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

Farrah Origin and Meaning

The name Farrah is a girl's name of Arabic, English origin meaning "happiness".

For a few seconds there in the late '70s, Farrah Fawcett's name was as frequently copied as her hairstyle; the name was Number 177 in 1977. Now, after many years off the charts and out of style, it's back, mostly thanks to a TV Teen Mom who bears the name.

Farrah and its spelling variation Farah are soft and lovely-sounding names whatever their fashion standing. Farrah's other major advantage is as a name that's familiar in both Arabic and English-speaking cultures and so can successfully straddle the two.

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Pop Culture References for the name Farrah

Ferra, Farra, Farah, Fara, Ferrah, Fayre


fearlessfirefly Says:


Good for you! It's a stunning name.

fearlessfirefly Says:


I love this name. When I have a daughter I'll name her Farrah Lucille.

Ella Says:


No offense to anyone with this name but I don't like this name.

hannahgracewilson Says:


I like it but reminds me of Farrah Abraham

farrah Says:


my name is farrah

Wittyusername103 Says:


I like this but people would likely associate it with Farrah from teen mom.

Mindy Says:


Naming my girl this. Beautiful name fit for a princess.

headintheclouds Says:


Super dated in my mind's association, thanks to Farrah Fawcett and her cloud of poofy 70's hair. Aside from that, although the meaning of Farrah is lovely, I never quite really liked the name, due to the double r-s in the spelling that I found grating, and the FAR-uh/ FAIR-ah pronunciations that I dislike.

Britt/Bratt Says:


I would say it Fair-uh.

Catastroffy Says:


How is this name pronounced? "FAR-uh", "FAIR-uh", "fah-RUH", or something else?