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Gender: Female Meaning of Faye: "fairy" Origin of Faye: English Faye's Popularity in 2017: #710

The name Faye is a girl's name of English origin meaning "fairy". Faye is ranked #710 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

Some people may feel spelling it Faye makes the name more balanced and complete, as Anne of Green Gables famously said about her name. The original Fay, Morgan le Fay, was a sorceress of the Arthurian Legends. Faye may also be used as a short form of Faith.

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Famous People Named Faye

(Dorothy) Faye Dunaway, American actress
Faye Elizabeth Grant, American actress
Faye Marsay, English actress
Faye Reagan, American porn star
Faye Wong (born Wong Fei), Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
Faye Katherine Dancer, All-American Girls Baseball League player
Alice Faye, American actress and singer
Faye Yu (born Yu Feihong), Chinese actress

Pop Culture References for the name Faye

Faye Valentine, character in anime "Cowboy Bebop"
Faye Chamberlain, character from The Secret Circle series by L. J. Smith
Faye Greener, character in Nathanael West's "Day of the Locust"
Dr. Faye Miller, character on TV's "Mad Men"
Faye Windass, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Faye Whitaker, character in webcomic "Questionable Content"
Faye, character in video game "Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia"