Gender: Male Meaning of Fairfax: "blond" Origin of Fairfax: English

Fairfax Origin and Meaning

The name Fairfax is a boy's name of English origin meaning "blond".

If this name makes you think of Victorian novels, it's because Fairfax was part of Mr Rochester's name in Jane Eyre, and the surname of a minor character in Jane Austen's Emma. It has a distinctly aristocratic feel, despite its straightforward meaning. Fairfax is also a city in Virginia.

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Peg.Almberg Says:


I don't know if you'll see this, but the Nameberry team has actually been fixing these awful descriptions, and this name has been updated! :) I think your name combination is lovely.

Zelliew Says:


For someone who is really into newspapers & the media

_NorthStar_ Says:


What does that description say? "Has a snooty air that's difficult tor transcend?" That seems to be less of a description of the origin of the name and more of an insert of one, single solitary persons opinion. Its not only a touch insulting, but entirely irrelevant to the name itself. Oh, well, not the first time I've seen this on this site. :) Thank goodness some random internet stranger doesn't influence me in the slightest. :D. I love the name, and "snooty" or not, would entirely use it. I think Fairfax Cordell Anders is very handsome, and if I had another son today, that's precisely what I would name him.