"plant name"

Fern Origin and Meaning

The name Fern is a girl's name meaning "plant name".

Of all the botanicals, Fern has been one of the slowest to move back from the front parlor into the nursery, despite the appealing girl character in the children's classic Charlotte's Web. Fern was most popular from the turn of the last century through the 1940s, reaching a high of #152 in 1916. We can certainly see her rejoining the long list of popular greenery names.

Reality TV stars Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald recently named a daughter Fern, which could easily give it a boost.

# 821 in the US

Fern Rank in US Top 1000

# 357 on Nameberry

Fern Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Fern Popularity

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Famous People Named Fern

  • Fern Margaret Price BrittonEnglish TV presenter
  • Fern Michaels (born Mary Ruth Kuczkir)American romance novelist
  • Fern FitzgeraldAmerican actress
  • Fern EmmettAmerican actress
  • Fern Isabel CoppedgeAmerican painter
  • Fern Andra (born Vernal Edna Andrews) American actress and director
  • Fern SutherlandNew Zealand actress

Fern in Pop Culture

  • Fern Arablea character from book/film "Charlotte's Web"
  • FernFinn's doppelganger made of grass from Adventure Time
  • Fernthe Green Fairy from the "Rainbow Fairies" book series
  • Fern Mayoa character from the film "Jawbreaker"
  • Ferna character from an episode of "Sex and The City"
  • Fern Vance Brantleya character from "A woman called Fancy" by Frank Yerby
  • FernKensi's nickname from Deeks on "NCIS: Los Angeles"
  • Ferncharacter in the book "Goodbye Amanda The Good"
  • Ferncharacter in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • Fern Waltersa character from TV's "Arthur"
  • "Fern Gully" animated movie