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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Faith and Devotion

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  • Records indicate that 116,983 girls in the United States have been named Faith since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2003, when 5,574 people in the U.S. were given the name Faith. Those people are now 18 years old.

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      50 Positive Comments

  • "My name is faith to my mom loves me and my name and I was born on February 6, 2007" Dec. 10, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I have been Faith for 73 years. Yes I have been called FAye, faithful, faithless, faither, etc. However I love my name cause my mom picked it especially for me." Jun. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 61 and I am Jewish .In my religion we name after the deceased or we use the Haitian of the deceased in a name.I was named after my grandma mother who was Fanny.My mother refused to stick me with a name I would definitely get teased with.She loved the names Faith and Felice and was choosing between the 2.She told my dads grandma of the two names and my rand a thought my mom said valice,instead of Felice .A valice is another word for a suitcase!My mom did not want me to be called a suitcase,so she chose Faith.A true story.I love my name except on the phone people never know what I am saying!They think I am saying Saith.Who ever heard of the name Saith?" Jun. 17, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith and I love it! I never have gotten made fun of before, well, I do homeschool. I dont know a lot of outher people named Faith, witch is nice, I have a sister named Charity, and sometimes people think my outher sister, Abby, is named Hope, but she's not really!" Dec. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Faith's mom...Her name was chosen before her birth. It was a terrible icy frozen night and we were far from the nearest hospital. I called the sheriff's office to check road conditions. they said that the ambulance service had a unit nearby and would send them over. My contractions were so close together that it was deemed that I be transported by ambulance. She was to be my 5th child. The contractions were strong and close. I was told not to push. I couldn't help it I bellowed that the child be born. the attendant instructed the driver to pull over. In moments she was born in front of Faith Baptist church...confirmation or what? The local police radioed the ambulance, Everything O.K.? they responded just had a baby. Congratulations was the reply. we were not insured, the hospital and ambulance cost combined were 1/10th of a hospital delivery. Local TV news covered her birth. She was nicknamed "Ice Baby"" May. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a fun name because it is found vary often in a lot of and I know this because my name is Faith too!" Apr. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith & I love the meaning of it..."belief and trust in and loyalty to God." You don't have to see things to believe that they are real. My name reminds me of what's really important, especially when I'm having a bad day." Dec. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith because doctors said I would have some kind disease when I was born and asked my parents if they wanted to abort me. Thank God they didn't!" Oct. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great name to speak of one of God's greatest gifts and it's a great name for a great daughter too." Jan. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Going to call my little girl faith as my first child was born at 30 weeks now this pregnancy has even more complications. So I need faith that everything will turn out okay like my first child. It's such a pretty, unique name and has so much meaning behind it. Fingers crossed as I am only 20 weeks now." Apr. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hiiiii, my name is Faith. I was born on October 21st && I love my name!" Jan. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith Catherine. I was Born October 21. I'm 13. I've never really been shure of my name.. I've always hated how people called me "Faith Hill" and Faithers. It irritated me. It still does. But it shouldn't.. the reason my parents named me Faith is because they had Faith in their relationship. I am still unsure of my name... My friends continualy say" Faith, i have Faith in you" and they'll go "i have FAITH *giggle* in you" it's just.. yeah." Nov. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Faith i am 15 years old.i love my name very much and i couldnt ask for a better one. i want named for any particular resoen but my bros name is isaiah so i gusse its just bible names. but my mom found out that she had an aunt that was named faith that died at a younge age. most people on the phone when they hear my name think that i say fay i get mad at that but oh well what u goiong to do. and i meet very few people with the same name as me." Oct. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my middle name is faith and i love it (although the only time its used is when im in trouble!) and this is one of the best names ever!!" May. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "faith' my name is faith and i am 13 teen ears old no never got teased for it other than why not hope but i love my name its beauty after reading thse commments no matter hat all alwys have it and pluse thats my what i wnt to name my daugher" Feb. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names faith and i love it. my mom prayed for a girl and one day she was driving and the car and heard a voice say her name shall be faith." Jan. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kendra Faith... I named my oldest daughter Kamille Faith, and my youngest daughter Kalyse Imani (which is faith in swahili)" Nov. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Faith Casandra i was 7 1/2 weeks early and was a miracle that were i got my name casanra is cuz i was going to be named Casandra Jennifer and be called C.J. i like how unique my name is and i love it my friends call me Faithers" Aug. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith and I am 12 years old. I was never really sure how I felt abt my name because it was so different from most other names. After seeing this website i have a new sense of pride and I now love my name!" Jul. