Gender: Male Meaning of Fabian: "bean grower" Origin of Fabian: Latin clan name Fabian's Popularity in 2019: #393

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.

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Rank in US: #393

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Pop Culture References for the name Fabian

Fabert, Fabio, Fabek, Faber, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabianno, Fabiyus, Fabe, Fabeon, Fabion, Fabius, Faebian, Faebien, Fabyan,

Fabian's International Variations

Fabert, Fabien (French) Fabiano (Italian) Fabián, Fabio (Spanish) Fabiá (Portuguese) Faber (German) Fabek (Polish) Fabius (Lithuanian) Fabi, Fabiyan (Russian)


fifi_forever Says:


U look at the meaning, and then you happen to fall on Fabius...

fearlessfirefly Says:


Dashiell Fabian is my top boy name and I love it!

Essa Says:


I like Fabian but the meaning kind of puts me off. It's not a bad meaning, it's just not great and when there are so many other names I like too which have great meanings then it seems silly to go with 'bean grower'. If that doesn't bother you though, then this is a great name with great nicknames, Fabe, Fabi, Ian, Fable, Fian, Bian...

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


This has to be my favorite name for a boy!

indiefendi2 Says:


This name is gorgeous and awesome. 😍⚡️

madmaddie Says:


I love it because it’s both ancient and modern-sounding. Plus it’s underrated, but usable.

Guest Says:


I love it because I think the nickname Fab is cute.