Fay - Meaning of Fay

What does Fay mean?

[ 1 syll. fay, fa-y ] The baby girl name Fay is pronounced as Fey- †. Fay's language of origin is English and Old English, and it is used mainly in the English language.

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 forms, the English Fawn and the name Fayanne.

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.

Baby names that sound like Fay include Fae, Faye, Fe, Fey, Faie, Fea, Febe, Fee, Fei, Feye, Fi, Fife, Foy, Fu, Fuu, Phae, Phe, Fabi, Fabia, and Fai.

† Pronunciation for Fay: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"

Details of famous persons 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.

Meaning of Fay Meaning of Faith Meaning of Faye Meaning of Fayette Meaning of Faithie Meaning of Faythe Meaning of Fayanne Meaning of Faithful Meaning of Faithe Meaning of Fae Meaning of Fayette Meaning of Lafayette Meaning of Foy Meaning of Fawn
Baby Name Explorer for Fay

Fay Popularity Charts

blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name