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my baby raegan faith because the doctor told me not to even plan on carrying this child the whole pregnancy. i prayed and prayed to God because 6 months earlier i had lost a child. i put my faith in the Lord that He would see this pregnancy through to the end and He did! I love the name's a reminder to me that He's always there as long as we have a little Faith! and i do...she's so precious!" Jul. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith and I am 49yrs. old. I love my name! My father was a Baptist minister and I think they gave me that name because they had Faith that I would be someone Godly and loving and kind. I do my best to live up to my name." May. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name! i'm going to name my baby girl Leia Faith." Jan. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hopefully I will have a little girl one day and I already know what I will name her...Faith Leigh. We just love the name! Currently we have one son named Gage." Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my lil girl born dec 17 2008name is faith rose. she is the best thing thats ever happen too me in my life ill never let her go. :)i thank god every day for sending me this lovely lil angel girl." Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Faith Ariel. There were some complications with the pregnancy and delivery, so I thought it was fitting. Furthermore, Ariel means lioness of God." Dec. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi - I was born 3 month premature on July 11- 35 years ago and was so named "FAITH". It took till i was in my mid 20's to like my name, and now I love it, plus it makes me more proud of the fact that I am catholic." Jul. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is faith and i love it.its a differnet name that not alot of people have like brittany or sarah.its a beautiful name and i'm glad its mine. (:" Jun. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith Anelia. I really don't like it, and shorten my name to Fai." Mar. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 'Faith' aged 32. I was at teased at school when the George Michael song came out and also when the band Faith No More were popular and so hated it until I reached my 20's when I began like it. I would still rather call my kids something more common so they aren't teased, but I guess kids will always tease other kids about their name. I've always been jealous of others who can shorten thier name to a nickname ... but love that my friends call me faithy." Mar. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is named faith, she was born Christmas day 07, I think that the name suites her very well." Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandbaby was given to my daughter by a young girl, hence the name Faith. It is very appropriate for her, for "This child I prayed." I can't imagine her having any other name. It is a strong Christian name, which is what we want Faith to become!" Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it. I want to name my first daughter FAITH! I love it! So MucH! It has a big story to it!" Sep. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith I am 11..I have never met some 1 else named Faith....People useuly ask me how to spell my name I am like F A I T simple as that....I really Love the name Faith. I am going to write a song about it LOL.....the name is short but sweet!" Jul. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is faith Porter and I love it. Sort of... However my nickname at school is faithy as it makes everyone feel easier about saying it. plus i feel like everyone else as all names have a nickname and now i feel part of the group." Jul. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The big jump in 2000 is obviously due to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer character." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's not my name, but I love it. My name is Sydney." Apr. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate


  • "yes, this is my name, i love this name so much everyone i know likes it they tell me " you gat 2 have Faith", sometimes people thed to pronounce it wrongly as in "Fate" not Faith with the "th", yeh i have a little girl in my church called the "Faith" as well i like that girl so much and she likes me as well, i was so happy when i knew someone else had my name. this is such a nice name, easy to remember, not that difficult to say and to spell, just five (5) letter words. i was born 19 january as well." Feb. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are expecting our first child in August and Faith is our front running name for a girl. It's normal enough not to worry she will be teased about it too much but not so common that every second person her age will share the name. I like it as it's pretty too and the meaning whilst we are not religious can also be Fatih=Belief and self belief can be a powerful gift to a person." Jan. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Faith and I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm 12 years old and sometimes people say that it's a babyish name but i think that it's beautiful. It reminds me of a guardian angel or something like that. The name Faith is so special, but overlooked so much because its not common and not the very first thing that springs to somebody else's mind whan they are looking for a beautiful name, but its so beautiful it's unbelievable xx Faithii--x" Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Do not change your name: Faith, you have to understand the deepest meaning of the name. Faith: is a spritual, emotional self healing and motivative. If you have faith, you can heal and success in anything. This is a meaningful name." Nov. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think its the most beautiful name, its different not a lot of people have that name." Nov. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i called my little girl Faith,i think it is a gorgeous name, it sounds special and unique just like my lil" Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I never used to care for it, but now i love it. It actually helped the beginning of my career, in a way. People seem to like it a lot too. It makes it easier to make an impression on them" Aug. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is a little goody goody but soooo nice and pretty." Aug. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 5 months pregnant with a girl, and I'm planning on naming her Faith. It's a beautiful name and I've been praying so much during this pregnancy that it's perfect!" Feb. