Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Faith f. English faith from Anglo-Norman, Old French feid, feit, fait 'faith'.

This virtue name came into use in Great Britain in the middle of the 16th century and was not used on the continent.

1566 ffaith (nom) Chst-1 p. 11; 1572 ffayth (nom) ibid. p. 12
Early Modern English
1568 Faith OrpingtonKe p. 3; 1569 Faith bruton1 p. 38; 1573 ffayth RegSoAMar p. 6; 1579 Faith bruton1 p. 115; 1582 ffaith RegBath p. 5; 1590 Faith DEmar-vol2 p. 22; 1591 Fayth HAmar-vol9 p. 140; 1596 Faith DEmar-vol2 p. 34; 1598 Faith ibid. p. 39
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Faith". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Faith.