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What does Deforest mean?

Deforest Pronunciation of Deforest [de-for-est] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Deforest is "living near the forest". Place name.

Associated with: forest (tree).


Deforest has 1 variant: Defforest.

Related boy name: Forest.

Creative forms:
(male) Deforde, Defornesh, ..

(female) Deforcie, Deforsty, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deforest Mark (D.M.), ..

How popular is Deforest?

Deforest is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#10956 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Deforest reached its peak position of #1387 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other popular related form of Deforest is Forest (#1326 via latest list). These relations of Deforest were popular during the years 1890-1899 (median #821) and have become significantly less common since (#1663, 84% less usage), with the form Forest becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deforest, Forest in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dagobert, Delbert, Delles, Delmore, Deloran, Delorean, Delos, Demarkess (see Demarcus), Demos, Denies, Dennes, Dennet, Deonys, Deorsa, Dereck, Derek, Derell, Dermot, Derreck, Derrek, Derrel, Derrell, Derren, Derwent, Destrey, Devereau, Deverel, Deverell, Devereux, Dore, Everest, Forrest, Hearst, Horst and Tempest. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deforest.

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