Meaning and name origin
Faye \fa-ye\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Faye), is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Faye is "belief; fairy". Faye is a variant of Faith (Middle English): a virtue name meaning trust in God. Also a variant of Fay: 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".
Faye is a very popular first name for females (#309 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20912 out of 88799, Top 24%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Faye for girls. Faye reached its highest rank of #162 in the U.S. in 1930-1939 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Faye and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Faith (#81), Faye (#908), Fay and Fae. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).