Fabian name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Latin and Roman
Usage: English, Hindi, German, Dutch, Polish, Faroese, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Fabian f(a)-bian
Meaning: The Sky, One who Grow Beans and Fabulent
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What does Fabian mean?

Famed and Ever lasting unisex name Fabian means "A Bean, One who Grow Beans or Fabulent" and originated from Roman and Latin is used primarily in Danish, German, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Hindi, Faroese, English and Norwegian.

Fabian is variant of Fabianus. Fabianus is variation of Fabius. Fabianus is resulted from Fabian. The name is celebrated on January 20th.

How do I pronounce Fabian?

Two syllabled Fabian is pronounced as f(a)-bian.

Variants of Fabian

Fabianus, Fab, Fabrice, Fabius, Brizio, Fabricius, Fabiano

Names that rhyme with Fabian

How popular is the name Fabian?

Fabian was among the popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1882 around 39638 babies have been given the moniker. When at the peak of its usage in 2007, 1396 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 253rd position.

However after 154 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 500 baby names 43 times

Fabian used to be a common name in England and Wales, first appeared in 1996 and over 2418 babies have been given the name in 23 years.

When at its peak in 2013,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 23 years but it is still going strong. Also, Fabian used to be a common name in France, first appeared in 1926 and over 4214 babies have been given the name in 62 years.

When at its peak in 1998,. But after 62 years, the name has lost its appeal a bit and is now ranking low. Also, In Switzerland, Fabian was once a common name since emerging in 1998 it has been given to over 4226 babies.

At its zenith in 1999,. However after 21 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Also, In Netherlands, Fabian was once a common name since emerging in 2015 it has been given to over 619 babies.

At the peak of its usage in 2016,. However after 5 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Also, Fabian used to be a common name in Sweden, first appeared in 1998 and over 2077 babies have been given the name in 12 years.

At the peak of its usage in 2000,. After 12 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Fabian is a familiar baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 187 on boy names chart when 64 babies were given the name Fabian. There are over 832 babies that have been given the name Fabian in Belgium.

Fabian is a unique baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1967 and was able to reach the top 300 names. Recently in 2017, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 214 on boy names chart when 26 babies were named Fabian.

Over 306 people have been named Fabian in Ireland.

But Fabian is a popular baby name in Argentina where every 1 in 600 have the name as well as in, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Tanzania, Ecuador, Germany, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Philippines and Bolivia.

At least, 460000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Fabian in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Fabian

You can't stand in one place for a long time because it bores you. You have a powerful appearance. You always make the best entrance, no matter where you appear. You always watch not to hurt anyone's emotions. People admire your spirit. You are the most self-motivated person you know. If you do things that require passion and courage, your heart grows. Your expression number reveals your kind heart.

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  •  Nora - Frequently Used and Ever lasting unisex name Nora means "the Other or Light" and is used substantially in Finnish and Armenian is originated from Old Provençal, Latin and Greek languages
  •  Celestie - Anomalous Celestie has its origin in Latin is used as a baby girl name, meaning of Celestie is "Divine, Heavenly and Of the Sky". Celestie is derived from Celeste.
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Sibling Names for Fabian

If you have chosen the name Fabian for your baby, congratulations! Now you may be wondering what names go well with it if you decide to have more children. Here are some suggestions for sibling names that complement the name Fabian:

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Famous people named Fabian

  • Fabian von Fersen, Swedish soldier and statesman,
  • Fabian Steinheil, Russian military officer
  • Fabian Andre, American composer
  • Fabian Monds, BBC Governor with responsibility for Northern Ireland
  • Fabian Del Priore, composer, arranger and sound designer
  • Fabian S. Woodley, British poet of the Uranian school
  • Fabian Birkowski, Polish writer and preacher
  • Fabian Bruskewitz, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Fabian Wrede, Count of Östanå, Swedish politician
  • Fabian von Schlabrendorff, German jurist, soldier
  • Fabian Månsson, Swedish politician
  • Fabian McCarthy, Australian rugby union footballer
  • Fabian Tassano, economist and author,
  • Fabian Schulze, German pole vaulter
  • Fabian Waintal, Argentine journalist based in Hollywood
  • Fabian Fucan, Japanese writer
  • Fabian Gaffke, right fielder
  • Fabian Ver, Filipino military officer
  • Fabian Forte, American singer and actor
  • Fabian Hamilton, British Labour Party politician
  • Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, a Baltic German naval officer
  • Fabian Núñez, American politician and labor union adviser
  • Fabian Taylor, Jamaican soccer player
  • Fabian Washington, former American football cornerback
  • Fabian Nicieza, American comic book writer and editor
  • Fabian Wilnis, Dutch-Surinamese footballer
  • Fabian Cancellara, Swiss former professional road bicycle racer
  • Fabian Manning, politician in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Fabian O'Dea, Newfoundland and Canadian lawyer and the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland
  • Fabian Gottlieb von der Osten-Sacken, Baltic-German Field Marshal
  • Fabian Schönheim, German footballer
  • Fabian Ernst, German retired footballer
  • Fabian Wegmann, German former professional road racing cyclist
  • Fabian Osuji, Federal Minister of Education in Nigeria
  • Fabian Boll, German football midfielder
  • Fabian Geiser, footballer from Switzerland
  • Fabian McCarthy, McCarthy competed for South Africa at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Fabian Ribauw, political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru
  • Fabian Ware, founder of the Imperial War Graves Commission
  • Fabian Joseph, Canadian retired ice hockey centre
  • Fabian Bourzat, French ice dancer
  • Fabian Davis, retired Jamaican football defender or midfielder
  • Fabian Dawkins, Jamaican footballer
  • Fabian Francis, former Australian rules football and rugby league footballer
  • Fabian Gerber, former German footballer
  • Fabian Brunnström, retired Swedish professional ice hockey forward
  • Fabian de Freitas, former Surinamese-Dutch footballer
  • Fabian Keller, Swiss former competitive ice dancer
  • Fabian Biörck, Swedish gymnast
  • Fabian Lagman, Argentine former professional association football player
  • Fabian Delph, English professional footballer


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://statbel.fgov.be/en/themes/population/family-names-and-first-names/first-names-boys-and-girls
  6. Office fédéral de la statistique, https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/fr/home/statistiques/population/naissances-deces/prenoms-nouveaux-nes.html
  7. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://www.svb.nl/nl/kindernamen/
  8. SCB- Statistikmyndigheten, https://www.scb.se/en/finding-statistics/statistics-by-subject-area/population/general-statistics/name-statistics/
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