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What does Forrest mean?

Forrest Pronunciation of Forrest as a boys' name is an Old French name, and Forrest means "forest". Forrest is a variant form of Forest (Old French): transferred use of the surname.


ASSOCIATED WITH forest (tree)


OTHER FORMS VIA FOREST Forester, Forrester



Forrest Finnian (F.F.), ..

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)

Forrest reached its top rank of #183 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #571. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Forrest name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Forrest outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Forest (#973 IN 2018) is the only other popular related form of Forrest (#571). 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Forrest, Forest in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Forrest and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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