Latin clan name
"bean grower"

Fabian Origin and Meaning

The name Fabian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "bean grower".

Fabian is the ancient name of a saint and pope that also has Shakespearean cred as Olivia's servant in Twelfth Night and more recently made an appearance in Harry Potter. In the U.S. Fabian became best known via the 1960s teen idol/singer who went solely by his first name.

The name was brought to England by the French around the sixteenth century. Except for a few scattered earlier appearances, Fabian has been solidly on the U.S. pop list since 1959. It is a particularly popular name in the Latino community and even more well used in several other countries, including Austria, Chile, and Poland. Fabiano is an attractive Italian name for boys.

# 464 in the US

Fabian Rank in US Top 1000

# 539 on Nameberry

Fabian Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Fabian Popularity

Famous People Named Fabian

  • Saint Fabianpope
  • Fabiano Anthony "Fabian" ForteAmerican singer
  • Fabian Marco JohnsonAmerican Soccer Player
  • Fabian CancellaraSwiss cyclist
  • Fabian DelphBritish footballer
  • Fabian BourzatFrench ice dancer
  • Fabian WashingtonAmerican NFL player
  • (Louis) Fabian BachrachJr., American photographer
  • Fabian CastilloColombian footballer

Fabian in Pop Culture

  • Fabiancharacter in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", the famous "be not afraid of greatness" quote is attributed to him
  • Fabian Prewettcharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Fabian Ruttercharacter in British teen series "House of Anubis"
  • The Fabian SocietyBritish socialist organisation.
  • Fabian Aramais Seacastera player character from Dimension 20's "Fantasy High" series