Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈfɔɹ.ɪst/  [key·simplify]

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.

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Entry updated November 16, 2019