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.