Forest Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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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Forest Whitaker, actor
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Forest Gump, movie starring Tom Hanks as Forest