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Boy Names Ending with -est

Est ending baby names and what they mean, with 6 results. -est names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the top of their popularity 126 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.9%) and have become much less common since (ADOPTION 0.1%, 94% LESS), with names like Forest becoming less fashionable. Hargest (TOP 58%) and Laforest (10%) are popular -est last names.

-est names

Deforest - West

Deforest and variants

Deforest, var. Defforest
Root fr. Middle English element. "Living near the forest." Common as surnames, and Deforest (TOP 7%), Defforest are similar to popular last names Deboest (TOP 96%), Degeest (47%), which also end with -est.

Ernest and variants

Ernest, var. Earnest
From Old German element. "Serious business; battle to the death." Usage of Ernest and Earnest as baby names in 2016 was down 22.9% compared to 2006.


Source fr. Old English element. Unconventional, with usage of 0.008% for Everest as a birth name in 2016, higher than 0.006% the previous year.

Forest and variants

Forest, var. Forrest
Derived fr. Old French. "Forest." Usage of Forest and Forrest as boys' names in 2016 was a lot more than a decade ago.

Stems fr. French word. "Storm." Tempete and Tempeto are creative variations.


Form of Westbrook. Source fr. Old English element. "Western stream." Used widely as a boys' name, West is comparable to the common Wes.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -est names for boys.

1. Deforest - West
Deforest [Defforest], Ernest [Earnest], Everest, Forest [Forrest], Tempest, Westbrook [West]

Usage comparison for -est names