Forbes Origin and Meaning

The name Forbes is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "field".

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.

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Famous People Named Forbes

  • Michelle Renee ForbesAmerican actress
  • John Forbes NashJr., winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Forbes in Pop Culture

  • Caroline ForbesThe Vampire Diaries
  • Addison Forbes MontgomeryCharacter from TV shows Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice
  • Forbes LaMotteCharacter from the novel & TV miniseries North and South