recently by Khloe Kardashian.
  19. Lafayette
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "faith"
    • Description:

      Foppish name with a distinguished forebear, French general Marquis de Lafayette, who fought in the American Revolution. It accounts for the L in L. Ron Hubbard. Old-time short form: Fayette or Fate.
  20. Maki
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "true"
    • Description:

      Popular name in Japan in its own right, but also as a nickname for Miyako or Makiko.