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

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