Faisal

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
785
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Faisal mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Faisal

User Submitted Origins

     Arabic
78%
     Urdu
13%
     English
9%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Kuwait, the name Faisal is of Arabic origin and means "Anything which does judgement".
  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Faisal is of Arabic origin and means "The Decisive One".
  • A submission from United Arab Emirates says the name Faisal means "Gift of god" and is of Urdu origin.
  • According to a user from Saudi Arabia, the name Faisal is of Arabic origin and means "A sword that defines Right from Wrong".
  • According to a user from Singapore, the name Faisal is of Urdu origin and means "A judge".

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  1. King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975 (1906-1975)

Notable Persons Named Faisal

Faisal was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1975. Faisal was born as the child of Ibn Saud on April 14th, 1906 in Riyadh. He left this life on March 25th, 1975.

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Faisal I was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1920. Faisal was born as the child of Hussein bin Ali and Sharif of Mecca on May 20th, 1885 in Mecca. He left this life on September 8th, 1933.

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He was most prominent from 1939 to 1958. Faisal was born as the child of Ghazi of Iraq and Aliya bint Ali on May 2nd, 1935 in Baghdad. He breathed his last breath on July 14th, 1958.

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Faisal bin Musaid is a criminal.

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Faisal Khan is an actor. They were most active from 1988 to present. Faisal was born on August 3rd, 1966.

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Faisal Shahzad is a former financial analyst. Faisal was born as the child of Pakistan Air Force on June 30th, 1979 in Pakistan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Faisal

Faisal was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1975. Faisal was born as the child of Ibn Saud on April 14th, 1906 in Riyadh. He left this life on March 25th, 1975.

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Habib Faisal is a film director, screenwriter, and director. He has been prominent since 1992. Habib was born Habib Faisal in Mumbai.

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'''Taimur bin Faisal was royalty. His career lasted from 1913 to 1932. '''Taimur was born as the child of Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat, and Oman in Muscat, Oman. He left this life on January 28th, 1965.

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His career lasted from 2000 to 2004. Abdullah was born as the child of Luluwah bint Abdulaziz Al Saud in 1951 in Ta'if.

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Lolowah was born as the child of Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Iffat Al-Thunayan on December 31st, 1948.

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Saba Faisal is an actress. Saba was born Saba Faisal in Lahore, Pakistan.

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How popular is the baby name Faisal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1973 11 0 11
1974 10 0 10
1975 15 0 15
1976 23 0 23
1977 24 0 24
1978 19 0 19
1979 20 0 20
1980 19 0 19
1981 28 0 28
1982 26 0 26
1983 25 0 25
1984 23 0 23
1985 27 0 27
1986 33 0 33
1987 28 0 28
1988 34 0 34
1989 39 0 39
1990 29 0 29
1991 35 0 35
1992 40 0 40
1993 46 0 46
1994 39 0 39
1995 35 0 35
1996 37 0 37
1997 45 0 45
1998 42 0 42
1999 70 0 70
2000 51 0 51
2001 42 0 42
2002 39 0 39
2003 39 0 39
2004 44 0 44
2005 50 0 50
2006 41 0 41
2007 49 0 49
2008 36 0 36
2009 44 0 44
2010 50 0 50
2011 64 0 64
2012 74 0 74
2013 65 0 65
2014 81 0 81
2015 66 0 66
2016 60 0 60
2017 64 0 64
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Faisal

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Popularity of Faisal as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Faisal U.S.
  White 13.63% 64.26%
  African American 4.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Faisal

People with the last name Faisal are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Faisal

  • How Popular is the name Faisal? Faisal is the 7,293rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Faisal was the 29,918th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Faisal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,781 babies born with the first name Faisal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Faisal to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Faisal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Faisal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Faisal is Monday, November 17th, 1919.
  • What year had the most people named Faisal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Faisal was in 2014 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Faisal Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Faisal is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Faisal: Your name in reverse order is Lasiaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isaalf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Faisal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 785 people with the last name Faisal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Faisal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Faisal as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.