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The name Forrest has the following meaning:

From the woodland.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Forrest is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 968 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Forrest remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Forrest in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Forrest is pronounced as for-est


Forrest originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Forrest and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Forrest: Boys - Arlo, Brenton, Burrell, Cloyd, Dayton, Dearborn, Deems, Denver, Derrick, Dover, Durwin, Edd, Geary, Haywood, Isham, Kent, Kinley, Lindell, Lorne, Morton, Nash, Girls - Addyson, Aletha, Cheryle, Delisa, Fronia, Heaven, Icie, Icy, Jane, Janice, Latonya, Maryann, Maryanne, Myla, Unique, Willene, Both genders - Dell, Ella, Emery, Hadley, June, Laken, Tate


Popular Variants for the name Forrest: Forest (English), Forester, Forestor, Forrester, Forrestor, Forster, Forstor, Foster


We think the name Forrest should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Forrest to be: A gentle and caring person

In one word, you might describe Forrest as a(n) "gentle" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Forrest (or its variants) are:

Forest Whitaker, born on 15 July, a famous actor. Forest Whitaker's background: Born in 1961. As well as appearing in more than 47 films, including The Color of Money (1986) and Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000), he has produced more than eight and directed five. He was the host of the TV series The Twilight Zone (2002).

Forrest Gregg, born on 18 October, a famous athlete. Forrest Gregg's background: A former American football player and coach in the NFL. During a Pro Football Hall of Fame playing career, he was a part of six championships, five of them with the Green Bay Packers before closing out his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys with a win in Super Bowl VI.

Forrest Sawyer, born on 19 April, a famous media personality. Forrest Sawyer's background: An American former broadcast journalist best known for his 11 years with ABC News, where he anchored ABC World News Tonight Saturday and frequently substituted for Ted Koppel on Nightline.
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