What does Forbes mean?
Forbes [forbes] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Forbes is "field, district". Transferred use of the Scottish surname, originally a local name from Forbes in Aberdeenshire, which gets its name from the Gaelic word forba. Magazine founder Malcolm Forbes.
(male) Frobes, Furbes, ..
(female) Foret, Formet, .. Middle name pairings:
Forbes Genesis (F.G.), ..
How popular is Forbes?
Forbes is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#986 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Forbes has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
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