Fay is a contraction (English) of the English and Spanish Faith.
Fay is also a variant spelling of the English Faye.
See also the related category english.
Fay is unusual as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 1911 with 0.077% of baby girls being given the name Fay. Its ranking then was #208. The baby name has since experienced a marked drop in frequency, and is currently of only sporadic use. Among the group of girl names directly linked to Fay, Faith was the most widely used in 2018. Fay has predominantly been a girl name, although in the past century it has also been used for boys. Girls named Fay outnumbered boys by 10 times in 1942.
† Pronunciation for Fay: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Fay: More about famous people named Fay:
Actress Fay Compton, born Virginia Lilian Emmeline Mackenzie Compton, September 18, 1894 - December 12, 1978, West Kensington, London, England.
Actress Fay Wray, born Vina Fay Wray, September 15, 1907 - August 8, 2004, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.
Author Fay Weldon, born Franklin Birkinshaw, 22 September 1931, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England.
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