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Faith Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Faith?

Ranking 119th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Faith is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 250, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #48 in 2002.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2003 with 5,593 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Faith was less than 5, most recently in 1883.

Approximately during the years 1887-1891, 1895-1898, 1907-1918, 1919-1922, 1928-1932, 1938-1942, 1952-1955, 1973-1977, and 1987-2001, the name Faith took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2014-2016.

Sometimes the name Faith has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Faith be?

Faith's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Faith for their newborn has dropped.

The name Faith is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Faith (Girl)Faith (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 2,597 119 5 12,805
2016 3,053 100 5 12,779
2015 3,319 91 8 8,985
2014 3,714 79 10 7,714
2013 3,405 89 11 7,179
2012 3,539 75 < 5 --
2011 3,726 71 9 8,269
2010 3,694 74 9 8,332
2009 3,759 79 7 10,183
2008 3,626 90 7 10,203
2007 4,299 74 12 6,767
2006 4,862 62 7 9,890
2005 5,248 49 9 7,832
2004 5,416 52 27 3,481
2003 5,593 50 15 5,111
2002 5,524 48 5 11,237
2001 5,409 53 7 8,590
2000 4,998 66 10 6,465
1999 4,235 76 7 8,132
1998 3,217 106 6 8,826
1997 2,576 124 7 7,544
1996 2,158 149 7 7,384
1995 1,747 173 < 5 --
1994 1,305 219 < 5 --
1993 1,133 245 < 5 --
1992 1,138 246 < 5 --
1991 1,074 260 < 5 --
1990 940 296 7 6,650
1989 707 364 < 5 --
1988 621 383 < 5 --
1987 561 405 < 5 --
1986 634 371 < 5 --
1985 559 405 5 6,874
1984 635 363 < 5 --
1983 663 344 5 6,577
1982 686 345 9 4,341
1981 795 305 < 5 --
1980 805 305 < 5 --
1979 860 283 < 5 --
1978 840 276 < 5 --
1977 802 294 < 5 --
1976 637 342 < 5 --
1975 555 375 < 5 --
1974 542 383 < 5 --
1973 510 397 < 5 --
1972 526 392 < 5 --
1971 530 404 < 5 --
1970 549 412 8 3,612
1969 523 423 < 5 --
1968 533 404 < 5 --
1967 594 373 < 5 --
1966 654 355 < 5 --
1965 708 342 < 5 --
1964 805 336 < 5 --
1963 795 335 < 5 --
1962 729 352 < 5 --
1961 783 335 < 5 --
1960 873 318 5 4,219
1959 837 323 < 5 --
1958 788 337 < 5 --
1957 826 318 < 5 --
1956 778 314 5 4,122
1955 800 304 < 5 --
1954 676 326 < 5 --
1953 604 337 < 5 --
1952 603 337 < 5 --
1951 588 327 < 5 --
1950 457 378 < 5 --
1949 387 406 < 5 --
1948 400 398 < 5 --
1947 459 374 < 5 --
1946 436 363 < 5 --
1945 424 334 < 5 --
1944 447 320 < 5 --
1943 570 290 < 5 --
1942 571 286 < 5 --
1941 463 299 < 5 --
1940 372 330 < 5 --
1939 382 316 < 5 --
1938 327 360 < 5 --
1937 339 348 < 5 --
1936 354 329 < 5 --
1935 301 363 < 5 --
1934 325 350 < 5 --
1933 330 342 < 5 --
1932 340 344 < 5 --
1931 261 401 < 5 --
1930 231 446 < 5 --
1929 199 478 < 5 --
1928 212 471 < 5 --
1927 216 475 < 5 --
1926 225 453 < 5 --
1925 225 460 < 5 --
1924 232 456 < 5 --
1923 222 464 < 5 --
1922 219 464 < 5 --
1921 190 514 < 5 --
1920 164 563 < 5 --
1919 152 558 < 5 --
1918 174 531 < 5 --
1917 156 536 < 5 --
1916 113 636 < 5 --
1915 126 578 < 5 --
1914 91 596 < 5 --
1913 79 574 < 5 --
1912 67 599 < 5 --
1911 47 630 < 5 --
1910 35 712 < 5 --
1909 39 628 < 5 --
1908 35 654 < 5 --
1907 20 852 < 5 --
1906 39 565 < 5 --
1905 19 856 < 5 --
1904 27 671 < 5 --
1903 32 581 < 5 --
1902 21 765 < 5 --
1901 29 580 < 5 --
1900 33 616 < 5 --
1899 29 570 < 5 --
1898 37 513 < 5 --
1897 25 620 < 5 --
1896 27 598 < 5 --
1895 21 693 < 5 --
1894 23 614 < 5 --
1893 14 805 < 5 --
1892 21 623 < 5 --
1891 27 498 < 5 --
1890 10 887 < 5 --
1889 16 648 < 5 --
1888 13 738 < 5 --
1887 5 1,200 < 5 --
1886 16 561 < 5 --
1885 10 708 < 5 --
1884 6 960 < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 9 645 < 5 --
1881 5 868 < 5 --
1880 6 781 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.