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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 names meaning devotion and faith in the US Top 1000 include Caleb, Vera, Imani, Loyal, Truman, and True.

Unique baby names meaning faith include Dillon, Fidelia,, and Tru.

Here are all the names for baby girls and baby boys meaning faith, belief, and devotion.
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CalebHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "devotion to God"
  • Description:

    Caleb has two potential derivations, the first being from the Hebrew kelev, meaning “dog,” and the second from the Hebrew components kal and lev, together meaning “whole heart.” In the Old Testament Caleb is one of only two ancient Israelites (Joshua was the other) who set out from Egypt to finally enter the promised land.

VeraHeart

  • 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.

MalcolmHeart

  • 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.

AminaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "trustworthy, faithful"
  • Description:

    The name of the mother of the prophet Muhammad is well used among Muslims everywhere.

FaithHeart

  • 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.
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TrumanHeart

  • 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.

DillonHeart

  • 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.

MarmadukeHeart

  • 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.

VeroHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "great hero"
  • 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.

KalebHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Caleb
  • Meaning:

    "devotion to God"
  • Description:

    Kaleb is one of several boys' names starting with k that started life as a classic C name, Caleb. Kevin Federline named his boy Kaleb Michael Jackson.
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TrueHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • 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.

DillonHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "loyal"
  • Description:

    With both the Dillon and Dylan spellings, usage of this gender-neutral names runs about ten to one boys to girls. But Dylan is used about 20 times as often as Dillon for both genders. Which might be a vote in favor of Dillon, though for better or worse, this spellings distances the name from singer Bob and poet Thomas.

LoyalHeart

  • 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.

LafayetteHeart

  • 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.

ImaniHeart

  • 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.
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ZinedineHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "beauty of the faith"
  • Description:

    Zinedine Zidane is France's biggest soccer star, spawning a legion of little Zinedines in that country.

TruHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Truman, English
  • Meaning:

    "loyal one"
  • Description:

    The nickname of writer Capote can also be seen as a shortened spelling of the virtuous TRUE.

AmaniHeart

  • 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.

SalahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "peace through faith"
  • Description:

    Short form of the name Anglicized as Saladin, very popular throughout the Arab world.

FidelHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "faithful"
  • Description:

    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.
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MinetteHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "faithful defender"
  • Description:

    Frenchified name rarely used in France. And perhaps even more rarely used in the US -- there were NO baby girls given the name on the official records of 2014.

ImanHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "faith"
  • Description:

    One of the best-known African names in the Western World because of the Somali-born model and wife of the late David Bowie.

TadashiHeart

  • Origin:

    Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "true, lucky, devotion"
  • Description:

    Attractive Japanese name that may garner more attention due to the character Tadashi Hamada from Big Hero 6.

SaladinHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "peace through faith"
  • Description:

    A name with considerable history, as the celebrated sultan of Egypt and Syria in the time of the Crusades.

AminHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "faithful, trustworthy"
  • Description:

    Unfortunate association with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
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FideliaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "faithful"
  • Description:

    Fidelia stems from the Latin word Fides, meaning faith. It has the some root as the English word fidelity. Fidelia gained popularity in the mid-19th Century after Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" gave this name cultural and virtuous significance.

MaloneHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "a devotee of Saint John"
  • Description:

    Classic Irish surname with a lot of character and some interesting associations: the title character of a Samuel Beckett novel and basketball great Karl Malone. Malone is a popular name for baby boys in France.

HanifaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "true believer"
  • Description:

    Could serve as an alternative to the more common Latifah.

FayetteHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Lafayette, French
  • Meaning:

    "faith"
  • Description:

    Short form found in historical records, feels a tad feminine for modern times.

FidelineHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "loyal"
  • Description:

    A kind of French virtue name, an affectionate form of Fidele.
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DillHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Dillon, Irish
  • Meaning:

    "loyal"
  • Description:

    Diminutive of Dillon

HanifHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "true believer"
  • Description:

    British filmmaker Hanif Kureishi brought this name to the Western world.

SadikHeart

  • Origin:

    Swahili
  • Meaning:

    "friend"
  • Description:

    Frequently found in all three forms: Sadik, Sadiki, and Sadiq.

DatyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "belief in God"
  • Description:

    Heard more in Israel than the U. S.

MaloneyHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "devotee of the church"
  • Description:

    Too close to baloney.
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RutendoHeart

  • Origin:

    Shona
  • Meaning:

    "faith"
  • Description:

    Rutendo is a common name in Zimbabwe, where there are multiple notable women's footballers who bear the name.