Meaning and Name Origin
Fabian \f(a)-bian\ as a boys' name is pronounced FAY-bee-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Fabian is "bean". From Fabius, a derivative of the old Roman clan name Fabiānus, probably from faba. Also the name of several Roman emperors, 16 saints and a third-century pope said to have been electd bacause a dove settled on his head. Strong-man artist model Fabio has brought modern recognition to his version of the name. Art director Fabien Baron.
Fabian▲ has 22 variants: Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabert, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebian, Faebien, Favian, Favio, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion and Faybionn.
Fabian has 1 feminine form: Fabiola.
Fabian is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#630 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#4515 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Fabian for boys. Fabian was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #253 in the U.S. in 2007, and is currently at #325. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)