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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Forrest

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  • A user from Minnesota, United States says the name Forrest is of Unknown origin and means "Strong, family man".

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  1. A topographical surname​ for someone who lived or worked in a Royal forest (area of woodland reserved for hunting)
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Forrest

Forrest Griffin is a martial artist. Forrest was born on July 1st, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

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Dickey Betts is a southern rock, country rock, blues, blues rock, country music, and jazz fusion musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, dobro, Gibson SG, and Gibson Les Paul. He has been prominent since 1960. Dickey was given the name Forrest Richard Betts on December 12th, 1943 in West Palm Beach, Florida, US. Dickey is also known as Dickey Betts.

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Forrest Tucker was an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1940. Forrest was given the name Forrest Meredith Tucker on February 12th, 1919 in Plainfield, Indiana, U.S. He passed away on October 25th, 1986.

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Forrest Gump is a vietnam war sergeant, ping-pong player, shrimping boat captain, vietnam war, table tennis, and shrimp fishery.

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Forrest was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Forrest J Ackerman was a magazine editor, science fiction writer, literary agent, actor, and list of science fiction authors. Forrest was given the name Forrest James Ackerman on November 24th, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on December 4th, 2008.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest is a military person. His military service ended in 1865.

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She was most active from 1993 to present. Emma was born on December 26th, 1976 in London, England.

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Frederic Forrest is an actor. His career lasted from 1967 to 2006. Frederic was given the name Frederic Fenimore Forrest, Jr. on December 23rd, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas.

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Steve Forrest was an actor. He was most active from 1943 to 1943. Steve was given the name William Forrest Andrews on September 29th, 1925 in Huntsville, Texas, U.S. He passed away on May 18th, 2013.

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Bob Forrest is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Bob was born on February 15th, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Vernon Forrest was a boxer. Vernon was born on January 12th, 1971 in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. He passed away on July 25th, 2009.

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How popular is the baby name Forrest in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 36 0 36
1881 28 0 28
1882 38 0 38
1883 25 0 25
1884 36 0 36
1885 36 0 36
1886 56 0 56
1887 39 5 34
1888 68 6 62
1889 72 7 65
1890 66 10 56
1891 67 8 59
1892 52 0 52
1893 83 9 74
1894 53 0 53
1895 95 7 88
1896 95 8 87
1897 88 7 81
1898 90 10 80
1899 91 8 83
1900 72 6 66
1901 80 7 73
1902 97 6 91
1903 84 8 76
1904 95 6 89
1905 75 0 75
1906 85 0 85
1907 131 16 115
1908 105 0 105
1909 130 5 125
1910 112 9 103
1911 152 0 152
1912 323 15 308
1913 409 14 395
1914 517 16 501
1915 653 10 643
1916 668 16 652
1917 678 15 663
1918 776 19 757
1919 701 15 686
1920 806 14 792
1921 801 20 781
1922 790 18 772
1923 779 20 759
1924 709 15 694
1925 654 5 649
1926 687 8 679
1927 620 10 610
1928 585 14 571
1929 620 17 603
1930 545 13 532
1931 485 12 473
1932 512 14 498
1933 460 6 454
1934 419 8 411
1935 431 9 422
1936 398 5 393
1937 426 6 420
1938 412 9 403
1939 423 8 415
1940 415 9 406
1941 434 8 426
1942 423 11 412
1943 460 10 450
1944 477 11 466
1945 446 6 440
1946 506 14 492
1947 513 0 513
1948 440 8 432
1949 468 9 459
1950 471 13 458
1951 512 11 501
1952 528 10 518
1953 491 14 477
1954 507 5 502
1955 512 7 505
1956 448 10 438
1957 465 5 460
1958 421 7 414
1959 443 6 437
1960 408 9 399
1961 430 0 430
1962 451 0 451
1963 407 5 402
1964 381 0 381
1965 347 0 347
1966 300 0 300
1967 308 6 302
1968 301 5 296
1969 277 0 277
1970 316 5 311
1971 323 7 316
1972 279 6 273
1973 222 0 222
1974 288 8 280
1975 285 7 278
1976 279 0 279
1977 315 0 315
1978 324 6 318
1979 324 8 316
1980 333 0 333
1981 320 8 312
1982 366 7 359
1983 322 10 312
1984 295 7 288
1985 310 0 310
1986 337 6 331
1987 382 5 377
1988 413 10 403
1989 462 0 462
1990 548 5 543
1991 636 16 620
1992 851 19 832
1993 970 22 948
1994 1,381 38 1,343
1995 880 22 858
1996 439 8 431
1997 377 7 370
1998 296 0 296
1999 262 0 262
2000 252 0 252
2001 207 0 207
2002 199 5 194
2003 195 0 195
2004 158 0 158
2005 151 0 151
2006 147 0 147
2007 142 0 142
2008 128 0 128
2009 166 0 166
2010 162 0 162
2011 160 0 160
2012 153 0 153
2013 256 0 256
2014 343 6 337
2015 391 0 391
2016 430 8 422
2017 463 9 454

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Popularity of Forrest as a first name

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Popularity of Forrest as a last name

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Common last names for Forrest

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Hall
  • Allen
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Wright
  • Young
  • Hill

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Forrest U.S.
  White 73.39% 64.26%
  African American 20.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Forrest

People with the last name Forrest are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Forrest

  • How Popular is the name Forrest? Forrest is the 1,013th most popular name of all time. As a last name Forrest was the 1,569th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Forrest have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,947 babies born with the first name Forrest in the United States. That's more than enough people named Forrest to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Forrest? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 36 new born babies.
  • When was Forrest first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Forrest is Friday, February 8th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Forrest born? The highest recorded use of the first name Forrest was in 1994 with a total of 1,343 babies. That's a lot of babies named Forrest!
  • Random Forrest Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Forrest ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 32 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Forrest: Your name in reverse order is Tserrof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Stoerfr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Forrest? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,954 people with the last name Forrest.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Forrest? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Forrest as their last name.

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