First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Forsythe

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Forsythe?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Forsythe mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Forsythe

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Forsythe to us below

  1. A Scottish and Northern Irish surname from the Gaelic Fearsithe meaning "man of peace".

Notable Persons Named Forsythe

Forsythe Pendleton "Jughead" Jones III is a fictional character.


Forsythe was born in 1895. He died in 1940.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Forsythe

William Forsythe is an actor. He was most active from 1978 to present. William was born on June 7th, 1955 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


John Forsythe was an actor. He was most active from 1943 to 1943. John was given the name John/Jacob Lincoln Freund on January 29th, 1918 in Penns Grove, New Jersey, US. He died on April 1st, 2010.


Logan Forsythe is a baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays. Logan was born on January 14th, 1987 in Memphis, Tennessee.



Abe Forsythe is an actor, director, writer, and producer. Abe was given the name Abraham Forsythe on July 26th, 1981.



Where is the name Forsythe popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Forsythe as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Forsythe as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or New York.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Forsythe U.S.
  White 90.07% 64.26%
  African American 4.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Forsythe

People with the last name Forsythe are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Forsythe

  • How Popular is the name Forsythe? As a last name Forsythe was the 3,147th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Forsythe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Forsythe is Tuesday, January 30th, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Forsythe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Forsythe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Forsythe: Your name in reverse order is Ehtysrof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sthfeoyr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Forsythe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,489 people with the last name Forsythe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Forsythe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Forsythe as their last name.

What Forsythes Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Forsythe

Name poster for Forsythe(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.