Fay Name Meaning & Origin

Fay

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From the middle English fai, fei, > Old French feid, meaning "faith."

Nickname for names such as Francis, Frank and Lafayette. Most common boy's name origin was Lafayette. Most used about 1900.

A variant of the Irish Clan name O'Fathaigh (Fahey, Fahy) meaning "base, foundation."

Famous real-life people named Fay

(Francis) Fay Vincent, the former commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Fay Coyle, was a Northern Ireland international footballer.
Fay Moulton, Olympic sprinter and former Kansas state football coach.
Fay Jones, Architect whose church in the Arkansas woods has become a tourist attraction. His unique style has made him something of a "cult" figure.

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