Names That Mean Fairy

Names That Mean Fairy

Names that mean fairy are dainty and enchanting. Fairy-related names come from cultures across the world and are primarily used for girls.

Popular names that mean fairy include Ella, Faye, and Tiana. Unique names that mean fairy include Peri, Pixie, and Parisa.

If you want a magical name for your daughter, girl names that mean fairy are a good place to look.

You may also want to check out our list of Fairy and Elf Names.

The fairy names on this list are organized by the current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. Ella
    • Origin:

      German; English
    • Meaning:

      "all, completely; fairy maiden"
    • Description:

      Ella is a sweet, simple name that owes much of its current popularity to the popularity of other names, from Emma to Bella to Emily to Ellie.
  2. Faye
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "fairy"
    • Description:

      Does Fay really need that e at the end? We vote no, but modern parents disagree: The Faye spelling was used for nearly 300 girls in 2014, vaulting the name back onto the Top 1000 after a 35-year absence, nearly ten times as many babies as received the Fay spelling.
  3. Alara
    • Origin:

      Persian, Armenian, Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "water fairy"
    • Description:

      The name of a beautiful water fairy in Turkish mythology, who has the power to grant wishes and mend broken hearts. Alara is also a popular name in Armenia.
  4. Fay
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "fairy"
    • Description:

      Fay, also spelled Faye, who had been napping quietly since the 1930's, has, like cousins May/Mae and Ray/Rae, sat up and started rubbing her eyes, ready for a mini-comeback, especially as a middle name. In 2014, Faye hopped back onto the US Top 1000, though Fay is used much more quietly as a first name.
  5. Tiana
    • Origin:

      Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "fairy queen"
    • Description:

      Tiana gained a lot of popularity after Disney bestowed this pretty name upon its first African-American princess. Although it has declined in usage over recent years, Tiana’s connections to dainty Tatiana, Christiana and Bastiana should see it in continued usage for a while to come. Read more about Tiana and other Disney Princess Names in our featured blog.
  6. Pixie
    • Origin:

      Swedish or Cornish
    • Meaning:

      "fairy"
    • Description:

      Pixie is a cute -- quite possibly too cute -- name that suddenly feels possible thanks to the craze for names that contain the letter x. Though its origin may be uncertain, a pixie is internationally recognized as a sprite or fairy: tiny, sometimes green, usually pointy-eared.
  7. Peri
    • Origin:

      Greek; Hebrew; Persian
    • Meaning:

      "mountain dweller; fruit; fairy"
    • Description:

      This name used for both sexes in several cultures is quite well used in Israel.
  8. Parisa
    • Origin:

      Iranian/Persian
    • Meaning:

      "like a fairy"
    • Description:

      Funny how one letter can turn a name from ordinary to special. Parisa is so much more distinctive than either Marisa or Paris.
  9. Keijo
    • Origin:

      Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "elf; fairy"
    • Description:

      Finnish name with a magical meaning.
  10. Masal
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "fairy tale, fable"
  11. Pari
    • Origin:

      Iranian/Persian
    • Meaning:

      "fairy"
    • Description:

      Simple yet meaningful Iranian name that would make an excellent import to the English-speaking world.
  12. Vilja
    • Origin:

      Finnish, Swedish, Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "grain, will, fairy"
    • Description:

      A name made most famous by the operetta The Merry Widow which features "The Vilja's Song". A vila is a woodland spirit or fairy in Slavic mythology. Vilja also means "grain" in Finnish and "will, intent" in Swedish, and is very popular as a girls' name in Scandinavia, ranking in the Top 100 in both Finland and Norway.
  13. Fairy
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "fairy"
    • Description:

      Fairy's reputation as a slur directed at gay men takes it off the table as a baby name option. Go with Pixie or Faye instead.
  14. Vilina
    • Origin:

      Russian and Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "fairy"
    • Description:

      Vilina is derived from the Slavic component vila, meaning "fairy." Beware that rearranged, the letters almost spell "villain."
  15. Fata
    • Origin:

      Judeo-Italian
    • Meaning:

      "fairy"
    • Description:

      A short and simple Judeo-Italian name with an ethereal meaning — but the first 3 letters may be potential for teasing in English-speaking areas.
  16. Paribanou
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "fairy lady"
    • Description:

      In the tales of the Arabian Nights, Paribanu or Paribanou is a fairy who falls in love with the human Prince Ahmed and rescues him.
  17. Paribanu
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "fairy lady"
    • Description:

      In the tales of the Arabian Nights, Paribanu or Paribanou is a fairy who falls in love with the human Prince Ahmed and rescues him.