Faye Origin and Meaning

The name Faye is girl's name of English origin meaning "fairy".
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.
# 564 in the US

Faye Rank in US Top 1000

Faye Popularity

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Famous People Named Faye

  • (Dorothy) Faye DunawayAmerican actress
  • Faye Elizabeth GrantAmerican actress
  • Faye MarsayEnglish actress
  • Faye ReaganAmerican porn star
  • Faye Wong (born Wong Fei)Hong Kong singer,songwriter and actress
  • Faye Katherine DancerAll,American Girls Baseball League player
  • Alice FayeAmerican actress and singer
  • Faye Yu (born Yu Feihong)Chinese actress

Faye in Pop Culture

  • Faye Valentinecharacter in anime "Cowboy Bebop"
  • Faye Chamberlaincharacter from The Secret Circle series by L. J. Smith
  • Faye Greenercharacter in Nathanael West's "Day of the Locust"
  • Dr. Faye Millercharacter on TV's "Mad Men"
  • Faye Windasscharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Faye Whitakercharacter in webcomic "Questionable Content"
  • Fayecharacter in video game "Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia"