Meaning and Name Origin
Faber \f(a)-ber\ as a boys' name. Faber's name origin is Latin, and the name Faber means "bean". Faber is a variation of Fabian (Latin): from Fabius, a derivative of the old Roman clan name Fabiānus, probably from faba. Not extensively used as a birth name for boys.
Faber has 21 related forms via Fabian: Fabe, Fabek, Fabert, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebian, Faebien, Favian, Favio, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion and Faybionn.
Faber is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#3881 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Faber and associated names. The only prominent related form of Faber (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Fabian (#325 last year). Adoption of this boy name reached its highest in 2007 and has become much lower since. Fabian (#325) is the most chic birth name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)