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What does Fairlie mean?

Fairlie Pronunciation of Fairlie [fair-lie] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the name Fairlie means "fern wood". Fairlie is a version of Farley (Old English): from fearn leah.

Associated with: old english, fern (tree).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Fairel, Forlie, ..

(female) Fairley, Fairli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fairlie Chevy (F.C.), ..

How popular is Fairlie?

Fairlie is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#56979 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Fairlie (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Farley. Other forms, like Farlie, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Fairlie was well-received 7 decades ago. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arlie, Bailie, Baillie, Barklie, Barnie, Barrie, Basilie (see Basil), Baxlie, Beirnie, Billie, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Birnie, Brilie (see Briley), Burlie, Charlie, Darbie, Earlie, Erlie, Everlie, Fabre, Fabrice, Fadelio, Fadile, Fadle, Faine, Fairfax, Falke, Farid, Farin, Faris, Farnlee (see Farnley), Farrier, Farrin, Farris, Ferdie, Fergie, Filip, Fillip, Findlie (see Finlay), Finlee, Finlie, Finnlie, Firmin, Gardie, Garrie, Garrvie (see Garvey), Garvie, Ghillie, Gridlie, Hallie, Harlie, Harrie, Harvie, Hillie, Jaimie, Kirbie, Kirklie (see Kirkley), Larie, Laurie, Lawrie, Martie, Maurie, Parrie, Paulie, Wallie and Willie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fairlie.

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