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Fabian is a baby boy’s name of Latin origin that means “bean grower”. Fabian has been popular since the late 1950’s and sits at #457 as of 2022. Fabian has the posh upper class sound of similar names Dorian and Gideon.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Fabian:

Fabian is a derivation of the Latin name Fabianus, meaning “bean grower”. Fabian entered the English language through the Normans. The name initially became popular in the Middle Ages, when it was associated with a 3rd-century pope and saint.

Symbolism of the Name Fabian:

Beans were more than a simple crop in ancient Rome. The Romans believed that beans were able to house the souls of the dead. Beans were scattered around the house on specific holy days to absorb souls so they would not haunt the family home.

Nicknames for the Name Fabian:

Fabian is a great name to give your child! If you're considering this name, chances are you're interested in a good nickname to go with it. We've got some excellent choices right here:

  • Fay
  • Fabio
  • Bean
  • Fabius
  • Fab
  • Fabi
  • Ian 
  • Abi
  • Bian
  • Fa-Fa
  • Fabs
  • Faze
  • Fa
Fabian baby name info

Style of the Name Fabian:


Gender of the Name Fabian:

Fabian is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Fabian:

FA-byan (German, Polish), FA-bee-ahn (Dutch), FAY-bee-ən (English)

Number of Syllables in the Name Fabian:

two or three, depending on pronunciation

Emotion Evoked From the Name Fabian:

Fabian evokes feelings of enthusiasm and creativity.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Fabian:

Faybian, Faebian

Popularity of the Name Fabian:

According to the Social Security Administration, Fabian is a baby boy’s name that has been popular since 1957. Fabian was at peak popularity in 2007 at #253. As of 2022, the name ranks at #457.

Great Middle Names for the Name Fabian and Their Meanings:

  • Hugh (mind, intellect)
  • Rupert (bright fame)
  • Benedict (blessed)
  • Constantine (steadfast)
  • Luther (army people)
  • Chester (fortress)
  • Cosmo (order, beauty)
  • Lucius (light)
  • Cato (all-knowing)

Famous People with the Name Fabian:

  • Fabian Johnson (American soccer player)
  • Fabian Cancellara (Swiss cyclist)
  • Fabian Delph (British footballer)
  • Fabian Bourzat (French ice dancer)
  • Fabian Washington (American NFL player)
  • Fabian (literature, “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare)
  • Fabian Prewett (literature, “Harry Potter” series by J. K. Rowling)
  • Fabian Rutter (television, “House of Anubis”)
  • The Fabian Society (British political organisation)
  • Fabian Aramais Seacaster (video game, “Fantasy High” series)
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