What 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 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]
How 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)