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What does Farren mean?

Farren Pronunciation of Farren [far-ren] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Farren) is pronounced FARE-en. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Farren is "handsome servant". May also be from the Gaelic name Faramund, which might mean "thunder". Also possibly derived from an Old English occupational surname for those who herd oxen. The variants are found in the Pardon List of James 1 which was issued after the death of Elisabeth 1 to pardon those who resisted the Ulster Plantation. Most of the Farrens in Ireland live in Inishowen, County Donegal. Farren is also a town name in Southwest Ireland.

Associated with: old english, handsome, servant, thunder, old, occupational, surname.


Farren has 5 variants: Farran, Farrin, Farron, Ferrin and Ferron.

Affiliated boy name: Faron.

Creative forms:
(male) Fairen, Farne, ..

(female) Farna, Farriz, ..

Middle name pairings:
Farren Aidyn (F.A.), ..

How popular is Farren?

Farren is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#10527 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Farren (outside Top 2000) is Faron. This form of Farren was at the peak of its popularity during 1960-1969. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Faron in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Farren is pronounced similarly to Farin and Ferran. Other suggested similar names are Barren, Barret, Barrey, Barten, Carden, Daren, Darran, Darrel, Darren, Darrien, Darryen, Darryn, Derren, Dorren, Fabien, Fabron, Fabyen, Falken, Fareed, Farlee, Farley, Farmer, Farr, Farrand, Farrar, Farrel, Farrer, Farrier, Farris, Farrley (see Farley), Ferrel, Ferrer, Forden, Fran, Frann, Frayn, Frean, Frewen, Garred, Garret, Garrey, Garron, Garwen, Gorren, Harben, Harden, Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Jaren, Jarran, Jarred, Jarrel, Jarren, Jarrin, Jarron, Jerren, Larran, Larren, Larrens (see Lawrence), Larrey, Larrin, Larron, Lauren, Marden, Marlen, Orren, Parken, Taren, Tarrent, Varden, Warden and Warren. These names tend to be more frequently used than Farren.

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