What does Fae mean?
Fae /fae/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name. Fae's name origin is Middle English, and the name Fae means "belief; fairy". Fae is an alternate spelling of Faith (Middle English). Fae is also a variation of Fay: late 19th-century coinage.
How popular is Fae?
Fae is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2991 out of 4276, Top 70%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Fae for girls. Fae entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #743 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Faith (#81 a year ago), Fay and Faye (#908) are the prominent alternative forms of Fae. Forms like Faythe are uncommon. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5563%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2528%, down 54.6%), with the versions Fae, Fay and Faye becoming less in vogue. Faith (#81) is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for this name. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Fae and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)