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pinWhat does Fay mean?

Fay /fay/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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 variants: Fae, Fay, Fayanna, Faye, Fee, Fei, Feike and Fey.

Related girl name: Faith.

Fay has 1 more different relation via Faye: Fe.

Kreatif forms: Fayde, Fayfi, Fayte. [more]

pinHow popular is Fay?

Fay is a very popular first name for females (#585 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2225 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Fay for girls. Fay reached its top position of #208 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Fay appearing in the Top 1000 are Fae, Faith (#81 2 years ago) and Faye (#908). Usage of these forms of Fay reached its peak during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5563%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.2528%, 54.6%). Faith has historically been preferred by parents, and Fay is now less popular. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Fay and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Bay, Cay, Day, Fan, Gay, Jay, Kay, May and Ray. These names tend to be less frequently used than Fay.