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What does Forrester mean?

Forrester Pronunciation of Forrester as a boys' name is of Old French derivation, and the name Forrester means "forest". Forrester is an alternate spelling of Forest (Old French): transferred use of the surname.


ASSOCIATED WITH forest (tree)


OTHER FORMS VIA FOREST Forester, Forrest, Forster, Foster



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How popular is Forrester?

Forrester is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2487 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Forrester (NOT RANKED) are Forest (#973 VIA LATEST LIST), Forrest (#571) and Foster (#1073). Other forms, like Forester, are uncommon. These relations of Forrester were at the top of their popularity a century ago (AVERAGE #253) and are now much less widespread (#872, DOWN 63.9%), with forms such as Foster becoming less stylish. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Alester, Brewster, Carpenter, Chester, Christer, Coster, Farrer, Farrier, Ferrer, Ferrier, Feste, Fester, Forbes, Forteney (see Fortney), Fraener, Fraser, Frasier, Hollister, Kester, Krister, Lancester, Lankester (see Lancaster), Leicester, Lester, Lorrimer, Nester, Porter, Rochester, Silvester, Sylvester and Vester. These names tend to be more frequently used than Forrester.

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