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Faye is an enchanting baby name. Evoking winsome images of fairies and folklore, this name also has an appealing role in popular culture. Dr. Faye Miller was a character on television's Mad Men, and Faye Windass appears on the long-running soap opera Coronation Street. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the Name Faye

Faye derives from the Middle English word faie (meaning “fairy”). The term is closely related to the Latin word fata (referring to the Fates of Greek mythology). Faye is also a shortened version of the name Faith. This word came to English from the Old French feit and the Latin fidem (meaning “trust,” “confidence,” “loyalty,” or “belief”).

Faye originates from the Middle English word for “fairy.” In English folklore, fairies symbolize nature and springtime. Faye is also a shortened form of the name Faith. The common symbol for faith is the dove.

Nicknames for Faye

The name Faye evokes feelings of enchantment and purity. If you're looking to discover a nickname for the Faye in your life, we've compiled a list of fun options below. However, feel free to come up with a nickname that is unique to their exciting and individual personality.

  • Fae
  • Fee
  • Fifi
  • Fairy
  • Filly

Faye Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Faye is traditionally considered a girls name.

Pronunciation: fāy

Syllables: One

Alternative Spelling for Faye

  • Fay
  • Fae
  • Fey

Faye Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Faye was the 687th most popular baby name in 2020.

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Great Middle Names for Faye and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Faye

  • Faye Glenn Abdellah (war nurse)
  • Faye Alicia Brookes (actress)
  • Faye Blackstone (rodeo performer)
  • Faye D'Souza (television anchor)
  • Faye Dunaway (actress)
  • Faye Marder Kellerman (writer)
  • Faye Elaine Marsay (actress)
  • Faye Denise Resnick (television personality)
  • Faye Louise Tozer (singer)
  • Faye Deborah White (footballer)
  • Faye Chamberlain (character in The Secret Circle)
  • Dr. Faye Miller (character on television's Mad Men)
  • Faye Windass (character on the soap opera Coronation Street)
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