US Popularity:832
Meaning:Forest, woodland
Forrest is a boy’s name linked to the Norman invasion of England, where it developed as both a first and last name. Because of this, Forrest is of French, British, and Latin origins. It is a habitational name that means “woodland” and “forest,” from the Latin foresta, and was borne by those who dwelt in or near the woods. The forest has always held a deep symbolic significance for humankind. It is associated with danger and mystery but also exploration and shelter. Forests are also producers of life-sustaining oxygen. It is no surprise that Forrest has remained evergreen throughout history. It speaks to humanity’s love of adventure and the natural world—a majestic legacy for baby Forrest.

Forrest Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Forrest is currently #1839 on The Bump
Boy:Forrest is currently #1016 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Forrest is currently #832 in U.S. births
Boy:Forrest is currently #427 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 24
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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