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Faith is a graceful word and good for a name. It's also a virtue and the name of a martyr.
If I encounter a person named Faith, I assume they are religious in a way that makes me uncomfortable (evangelical, for example). I realize that this could be the wrong impression, since Faith can be a secular virtue just as easily as it is a religious virtue. But I suspect there are many more Faiths who have ostentatiously devout parents than don't.
Faith Goldy, Canadian right-wing nutjob.
Nice name.
It’s better as a middle name even if it’s a bit of a filler. Not that interesting but not that boring either. Can’t say I particularly like it though. Solid 7/10.
Faith has always been one of my favorite names, as I've treasured it very deep in my heart. It is just amazingly beautiful. Faith means to believe in something you cannot see. As a Christian, that means so much to my spirit. The name represents hope in a higher power, strength and loyalty. I always have and always will love this gorgeous name.
This is a good middle name for Olivia and Isabella! And it's a nice first name!
Faith Evans is a famous R&B singer. If you probably don’t know her or recognize her, she is said to have been married to famous hip-hop rapper, The Notorious B.I.G. You might have heard of him if you are a big fan of rap or hip-hop in general.
Faith is a name that only works for a young adult/teen.
My name is Faith and I was born on Halloween and my sister, Toni, was born on the same day, she is two years older than me. My mother had very painful labor pains with my sister Toni. So on October 31, 1958 @ 329pm I was born! My mother said she had prayed to God to have an easy labor and delivery, and God granted her wish! When it came to naming me my mother said it would be Faith, Hope or Charity! The attending nurse said why not Faith? Because of what she prayed to God to not to bear any pain! My name and I have lots of Faith in god!
If you add the letters in F. a. i. t. h. they equal 44=8
6. 1. 9. 20. 8=44
G. 0. D. =7+15+4=26=8=infinity
I Am 62 years 0ld. God planted the thought to my mom to name her gifted daughter Faith.
Kinda boring to be honest. But somewhat better as a middle name.
I think this is cute as a middle name and first I would keep it spelled this way though. I think it’s cute as a middle name, you could do like Brielle Faith.
I only like this as a middle name.
Very dated! Also too literal. Somewhere inside me, I like it as a middle name.
Have Faith!
I used to love this name but I hear it so much that it doesn't excite me the way it used to.
Faith Jaggernauth is a young American model. She modeled for Savage x Fenty when she was sixteen years old.
Well, quite a boring name. Maybe no problem as a middle name, but as a first name, I just don't like it much. Feels dry, cold.
I like this name, I think it's best as a middle name. It goes with many names.Amanda Faith
Eliana Faith
Sabrina Faith
Eliza FaithSee? Perfect Middle Name!
Very pretty, but I might use it as a middle name instead.
My name is Faith...I'm a 1966 Faith...I really loved it when Faith Hill became a popular music artist.
I’m pregnant with my second child, a girl. I currently have one son from a previous relationship named Kingston Reilly and now I really want to name my daughter Faythlee or Faythley, or some other spelling. Kingston usually goes by King and I want my baby girl to go by Faythe. Her middle name is going to be Brynn. Anyway, I really like this name but I prefer it spelled Faythe because Faith is too wordy. Yes, I’m aware they are pronounced the same but a spelling can change things. I also think Faythe is a very beautiful and more feminine-looking spelling. I also like Faythleigh but I’ve gotten pretty criticized on that one so we aren’t using it. If I have another daughter I will probably call her Payzlee or Zoee because I like unique spellings. Faith is a beautiful name but I prefer Faythe or Faythley.
“All you need is Faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust...”.
I actually never met anyone with this name, neither has anyone in my family met anyone with this name! And I worked in daycare, so as common as it is to some people, it is not common at all to me. And I might just be the first in my social life to use this name!
Everyone please name your child Faith.
Very popular name. I have 8 girls in my year called Faith.
I love the name and the meaning and the beautiful sound, however, it’s extremely lipsy as the pronunciation has F and TH in one syllable.
Kinda lispy sounding and reminds me too much of the word Faith. I wouldn't name my daughter this unless I was super religious.
Brooklyn Faith Jones is the daughter of “Quints By Surprise” Stars Ethan and Casey.
My name is Faith. I mean I love this name on me, but sometimes it can get annoying. People walk up to me at school and say "I don't have Faith in you, Faith." That is the most annoying part about my name. Or when I go for a tackle (I play on a girl's tackle football team) they say, "Faith, I have Faith in you." That can get annoying. It's even worse because my middle name is Freedom, but I'm not even close to religious! It isn't a bad thing that you are or aren't. It just depends on who you are!
