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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.FAY
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Meaning & History

Derived from Middle English faie meaning "fairy", ultimately (via Old French) from Latin fata meaning "the Fates". It appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Arthurian legends in the name of Morgan le Fay. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In some cases it may be used as a short form of FAITH.
VariantsFae, Faye

Categories

actresses, Arthurian legend, currently out of the US top 1000, fairies, Harry Potter characters, literature, Philip K Dick characters
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute