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Faye

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Fairy or Elf
  • #808 All Time
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36k Fay (French)

How popular is the name "Faye" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 8 0
1881 12 12 0
1882 20 20 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 23 23 0
1885 30 30 0
1886 36 36 0
1887 42 42 0
1888 56 56 0
1889 55 55 0
1890 59 59 0
1891 70 70 0
1892 97 97 0
1893 107 107 0
1894 121 121 0
1895 118 118 0
1896 132 132 0
1897 148 148 0
1898 153 153 0
1899 125 125 0
1900 194 194 0
1901 166 161 5
1902 188 183 5
1903 195 190 5
1904 214 214 0
1905 189 189 0
1906 239 239 0
1907 268 268 0
1908 311 311 0
1909 266 261 5
1910 312 312 0
1911 394 388 6
1912 467 459 8
1913 574 561 13
1914 670 663 7
1915 810 790 20
1916 881 865 16
1917 945 931 14
1918 948 932 16
1919 941 926 15
1920 949 935 14
1921 1,003 989 14
1922 937 924 13
1923 998 984 14
1924 936 920 16
1925 1,022 1,012 10
1926 1,233 1,219 14
1927 1,108 1,092 16
1928 1,086 1,078 8
1929 1,088 1,080 8
1930 1,114 1,101 13
1931 1,197 1,187 10
1932 1,241 1,222 19
1933 1,215 1,201 14
1934 1,427 1,419 8
1935 1,264 1,258 6
1936 1,227 1,216 11
1937 1,309 1,300 9
1938 1,335 1,322 13
1939 1,335 1,327 8
1940 1,408 1,391 17
1941 1,380 1,375 5
1942 1,315 1,305 10
1943 1,477 1,467 10
1944 1,358 1,353 5
1945 1,384 1,376 8
1946 1,422 1,422 0
1947 1,394 1,383 11
1948 1,353 1,345 8
1949 1,291 1,291 0
1950 1,279 1,271 8
1951 1,246 1,238 8
1952 1,228 1,221 7
1953 1,034 1,029 5
1954 1,106 1,098 8
1955 1,027 1,027 0
1956 983 974 9
1957 947 940 7
1958 863 855 8
1959 776 771 5
1960 782 782 0
1961 656 656 0
1962 554 554 0
1963 477 477 0
1964 445 439 6
1965 338 338 0
1966 270 270 0
1967 249 249 0
1968 245 245 0
1969 234 234 0
1970 204 204 0
1971 195 195 0
1972 154 154 0
1973 125 125 0
1974 149 149 0
1975 141 141 0
1976 128 128 0
1977 146 146 0
1978 154 154 0
1979 164 164 0
1980 121 121 0
1981 142 142 0
1982 125 125 0
1983 93 93 0
1984 122 122 0
1985 109 109 0
1986 109 109 0
1987 90 90 0
1988 65 65 0
1989 80 80 0
1990 74 74 0
1991 73 73 0
1992 87 87 0
1993 57 57 0
1994 58 58 0
1995 44 44 0
1996 49 49 0
1997 57 57 0
1998 55 55 0
1999 62 62 0
2000 83 83 0
2001 84 84 0
2002 102 102 0
2003 82 82 0
2004 111 111 0
2005 134 134 0
2006 111 111 0
2007 121 121 0
2008 140 140 0
2009 137 137 0
2010 162 162 0
2011 151 151 0
2012 231 231 0
2013 247 247 0
2014 297 297 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Faye? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67,568 babies born with the name Faye in the United States. That's more than enough Fayes to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Faye" was in 1943 with a total of 1,467 babies. (That's a lot of baby Fayes)

According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Faye" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 18 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1931. Across the entire United States a total of 1,197 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Faye" mean? The list below shows the origins of Faye as well as things modernly associated with the name Faye such as celebrities named Faye.

French

Origin and Meaning of Faye

The name "Faye" is of French origin, and it means "Fairy or Elf". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1962 to present. Faye was born in 1941 as Dorothy Faye Dunaway in Bascom, Florida, United States.

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Faye Grant

Faye Grant is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Faye was born in 1957 as Faye Elizabeth Yoe in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, U.S.

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Faye Wong

Faye Wong is a singer-songwriter and actress specializing in c-pop (both mandopop and cantopop), c-rock, dream pop, buddhist music, j-pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to 2005. Faye was born in 1969 as Xia Lin (Mandarin) in Beijing, China.

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Faye Tozer

Faye Tozer is a singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actress specializing in pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Faye was born in 1975 as Faye Louise Tozer in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

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Alternative Meanings

F is for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Your name in reverse order is "Eyaf". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aeyf". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Faye born Jul 28, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Name poster for Faye

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