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Faith because she was born with a congenital heart defect and I want her to know her name will always have a special meaning." Dec. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith and as I child I disliked having a "different" name. Now as an adult I feel special to have the name Faith. I do get sick of the question "where's Hope & Charity" I wouldn't change my name for anything or anyone. And yes I even have to spell my name to some people!!!" Oct. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith.Young children say my name as Face. I love my name and do not plan to change it!" Jul. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith. On the phone people think i say Stace, people also call me Fay. On the phone people also ask how to spell it! I go my name because I was born 3 months premature." Jun. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Hi my name is Faith I don't like my name because I feel like it puts me in a religious box & that I can do no wrong. Also when I was little I always wanted a Justice notebook with an F on it, but they never had anything with an F on it. However, it is pretty easy to find things with my whole name on it, like necklaces & shirts (I would never wear a shirt that said Faith on it but it is easy to find." Feb. 5, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's friend is named Faith, and she is NOT a very nice person. Thumbs down." Oct. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is faith, and i am a little "over friendly". it is a typical stero-type for the name." Nov. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister name is Faith and let's say she's no" Apr. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      36 Neutral Comments

  • "Hi my name is Faith i have never met anyone else with this name its nice to have a unique name and it has a strong meaning behind it" May. 1, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "דָּנִיֵּאלדָּנִיֵּאל Angel Kardashian" Feb. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith and I am 11 years old, and I have never been bullied for my name but a lot of people like the name, but some people say 'fay' instead if faith." Jan. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 13! My name is Faith and I like it ig but it's so different but I like it🤷🏼‍♀️ Boonk gang faiths🖖🏼🖖🏼❤️" Oct. 17, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is faith and i love it. I was born october 28 2002." Jan. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is faith i have never met another person name faith.... but tbh im kind of glad i have my name because it reminds that i can do anything and yes i have one sister name grace and one sister name hope (lol)" Sep. 30, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter faith lyn (my mom's name is lyn). Not really ever pronounced wrong. When they ask me how to spell it over the phone i say "u know, like faith in God". I am a Sunday school teacher, n we as a family have our faith, n love our God. I feel when i say that i am hopefully planting a little seed n just maybe spreading a little bit of the Good News as it is our job as Christians to do so. Nickname "Faithie". She likes to write faith lyn which is cute. So far haven't seen anyone with her name" Nov. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is faith and I Love it. Its not a very popular name but I love it any ways. And I like it because my nick name faither is different than every other one F.Y.I Logan.shalifoe made it up!!! Thanks Logan!!!" Jul. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith B, and I actually have come to like this name. People are always saying things like, " I have FAITH in you," or, " I have FAITH in FAITH." It doesn't really bother me much,but it's just... yeah. If I were able to change my name, I still wouldn't change it because I like how it sounds and it's an awesome name. (: Turns out I have A LOT of nicknames though. Like Faithy, Faithers, Faithing, faithong, but hey, I've come to accept it. :D" Aug. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Faith to remind me not to ever lose faith in anything-myself, family, friends, and especially God. The name Faith is not very common on Guam. I have yet to meet someone named Faith." Mar. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is faith and I really don't know if I like to yet, my birthday is occt17 and the reason I'm named Faith because the girl my dad dated before he met my mom was named faith and she died ;; so he wanted to keep her memory alive, so when I think abt my name I think of it as sad and I HATE it how my teachers callme faiithey . so idk abt the name yet cuss I'm only 13 years old so yaah .." Nov. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My qurlfriend's name is Faith and I will always call hur dat (( or munchkin )) cuss she always has Faith btw im a qurl .... love yuh babe 5.28.10" May. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Faith and I love it!! Just so glad my parents didn't name me Faith...... I'd be Faith Faith!!!" Dec. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "make a picture of faith now before i kick you off the internet now." Sep. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith. I'm a thirteen year old girl. When I was born everyone expected me to be a boy so, my mother was left to name me. My mother is a christian and she named me from her beliefs. I do not belive in Jesus Christ, I have no religion. I do not mind my name much but, I'm sure as an adult it will bother me more. All I know is mom could have been more creative." Aug. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "you can't even call it a name, IT'S A WORD. only word name i like though." Mar. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is faith and i am a boy 20 years old was given a diiferent name over faith but when my father left ive began to use it again... i love my name even tho everyone sees it as a girls name i no the true meaning and it does make me feel realy unique if im am to be honest.... i love it" Dec. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is FAITH, and i love the name so much, because it completely inspires me and makes me trust more in God. i haven't seen alot of people with that name, but peoplen my place of work, always look at my name and tell methey love the name." Nov. