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

The name Farrah is a girl's name of Arabic, English origin meaning "happiness". Farrah and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Farrah

Empress Farah Pahlavi the last Empress of Iran.
Ferrah Leni "Farrah" Fawcett, American actress
Farrah King, American singer of group Cherish
Farrah Franklin, American singer formerly of Destiny's Child
Farrah Lynn Abraham, American reality TV personality of "Teen Mom"
Farrah Rachael Forke, American actress
Farrah Yousef, Syrian pop singer
Farrah Mancini, American model
Farrah Aldjufrie (b. 1988), daughter of actress/reality TV personality Kyle Richards
Farrah Abraham, American TV personality

Pop Culture References for the name Farrah

Farrah Phelan, character on Irish soap "Fair City"
Farrah Delamitri, character in "Popcorn" by Ben Elton

Ferra, Farra, Farah, Fara, Ferrah, Fayre


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?