Faye

Faye - A very unique female name



  Nov 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Faye, meaning fairy, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #210. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Faye and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Faye? 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 Faye. The baby girl name Faye was given to 183 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1058 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 7,723 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Faye peaked in popularity 83 years ago in 1934 on position 146.



Famous with this name

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Faye Dunaway
Veronica Faye Foo


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Faye is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Faye is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #501 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,794.

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 Faye is where you live.


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Faye origin and meaning

Faye is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means fairy. To see famous people named Faye, pop culture references for the name Faye and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Faye

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

Fay / 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
20121058
20111589
20101456
20091750
20081843
20072051
20061911
20051551
20041804
20032406
20021868
20012149
20002190
19993494
19982455
19972626
19963181
19953812
19942588
19932763
19921956
19912346
19902138
19892032
19882417
19871747
19861332
19851461
19841394
19831694
19821193
19811099
19801332
1979956
1978921
1977952
19761027
19751016
1974927
1973999
1972863
1971757
1970744
1969662
1968618
1967604
1966568
1965519
1964461
1963441
1962417
1961375
1960336
1959337
1958312
1957295
1956278
1955261
1954245
1953253
1952225
1951219
1950210
1949207
1948197
1947193
1946181
1945169
1944165
1943164
1942175
1941162
1940153
1939161
1938162
1937160
1936162
1935160
1934146
1933153
1932159
1931156
1930177
1929183
1928191
1927186
1926173
1925198
1924212
1923203
1922206
1921202
1920208
1919199
1918203
1917196
1916200
1915210
1914198
1913194
1912210
1911187
1910210

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota501
Maryland598
Massachusetts646
Kansas699
Washington713
Arizona724
Pennsylvania738
Oregon749
Indiana815
California940
Missouri996
New York1032
New Jersey1047
Illinois1104
Ohio1143
Virginia1198
Michigan1264
Texas1497
Florida1794

Even more about Faye


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 Faye 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 Faye?

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
1934
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Faye
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 7,723
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +183

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