Alternate spellings: Faithe
Of all the virtue names, Faith is the pick of the litter (she definitely has her sister Charity beat!). What does Faith have that the others don’t? We can’t say for sure, but it’s short, sweet, and pretty. Two celebrity singers – Hill and Evans – don’t hurt, either.
Faith, as you might guess, was especially popular with Puritan parents back in the 1600s. It’s been in the top 1,000 for most years since 1880, but only got really popular in the late 1990s (about when Faith Hill’s career began to pick up steam). Faith peaked at #48 in 2002 and has been sliding slowly back down since.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008