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What does Fairlay mean?

Fairlay Pronunciation of Fairlay [fair-lay] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Fairlay is "fern wood". Fairlay is an alternate form of Farley (Old English): from fearn leah.

Associated with: old english, fern (tree).


Fairlay has 11 variants: Fairlee, Fairleigh, Fairlie, Farlay, Farlee, Farleigh, Farlie, Farlow, Farly, Farrleigh and Farrley.

Creative forms:
(male) Falay, Forlay, ..

(female) Fairia, Fairla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fairlay Henry (F.H.), ..

How popular is Fairlay?

Fairlay is an unusual first name for males. Fairlay is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Fairlay (outside Top 2000) is Farley. This form of Fairlay reached the peak of its popularity 65 years ago (#1387). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fairlay and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barclay, Barklay (see Barclay), Barrclay (see Barclay), Faelan, Faical, Fairfax, Faisal, Faizah (see Faiz), Faizal, Faolan, Farag, Faraj, Farnam, Farnley, Farnly (see Farnley), Farran, Farrar, Fillan, Findlay, Finlay, Finley, Foillan (see Faolan), Jaray and Laray. Like Fairlay, these names are not commonly used.

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