My name is Faith, and I wouldn't ask for a better name. My sister's name is Hope (no, we don't have anyone named Love or Charity). If I had to choose a different name, it would probably be Neveah (but I spell it Naveah) because I think Neveah is a beautiful name that I'll give to my daughter one day.
This is my dog’s name. She is a shih tzu and is very sweet. I definitely recommend this name.
I met a dog named this once. Overall I don’t like the name, sounds too religious.
Hello! My name is Faith! I used to hate my name a month ago wishing that my name would be Kat. But now I love it! I think that it's just cute and sweet and I thank my parents for naming me the best name ever!
In 2018, 7 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Faith who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 486th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
The name Faith brings to mind a spunky girl, like Faith Meredith in Rainbow Valley. I like it, but I prefer Imani.
My name is Faith, and I honestly hate my name. I’d use my middle name, but it’s Mackenzie, which is just as bad and ugly in my opinion. No offense to any others called Faith, and it sounds nice for other people, but just not me. I don’t know, I kinda can just imagine myself with so many other names. My initials are F.M. M, so one can only imagine what my nicknames are and what I’ve been called, including F.M. Radio, Monty Python (Last name is similar to Monty, ha ha, funny).
I just played a game where I was called Faith with one of my friends Connie and my sister Betsy. I chose it because I think it can suit lots of personalities. The others were Truly and Peace.
Faith Meredith is Reverend Meredith's oldest daughter in Rainbow Valley. She often gets into trouble for her mischievousness. She gets married to Jem Blythe in Rilla of Ingleside.
If you don't like the way "Faith" sounds, I have found that I really like the Hebrew version "Emunah", it literally means Faith and is also beautiful and feminine.
My name is Faith. I love the name. I am religious but that has nothing to do with my name or why I was named Faith. I have never been asked if I was religious and no one has ever sung me any songs about Faith. I have been told puns and jokes which I really don't mind because I think it's cool that people actually take the time to come up with stuff (even if the jokes are cheesy sometimes). My husband liked to make puns with my name before we got married and I found it cute and enduring. People now like to ask him if he has Faith and he'll pull me to him and say he's the only one who has true Faith. When I tell people my name they always tell me how pretty it is. I have never gotten anything but a very positive response toward the name Faith. I do not, however, like being called Faithy because I feel like most people say it in a demeaning way. Only my mom and my husband are allowed to call me Faithy. I grew up a tomboy and in many ways still am. I am not frilly or overly girly and I have never met a Faith that was. When it's all said and done, I absolutely adore my name. I take it as a reminder to be strong, courageous, and confident. It makes me feel beautiful and womanly and I am grateful that my mom chose it for me. I have been through a lot of hard things in my life and my name has stood as a beacon to remind me that I can come out a better person for it.
I love this name, it's so lovely and sweet and I love how uncommon it is, I might name my future child this.
Faith Hill is an American singer, actress and record producer. She is one of the most successful country artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Hill is married to American singer Tim McGraw, with whom she has recorded several duets.
Faith Nolan is a Canadian social activist folk and jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist of mixed African, Mi'kmaq and Irish heritage. As stated on her website, "her music is her political work, a politics firmly rooted in her being working class, a woman, African Canadian and queer." Nolan is openly lesbian.
Faith Yang is a pop musician and fashion model. She grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied biology and genetics at the University of Sydney. In 2000 Faith won the Taiwan Golden Music awards for Best Female Performer and was nominated for Best Album (Silence). After graduating from Sydney University, Yang returned to Taiwan to start a music career. She soon gained recognition at the university and pub circuit in Taiwan while touring with her backing band - Monster. In 1996 she signed with Magicstone records. Her first two albums are heavily influenced by the Australian pub rock style, with a gothic undertone noticeable in tracks such as "Silence", "Fear" and "Monster", while her third album has a lighter pop style, with only hints of the anger evident in the first two recordings. All three albums were major hits in Taiwan and in 2000 Faith won the Taiwan Golden Music awards for Best Female Performer and was nominated for Best Album (Silence). Faith did not renew her contract with Magicstone, claiming the label had become too commercial for her style of music. In 2004 it was reported that she had signed with Sony label Silver Fish Records. Her first album with Silver Fish Records, "Continuation (女爵)", was released December 2007, with "Self-Selected," an album of English-language covers, released in April 2009. Faith also works as a fashion and cosmetics model for companies such as Rado and Neutrogena, as well as continuing to tour on the Taiwan pub circuit. She has also considered a number of acting roles. In 2000 Faith played a lead part in the 20 part web movie "175 Degrees of Colour Blindness (175度色盲)".
