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What does Fife mean?

Fife Pronunciation of Fife [fife] as a boys' name is of Scottish origin. Originally a Scottish surname for someone from the ancient Kingdom of Fife. In Gaelic legend the name is said to be from the legendary Pictish hero Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne.

Associated with: scottish, surname, ancient (old), gaelic, hero.


Fife has 2 variants: Fib and Fyfe.

Creative forms:
(male) Fide, Fifer, ..

(female) Fifay, Fite, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fife Kain (F.K.), ..

How popular is Fife?

Fife is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4910 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Fife has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Fife is alike in pronunciation to Fyffe and Phyfe. Other recommended names are Fabe, Faine, Fane, Faye, Fee, Fico, Fidel, Fido, Filep, Fin, Finn, Fish, Fisk, Fiske, Fitz, Foxe, Free, Frye and Rafe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fife.