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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".


Variations

Faye has 5 variant forms: Fae, Fe, Fee, Fei, Fey.


Popularity

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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fae, Faith, Fay, Faye in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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

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