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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.

Fay has 8 variant forms: Fae, Fay, Fayanna, Faye, Fee, Fei, Feike and Fey.

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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Fay and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Fae, Faith, Fay and Faye. (2015 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

Fay is also pronounced similarly to Fe. Other suggested similar baby names are Bay, Cay, Day, Fan, Gay, Jay, Kay, May and Ray. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fay.


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