Fay

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Female Female Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

English name

1) English (archaic) fay = 'fairy' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Short form of Faith [3]

3) Pet form of Felicitas [3]

Related Names

Fae
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish
Fay
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Faye
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Fei

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Fay
Genitive: Fays
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Fay
Genitive: Fayn
Partitive: Faytä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Fay
Genitive: Fays
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Fay
Genitive: Fays

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 32 people were named Fay (percentage of first or only given name: 88 %) [5]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
62 133 60 129 2 4
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
42
n.a.
42 0 0
Denmark Denmark[8]
20
n.a.
20
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
n.a.
n.a.
159
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
0 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[11]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Fay.


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/