Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Faustina

Faustina is a name with very old roots. Dating back to the days of ancient Roman civilization, Faustus developed as a cognomen (the third name in the three-part Roman naming structure). Cognomens were originally nicknames that would later become hereditary. The word “faustus” in Latin means “fortunate, auspicious, lucky, favorable” and was likely originally given to a man who enjoyed a fair amount of favorable conditions in his life – one who was always lucky. Adding to Faustus’ endurance as a personal name were several early saints who died as martyrs for their Christian faith (that doesn’t sound so auspicious to us!). Back then, however, it was a high honor to die a martyr (and early Christians were eager to demonstrate their faith in such a way). The legendary German character known as Faust (and popularized by Goethe) is also brought to mind. He’s the guy who sold his soul to the devil in order to achieve his material aspirations. In any case, Faustus morphed into Faustino among the Italians, Portuguese and Spanish. The feminine Faustina is mainly used by Italians and Faustine (the French version) is extremely popular in France today.

All About the Baby Name – Faustina

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME FAUSTINA

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME FAUSTINA

Looking for a baby girl’s name with some history and style – yet one that is almost non-existent in the U.S.? Well then, look no further than the pretty Faustina (or the two-syllable Faustine). Neither of these names is used here in America (they are exceptionally rare). Yet Faustina is a beautiful name with a “favorable” etymology and one which has endured over 2000 years of usage!! It’s different and unique, and very Roman (Italian). This lucky little lady is a real hidden gem in our opinion!

Quick Facts

ON FAUSTINA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Italian

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

faws-TEE-nah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Fortunate, lucky, auspicious

Characteristics

OF FAUSTINA

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Faustina

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME FAUSTINA

Popular Songs

ON FAUSTINA

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Faustina


Famous People

NAMED FAUSTINA

Faustina the Elder (2nd century Roman Empress
wife of Antoninus Pius)
Faustina the Younger (2nd century Roman Empress, wife of Marcus Aurelius)
Empress Faustina (4th century Roman Empress, wife of Constantius II)
Saint Faustina (6th century Italian saint)
Saint Faustina Kowalski (Polish saint)
Faustina Bordoni (Italian opera singer)

Children of Famous People

NAMED FAUSTINA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Faustina

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME FAUSTINA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Faustina