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Meaning and name origin

Fabian \f(a)-bian\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabert, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebian, Faebien, Favian, Favio, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion and Faybionn.

There is 1 feminine form of Fabian: Fabiola.


Fabian is a somewhat popular first name for males (#630 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4515 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fabian for boys. Fabian reached its highest rank of #253 in the U.S. in 2007. (2014 statistics).

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

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