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Forrest Gump is the mentally slow, fleet of foot character in the book and movie of the same name. He was played by Tom Hanks.
breakofday  12/29/2005
My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2009
Forrest is the lead singer and keyboard player of the band hellogoodbye.
dani_08  3/5/2006
"Run Forrest, Run!" One of the most used quotes from the ever famous Forrest Gump Movie starring Tom Hanks.
faith_ann16  7/31/2006
Forrest rose in popularity until 1994, when the movie Forrest Gump came out, and then its popularity plummeted.
earthnut  9/13/2007
From Medieval Latin forestis (silva), "outside (forest)," from Latin forîs, "outside."
earthnut  9/15/2007
I think it's safe to say that the movie Forrest Gump has ruined the name for good. It will always be associated with the movie and the dimwitted main character, and a boy named Forest or Forrest will get a few Gump jokes, and might even be bullied, especially if he has learning problems. It's not such a bad name otherwise.
slight night shiver  5/25/2008
My brother's name is Forrest. It suits him well because he's wild and loves nature. He was named after a t-shirt with a picture of Forrest Gump on it. Anyways I've always thought it was a weird name. Nobody believes me when I tell them that my brother's name is Forrest, they all think it's strange. A nickname for my brother is "Forr".
Peachie  6/6/2008
A fictional bearer would be Forrest Gates, a recurring character on the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer during its fourth season. However, like most African American characters on the show, he met a cruel and ugly demise. Poor Forrest.
DestructoGirl  6/27/2009
Porno actor Robert Rosenberg and his wife Žaneta have a son Forrest Rayan.
MaggieSimpson  6/6/2010
This would be a very cool name if it weren't for that movie.
Chrila96  12/4/2010
Forrest Gump has ruined it. I suppose it'd be okay on a character, but never for a child.
Black_X  2/23/2011
I personally like this name, my older sister plans on using this if she ever has a son. Don't think it's too big of a deal with the whole Forrest Gump thing.
Fray  8/3/2012
I think it's time to bring this name back from the dead. Supposedly, the name's popularity only declined because of the Forrest Gump movie in 1994. This is a great name, and the movie came out almost 20 years ago. It's time for people to start using this again.
Icycoldhot  7/7/2013
The name Forrest was given to 153 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
I wouldn't mind naming my future kid Forrest, especially with connection of Forrest Gump.
EqualityandLoveRall  5/19/2014
I know a young man named Forrest. He was nicknamed Forrey (FOR-ee) as a child. The Forrest Gump connection actually never happened with me. I guess I don't really think about that. It's just another name for me, not as if it were Frodo or something.

Personally, I really enjoy this name. I like the 'natural' connotation and the overall look of the name.
Skygray15  5/20/2014
This was almost my daughters name if she had been born a boy. I think it's a strong and great historic name. It had meaning to my husband and I who love nature and the outdoors. Of course Forrest Gump will come to anyones mind who was an adult when the movie came out, but it's been 20 years and doubt any child in their classrooms will know what that is. Think about any movie that was made 20 years before you were born. Also if it is brought up Forrest Gump as a character, yeah he was slow but um, he was also a war hero, a champion athlete, a millionaire and owner of his own company etc. LOL There are many others with that name, forest whitaker for example and I've seen main characters in other movies with it ex. The movie Lawless (2012).
forgetfulmama74  6/27/2014
Hard for me to get past the association with Nathaniel Bedford Forrest, who was the founder of the KKK. I think a lot of Southern babies were named Forrest in his honor back in the day and even though it has been well over a hundred years since much of that happened, the association for me is still too strong to be able to choose this name.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2014
When I first heard this, I didn't even think of Forrest Gump! To me it sounds very hipster, rugged, and mellow.
lilpimpteller  6/15/2015
Forrest Gump was a great movie with a great main character, but it seems all anyone remembers is that he was mentally disabled, instead all of his accomplishments. Therefore, I don't think it'd be too far out there that a kid called Forrest could be teased, especially if he has a mental disability or disorder. Other than this misfortune, I think it's a fine name.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I'm not against this name's usage, but it seems a little silly as a name. I don't think naming your son after Nathan Bedford Forrest would be a good idea, since I Googled the guy and found out that he founded the KKK. Heck, I'd consider Forrest Gump a better namesake!
Buneary  8/5/2016
Forrest is the name of a character from Fire Emblem: Fates. He is Leo's son.
Buneary  8/5/2016
Whenever I think of the name Forrest, the movie Forrest Gump has never once come to mind. I think it sounds very strong and earthy, not to mention unique.
maurere  12/27/2016

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