Fern Name Meaning & Origin

Fern

Pronunciation: FERN (key)

Origin of the name Fern:

Derived from fern, which denotes the nonflowering plant. The name is borne by the little girl who loved Wilbur the pig in E. B. White's classic Charlotte's Web.

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An old-fashioned name, much less common than similar names like Ivy, Rose, or Daisy.

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Nicknames for Fern: | Edit

Ferny, Fernicus, Fern-o, Fernanda, Fernio, In-Fern-o

Fernus, Fearnie

My sister gets called Fren because that's how she used to spell her name when she was younger. Cute!

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Meanings and history of the name Fern: | Edit

Botanical name from the feathery-leafed plant. In the language of flowers, ferns signify magic, fascination, and sincerity.

Famous real-life people named Fern: | Edit

Fern Fitzgerald, American actress
Fern Holland, American lawyer and human-rights activist
Fern Michaels, American romance novelist (born Mary Ruth Kuczkir)
Fern Britton, English television presenter.

Fern in song, story & screen: | Edit

Fern Arable is the name of the little girl who saves Wilbur the pig in "Charlotte's Web".
Fern Elston, character in "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones.
Fern Walters, quiet book-loving character in the "Arthur" cartoon series by Marc Brown.
Fern- The unpopular, turned popular girl (then called "Violette") in "Jawbreaker"

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