Faris (fāris فارس) is an Arabic masculine given name translating to "knight", "horseman" or "cavalier" (see furusiyya). It has also seen use as western-style surname.
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The unrelated Scottish-American surname Faris is an anglicization of MacFergus.
People with the given name include:
Faris is a masculine given name of Arabic origin, which means "knight." It may refer to:
- Faris Abdalla (born 1994), Sudanese football player
- Faris ad-Din Aktai (d. 1254, Cairo), an Emir (prince) and the leader of the Mamluks of the Bahri dynasty.
- Faris al-Ansari (b. 1984), Afghani who was seventeen years old when captured and held in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention center
- Faris Al-Sultan (b. 1978), Iraqi-German professional triathlete
- Faris al-Zahrani (1977–2016), on Saudi Arabia's list of 'most-wanted' suspected terrorists, later executed
- Fāris ibn ʿAlī al-Marīni, also known as "Abu Inan Faris" (1329–1358), a Marinid ruler of Morocco
- Faris Badwan (born 1986), Palestinian-English musician, lead vocalist of The Horrors, and half of Cat's Eyes
- Faris Glubb (1939–2004), British- Jordanian writer, journalist, translator and publisher
- Faris Haroun (born 1985), Chadian-Canadian-Belgian football player
- Fares Karam, Lebanese singer and dancer
- Faris Kermani (born 1952), British film director
- Faris McReynolds (born 1977), American artist and musician
- Faris Odeh (1985–2000), Palestinian boy shot dead by the Israel Defense Forces near the Karni crossing in the Gaza Strip while throwing stones in the second month of the Al-Aqsa Intifada
- Faris Ramli (born 1992), Singaporean football player
- Faris Scherwiz, alias of a main female character in the video game, Final Fantasy V
- Faris NyanNyan, fictional character in the anime series, Steins;Gate
The Arabic given name in modern times also came to be used as a surname:
- Muhammed Faris (محمد فارس, born 1951), Syrian military aviator.
- Iyman Faris (born 1969), Pakistani-American rogue FBI agent working for Al Qaeda (convicted 2003)
- Paula Faris (born 1975), American television correspondent
- Sadeg Faris Libyan-American inventor and entrepreneur
Faris is also an unrelated American surname, originating as the anglicization of the Scottish surname MacFergus.
- Anna Faris (born 1976), American actress and producer
- Ellsworth Faris (1874–1953), American sociologist
- George W. Faris (1854–1914), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana
- Herman P. Faris (1858–1936), committed proponent of the temperance movement
- James Abraham Faris 1890-1933, mycologist with the standard author abbreviation "Faris"
- Peter Faris (b. 1948), Australian criminal lawyer, media commentator and former radio broadcaster
- Sean Faris (born 1982), American actor, model, and producer
- Stephan Faris (b. 1973), American journalist
- Valerie Faris (b. 1958), American film directors and music video director