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What does Fairfax mean?

Fairfax Pronunciation of Fairfax as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Fairfax is "lovely hair". Transferred use of the surname since the 17th century. Originally a nickname for someone with beautiful long hair, from fæger feax.

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, surname, 17th century, beautiful (handsome)




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How popular is Fairfax?

Fairfax is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#17970 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Fairfax has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Faical, Fairlay, Fairlee, Fairlie, Faisal, Faizah (see Faiz), Faizal, Farag, Faraj, Farlay, Farnam, Farran and Farrar. Like Fairfax, these names are not commonly used.

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