Forrest in the US

  1. #1,472 Amos
  2. #1,473 Song
  3. #1,474 Wolff
  4. #1,475 Lacy
  5. #1,476 Forrest
  6. #1,477 Greenberg
  7. #1,478 Bullard
  8. #1,479 Gary
  9. #1,480 Rainey
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Meaning & Origins

English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. Middle English forest was not, as today, a near-synonym of wood, but referred specifically to a large area of woodland reserved by law for the purposes of hunting by the king and his nobles. The same applied to the European cognates, both Germanic and Romance. The English word is from Old French forest, Late Latin forestis (silva). This is generally taken to be a derivative of foris ‘outside’; the reference was probably to woods lying outside a habitation. On the other hand, Middle High German for(e)st has been held to be a derivative of Old High German foraha ‘fir’ (see Forster), with the addition of a collective suffix.
1,476th in the U.S.

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Quick facts

Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
to be exact
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
has the most people named Forrest per capita

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