Meaning and name origin
Faber \f(a)-ber\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Faber is "bean". Faber is a variant of Fabian (Latin): from Fabius, a derivative of the old Roman clan name Fabiānus, probably from faba.
Faber is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3881 out of 88799, Top 4%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Faber and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Fabian (#325). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).