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.