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What does Fae mean?

Fae Pronunciation of Fae as a girls' name is a Middle English name, and the name Fae means "belief; fairy". Fae is an alternate spelling of Faith (Middle English). Fae is also a variation of Fay: late 19th-century coinage.


ASSOCIATED WITH belief (hope), fairy


VARIANTS Fey, Fei, Fee, Fe, Faye

RELATED FORMS VIA FAITH, FAY Faithe, Fayth, Faythe, Feike



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How popular is Fae?

Fae is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2991 out of 4276, Top 70%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Fae reached its highest position of #836 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Faith (#122 A YEAR AGO), Fay, Faye (#706) and Fayth are the prominent alternative forms of Fae. Other forms, like Faythe, are uncommon. These forms of Fae reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.3%) and are somewhat less common today (ADOPTION 0.2%, 46%), with versions like Fay becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fae, Faith, Fay, Faye, Fayth in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Fan, Gae, Jae, Mae and Rae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fae.

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