What does Faye mean?
Faye /faye/ as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Faye) is of Middle English derivation, and the meaning of the name Faye is "belief; fairy". Faye is a variant form of Faith (Middle English) with the suffix -ye. Faye is also a form of Fay: late 19th-century coinage.
How popular is Faye?
Faye is a very prominent first name for females (#309 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#18196 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Faye for girls. Faye reached its apex rank of #162 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #908 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Faye and corresponding names. Faith (#81 2 years ago), Fay and Fae are the prominent variation forms of Faye (#908 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Fayth, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Faye was widespread among parents during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5563%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2528%, ▼54.6%), with the versions Fae, Fay and Faye becoming less in vogue. Faith is more widely used than the rest. (2014 Birth Statistics)