Faris is a baby name that comes from Arabic culture. It was originally intended as a title for a knight or horseman but quickly turned into a first name. Though popular in the Middle East, Faris is not yet a top 1,000 name in America.

Meaning of the name Faris:

Arabic: knight, horseman, cavalier, rider

Origin of the name Faris:

Faris originated as a name for boys in Arabic cultures. Originally, the name was a word used in Arabic culture that simply meant “knight” or “horseman.” It came from the other Arabic word, “faras.”

Symbolism of the name Faris:

Originally, the baby name Faris was a word in Arabic culture that meant “knight,” “horseman,” or “cavalier.” The baby name retains the same meaning as the translation mentioned. This Arabic word and name did originally come from the word “faras” which translates to “horse.”

Baby name Faris

Style of the name Faris:

Classical

Gender of the name Faris:

Faris is a powerful and mature name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Faris:

FA-rees

Number of syllables in the name Faris:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Faris:

Faris feels in control, upper class, and full of strength. Though a simple name, it has loads of maturity behind it.

Alternative spellings for the name Faris:

  • Fares
  • Farris
  • Farres
  • Fariz
  • Farriz

Nicknames for the name Faris:

  • Fari
  • Farie
  • Fary
  • Ris
  • Aris
  • Ari
  • Rissie
  • Rissy

Popularity of the name Faris:

Faris is not yet a top 1,000 baby name option in America. The alternate spelling Farris, however, was on the list from 1900 to 1908, 1910 to 1924, 1926, 1930, 1932 to 1933, 1937, 1940, and 1945. It ranked the highest in 1908 at rank 666.

Related names for the name Faris:

Great middle names for Faris and their meanings:

  • Shafeek (compassionate)
  • Lucas (bringer of light)
  • Shaquille (handsome)
  • Rami (loving)
  • Abdul (slave, servant)
  • Amon (teacher, builder, wealthy protector)
  • Nadir (dear, scarce, precious)
  • Samuel (God has heard)

Famous people with the name Faris:

  • Faris Abdalla (soccer player)
  • Faris Al-Sultan (triathlete)
  • Faris Badwan (lead singer of The Horrors band)
  • Faris Glubb (journalist)
  • Faris Haroun (soccer player)
  • Faris Kermani (film director, “The Hidden Art of Islam”)
  • Faris McReynolds (musician)
  • Faris Ramli (soccer player)

Faris' in popular culture:

  • Faris Scherwiz (character from “Final Fantasy V” video game)
  • Faris NyanNyan (character from “Steins;Gate”)