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What does Faber mean?

Faber Pronunciation of Faber [faber] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the name Faber means "bean". Faber is an alternate spelling of Fabian (Latin): from Fabius.


12 related forms via Fabian: Fabe, Fabek, Fabert, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebien, Favio and Faybien.

Creative forms:
(male) Fabes, Fafer, ..

(female) Fabel, Fawer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Faber Ellison (F.E.), ..

How popular is Faber?

Faber is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#3260 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Faber (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Fabian (#356 from recent data) and Fabio. Adoption of these relations of Faber reached its highest a decade ago (average #1104) and is somewhat lower today. Fabian is the most chic birth name here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fabian, Fabio in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fabian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Faber is pronounced similarly to Fabre. Other suggested similar names are Baker, Barber, Eber, Elber, Fahed, Fajar, Fajer, Fajr, Fane, Fares, Farmer, Farr, Farrer, Faye, Fraser, Frazer, Fryer, Gaer, Heber, Jader, Lazer, Maier, Majer, Mayer, Nader, Naser, Rafer, Saber, Sayer, Taber, Tayber, Umber and Weber. Like Faber, these names are not frequently used.

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