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Actor Forest Whitaker is a famous bearer.
Elphi  12/23/2005
This name is remembered in the block-buster hit Forest Gump which won six oscars including Best Actor, which was Tom Hanks in his role as Forest.
rosco kid  4/13/2006
@rosco kid: The movie character's name is actually spelled "Forrest" with two Rs.

@erb816: Personally I don't understand how this would work for a girl. It's been a traditional boy's name for centuries. This whole fad of applying a boy's name to a girl to make them seem trendy or hip has worn out its welcome as far as I'm concerned.

I'm not trying to sound rude or anything. It just bothers me that people take masculine names for their baby girls when there are tons of beautiful, traditional, *feminine* names out there. There are plenty of wonderful F names for girls! Flora, Fiona, Felicia, Faith... why pass those up for Forest?

Also, the comparison to names like Sun, Earth, and Moon doesn't hold up. Those aren't *actual* names like Forest. Forest was originally used to denote someone who lived near the woods, so it has a legitimate history. Sun, Moon, and Earth don't have that; they're just fabricated hippie names. Plus they are celestial bodies, not specific locations. Naming your child Forest is more along the lines of naming them Heath or Reed.

Regardless, I think Forest is an awesome name.
jbr1234  4/15/2012
I have a friend named Forest, and he hates it when we call him "Gump."
Tudor  6/14/2006
I love this name for both genders, I know a boy who's in his 20's named Forest.
tigerlilly  2/27/2007
A little strange because it's a 'word' name, but I like it.
-Julia-  8/1/2009
It's a really weird but cute name. This name makes me think of a forest lumberjack.
tafflemark  1/27/2011
I don't know why Forest is listed as solely masculine and not unisex, because just about all English "nature names" (other than the flowers) can be used for either gender. This is because in the English language (at least, in Modern English, and perhaps Middle--not sure about Old English), nouns do not have genders. "Sun," for example, is neither feminine nor masculine. Same with "Earth" and "Moon." (Although their Latin names, Terra and Luna, are feminine.) And same with "Forest." That said, I think Forest is a great unisex name.

(Forrest, of course, is completely masculine--I'm only talking about this spelling.)
― Anonymous User  2/12/2011
I much prefer this spelling.
Forrest: for rest. Not crazy about that
Forest is better (:
Erb86: Forest/forrest is definitely a masculine name. It's a male name! Being that it's a nature inspired name doesn't mean anything.
Would you ever name a boy Violet or Rose or Willow?
Grow a brain!
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/7/2014
In response to the person who told me to "grow a brain," I suggest they take a class in reading comprehension. I very clearly stated that English nature names were gender-neutral OTHER THAN FLOWERS. Look over my post again, it's in there.

So no, I wouldn't name a boy "Rose, Violet, or Willow." But is there anything inherently feminine about names like Aspen, Cedar, or Sequoia (the only famous person named Sequoia, to my knowledge, being male)? There are girls named Hunter as well (though I would only use Hunter as a masculine name). So the spelling Forest can absolutely be used for both genders. River is another nature name listed as solely being masculine that can be used for both genders.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2014
Just because it's a nature inspired name, does not make it unisex. The only non-unisex nature inspired names are flowers?! Ha...
Yes, flower names are for girls but just because there's a nature name that isn't a flower name does not make it unisex. I'm sure there are unisex nature names...
Forest\Forrest isn't one of them. It's labeled as masculine FOR A REASON. And ANOTHER user even pointed out to you also that Forest\Forrest is a masculine name...
― Anonymous User  10/22/2014
Forest Gibson is an "internet scientist" who hosts videos for the Know Your Meme website.
jbr1234  4/15/2012
The name Forest was given to 132 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
The name Forest was given to 129 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2018

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