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What does Fabian mean?

Fabian Pronunciation of Fabian 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, roman, clan (surname), emperors (king), saints, strong, modern, baron (noble)


VARIANTS Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabert, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebian, Faebien, Favian, Favio, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion, Faybionn




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How popular is Fabian?

Fabian is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#630 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#3034 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Fabian reached its top rank of #253 in the U.S. in 2007, and is currently at #390. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fabian name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fabian outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Fabio and Favian are the prominent related forms of Fabian (#390 A YEAR AGO). These forms of Fabian were favored by parents a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and are somewhat less conventional today. Fabian has generally been preferred by parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fabian, Fabio, Favian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fabian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abran, Arian, Bivian, Cadfan, Caelan, Cannan, Carman, Cathan, Caydan, Dacian, Dagan, Daman, Damian, Daquan, Darian, Davian, Daymian, Dorian, Eian, Eirian, Faaiz (see Faiz), Fabriano, Fabron, Fadile, Faelan, Fagan, Fagin, Faical, Fain, Fajar, Faolan, Farin, Farran, Farrar, Farren, Farrin, Farron, Faycal, Faysal, Fegan, Feggan, Filian, Fillan, Fin, Finan, Finian, Fintan, Fionan, Flavian, Flaviano, Gabrian, Gaetan, Hakan, Harlan, Hassan, Haydan, Haylan, Jabin, Jacian, Jadrian, Jalan, Javan, Kadan, Kaidan, Karman, Laban, Larran, Laurian, Natan, Roban, Sabin, Sajan, Salvian, Tarran and Vyvian. These names tend to be less frequently used than Fabian.

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