Forest Name Meaning & Origin

Forest

Pronunciation: FOH-rist (key)

Origin of the name Forest:

Transferred use of the English surname which arose in the 13th century in the form of de Foresta (of the forest): hence, "dweller or worker in the forest." Var: Forrest, Forrestt.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Forester, Forrest, Forrester

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Forest and Foster are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Forester, Ford, Fore, Woody

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