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What does Faye mean?

Faye \fa-ye\ as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Faye). The meaning of the name Faye is "belief; fairy". Faye is a variant of Faith (Middle English). Faye is also a form of Fay.


Faye has 5 variants: Fae, Fe, Fee, Fei and Fey.

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


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 (#20912 out of 88799, Top 24%). (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. during 1930-1939, and is at #908 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Faye and corresponding names. Faith (#81 in 2014), Fay and Fae are the prominent variation forms of Faye (#908 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of this girl name was at its highest during 1930-1939 and has become much less since, with the versions Fae, Fay and Faye becoming less in vogue. Faith (#81) is the most chic name for newborns among these, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity. (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.

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Recommended similar baby names are Caye, Gaye, Jaye, Kaye, Maye and Raye. These names tend to be less commonly used than Faye.