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Faith is a pretty popular baby girl name, but in 1963 it was also the name of the capsule for the last crewed Mercury program space mission. Named the Faith 7, it launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, completing 22 orbits of the Earth and returning home, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.

Meaning of the name Faith:

Latin: Confidence, belief
English: Trust, devotion

Origin of the name Faith:

English. Faith has its root in the “fides” of Latin origin, meaning “confidence” and “belief” and converted to English adding the meaning “devotion and trust”. Faith is a virtue name and was popularized by the Puritans in the 17th century.

Symbolism of the name Faith:

Faith symbolizes devotion, belief, trust, and confidence in one's religion. It is one of the theological virtue names (Charity, and Hope being the others) and is given as a testament.

baby name Faith

Style of the name Faith:

Classic

Gender of the name Faith:

Faith is typically a name given to baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Faith:

fay-th

Syllables in the name Faith:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Faith:

The name Faith evokes a feeling of belief and determination.

Alternative spellings for the name Faith:

Fayth, Faythe, Faithe, Faeth, Phaith, Phaeth, Phayth

Nicknames for the name Faith:

Fay, Fae,

Popularity of the name Faith:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Faith was ranked as the 136th most popular baby girl name in 2020. Its highest ranking in the last 20 years was 2002 when it came in at 48th most popular.

Related names for the name Faith:

Fae, Fay, Fayth, Faida, Fayda, Vita, Charity, Hope, Felicity

Great middle names for Faith and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Faith:

  • Faith Hill (singer)
  • Faith Renée Evans (singer)
  • Faith Prince (actor)
  • Faith Dane (actor and singer)
  • Faith Lou Esham (operatic soprano)

Faith in movies/pop culture:

  • Faith(character for the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”)
  • Faith(character from the American soap opera “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Faith Seed (character in the video game “Far Cry 5”)