Fay

Fay - A very unique female name



  May 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Fay, meaning fairy, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #219. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Fay and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Fay? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Fay. The baby girl name Fay was given to 13 baby girls in 2011, ranking #3510 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 109,195 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Fay peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1912 on position 209.



Famous with this name

Fay Ripley
Fay Roope
Fay Babcock


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Fay is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Fay is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #2,039 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,861.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Fay is where you live.


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Fay origin and meaning

Fay is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means fairy. To see famous people named Fay, pop culture references for the name Fay and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Fay

We've found the following names that sound similar to Fay, sorted by popularity.

Faye / Fae / Foy / Foye / Fey / Fia /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20113510
20084780
20064248
20055109
20045152
20023832
20003529
19914340
19894135
19883203
19873684
19863595
19853469
19832964
19823399
19812993
19802630
19792601
19782030
19772142
19761498
19752425
19742363
19731992
19722426
19711375
19701831
19691328
1968985
19671077
1966893
1965811
1964769
1963726
1962697
1961662
1960604
1959624
1958571
1957597
1956522
1955589
1954503
1953500
1952463
1951427
1950429
1949387
1948421
1947386
1946373
1945394
1944347
1943321
1942313
1941326
1940279
1939284
1938282
1937269
1936264
1935268
1934246
1933248
1932238
1931242
1930250
1929244
1928256
1927257
1926239
1925271
1924279
1923262
1922272
1921270
1920249
1919248
1918246
1917239
1916233
1915224
1914223
1913236
1912209
1911224
1910219

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York2039
California2861

Even more about Fay


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Fay a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Fay?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1912
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Fay
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 109,195
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2011 births +13

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