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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Foye

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Foye

Randy Foye is a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, and Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Randy was born on September 24th, 1983 in Newark, New Jersey.



William was born on November 1st, 1716. He breathed his last breath on September 1st, 1771.


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Popularity of Foye as a last name

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Common last names for Foye

  • Jones
  • Roberts
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Foye U.S.
  White 56.23% 64.26%
  African American 38.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Foye

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

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Fun Facts about the name Foye

  • How Popular is the name Foye? Foye is the 19,325th most popular name of all time. As a last name Foye was the 14,127th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Foye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 373 babies born with the first name Foye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Foye 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 Foye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Foye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Foye is Tuesday, July 1st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Foye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Foye was in 1916 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Foye Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Foye is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Foye: Your name in reverse order is Eyof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yoef. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Foye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,127 people with the last name Foye.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Foye? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Foye as their last name since less than 1 person in 139k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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