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Faye (girl)

What does Faye mean?

Faye Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: belief (hope), fairy.

Variations

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

Faye has 4 more relations via Faith, Fay: Faithe, Fayth, Faythe and Feike.

Creative forms:
(female) Fade, Farye, ..

(male) Faus, Fayeus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Faye Sonya (F.S.), ..

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 statistics of Faye for girls. Faye reached its apex rank of #164 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #928 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faye name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the popularity of the girl name Faye and corresponding names. Faith (#91 in 2015), Fayth, Fay and Fae are the prominent variation forms of Faye (#928 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Feike, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Faye was widespread among parents in 2005 (usage of 0.46%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.25%, 45.4%), with versions such as Fay going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faye, Fae, Faith, Fay, Fayth in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agye, Amye, Cadye, Caye, Fan, Fanya, Fara, Faren, Faryn, Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Fayda, Febe, Fraya, Frayde, Gaye, Jaye, Joye, Kacye, Kaye, Maye, Raye, Rye, Sadye, Shaye, Skye and Tacye. These names tend to be less commonly used than Faye.

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