Fay Name Meaning & Origin

Fay

Pronunciation: FAY (key)

Origin of the name Fay:

Thought to be derived from the Middle English faie (fairy), which is from the Old French feie (fairy). Var: Fae, Faye. Dim: Fayette.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Fae, Faye

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Comments and insights on the name Fay: | Edit

fay is an older style name. i inherited mine as a middle name from my great grandmother

Personal experiences with the name Fay: | Edit

My mother's name is Fay. She was born in 1932, and there weren't many of them. It's a beautiful name and fits her perfectly. However, the more common spelling is "Faye," and even members of our extended family still spell her name that way.

Nicknames for Fay: | Edit

Ay

Variation spellings: Faye, Fey, Feye, Fai, Fei

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Famous real-life people named Fay: | Edit

Fay Wray, actress in King Kong
Tina Fay- American Actress

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