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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.də-FAWR-əst
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Meaning & History

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

Sources & References

  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (1990)

Categories

authors, green, nature, plants, Star Trek actors, surnames, trees
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute