Gender: Female Meaning of Farah: "happiness" Origin of Farah: Arabic

Farah Origin and Meaning

The name Farah is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "happiness".

Farah is a soft and lovely Arabic name, best known here in this original spelling via the last Empress of Iran, Farah Palavi. It's currently a Top 250 name in both France and the Netherlands, which both have a large Arabic-speaking population, and appears in at least two video games.

The variant spelling Farrah had a brief moment of popularity when Farrah Fawcett burst onto the scene in Charlie's Angels in 1976: her name shot up to Number 177 the following year, and after many years off the charts, it's back at Number 780 thanks to a Teen Mom named Farrah. Farrah Fawcett claimed that her mother made up the name because she thought it went well with their surname.

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Rush1986 Says:


Exactly like Sarah with an F.

Catastroffy Says:


Is this pronounced like Sarah with an F, or more like "farr-rah" or "fahr-a"?