Baby Names: Names Starting with F

Baby Names Starting with F

FABIAN: Latin for "bean." A beach-blanket heartthrob in the fifties, a society of intellectuals in the late nineteenth century. Relatives: Fabius, Fab, Fabyan, Fabia, Fabya, Fabiana. Namesakes: Fabio.

FAIRFAX: Old English for "blond-haired." Oh, so classy. Relatives: Fairfield. Namesakes: Fairfield Osborn, Fairfax (Va.)

FAITH: From the Latin for "trust." One of the prettiest and most enduring of the virtue names. Relatives: Faithful, Faythe, Fayth, Fido, Fidel, Fidelity. Namesakes: Faith Daniels, Percy Faith, Marianne Faithful.

FARLEY: Old English for "distant meadow." In Scotland and Ireland a farl is a little muffin. Relatives: Fairley, Fairleigh, Farland. Namesakes: Farley Granger, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

FARRAH: Old English for "beautiful" and Latin for "wild ass." Stick with the Old English. Relatives: Farah, Farra. Namesake: Farrah Fawcett.

FARRAR: Latin for "blacksmith." Unusual and interesting. Relatives: Farra, Farar, Farron, Faron, Farrier. Namesakes: "Brat Farrar," Faron Young.

FARRELL: Old English for "man of valor." This name screams Ivy League and a seat on the stock exchange. Relatives: Farrel, Farrow. Namesakes: Mila Farrell, Mia Farrow.

FAWN: From the Latin for "young deer." A.k.a. Bambi. Relatives: Faun, Fauna, Fawne, Fawna. Namesake: Fawn Hall.

FAY: Old French for "fairy." In Scotland, to be "fey" is to have a sixth sense or be especially prophetic. Relatives: Faye, Fey. Namesakes: Fay Wray, Faye Dunaway, "Morgane Le Fay."

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