Gender: Male Meaning of Fairchild: "fair-haired child" Origin of Fairchild: English

Fairchild Origin and Meaning

The name Fairchild is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fair-haired child".

Only if it's a family name, and even then, better in the middle.

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Yuma Says:


No pop culture reference for Fairchild Van Waldenberg?

I do actually think this name could be sort of nice for a girls name, if you put it in the middle: Rosalie Fairchild, Winnie Fairchild, Elisabeth Fairchild...has a very quirky, whimsical, featherlight feeling

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I have to say, I'm disappointed by the fact that the 'Name Info' tab is bereft of actual information. Whoever wrote "Only if it's a family name, and even then, better in the middle." is obviously entitled to their opinion, and I don't necessarily disagree. But that doesn't alter the fact that said opinion should come after a legitimate description of the name in question.

Moving on, I do admit to being fascinated when it comes to Fairchild. I find it very light, chipper and rather uplifting, and it brings to mind the image of a long-haired, barefooted little boy running through the woods - or something equally as magical. And while it does come across as a description, which may hold the possibility of causing some contention, I personally feel that, in an age (at least here in the UK) where boys are being given word/description names like Sunny, Brooklyn, Romeo, River, Prince, Fox and Phoenix, alongside a couple of 'pretentious' surnames like Winston and Elwood, Fairchild really doesn't stick out as much as it would have, say, 10 years ago.

Do I think that it's an odd-ball choice? Yes. But do I think that that makes it a bad or inappropriate choice? Absolutely not. It's definitely not for everyone as that's very clear to see, but if you've got a peculiar taste or want something a bit different, Fairchild might be worth having a look at, in my opinion, at least. I personally would prefer to use it as a middle name, but as a first name I think it could work.

Zelliew Says:


I agree

_NorthStar_ Says:


I like it. :-). Once again, clearly, I'm in the minority. Somehow, that doesn't bother me one bit...:D

Jos7277 Says:


First of all, this does sound sort of silly as an actual name. And second, it's not really usable as a name to me because it is a last name of several characters in tID/tMI, and also the real last name of tMI's main character. It's not horrible, however. I would definitely not use it but I can sort of understand why some people would.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


It has some appeal to me, but not really usable as a first name.

jordalini Says:


It is an English surname, not a real name or term of endearment, but I agree that is what it sound like

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Save it for a term of endearment, like dear child.

fuzzycub Says:


This would be silly on an actual child.