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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Woodsman

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Forrest

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Forrest in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Forrest:

  • Records indicate that 44,725 boys in the United States have been named Forrest since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1994, when 1,344 people in the U.S. were given the name Forrest. Those people are now 28 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Forrest

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "Forrest is a cool name, the dude sitting in front of me is named forrest. he's pretty epic" Jan. 16, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new grandson is Forest James! He's strong and healthy and not named after anyone in particular. His cousins are River and Lily. My son and daughter-in-law love the outdoors and chose his name well. Names are unique and very special. I love Forest and his name!" Oct. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name has gotten me laid before so... yeah, I?m cool with it! 🤣😘" Sep. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Forrest. He is seven, and the only child with that name in his whole school. I picked the name because of my love of nature. I also have an 18 year old daughter named Autumn Sunshine!" Feb. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Forest and people are stupid enough to think of me as Forrest Gump I am not named after anyone, because I dont know anyone nor have I heard of anyone with the name Forest..." Jan. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "got my nickname because of the movie even though i was born long before it came out, needless to say it grew on me and my friends still use it to this day. plus, intelligent women think its sexy" Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Forrest, Forrest Gump. Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what ur gonna get. haha!!! love the name though" Nov. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Forrest is my brother's name, and other than way too many jokes about Forrest Gump, I think he likes it. We don't know any other Forrests." Sep. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Forrest and I don't like it. Too many people tease me about being Forrest Gump, or when I was a kid they made fun of my name and always asked me where all the trees where?" Apr. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Forrest and I get teased by people sometimes, mostly people say "Hey, Forrest Gump" or "Run Forrest,run" and people forget my name and just call me Trees." Mar. 20, 2022: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m a woman and my name is Forrest! I truly enjoy it, many people tell me I?m the only Forrest (female or male) they?ve met. My exes have each told me they find it really sexy for a girl?s name because of the uniqueness and feminine qualities nature obviously has (;" Aug. 7, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m a girl lucky enough to be called Forrest. When I was in school the best ?insult? I got was ?What?s your brothers name, desert??. I?ll admit it cracked me tf up but they were all relentless. 24 years later and it still continues lol." Feb. 17, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Forrest also and its "ok" i get run forrest run and all that but it doesn't bother me anymore." Jan. 4, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "i no 4 or 5 people named this. i am named forrest. the name rocks. i get run forrest run all the time!!! :) :D" Apr. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Some people really seem to like it. Mostly mature intelligent females. But most associate it with the film Forrest Gump and it's mentally challenged main character. So even after thirteen years people still show me that it's fresh on their minds. But I have to explain to them that No I was born before the movie and I am actually named after Forrest Sawyer." Aug. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Forrest, and yes folks do call me Forrest Gump. I tell them I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is. It would not mean a thing to you if you never saw the movie. I was named after my delivering doctor. I have only met about two or three in my lifetime and I was born in 1060. Most people, who comment on my name, say they like sounds cool. I really like my name alot, and it go's great with my sir name, which I will withhold, but it sounds like Forrest Gray's" Feb. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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