Faith Renée Evans is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and author. Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 for a career in the music business. After working as a backing vocalist for Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams, she became the first female artist to contract with Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment recording company in 1994, for which she collaborated with several label mates such as Mary J. Blige and Carl Thomas and released three platinum-certified studio albums between 1995 and 2001, including Faith, Keep the Faith and Faithfully.
My name is Faith Ann (first and middle) and to respond to the comments above regarding the fact that a lot of the people who are named Faith are super religious. I can say that I am not. I am the farthest thing from religious. My family are casually religious. My mother just liked the name. There isn't any kind of deeper meaning than that. I wasn't a miracle baby or anything and I had no complications at birth aside from being 2 weeks late. I have heard the George Michael song "Faith" sung to me more times than I can count (including a joke how what my mother said when she was having me 'I gotta have Faith faith Faith" *eye roll*. Get asked "Where's hope and charity?" Get drug into unwanted religious conversations based off of my name and have often gotten "yelled at" when I say I'm not religious when people ask me if I am based on my name. I even had one guy at a former job lecture me for 20 minutes about how I was going to go to hell and how he didn't want me to blah blah blah and proceeded to recommend me bible verses to read. So those things are pretty annoying. I think as I get older (I am currently in my mid 20s) I will start going by Fae or Faye.
Kind of a name I feel like redneck parents give their daughter, also it sounds like a stripper.
My name is Faith. But not because my mom just liked the name (she liked the name too but there was another reason) when I was born I had the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck 2 or 3 times. And then two weeks later after my mom took me home from the hospital, I had to go back due to a collapsed lung and a half infection filled lung. The doctors told my mom that I wouldn't make it through the night. Eventually I recovered and got a lot better, but I did have to deal with asthma for the next 10 years of my life. I am now 14 going into freshman year, and I am glad that I got better. I don't feel as strong as the baby that fought to stay alive in the hospital that night, but I'm glad I fought, and I'm just gonna keep fighting through this life with my head held high. Because I know I was strong at point, so why can't I be strong again?
The word fidere in the Greek was used to represent Gods Faith.
Earliest use of the name was in England in 1566.
Faith is my sister's name, I like it very much! We are not religious but she gets asked if we are a lot, due to her name. She was named Faith because my parents liked it, not due to religion.
When I was a kid, I got a lot of teasing about whether I had a sister named Faith (my name is Destiny.) I started to dislike the name purely because of that running joke, and I admit my bias against it still stands today. Even if I didn't have this association, I don't think I'd like the name anyway, as it sounds like a bratty little girl's name to me and I hate the nickname "Faithy." The religious connotations put me off as well, as I have yet to meet a Faith who wasn't extremely religious, along with her family.
This is my first name and I love it. My mom and dad named me Faith because they had Faith in me. I don't think that you have to have a religion or live in a family of god to respect this name. :)
Kind of confusing. I'm French and aboriginal so it's weird to know that my name is English.
It is a good name! Grace, Faith, and Hope are all lovely names and should NOT be judged or called "OVERUSED".
I don't like this name. It's unimaginative and sounds like something you'd name a very plain girl. I like the meaning of the word Faith, but as a name it is really blah.
All those comments on this site talking about some name not fitting a 50 or 80 year old are ridiculous! What, is everyone supposed to name their child an "old name" because they will be elderly some day?! Guess we all better name our kids Ethel, Myrtle, or Agnes (no offense to anyone with those names). Better tell all those people with beautiful names like Faith and Ellie that when they hit age 50 they're gonna have to change their names now because they are old, old and not youthful and beautiful anymore. Seriously, folks!
Faith is basically believing something without any reason. I absolutely hate that. The sound of the same is okay, but the actual word is horrible (in my opinion). I apologize if your name is Faith, I am sure you are lovely, but that isn't going to keep me from expressing my opinion on a name.
I love it! I am religious, so it suits me fine. My future daughter might hopefully be Hannah Faith _____. Perfect for anyone :D.
Maybe it's ok as a middle name. But the sound is kinda harsh though, and it has the religious associations. I guess you could get the nickname Faithie though.
Faith is the vampire slayer from buffy. She is cool & I luv the tv show.
