"beech," "beech tree"
14th cent. From the second element of Latin materia fagea "beech wood." From fagus "beech tree."
From Proto-Italic *fāgo- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *bheh2g-o- 'id.'
Also the origin of the surnames de la Haya, Hay, Hayas, Faya, and Fayos.
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian faya, Portuguese faia
Indo-European: Celtic: Gaulish *bāgos "beech;" Germanic: Old Norse bók "beech," Old High German buohha 'id.,' Old Saxon bōka 'id.,' Old English bōc 'id.' (English beech); Hellenic: Ancient Greek φηγός (phegós) "oak," "acorn"