Name: Fay

Origin and Meaning of the Name Fay

  • Meaning:
    Fairy
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  • Meaning:
    Faith
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (fay)
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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Fay is derived from Middle English faie meaning "fairy", such as in the popular Arthurian figure of Morgan Le Fay.

    Faye is also the English form of the old French Foy, meaning "faith" (from the Latin 'fides').
    Sainte Foy was a French martyr who lived in Agen, in 300 AD.

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