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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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fabian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Faber is also pronounced similarly to Fabre. Other suggested similar baby names are Fabe, Fabek, Fabert, Fajer, Saber and Taber. Like Faber, these names are not commonly used.