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What does Flavian mean?

Flavian Pronunciation of Flavian [fla-vian] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Flavian is "yellow hair". Originally a Latin clan name Flāvius (from flāvus) commonly used in the Roman Empire. It was the name of at least five minor early saints.

Associated with: yellow (gold), clan (surname), roman, empire (king), saints.


Flavian has 7 variants: Flavel, Flavelle, Flaviano, Flavien, Flavio, Flavius and Flawiusz.

Creative forms:
(male) Flafen, Flaian, ..

(female) Flaviani, Flavina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Flavian Arturo (F.A.), ..

How popular is Flavian?

Flavian is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Flavian is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Flavian (not ranked) is Flavio. Adoption of this relation of Flavian was more pronounced in 1996. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Flavio in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Flavian and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alvan, Beavan, Bivian, Cavan, Claran, Claudan, Dacian, Daivian, Damian, Darian, Davian, Davyan, Delavan, Elian, Evian, Fabian, Fabiano, Fabien, Fabion, Fabyan, Faebian, Faelan, Fagan, Fagin, Fain, Faolan, Farin, Farran, Favian, Favio, Faybian, Filian, Finian, Finnian, Flainn (see Flann), Flamino, Flann, Flannan, Flin, Flinn, Florian, Florien, Florrian, Floryan, Gavan, Gracian, Jacian, Javan, Jeavan, Kavan, Lavan, Octavian, Salvian, Slavin, Trevian, Vivian and Vyvian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Flavian.

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