What does Forrest mean?
Forrest /for-re-st/ as a boys' name. Forrest's name origin is Old French, and Forrest means "forest". Forrest is a variant form of Forest (Old French): transferred use of the surname.
Associated with: forest (tree).
(male) Farest, Firest, ..
(female) Forreet, Forrena, ..
How popular is Forrest?
Forrest is a very prominent first name for men (#401 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#1474 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Forrest for boys. Forrest reached its top rank of #183 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #719. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of Forrest and associated names. Forest (#1335 in 2014) is the only other popular related form of Forrest (#719 in 2014). These relations of Forrest were favored as baby names during the years 1900-1909 (average #235) and are now much less popular, with forms such as Forrest becoming somewhat outmoded.
Suggested similar names are Earnest▼, Ernest▼, Everest, Fares, Farrant, Farrel, Farrell, Farren, Farrer, Farris, Farrish, Ferrant, Ferrel, Ferrell, Ferrer, Ferris, Ferriss, Florent, Forbes, Forde, Forden, Forteny (see Fortney), Frost and Horst. These names tend to be less frequently used than Forrest.