Quick Facts on Faustina
- Italian, Latin
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Fortunate, lucky, auspicious
Characteristics of Faustina
Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.
Popularity of the 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!
Popularity of the Girl Name Faustina
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Faustina
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Faustina
Faust (Dr. Faustus) Faust is the scholar of German legend who, frustrated in his search for both, exchanges his soul for the Devil’s promise of complete knowledge and unrestrained earthly pleasures. The bare bones of this arrangement have made for adaptations in every conceivable medium, and the name of Faust has come to represent one who will compromise moral certitude for material gain. The most famous retelling is that of Goethe’s 1808 play, Faust. And a re-telling it is. As the legend has it, after wreaking havoc on innocent others, Faust ultimately must adhere to his pact with the Devil and accept eternal damnation. Goethe’s play (and so many other adaptations) allows Faust to come to final salvation through the intervention of celestial beings, as well as the prayers of some pretty forgiving victims of his. So human of us – that deep-seated hunger for having our cake and eating it too!
Popular Songs on Faustina
Faustina - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Faustina.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Faustina
La foca Faustina / Faustina, the Seal (Beatriz Doumerc) - Spanish edition. Summary unavailable at this time. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Saint Faustina Kowalska: Messenger of Mercy (Susan Helen Wallace) - Here is the inspiring story of Saint Faustina, apostle of Jesus mercy, who was canonized in 1993 by Pope John Paul II. Growing up in war-torn Poland, she felt called to give her life to God as a religious sister. Jesus revealed the devotion to Divine Mercy through Faustina and with prayers and faith, she was able to bring the wonderful message of the Lord s mercy to the whole world! Recommended for ages 8-14.
Famous People Named 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
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Faustina - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Faustina.
Faustina - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Faustina - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.
Variations of the Baby Name - Faustina