Forrest Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Forry, Woody, Gump
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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 (also first Grand Wizard of the KKK...)
Forrest Sawyer, American newscaster
Forest Whitaker, American actor
Forrest Bradley Decker (b. 2018), son of American football wide receiver Eric Decker and American country pop singer-songwriter and reality television personality Jessie James Decker, brother to Vivianne Rose and Eric Thomas Jr.
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Forrest Gump is the protagonist of the 1994 film Forrest Gump.
Forrest Bondurant is a bootlegger in the 2012 movie Lawless based on a true story.