Name: Fabian

Origin and Meaning of the Name Fabian

  • Meaning:
    A bean
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (FAB ee an); (FAY byan)
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Miscellaneous Info for Fabian

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  • Used in:
    English and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Fabian is from Fabius, a Roman family name from the Latin noun 'faba', meaning broad bean.

    Pope Fabian lived in the 3rd century AD. The Fabian Society is a British socialist society that has influenced the Labour Party.

    Fabian is a servant of Olivia in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'.

    In 2006, Fabian was the 7th most popular name in Austria.

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Popularity Rank of Fabian (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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