Forrest: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Forrest

Forrest

Pronunciation: FOH-rist (key)

Origin of the name Forrest:

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: Forest, Forrestt.

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Nicknames for Forrest: | Edit

Forry, Woody, Gump

Meanings and history of the name Forrest: | Edit

forest protector

Famous real-life people named Forrest: | Edit

Forrest Griffin, American artist
Forrest Gregg, American football player
Forrest Tucker, American actor, most famous for his role in the TV series "F Troop"
Forrest J. Ackerman, editor and writer, known as "Mr Science Fiction"
Nathan Bedford Forrest, celebrated Confederate cavalry officer
Forrest Sawyer, American newscaster
Forest Whitaker, American actor

Forrest in song, story & screen: | Edit

Forrest Gump is the protagonist of the 1994 film Forrest Gump.

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