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What does Ferris mean?

Ferris \f(er)-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".


Variations

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.


Popularity

Ferris is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#1405 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent varying forms of Ferris (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Hamish, Pedro (#354 in 2014), Per, Pete, Peter (#204), Pierce (#470), Pierre and Pietro. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1900-1909 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Pedro, Pete and Pierre becoming less stylish. Pierce (#470) is the most fashionable baby name in this list, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for this name. 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.


Similar Names

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.

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