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Boy Name: Fabian

Name: Fabian
Pronunciation: \f(a)-bian\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: one who grows beans
Origin: Latin
Variant forms: Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabert, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebian, Faebien, Favian, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion, Faybionn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 630
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4515

Description

Fabian \f(a)-bian\ as a boy's name is pronounced FAY-bee-en. It is of Latin origin. From Fabius, a Roman clan name, possibly meaning "one who grows beans". Also the name of several Roman emperors and 16 saints. Fabien is a French form; Fabiano is Italian. Art director Fabien Baron.

Fabian has 21 variant forms: Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabert, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebian, Faebien, Favian, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion and Faybionn.

Popularity

Fabian is a somewhat popular first name for men (#630 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4515 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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