Faye Name Meaning & Origin

Faye

Pronunciation: FAY (key)

Origin of the name Faye:

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, Fay

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Personal experiences with the name Faye

We named our daughter (born 2005) Willow Faye, and she mostly goes by her middle name. I usually save "Willow" for when I need to get her attention, haha.
My Chinese name is pronouned Faye and I think it's pretty (it means fly, as in soar in Cantonese). Wish it was my English name too.

\When I have kids in the future, I want to name my daughter Faye.

Nicknames for Faye

We nicknamed her Faye-Faye. Not terribly inventive, no, but still pretty cute.

Meanings and history of the name Faye

Faye means "faerie."

Famous real-life people named Faye

Faye Dunaway, actress. Faye Tozer, from the 90's pop band 'Steps'.

Faye in song, story & screen

Faye Chamberlain is a character in the CW series The Secret Circle.
Faye Valentine is a character from the anime series Cowboy Bebop.
Faye Whitaker is a character in the webcomic Questionable Content.
Faye Wong, a Chinese singer.

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