My name is Faith, and while I love my name it's a complete oxymoron. I'm atheist, it's kind of problematic when I comes to being taken seriously at talking about my lack of Faith. While I still do love my name there is a major problem that DRIVES ME INSANE these 20 years I've had it. Endlessly I've heard George Michael's song Faith sung to me over no over, I've been told in punny jokes to have Faith, be faithful, keep the Faith, and every time I celebrate something in which I receive gifts I ALWAYS receive items with my name on it. It's soooooooooooo annoying, I'm grateful people think of me, but it's weird to walk into a person's room and they have thousands of things with their name on it. It's a beautiful name, I know many (it's like a club because we've never met anyone else with our names before) from my blogging that have the name who feel the same and totally opposite so it's just something to think about...
I always think of Faith, Hope, & Charity together. ;) All three are nice names--sweet, but with a strength imparted by the virtue. Faith certainly isn't reserved for use by religious parents.
My name is Faith, and I guess I like it. My middle name is Juliette, and I like that slightly better... but Faith is nice. I think most people like it.
Faith is one of my favorite names! It is so pure, sweet, simple, short, and beautiful! I want to name my first daughter "Faith Emmanuelle", which means to have trust that god is with us. Beautiful!
Faith Connors is the protagonist of the 2008 video game Mirror's Edge (released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3).
Faith was the eldest daughter of Sophia the Martyr. Faith and her two younger sisters (Hope and Charity) were martyred saints.
Saint Faith is a saint who is said to have been a girl or young woman of Agen in Aquitaine.
I LOVE this name! It looks great, sounds great and the meaning is... you guessed it... great!
Well, seeing how so many religious names are becoming so trendy and *over*popular, I guess it's not a surprise that this is in the top 100. But... It's a little too religious. When you think about it, "Faith" is kind of a strange thing to name your daughter. It's kind of sweet, but a little odd. But that's just coming from someone who doesn't typically like virtue names, with the exception of Grace and Hope.
Faith is a great name that goes into a deep meaning. Many babies who have trouble being born are named or middle named this, so it shouldn't be a hated name. I really dislike the names Hope, Destiny and Charity but I'm a fan of Faith. It isn't too sassy or dull. Faiths are very kind- I know one and even though she's blonde, flexible and skinny, is really caring and nice. FAITH RULES!
Faith also is very inspiring.
American child actress Faith Wladyka (born 2004 in New York City).
This is my sisters name. My name is Hope and I have another sister named Charity. Kinda weird. Faith, Hope, and Charity.
I've always considered Faith to be a very religious name. Religious, not Christian. I love the name Faith (or Hope) for a little girl because I am putting my faith (or hope) in the world in her. She will embody the best in humanity and her name will show that. (All parents have big dreams for their kids.)
The word is hard to pronounce, kind of lispy.
Every time I hear this name, I automatically think of the song "Faith" by George Michael.
I love this name! It's such a simple and beautiful name. I love the name Faith Evangeline.
R&B singer Faith Evans is a famous bearer.
Faith Margaret - daughter of Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman. Named Faith as they said it would take a lot of Faith to have another child. Margaret is after Nicole's grandmother.
I don't like this name. It's so childish. It makes me think of a skinny girl who talks way too much.
Nine-year-old Mary "Faith" Battaglia was shot and killed by her father, John Battaglia, in his Dallas apartment on May 2nd, 2001. Faith and her younger sister, Liberty's, murder was a wake-up call to law enforcement, who over the next fewyears proceeded to make more airtight, protective domestic violence and abuse laws.
It's a pretty name, but I don't like the religious connotations.
There are some Puritan names I like, and some Puritan names I despise. This is one of the names I despise.
A friend of mine named her little girl Faith, after the slayer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So we always think of it as a strong, powerful name, not anything particularly religious.
Tacky, cheesy, and blatant. I thought names were about the meaning or history behind the word, not the word itself?
I love this name. It isn't tacky and I like Hope too. But Faith is my favorite word name. It's so pretty.
I'm not too fond of this name, since it sounds too religious and kind of trashy. Still, at least it sounds better than "virtue names" such as Destiny, Heaven, and Miracle.
I love the name Faith, even with the religious connotations. I've probably been influenced by the aforementioned Faith from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but oh well. I usually don't like names like this (e.g. Grace, Hope, Joy), but I make an exception for Faith. Also, butchering the spelling of a name does not make a name better. So, stop trying to make the spelling 'creative' and just name her Faith! Oh, and there's a bipedal dog named Faith. Just thought I should add that.
My little sister's name is Faith. She is a beautiful, sweet little girl, the name Faith gives a person an automatic thumbs up because the name is so pretty and classy.
