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.
(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)
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)
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.
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.