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What does Farrah mean?

Farrah /far-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.

Associated with: arabic


Farrah has 3 variants: Fara, Farah and Farra.

Affiliated girl name: Dara.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Fari, Fiorah, ..

(male) Farri, Farry, ..

How popular is Farrah?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farrah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Farrah outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Farrah and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Farrah (#759 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Farah (#1466 via latest list) and Dara. Adoption of these forms of Farrah reached its apex 2 years ago (median #1290) and is somewhat lower today, with the form Dara going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farrah, Dara, Farah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Farrah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Farrah is alike in pronunciation to Fiora. Other suggested similar names are Barah, Barra, Carah, Carlah, Ciarrah, Darah, Darra, Darragh, Darrah, Fabra (see Fabia), Farran, Farren, Farrin, Farron, Farryn, Fatmah, Ferran, Hajrah, Karah, Karlah, Karra, Karrah, Larra, Marah, Mariah, Marra, Sabrah, Sairah, Sarah, Sarhah, Sariah, Sarra, Sarrah, Tamrah, Tarah, Tarra, Tarrah, Terrah, Zahrah, Zarah, Zariah and Zorrah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Farrah.