US Popularity:1423
Origin:French
Meaning:woodsman; woods
A nature-inspired name, Forest is gender-neutral and has its origins in French culture. It may come as no surprise that the name Forest means “woodsman” or “woods”. If you’re a keen outdoors-enthusiast yourself or live near ample wooded areas, Forest is an obvious and fitting choice. A popular variation of this name is Forrest. Famous bearers of this name include actor Forrest Whitaker and the loveable character Forrest Gump.

Forest Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Forest is currently #2044 on The Bump
Boy:Forest is currently #1433 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Forest is currently #1141 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Forest is currently #1423 in U.S. births
Boy:Forest is currently #1487 in U.S. births
Girl:Forest is currently #12412 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#12412
in 2022
+ 2467
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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