What does Farrah mean?
Farrah \f(ar)-rah\ as a girls' name is pronounced FARE-ah. It is of Middle English and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Farrah is "lovely, pleasant". From the English word "fair". Farah in Arabic means "joy, happiness". Actress Farrah Fawcett.
For more information, see also the related girl name Dara.
Farrah is a very prominent first name for women (#1645 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#30091 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Farrah for girls. Farrah was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #544 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #759. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Farrah and associated names. The only other popular alternative form of Farrah (#759 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 is Dara. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.419%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1205%, down 71.2%), with the forms Dara and Farrah becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)