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Faye (girl)

What does Faye mean?

Faye Pronunciation of Faye as a name for girls (also used less commonly as boys' name Faye) is of Middle English derivation, and the meaning of the name Faye is "belief; fairy". Faye is a variant form of Faith (Middle English). Faye is also a form of Fay: late 19th-century coinage.


ASSOCIATED WITH belief (hope), fairy


VARIANTS Fey, Fei, Fee, Fe, Fae

RELATIONS VIA FAITH, FAY Faithe, Fayth, Faythe, Feike



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How popular is Faye?

Faye is a very prominent first name for females (#309 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#18196 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Faye reached its apex rank of #164 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #706 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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?

Faith (#122 IN 2018), Fae, Fay and Fayth are the prominent variation forms of Faye (#706) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Feike, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Faye was widespread among parents in 2003 (USAGE OF 0.31%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 0.17%, 45.7%), with versions such as Fay going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Agye, Amye, Cadye, Caye, Fan, Fanya, Fara, Faren, Faryn, Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Fayda, Febe, Fraya, Frayde, Gaye, Jaye, Joye, Kacye, Kaye, Maye, Raye, Rye, Sadye, Shaye, Skye and Tacye. These names tend to be less commonly used than Faye.

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