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to name my first daughter Faith Joy. My mother's name was Joy and I lost her in July to breast cancer. She was more faithful to God than anyone I have ever known. So when I think of faith I think of her, and there is no other person I'd rather have my child named after." Nov. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE the name Faith. My daughter's name is Faith Miracle. After a miscarriage, and premature labor with her. It took exactly that to get her here...,FAITH in The Lord & a MIRACLE." Jul. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am an Ghanaian from west Africa. I was born 2 month premature. The doctors said I will not survive but I SURVIVED. I am called Ama which mean a lady born on saturday. I plan to change my name next year to Faith as a first name because I have been through a lot and when I find myself sinking is faith that get me through." May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi im 13 and My Name is Faith! I love this name... its really hard to make fun of and has no word that goes with it so no like dan looks like ham or something people would go faith is uhhhhh? bait? nope dont even try it :}" Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is faith. the name is very sweet for yougner children. but i do recieve many comments such as "what were your paretns on when they named you that". however i do enjoy my name most of the time. i like it becuase its differnt and i have never meet another faith before. if you think this name will suit your child then go for it." Dec. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my lil sis is called faith so i think it is a good name to name ur child" Dec. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 'Faith.' As a child, I was the only Faith I knew. Never even met one until I was 16, in the late '70's. When I was in 2nd grade, and we used to say the Pledge of Allegiance, there is a line that says "I love thy name (America)". I used to say under my breath: "I hate my name." That is, until the teacher caught me, and talked to me after class. She helped me recognize that my name was unique, and that I should appreciate how special I must be to have my name. As an adult, I have met only a handful of other Faith's. Whenever I hear of or meet one, I am instantly, inexplicably jealous. Meeting a Hope or Charity inspires a completely different, and positive esponse. One of my pet peeves is when people don't want to get my name right, and call me "Faye." Like Faye Wray in the original King Kong movie. Not only did I consider her a dumb and helpless blonde even as a child, I simoly hate the name. And if someone insists on irritating me by calling me Faye, I politely give them the "like faith, hope and charity' line from the Bible, or now, I say "like Faith Hill." If they still don't want to say my name correctly (yes, I have had challenges on this by men), I tell them that if they don't want to call me by my correct name, that they can use my surname, Ms. _____, or I simply 'slip' and call them by a completely unrelated name (!). One downer on having this name is the lack of nicknames. Except for variants on my name, like Fait-ie, I was usually insulted by poor nicknames. At least I never have to worry about having a girlish name that ends in a 'Y' or 'IE.'" Oct. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is faith, and I am 15 years old, haha like already said, people aske me all the time "how is that spelled?"...Um duh. hahah. its unique and leaves an impression. I love it." Aug. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is faith joy and i like it but it is not great and i wish my midle name was not joy i hate it people made fun of me when i eas little because of my full name witch is faaith joy christmas an i hate it i sound like a holiday or sumthin i hate it i am 21 yearsold no and i still get mad fun of it stinks!!!" Apr. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Faith while i was only 2 months pregnant with her. 10 years before my mum was diagnose with Leukeamia, she told me while she was lying in a hospital bed that she dreamt I had a baby girl.I held onto that dream ever since and refuse to accept friends & family telling me otherwise." Feb. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and we named her Faith, we had many many problems concieving and were told we couldnt have children, imagine our suprise at 25 weeks when we discovered we were pregnant. We decided if we were to have a girl we would call her Faith Maree after all we had been through. We love it and we dont really care what others think- although everyone who has met her thinks it suits her perfectly!" Jan. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Faith. I think my name is great. I dont know many people with this name but I dont plan on changing it." Oct. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to hate my name, Faith. I used to think it was very odd because kids actually made of my name in elementary school. They would call me Fate or Face or Fay. But now that I am a freshman in highschool, I seem to like it." Sep. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Faith and I love my name. My mom named me Faith Breann because she said it took Faith during delivery for her not to slap me and say "" Sep. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Faith. Reading the other post is so funny, because I did't like the name when I was little and now I wouldn't change it at all. My father was a minister and that's how i got the name. I get Paige a lot on the phone." Jul. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was tourtured in school with the song "You gotta have Faith" by George Michael. Everyone who mets me says "Faith are you faithful" "Have Faith, Faith". Some people even call me hope. But all that doesn't matter, I still love my name. I fell I was named Faith for a reason and I wouldn't change it for the world" Jun. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is faith im 13 going on 14 this year 2006 and i hate people saying where is "hope and charity" and that " i should have faith in faith"it is very annoying my family cant even say such a easy nema they say " face, faye, and it get annoying" Apr. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was young all I wanted to do was change my name to Jennifer or Lisa. Now, as an adult, I wouldn't change it for the world. Sometimes I'm called Ace or Stacey, but I still love my name, Faith." Mar. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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