Faith Name Meaning & Origin

Faith

Pronunciation: FAYTH (key)

Origin of the name Faith:

Derived from faith, which denotes unquestioning belief and complete trust in God. The word has its root in the Latin fides (confidence, belief). Faith, a very popular name among the 17th-century Puritans, continues to be an often-used name among modern Christians.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Fayth, Faythe

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Comments and insights on the name Faith: | Edit

Have Faith :)

Ha. Ha. Ha. Never heard that one before! Good job! ◔_◔

^^ don't remember asking

Personal experiences with the name Faith: | Edit

My name is Faith, and I have never really liked my name. I grew up in a very religious family, being very religious myself, and didn't like it growing up. Now, as a woman in my mid twenties, I still do not like the name at all. I'm no longer religious, but I honestly don't think that has much to do with me not liking the name. As for it being "artsy" and "different", sure, it is artsy and somewhat different, but to me there are many more beautiful names that are also artsy and different. I also don't think it's fair to give your little girl a name that is so loaded with preconceived notions. I knew a family that was down to two names "Faith" and another. I gladly told them to go with the other name, which they did. The other name is beautiful, and one I would have rather had myself.

I dont know why that person said all of that horrible stuff about the name faith I am named faith and I love it! So I dont go to church and im not very religious but I love my name its beautiful and artsy and not plain and boring like Taylor or Rachel I feel special with my name and I love it. Its different and unique just like me

I named my Daughter Faith and i ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, whenever i tell people her name the first thing they say is "beautiful" I couldn't be happier to have Faith in my life (in every aspect of the word)

My name is Faith and it kinda gets annoying I'm not that religious and kids I know make fun of me but I think my name is special not like Mia or Rachel but my friend Reagan said when I walked into the classroom I have "FAITH" that I can finish the math test today then I said " Oh, like I never heard that one before" I was sarcastic I've heard that one about five hundred times my entire life and it gets a little annoying and exactly when she said I have faith right when she said faith I walked into the room and you may know how annoying that joke gets if your named faith

My name is Faith and I love it! I'm a Christian, very spiritual, and most people say I live by my name!
I feel like it's a very gentle name, and everyone knows I'm a gentle person! My sisters name is Mercedes, or Mercy for short, and everyone thinks Faith and Mercy is cute, so do I! Most people will crack a joke 'I'm walking by Faith' when they walk by me, or say 'I have Faith' and I usually just laugh, I'm ok with the jokes, cause I know they aren't trying to hurt me with the jokes.
Also, I don't know too many other people with the name Faith, so I like that it's unique!
I have some friends who live in Japan, and the name Faith in Japan is something they don't hear, and my one friend says 'You'll be famous when you come to Japan because of your name!' :D
But I also think the name Faith is a very religious name as well!

I know a family who, after waiting over 15 years for a child, finally had a little girl. They named her Faith.

Nicknames for Faith: | Edit

Faithy, Faithers, Fay, Faye Faye, Face, Fay Bay, Faithy baby!

We call our daughter a silly mixture of the above names that is unknown as to how it came to be: Faithey Faither Bug!

I actually call my daughter monkey:) but my sister calls her princess faye faye

My mommy sometimes calls me faiths the fairy

My one cousin couldn't say my name right when he was young, and would call me 'fefe' and it stuck with some people, so has 'fe' and one of my friends calls me 'finfin'.

Meanings and history of the name Faith: | Edit

Being sure of what you hope for, and certain of what you do not see

Trust, confidence, elevated to the highest level

Famous real-life people named Faith: | Edit

Faith Manlangit Policarpio (Philippines)

-singer
-bra model
-love ni Leo
-ayiieeee keleg

Faith in song, story & screen: | Edit

Song: Faith by George Michael
Faith Lehane from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

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