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Faye (boy)

What does Faye mean?

Faye Pronunciation of Faye [faye] as a name for boys (also used more generally as girls' name Faye). The meaning of the name Faye is "raven". Faye is an alternate spelling of Fay (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: raven.


1 alternative form via Fay: Fayette.

1 feminine form: Fay.

Creative forms:
(male) Fafen, Fenye, ..

(female) Fade, Faney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Faye Javen (F.J.), ..

How popular is Faye?

Faye is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#18196 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Faye was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #1555 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faye name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Fay and Fayette are the prominent alternative forms of Faye appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Faye were favored in the 1890s (median #1322).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faye, Fay, Fayette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Faye is alike in pronunciation to Fee. Other recommended names are Arye, Brye, Coye, Daye, Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabre, Fabyen, Fadi, Fadl, Fadle, Fahd, Fahed, Fain, Faine, Faiz, Fajer, Fajr, Falk, Falke, Fane, Fares, Faro, Farr, Fawke (see Fulk), Fayvel, Fife, Flyn, Foxe, Frayn, Frayne, Free, Fry, Frye, Fryer, Fyfe, Graye, Jaye, Kaye, Keye, Kye, Nye, Raye, Rye, Shaye, Skye, Traye, Tye and Wye. Like Faye, these names are not commonly used.

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