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Meaning and name origin

Fae \fae\ as a girl's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Fae is "belief; fairy". Fae is a variant of Faith (Middle English): a virtue name meaning trust in God. Also a variant of Fay: late 19th-century coinage, influenced by the legend of King Arthur, in which Morgan le Fay, his half-sister, is a mysterious sorceress also known as "Lady of the Lake".


Fae has 5 variant forms: Faye, Fe, Fee, Fei, Fey.


Fae is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2991 out of 4276, Top 70%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fae for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fae name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fae outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Fae and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Faith (#81), Faye (#908), Fay and Fae. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Faith, Faye, Fay, Fae in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Faith, Faye outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Fan, Gae, Jae, Mae and Rae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fae.