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Gender: Female Origin of Fern: Nature name

The name Fern is a girl's name . Fern and is often added to lists like Nature Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Fern

Fern Margaret Price Britton, English TV presenter
Fern Michaels (born Mary Ruth Kuczkir), American romance novelist
Fern Fitzgerald, American actress
Fern Emmett, American actress
Fern Isabel Coppedge, American painter
Fern Andra (born Vernal Edna Andrews) American actress and director
Fern Sutherland, New Zealand actress

Pop Culture References for the name Fern

Fern Arable, character from book/film "Charlotte's Web"
Fern, the Green Fairy from the "Rainbow Fairies" book series
Fern Mayo, character from the film "Jawbreaker"
Fern, character from episode of "Sex and The City"
Fern Vance Brantley, character from "A woman called Fancy" by Frank Yerby
Fern, Kensi's nickname from Deeks on "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Fern, character in the book "Goodbye Amanda The Good"
Fern, character in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
Fern Walters, character from TV's "Arthur"
"Fern Gully," animated movie

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