Names That Mean Bean

  1. Fabian
    • Origin:

      Latin clan name
    • Meaning:

      "bean grower"
    • Description:

      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.
  2. Nezuko
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "red bean child"
    • Description:

      This demon name from the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, was one of the highest debuts of 2021, when it was given to 20 baby girls. It rose to 29 girls in 2022.
  3. Fabio
    • Origin:

      Italian and Spanish variation of Fabian
    • Meaning:

      "bean grower"
    • Description:

      Sounds like exactly what it is: The name of a romance novel hero.
  4. Fabienne
    • Origin:

      French variation of Fabia
    • Meaning:

      "bean grower"
    • Description:

      Instead of the usual French suspects -- Danielle, Isabelle, Gabrielle -- why not consider Fabienne, which is less common and just as pretty.
  5. Bean
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "an immature bean pod used as a vegetable"
    • Description:

      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.
  6. Fabia
    • Origin:

      Latin female variation of Fabian
    • Meaning:

      "bean grower"
    • Description:

      Fabia is one of several pleasant international-accented female versions of Fabian.
  7. Fabiana
    • Origin:

      Italian and Spanish feminine variation of Fabian
    • Meaning:

      "bean grower"
    • Description:

      The fashion for elaborate girly-girl names, especially those that end with -ella or -ana, has put this distinctive Latin favorite into play.
  8. Bancroft
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "field of beans, dweller near the bean farm"
    • Description:

      An upper-crusty-sounding name with humble origins.
  9. Fabiano
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "bean"
    • Description:

      One of the many rhythmically appealing Italian names newly up for consideration, with more substance than the modelly FABIO. Variations: FABIO, FABIAN, FABRIZIO
  10. Fabius
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "bean"
    • Description:

      Though the Fabian or Fabio versions are more often heard today, Fabius is the Roman family name they originated from. The general Quintus Fabius Maximum was famous for his strategic delaying tactics, so this might be a good choice for a child who is born late!