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- Faye, Fay, or "Faith" (from the Latin 'Fides') is a given name and surname in various cultures. In the West, the given name is usually feminine. It is of Old French language origin meaning loyalty, or belief.

Sainte Foy was a French martyr who lived in Agen, in 300 AD.

- In English countries it is derived from Middle English Faie meaning "fairy", such as in the popular Arthurian figure of Morgan Le Fay.

- German translation of Faye or Fay refers to being "pixie like, commonly small in size and very easy to offend/anger".

- Popularity for this name peaked in the 1930's. It is a rare name currently, and is more commonly a middle name; another older form being Fayretta.
Faye Dunaway
by Shelby Nielsen February 03, 2010

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