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Fayette (boy)

What does Fayette mean?

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

Associated with: raven.


1 related form via Fay: Faye.

Creative forms:
(male) Faette, Fayeter, ..

(female) Fayetia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fayette Dyson (F.D.), ..

How popular is Fayette?

Fayette is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#35387 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Fayette reached its highest rank of #799 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Faye and Fay are the prominent alternative forms of Fayette ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Fayette reached the height of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (median #1322), but now, the version Fay has fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barrette, Brette, Fabert, Feste, Gelette (see Gillett), Jette, Lafayette, Ornette, Tayte, Valente and Wayte. Like Fayette, these names are not frequently used.

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