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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".

Ferris has 3 variant forms: Farris, Farrish and Ferriss.

Ferris is also pronounced similarly to Faris. Other suggested similar baby names are Fenris, Fergie, Ferrin and Terris.


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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