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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:

English: Fairy
Latin: Trust, confidence, loyalty, belief

Origin 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”).

Symbolism of the name Faye:

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.

Style of the name Faye:

Classic

Gender of the name Faye:

Faye is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Faye:

fāy

Number of syllables in the name Faye:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Faye:

The name Faye evokes feelings of enchantment and purity.

Alternative spellings for the name Faye:

  • Fay
  • Fae
  • Fey

Nicknames for the name Faye:

  • Fae
  • Fee
  • Fifi

Popularity of the name Faye:

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

Related names for the name Faye:

Great middle names for Faye and their meanings:

Famous people with the name 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 in popular culture:

  • 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)