50 Baby Names That Start With the Letter "F"

Learn the meaning and origins of popular baby names that start with "F."

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Finding that perfect baby name can be fun or it can be frustrating. If you are looking for a baby name that begins with the letter F, there are many names out there with varying origins, such as Arabic, Irish, and Old Norse.

Some of the most popular baby names beginning with F include Felicity, Felix, and Finley, and Flynn. But, if you are looking for a rare baby name, there are many uncommon names that start with F. Unique names include Fabio, Farah, and Fenton.

Here is our list of names beginning with the letter F.

Although many baby names are separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in your name selection process. It’s important to select a name that you feel suits your new baby the best.

Fabio

  • OriginLatin
  • Meaning: Bean grower
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fabiano, Fabbio, Flavio
  • Peak Popularity: Fabio is a rare name and not listed in the top 1,000 in the U.S., but it is a very common name in Italy and Brazil.

Fadi

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Savior
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Faddi, Fadii
  • Peak Popularity: Fadi is a rare name and not listed in the top 1,000 in the U.S.

Fadil

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Virtuous
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Faddil, Fadiil, Fadill
  • Peak Popularity: Fadil is a rare name and not listed in the top 1,000.

Fahim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Scholar
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Faheem
  • Peak Popularity: Fahim is not listed in the top 1,000 in the U.S.

Faith

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Faith
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Faithe, Faythe
  • Peak Popularity: Faith is a common name, but less so than it was in the early 2000s. It is currently at position No. 169.

Fallon

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: Leader
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Falen, Falon
  • Peak Popularity: Fallon made a recent reappearance on the charts after dropping off in 1996. It is on an uptick, becoming more popular each year.

Farah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Joy
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Faira, Fara, Farrah
  • Peak Popularity: Farah was only on the charts twice in the mid '60s and it is now considered a unique name.

Farid

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Unique
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fareed
  • Peak Popularity: Farid is not listed in the top 1,000 in the U.S.

Farida

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Unique
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fareda, Farhida
  • Peak Popularity: Farida is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Faris

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Knight
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Farris, Ferris
  • Peak Popularity: Faris is not listed in the top 1,000 in the U.S.

Fatema

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: To abstain
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fatemah, Fatemeh, Fathima, Fathimath, Fatima, Fatimah
  • Peak Popularity: Fatema is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Fauna

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Animals
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Faun, Fawna, Fawn
  • Peak Popularity: Fauna is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Faustine

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Lucky
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Faustin, Faustina
  • Peak Popularity: Faustine is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Fay

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Fairy
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fae, Faye
  • Peak Popularity: Fay fell off the charts back in 1969 and it is now considered a rare baby name in the U.S.

Fedora

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Dorothy, Feodora, Teodora, Theodora
  • Peak Popularity: Fedora is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Felicity

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Happiness
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Felicia, Felicidad, Felicidade, Feliciana, Felicita
  • Peak Popularity: Felicity has been a common name since 1998. Its most popular year was 2017.

Felina

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Cat-like
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Feline
  • Peak Popularity: Felina is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Felipa

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Friend of horses
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Filippa, Philippa
  • Peak Popularity: Felipa is a rare baby name but it did make it onto the charts twice—in 1919 and 1926.

Felix

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Lucky
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Felice, Feliks, Phelix
  • Peak Popularity: Felix has historically been a popular name, never dropping out of the top 400 names. It is currently gaining popularity and sits at No. 193.

Fen

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fenn
  • Peak Popularity: Fen is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Fenton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Marsh town
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fenten, Fentyn
  • Peak Popularity: Fenton made a brief appearance on the charts in the very early part of the 20th century, but has since fallen off the top 1,000 list.

Fenrir

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Marsh
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fenryr
  • Peak Popularity: Fenrir is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Ferdinand

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave journey
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ferdinando
  • Peak Popularity: Ferdinand fell off the top 1,000 charts in the U.S. in 1972.

Fern

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Fern
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fearn
  • Peak Popularity: Fern fell off the top 1,000 charts in the U.S. in 1962.

