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Gender: Male Meaning of Forbes: "field" Origin of Forbes: Scottish

The name Forbes is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "field". Forbes and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Academy - Namebank".

From the experts:

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 Forbes, American actress
John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Pop Culture References for the name Forbes

Caroline Forbes, The Vampire Diaries
Addison Forbes Montgomery - Character from TV shows Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice
Forbes LaMotte - Character from the novel & TV miniseries North and South