Given Name DEFOREST

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: də-FAWR-əst  [details]

Meaning & History

From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).

Categories

authors, green, nature, plants, Star Trek actors, surnames, trees
VARIANT: Deforrest

Sources & References

  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (1990)
Entry updated October 11, 2012