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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fa
A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization.The tone F.

Etymology: It

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization

From Latin famuli, from the first word of the fourth line of Ut queant laxis, the medieval hymn which solfège was based on because its lines started on each note of the scale successively.

  1. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the fourth note of a major scale.

fa was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, French, Galician, Gothic, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lojban, Mandarin, Manx, Niuean, Norman, Novial, Old Swedish, Scots, South Marquesan, Spanish, Swahili, Swazi, Tuvaluan, Venetian, Volapük, Wuvulu-Aua, Xhosa, and Zulu

Notable Persons Named Fa

Fa Ngum is a monarch. He holds the title King of Lan Xang. His most notable accomplishments were from 1353 to 1372.


Fa was born on March 7th, 1906. He passed away on August 4th, 1946.


Fa is an athlete for the Atlético Astorga FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fa

Zhen was born in 100. He died in 188.


Jair was born on October 19th, 1993.


Wang Fa is a soccer player for the Liaoning Whowin F.C. and Changchun Yatai F.C. Wang was born on January 17th, 1993 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China.


Uaine was born on October 19th, 1989 in Papakura District.


Sarawak FA is a sports team member for the Sarawak FA.


Selangor FA is a sports team member for the Selangor FA.


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Popularity of Fa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fa U.S.
  White 35.05% 64.26%
  African American 6.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 46.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fa

People with the last name Fa are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Fa

  • How Popular is the name Fa? As a last name Fa was the 64,054th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Fa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fa is Monday, August 22nd, 1892.
  • How unique is the name Fa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fa: Your name in reverse order is Af. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 311 people with the last name Fa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fa as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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