Given Name FABIUS

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Roman family name which was derived from Latin faba "bean". Quintus Fabius Maximus was the Roman general who used delaying tactics to halt the invasion of Hannibal in the 3rd century BC.
FEMININE FORMS: Fabia, Fabiola
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Fabio (Italian), Fábio (Portuguese), Fabio (Spanish)
Entry updated May 19, 2007