Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. də-FAWR-ist

Meaning & History

From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906) [1].

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People think this name is

mature   natural   strong   rough   strange   complex   comedic  


Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 80.

Entry updated February 4, 2020