Top Baby Names Starting with F

Baby names starting with F are fashionable but not popular, with not a single F name ranking among the Top 100 most popular names for girls or boys in the United States. The most common girl name with the F initial is Faith, one of the most classic virtue names. For boys, upbeat Irish name Finn leads the pack.

Along with Faith, other girl names beginning with F in the US Top 400 include Finley, Fiona, Freya, Fatima, and Felicity. Along with Finn, boy names starting with F in the US Top 400 include Felix, Finley, Francisco, Fernando, and Fabian.

Unique F names we strongly endorse include preppy surnames Ferris, Fielder, and Fleming, and botanical Flora, Fuchsia, and Fiorella. A number of rare names beginning with F have classic literary cred as well, such as the first name of Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor and the surname of Nobel laureate William Faulkner.

Featured here is our full selection of baby names starting with F. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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  • Faith

    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.... Read More 

  • Finn

    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as... Read More 

  • Finley

    This was a 100 percent boys’ name until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley,... Read More 

  • Freya

    Freya is derived from the Old Norse name Freyja, meaning “Lady, noble woman.” It is the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Freya can be considered a feminization of Frey or... Read More 

  • Felix

    Felix was originally a Roman surname but was adopted as a nickname by the ancient Roman Sulla, who believed that he was especially blessed with luck by the gods. It is the name of four popes and... Read More 

  • Fiona

    Fiona entered the American consciousness with the opening of the 1954 Broadway musical Brigadoon, but didn't come onto the U.S. popularity list until 1990.

    Fiona is the best... Read More 

  • Francisco

    Francisco is one of the more popular Spanish names for boys in the US, which is unsurprising given its popularity back in... Read More 

  • Finley

    Finley is a Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth's father) riding the wave of Finn names. Chris O'Donnell used it for one of his sons, and Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn did a gender switch... Read More 

  • Fernando

    Can you hear the drums Fernando? Although 58% of Nameberries prefer Ferdinand to Fernando, the Iberian variant has a softer, more romantic feel that makes it a better fit with all those Javiers,... Read More 

  • Fatima

    Even though more than a thousand Muslim-American girls are annually given this name of the daughter of Muhammad and one of the four perfect women according to the Koran, it would have problems... Read More