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The first name 

Fabien is a first name for boys.

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 #5,939. That means there are 5,938 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.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Fabien -
special from day one

In fact, the name Fabien hardly fits the trend of first names for boys. Between 1976 and 1999, young parents changed that a bit. For many years, Fabien wasn't given at all (or at least less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), but by 1984, the name was more popular than ever. Although the name never ranked higher than position 2,697, 14 parents chose it in 1984 as a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Fabien, you were already special when you were born - and you did your best to become a trendsetter.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Fabien was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Fabien - originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the rare name Fabien a few times. Among all newborn boys, it ranked 7,071, for a total of 9 babies. The name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it didn't appear at all for a many years. As Fabien seems to be a bit more popular in the middle of the 20th century, it proves to remain a great rarity in 2022.

Fabien -
at home in California and Texas

If you ever wanted to meet a boy or man named Fabien, you have limited options – because boys with this beautiful name are currently only living in California or Texas. 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 and Texas, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further.) Which means – if you put this number in relation to the population of the USA – only one in 225,661 boys and men would turn around if you called out the name Fabien. So if your name is Fabien, it’s very likely that you won’t need a nickname in your peer group, because having the name Fabien already makes you quite special.

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: