Given Name FORREST

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

Meaning & History

From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
VARIANT: Forest

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Entry updated October 11, 2012