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Meaning and name origin
Fay \fay\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Fay), is pronounced fay. The meaning of Fay is "fairy". 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". Actresses Fay Wray, Fay Compton, Faye Dunaway.
For more information, see also the related girl name Faith.
Fay is a very popular first name for females (#585 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2277 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fay for girls (2015 statistics).
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