Forrest

Forrest - A very unique male name



  Aug 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Forrest, meaning dweller near the woods, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #241. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Forrest and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Forrest? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Forrest. The baby boy name Forrest was given to 96 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1209 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 17,094 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Forrest peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1913 on position 172.



Famous with this name

Steve Forrest
Jodi Forrest
William Forrest


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Forrest is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Forrest is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #518 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,891.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Forrest is where you live.


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Forrest origin and meaning

Forrest is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dweller near the woods. To see famous people named Forrest, pop culture references for the name Forrest and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Forrest

We've found the following names that sound similar to Forrest, sorted by popularity.

Forest / Forster /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121209
20111125
20101159
20091175
20081364
20071362
20061303
20051174
20041052
2003905
2002967
2001842
2000749
1999668
1998641
1997544
1996487
1995307
1994213
1993294
1992314
1991372
1990423
1989442
1988461
1987460
1986495
1985493
1984527
1983482
1982445
1981472
1980470
1979461
1978457
1977456
1976481
1975489
1974489
1973527
1972477
1971455
1970463
1969486
1968457
1967442
1966453
1965428
1964413
1963400
1962378
1961387
1960398
1959382
1958388
1957362
1956352
1955330
1954320
1953324
1952315
1951313
1950320
1949323
1948317
1947309
1946292
1945286
1944277
1943290
1942298
1941279
1940275
1939267
1938280
1937259
1936270
1935261
1934272
1933245
1932238
1931241
1930241
1929212
1928231
1927216
1926202
1925212
1924199
1923185
1922182
1921179
1920178
1919187
1918172
1917185
1916184
1915180
1914177
1913172
1912192
1911220
1910241

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin518
Oregon529
South Carolina580
North Carolina741
Tennessee796
Indiana871
Georgia895
Washington963
Ohio970
Virginia1016
California1298
New York1659
Texas1891

Even more about Forrest


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Forrest a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Forrest?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1913
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Forrest
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 17,094
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +96

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