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Gender: M Meaning of Forbes: "field" Origin of Forbes: Scottish

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Forbes is a business magazine in the U.S., long led by Malcolm Forbes, with a buttoned-down Brooks Brothers image. If you name your son Forbes, you're definitely implying a connection to the prominent and wealthy family -- which may be exactly what you're intending. But if you have a more down-to-earth image in mind, try Field.

Famous People Named Forbes

Michelle Renee Forbes, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Forbes

Caroline Forbes, The Vampire Diaries
Addison Forbes Montgomery - Character from TV shows Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice