Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Faye

Fae, Fay and Faye are all female name variations that derive from the Middle English faie meaning, quite simply, “fairy;” from the Old French fae, itself borrowed from the Medieval Latin fata “the Fates,” plural of fatum meaning “that which is ordained, destiny, fate.” The words are ultimately traced to the prehistoric Proto-Indo-European root *bha- meaning, apropos, “to speak.” The name first appears in the 12th century in connection with Morgan Le Fay, or “Morgan the Fairy,” a magical creature from Celtic folklore, particularly early Welsh mythology, from Geoffrey of Monmouths’s 1150 work, Life of Merlin, but takes up her most popular manifestation as the sorceress of Arthurian legend. The character of Morgan Le Fay would later become a favorite among 19th century Victorian writers and artists. 
 

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME FAYE

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

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Quick Facts

ON FAYE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

FAY

SIMPLE MEANING:

Fairy, enchantment

Characteristics

OF FAYE

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

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