Forest - Meaning of Forest
What does Forest mean?
[ 2 syll. fo-res(t), for-e-st ] The baby boy name Forest is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is FAOR-ehST †. Forest is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Old French. Forest is a variant spelling of the name Forrest (English).
See also the related categories, english and french.
Forest is a classic favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the modest height of its usage in 1904, 0.047% of baby boys were given the name Forest. It ranked at #235 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is of very light use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was only 0.011% and its ranking #973. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Forest, Forrest was the most popular. In 2018, the name was twice as popular as Forest. Forest has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Forest include Forrest, Farshad, Farzad, Forreste, Forrestt, Forsyth, Forsythe, Frostey, Frosti, Frostie, Frosty, Fructo, Ferdiad, Frasquito, Frostee, and Frost.
† Pronunciation for Forest: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"
A famous person named Forest is Forest Whitaker, Actor, born 15 July 1961, Longview, Texas.
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