English word name
"an immature bean pod used as a vegetable"

Bean Origin and Meaning

The name Bean is a boy's name of English origin meaning "an immature bean pod used as a vegetable".

The unisex word name Bean, distant cousin of the infamous Apple, was used for the name of a child of mysterious gender in Louise Penny's novel "A Rule Against Murder." While we can imagine Bean as a cute nickname for a yet-unnamed and unborn baby, we don't recommend it for real life.

Bean Popularity

Famous People Named Bean

  • Kobe Bean BryantAmerican basketball player
  • Frances Bean Cobaindaughter of musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
  • Danielle Elizabeth "Bean" McLean (@beansiie)Instagram influencer

Bean in Pop Culture

  • Mr. Beanpopular character created and portrayed by Rowan Atkinson
  • Beancharacter in Annie Barrows' "Ivy and Bean" series
  • Julian "Bean" Delphikicharacter in Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" series
  • Bean Polecharacter on TV's "The Worst Witch"