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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fairley

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Alt. Meaning

F is for festive, the youth of your spirit.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

I is for ideals, no higher!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fairley

Michelle Fairley is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Michelle was born on January 18th, 1964 in Ballycastle, County Antrim.


Nick Fairley is a football player for the Los Angeles Rams. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Nick was born on January 23rd, 1988 in Mobile, Alabama. Nick is also known as Fairley, Nicholas Lachester; Fairley, and Nicholas L..


Caleb was born in 1974 in Pennsylvania.


Sir Neil Hamilton Fairley is a military person. His military service ended in 1946.


Gordon was born on April 20th, 1930. He left this life on October 23rd, 1975.


Barker Fairley was a writer. Barker was born on May 21st, 1887 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. He died on October 11th, 1986.


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Popularity of Fairley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fairley U.S.
  White 31.68% 64.26%
  African American 63.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fairley

People with the last name Fairley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Fairley

  • How Popular is the name Fairley? Fairley is the 33,894th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fairley was the 5,441st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fairley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 121 babies born with the first name Fairley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fairley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fairley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fairley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fairley is Saturday, November 10th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Fairley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fairley was in 1944 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Fairley Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fairley is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Fairley: Your name in reverse order is Yelriaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrlfaei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fairley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,398 people with the last name Fairley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fairley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Fairley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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