Popularity:1450
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.
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