Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Fabian m. Latin Fabiuanus 'belonging to Fabius', given to freed slaves originally belonging to the gens Fabius.

The name of a 3rd C pope and saint.

Cf. Fabio.

Croatia
Latin
1439x1482 Pfabianus (nom) Brgles p. 8
Croatian
1597 Fabian Susedgrad1597 p. 30, Fabyan ibid. p. 30
1597 Fabek Susedgrad1597 p. 30
France
Middle French
1392 Fabien MemBret-II col. 602; 1563 Fabian RegPCC-1 p. 20; 1564 Fabien ibid. p. 61; 1567 Fabien ibid. p. 286; 1571 Fabien ibid. p. 444
Italy
Latin
1376 Fabiano (abl) DouGen1 p. 37; 1464 Fabianus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Fabianus (nom) DSF p. 57, 20
Italian
1513x1521 Fabiano LeoX p. 12
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Fabian". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Fabian.