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Forbes meaning and name origin
Forbes \f(o)-rbes, for-bes\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Forbes is "field". Magazine founder Malcolm Forbes.
Similar baby names are Farris, Ferris, Faris, Fergus, Frans, Frits and Fursey.
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Popularity of Forbes
Forbes is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#983 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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