It is a sweet name, yet it still can be mature. Love it! (:
I love this as a middle name.
My name is Faith. I actually love my name! But not just because it's pretty, pure, and inviting- I was named this for a reason. There were problems with me being born, but I came out perfectly fine. I don't feel pressure to be perfect or trustworthy. Although I do believe I'm very loyal- but not because of my name. And, Faith doesn't mean perfect, as far as I know of! I accept your opinion if you say it's a frilly name. But, I'm also very strong, bold, and unique. Just like my name. I can't imagine being named anything else! Actually, this name has been becoming more popular. My best friend is named Faith (How ironic?!). So, for those of you who think this is a terrible name, and that it's hard to live up to, THINK AGAIN~
The religious connotations turn me off this name. Being rational is more important than being faithful.
I love this name. Faith has helped me through the hardest times in my life. Now as far as naming your kid this; that would truly depend. I like what it means and stands for. But that's me.
I really don't like this name. Faith, Hope, Melody, Chastity. It's so WRONG naming a child after a well known, important word. And so obnoxious.
I love this name. I didn't choose my nickname out of religious meanings, but because I had 'Faith' in myself and that helped me through some hard times.
Although religious beliefs aren't the only thing that requires faith, this name is distinctly religious, and a bit sentimental and tacky. Atheists would hardly pick this name, as they'd rather not take things on faith as a rule, unless something just cannot be proven.
A famous bearer is American stage actress Faith Prince (born August 5, 1957). On Broadway, she has starred in 'Jerome Robbins' Broadway' in 1989, the 1992 revival of 'Guys and Dolls' (winning a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical), and 'The King and I.'
I like this name: FaithAnn. I think it's cute.
I like the name Faith. It is growing in popularity though.
Faith has a beautiful sound and an even more beautiful meaning.
Not a bad name. I prefer it as a middle name, though.
I think this is a lovely name! If you want to name your daughter something short, sweet, and uncomplicated, this is the name for you! It has a great meaning and it's not that hard to spell or pronounce. I personally wouldn't use this as a first name, I would probably use it as a middle name. Plus, if you had twin girls, you could name them Hope and Faith. So cute! A cute nickname would be Faithie.
Miss Commenter - I have a great friend called Faith, and we all call her Faithie. It is a very cute nickname :) Her family are all devout Catholics so it fits.
I wasn't too keen on any virtue names, but since reading a certain book (Jodi Picoult's "Keeping Faith") my idea of Faith at least has completely changed. I've even started using it in my own stories, I think it's really cute and strong.
I like FAITH for a middle name, not first. I like the name Adelaide Faith.
You could also spell it Fayth.
I love this name. My best friend is named this. She is not frilly, prissy, or anything else like that. She is very kind.
Faith Brown is an impressionist.
This is my name. But I really don't think it suits me. It'd be better for someone else. I'm not very faithful and I really don't have a Faith.
I think this name is very cute! :-) I prefer it as a middle name since it has only one syllable. The name Faith reminds me of a very FAITHFUL and HAPPY person.
I think I like the name Faith better than Hope. I just could not see an 80 year old called Hope but I could with Faith because you could change it to Fay which is nice and suits and old person well or a teen and up. Fay Fay is cute for a little kid!
If you had twin girls you could call them Hope and Faith. Cute!
Actress Kelly Ripa's character on the ABC comedy "Hope & Faith" was Faith Fairfield, the struggling, has-been soap star sister of homemaker Hope Shanowsky (played by actress Faith Ford).
Faith is such a nice name. It also works well as a middle name.
A famous bearer is country singer Faith Hill.
While I don't usually enjoy names after virtues (e.g. Grace, Hope, Charity), I do like Faith, probably because I used to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where Eliza Dushku played Faith as one user mentioned. I have always liked to spell the name 'Faith' as 'Fhaythe' because it looks a lot more interesting that way although the original spelling is all right as well.
I think the name Faith is a beautiful name. Someone close to me whom I care for is named this - she is anything but frilly, or prissy. It's a name that calls to mind feminity but also strength and sincerity. It certainly beats names like Danny (and all its other spellings/variations which are simply used in an attempt to spice up a boring, common, lifeless, uninspired, silly, without-meaning, overused name).
I really hate names that are frilly like this. Mainly Faith, Grace, and Hope.
Faith, the Rogue Vampire Slayer (played by Eliza Dushku), on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'.
Related names: Iman (Arabic)
I think this name is so sweet. Really nice name.
Faith is the title of the first book in the Brides of the West series by Lori Copeland. It's a great book, you should read it.

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