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About the Name Faith

The origin of Faith is Middle English and English. This eMedTV segment explains other information related to the name Faith, including its meaning and other forms.

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Meanings and Variations

Faith is from Middle English meaning Fidelity.
Faith is from English meaning To trust.
Alternates for Faith include: Fae, Fay, Faye, Fayth, and Faythe
See Also: Faye, and Fidelity
Faith is associated with these categories: Saint, and Popular
Famous people named Faith
Saint Faith, Saint: Sancta Fides (Latin), Sainte Foy (French), Santa Fe (Spanish)\n\nA saint who is said to have been a girl or young woman of Agen in Aquitaine. Her legend recounts how she was arrested during persecutions of Christians by the Roman Empire and refused to make pagan sacrifices even under torture. Saint Faith was tortured to death with a red-hot brazier. Her death is sometimes said to have occurred in the year 287 or 290, sometimes in the large-scale persecution under Diocletian beginning in 303. She is listed as Sainte Foy, "Virgin and Martyr", in the martyrologies.\n\nThe center of her veneration was transferred to the Abbey of Sainte-Foy, Conques, where her relics arrived in the ninth century, stolen from Agen by a monk from the Abbey nearby at Conques.
Famous Children Named Faith
Given name: Faith Margaret
Father: Keith Urban, Musician
Mother: Nicole Kidman, Actress

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