What does Faye mean?
Faye /faye/ [1 syll.] 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 in 2014), Fay and Fae are the prominent variation forms of Faye (#908 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Fayth are seldom used. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5563%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2528%, ▼54.6%), 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)