Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. FAY  [key·IPA]

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 chronicles 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.

Related Names

VariantsFae, Faye


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Entry updated January 21, 2022