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The first name 

Fabien is a male first name.

Fabien – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Fabien in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Fabien in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Fabien by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Fabien ranks at #5,642. That means there are 5,641 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Fabien.

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Fabien -
at home in California and Texas

Meeting a man or boy named Fabien is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Fabien can be found in only two: California and Texas. No other state currently has residents named Fabien. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few men and boys called Fabien living in one state or another. (If your name is Fabien and you live outside of California or Texas, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further.) Either way, the name is quite rare. The best chance of meeting a Fabien is in Texas, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in Texas, only 0.00045% of all male residents are called Fabien – that’s just one in 222,576! And even in all the states, California and Texas, combined there are only a total of 69 men going by that name. So, if your name is Fabien, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Fabien has 6 letters 
and begins with an F

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter F is quite rare as a first letter for boys' names: only 1.5% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an F. By the way, the most common first letters of boys' names are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With six letters, the name Fabien is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 1.5% of all boys' names begin with an F, this initial letter is significantly less common than the other letters on average. However, individual boys' names with F are really popular, the most common currently being Frank.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Fabien

If your name is Fabien and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Fabien

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Fabien, you can simply say:







This is how the name Fabien is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Fabien in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Fabien

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Fabien is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Fabien

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Fabien sounds like this: