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pinWhat does Ferris mean?

Ferris /fer-ris/ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ferris is "rock".

Anglicized spelling of Phiarais, of Piaras, a Gaelic form of Peter. May also come from a surname, originally a form of Fergus. See Hamish for a similar derivation from a vocative. Brought to attention in the 1980s by the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".


Ferris has 3 variants: Farris, Farrish and Ferriss.

Ferris has 27 more related forms via Fergus, Peter: Boutros, Fearghas, Fearghus, Feargus, Fergie, Ferguson, Fergusson, Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete, Peterson, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.

Kreatif forms: Fercis, Firis. [more]

pinHow popular is Ferris?

Ferris is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#1585 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent varying forms of Ferris (outside Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000 are Hamish, Pedro (#354 2 years ago), Per, Pete, Peter (#204), Pierce (#470), Pierre and Pietro. These relations of Ferris were favored by parents during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4231%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.2465%, down 41.7%). Peter has been the most well-known version, though Pierce has gained in popularity, while Pedro, Pete and Pierre used to be popular. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Ferris and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pedro, Pete, Peter, Pierce, Pierre, Pietro in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hamish, Per, Peter outside U.S.

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Ferris is alike in pronunciation to Faris. Other suggested similar baby names are Fenris, Ferrin and Terris. Like Ferris, these names are not frequently used.