Fabian \f(a)-bian\ as a boy's name is pronounced FAY-bee-en. It is of Latin origin. From Fabius, a Roman clan name, possibly meaning "one who grows beans". Also the name of several Roman emperors and 16 saints. Fabien is a French form; Fabiano is Italian. Art director Fabien Baron.
Fabian has 21 variant forms: Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabert, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabianus, Fabien, Fabio, Fabion, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabyan, Fabyen, Faebian, Faebien, Favian, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion and Faybionn.