The name Forbes is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "field". Forbes and is often added to user-created lists like The Hoarder's List of Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (32 - with occupations)".
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.