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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Faya

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  • A submission from Singapore says the name Faya means "Ancient name for Fairy" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
Other origins: Arabic

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Faya

Faya Ora Rose Touré is an activist and lawyer. Faya was born in 1945. Faya is also known as Rose Gaines and Rose Sanders.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Faya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Faya U.S.
  White 20.80% 64.26%
  African American 6.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 72.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Faya

People with the last name Faya are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Faya

  • How Popular is the name Faya? Faya is the 68,023rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Faya was the 134,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Faya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14 babies born with the first name Faya in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Faya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Faya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Faya is Wednesday, September 11th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Faya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Faya was in 2017 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Faya: Your name in reverse order is Ayaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yfaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Faya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 125 people with the last name Faya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Faya? Faya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Fayas Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Faya born Dec 17, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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