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Ferris meaning and name origin
Ferris \f(er)-ris\ as a boy's 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".
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Popularity of Ferris
Ferris is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1405 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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