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Faye (girl)

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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.

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.

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

(male) Faus, Fayeus, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #908 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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), Fayth, Fay and Fae are the prominent variation forms of Faye (#908 in 2014) 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 0.28%, 38.3%), 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

NAMES LIKE FAYE

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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