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What does Forbes mean?

Forbes Pronunciation of 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.


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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, 2018)

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

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

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