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Meaning and Name Origin

Fae \fae\ as a girls' name. Fae's name origin is Middle English, and the name Fae means "belief; fairy". Fae is a variation of Faith (Middle English): a virtue name meaning trust in God. Fae is also a variation 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 variants: Faye, Fe, Fee, Fei and Fey.

Fae has 5 more related forms via Faith, Fay: Faithe, Fayanna, Fayth, Faythe and Feike.


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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth 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 an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Fae and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Fae appearing in the Top 1000 are Faith (#81 a year ago), Fay and Faye (#908). These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and are now much less popular, with the versions Fae, Fay and Faye becoming less in vogue. Faith (#81) is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation, with this name having a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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