Gender: Male Pronunciation: far-kar Meaning of Farquhar: "friendly man" Origin of Farquhar: Scottish

Farquhar Origin and Meaning

The name Farquhar is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "friendly man".

Farquhar has a great meaning, but unfortunate potential for mispronunciation. It was originally a given name in the Scottish highlands, but is more commonly known today as a surname. It's occasionally given to children in Scotland, but rarely if ever elsewhere. (And no, the character in Shrek was Lord Farquaad.)

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Essa Says:


As in Lord Farquhar from Shrek? Hmm...

lesliemarion Says:


I know and agree with nameberry….

And yet, and yet…. I love it. But then again I am Scottish in ancestry so that probably accounts for it!