Fernando

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Brave journey
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ferdinando, Fernande
  • Peak Popularity: Fernando has stood the test of time as a common name. Its peak year was 1997 at position 149 and it is currently at No. 359.

Fidel

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Loyal
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fidelus
  • Peak Popularity: Fidel fell off the top 1,000 name chart in 2006.

Fidela

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Loyal
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fidelia, Fidelma
  • Peak Popularity: Fidela is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S.

Fiera

  • Origin: Esperanto
  • Meaning: Proud
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fierra
  • Peak Popularity: Fiera is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Filbert

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Much brightness
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Filibert, Philibert
  • Peak Popularity: Filbert is not listed in the top 1,000 names in the U.S. It is common in Tanzania, due to the fame of Tanzanian track star Filbert Bayi.

Filiz

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: Sprout
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Filitz
  • Peak Popularity: Filiz is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Filomena

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: To be loved
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Filimena, Philomena
  • Peak Popularity: Filomena dropped off the U.S. baby name charts in 1935.

Finley

  • Origin: Old Irish
  • Meaning: White warrior
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Finlay
  • Peak Popularity: Finley first appeared on the charts in 2005 and it has been growing in popularity since. Its peak year was 2017 when it was at No. 159.

Finn

  • Origin: Old Irish
  • Meaning: Fair, white
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fin, Fion, Fionn
  • Peak Popularity: Finn first appeared on the charts in the year 2000 and it has been increasing in popularity since.

Finnegan

  • Origin: Old Irish
  • Meaning: Fair, white
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Finnegean
  • Peak Popularity: Finnegan first appeared on the charts in 2005 and it has seen a steady rise in popularity since. It is currently at its peak popularity at No. 376.

Fleur

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Flower
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fleurette, Flora, Fiore, Fiorella
  • Peak Popularity: Fleur not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Fletcher

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Maker of arrows
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Flechier
  • Peak Popularity: Fletcher has been a fairly common name over the years, though it saw a sharp decline from the late 1950s to the early 2000s. Since then it has been on the uptick again, and it is currently at No. 655.

Flower

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Flower
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fleur, Flora
  • Peak Popularity: Flower not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Floyd

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Grey
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Lloyd, Loyd
  • Peak Popularity: Floyd dropped off the top 1,000 name chart in 1999.

Flynn

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Blood red
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Flann, Flinn, Flyn
  • Peak Popularity: Flynn is a newly-popular baby name, having spent only the last 10 years on the charts. It is currently at its peak popularity at No. 652.

Fortune

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Luck
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fortuna, Fortunata, Fortunato
  • Peak Popularity: Fortune is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Fox

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Fox
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fawkes, Foxx
  • Peak Popularity: Fox is newly-popular, having first shown up on the charts in 2016. It has been declining however, and it may fall off again.

Franco

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Frenchman
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Frances, Francesco, Frank
  • Peak Popularity: Franco is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Franklin

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Free man
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Franklyn, Freeman
  • Peak Popularity: Franklin has been a consistenly common name. In the 1930s, it was a top 100 name. It has dropped quite a bit since, but Franklin is seeing a slight uptick in popularity in the recent years.

Frederick

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Peaceful ruler
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fredrick, Fredrik
  • Peak Popularity: Frederick has stood the test of time. It was a top 100 name until 1958, and despite a gradual decline, it has remained on the charts to this day.

Fraser

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Unknown
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Frasier, Frazer
  • Peak Popularity: Fraser is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Freya

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Lady
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Frea, Freja, Freyja
  • Peak Popularity: Freya first appeared on the charts in 2013 and it has been rising in popularity since. Freya is currently at its peak popularity at No. 152.

Frida

  • Origin: Germanic
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Freida, Frieda
  • Peak Popularity: Frida has been a popular baby name for the last 20 years, but it has dropped some in recent years.

Forest

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Forest
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Forrest
  • Peak Popularity: Forest's popularity has bounced up and down over the years. Right now, it's becoming more common, as cottagecore names rise in popularity.

Funda

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: Heather
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fonda
  • Peak Popularity: Funda is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.

Fyodor

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Fedor, Feodor
  • Peak Popularity: Fyodor is not listed in the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S.
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  1. Social Security Administration. Popularity of name.