Forrest

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Gender: M Meaning of Forrest: "dweller near the woods" Origin of Forrest: English Forrest's Popularity in 2014: #719

Forrest is one of the earliest appealingly sylvan, outdoorsy choices, borne by newsman Sawyer, actor Whitaker, and football Hall of Famer Gregg. Forrest Gates was a character on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Forrest was steadily on the US popularity list until 2003, reaching a high of Number 175 in 1913, and then receiving a somewhat surprising blip after the release of "Forrest Gump." It enjoyed another peak in 2013, when it reentered the Top 1000 as one of the fastest-rising names on the list.

Early Forrests were named in honor of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, head of a famous cavalry force, who advised 'Git there fuster with the mostest men.'

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Famous People Named Forrest

(Alvis) Forrest Gregg, American football player and coach
Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist
Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor
Forrest Meredith Tucker, American actor
Forrest Custer Smithson, American Olympic hurdler
Forrest Lewis, American actor
Forrest James Ackerman, American science fiction guru

Pop Culture References for the Name Forrest

"Forrest Gump," novel by Winston Groom, 1994 film, and its main character

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