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Faye

First Name
68k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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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.

Origin and Meaning of Faye

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

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Fay.

Notable Persons With the Name Faye

Faye Dunaway is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1962. Faye was given the name Dorothy Faye Dunaway on January 14th, 1941 in Bascom, Florida.

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Faye Marsay is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Faye was born on December 30th, 1986 in Middlesbrough, England.

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Faye Resnick is an influential individual. Faye was given the name Faye Denise Hutchison on July 3rd, 1957 in Brentwood, California, U.S.

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Faye Wong is a c-pop, c-rock, dream pop, buddhist music, j-pop, cantopop, and chinese rock musician. She holds the title I'm Willing, Emotional Life, and Leave Nothing. She was most prominent from 1989 to 2005. Faye is also known as Shirley Wong and Wong4 Zing6 Man4 (Cantonese).

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Faye Grant is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1981. Faye was given the name Faye Elizabeth Yoe on July 16th, 1957 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, U.S.

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Faye Tozer is a pop music musician. She was most active from 1997 to present. Faye was given the name Faye Louise Tozer on November 14th, 1975 in Northampton.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Faye

Alice Faye was an actress and singer. She was most active from 1931 to present. Alice was given the name Alice Jeane Leppert on May 5th, 1915 in New York City, New York, U.S. She died on May 9th, 1998.

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Gaynor Faye is an actress and writer. Gaynor was given the name Gaynor Kay Mellor by her parent Kay Mellor on August 26th, 1971 in Leeds.

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Denise Faye is an actress, dancer, and choreographer. She was most prominent from 1989 to present. Denise was born Denise Faye on July 16th, 1963 in New York City.

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Guillaume Faye is a non-fiction and journalism author, politician, and journalist. Guillaume was born on November 7th, 1949 in Angoulême.

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Abdoulaye Faye is a soccer player for the Sabah United FC, ASEC Ndiambour, ASC Jeanne d'Arc, RC Lens, FC Istres, Bolton Wanderers F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Stoke City F.C., West Ham United F.C., Hull City A.F.C., and Senegal national football team. Abdoulaye was born on February 26th, 1978 in Dakar, Senegal.

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Frances Faye was a singing, pianist, and singer. Frances was born on November 4th, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She died on November 8th, 1991.

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How popular is the baby 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 1,428 1,420 8
1935 1,263 1,257 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 1,278 1,270 8
1951 1,247 1,239 8
1952 1,228 1,221 7
1953 1,034 1,029 5
1954 1,105 1,097 8
1955 1,028 1,028 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 145 145 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 45 45 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 232 232 0
2013 247 247 0
2014 297 297 0
2015 291 291 0

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Popularity of Faye as a first name

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Popularity of Faye as a last name

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Common last names for Faye

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Allen

Common first names for Faye

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Faye U.S.
  White 55.89% 64.26%
  African American 38.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Faye

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

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Fun Facts about the name Faye

  • How Popular is the name Faye? Faye is the 819th most popular name of all time. As a last name Faye was the 16,748th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Faye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67,860 babies born with the first name Faye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Faye to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Faye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Faye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Faye is Sunday, January 26th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Faye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Faye was in 1943 with a total of 1,467 babies. That's a lot of babies named Faye!
  • Random Faye Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Faye ranks 60th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 18 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Faye: Your name in reverse order is Eyaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Faye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Faye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,707 people with the last name Faye.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Faye? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Faye as their last name since less than 1 person in 172k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Faye mean?

Fis for forgiving, of others and your own mistakes

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

Yis for young, the years never show!

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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