French occupational name
"woodsman or woods"

Forest Origin and Meaning

The name Forest is a boy's name of French origin meaning "woodsman or woods".

The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman.

# 747 in the US

Forest Rank in US Top 1000

# 564 on Nameberry

Forest Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Forest Popularity

Famous People Named Forest

  • Forest Steven WhitakerAmerican actor
  • Forest Dewey Dodrillfirst physician to perform open,heart surgery
  • Forest Ray MoultonAmerican astronomer
  • Denis ForestCanadian actor
  • Forest Baffertson of horse racing trainer Bob Baffert
  • Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella (b. 2016)son of model Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella

Forest in Pop Culture

  • Forest Speyerminor character in the Resident Evil series