Fern 🔥

Gender: Female Origin of Fern: Nature name

Fern Origin and Meaning

The name Fern is a girl's name .

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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Pop Culture References for the name Fern

Ferna, Fearne, Ferne


fearlessfirefly Says:


It's actually unisex.

fearlessfirefly Says:


I really like Fern Penelope and Fern Pamela.

connor Says:


Why is this name only meant for girls?

babymagic Says:


I guess I'm the odd one out, but I met a Fern recently and I thought, wow, mom must have had a little too much green tea and hemp seed granola

katinka Says:


This is such a sweet, strong, feisty little name! I love that it's a beautiful botanical name for girls that isn't floral - I like Daisy, Poppy, Violet etc. a lot but Fern feels so much fresher, both in terms of name trends and imagery. Ferns conjure up so many happy memories for me of camping on the moors as a child, plus there's the sweet link to one of the great classic children's books: Charlotte's Web.

Skittlewiddles Says:


The name sounds so fresh but still has a history as a girls name. This is such a lovely name!

morning_glory Says:


Wild yet timid and earthy - that's so Fern! A little whimsical, too, I always think, and mysterious, a little innocent and naive.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name.

briarblossom Says:


Sweet but not syrupy . I love it .

Deborah Keren Bradek Hathcoat Says:


this was my grandmother's name it seems so wild yet timid so earthy too and rich with life questions and mystery!

miss you grandma :) you were always a favorite!

Wittyusername103 Says:


I love Fern but it's so hard to find middles for.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I have so much respect for you.

ashbee Says:


I adore this name! It's chic but down-to-earth. Artistic but practical. Fern is a sun drenched afternoon with sunflowers and a good book.

aby Says:


It's cute, fresh, artistic and not too frilly or girlish! I see a quiet girl sitting on dry grass, reading under the shade of a tree. Perfect!

fern Says:


Do you know why I love the name Fern because it s my name and I am glad to be called Fern as it n unusual name! email me at if you disagree with fern being a great name xxx

indiefendi2 Says:


I love this on a boy as a nickname for Fernando tbh

lesliemarion Says:


It is an appealing name. Did 1970's fern bars do it in? Time for someone to use it.

rbj84 Says:


I love this name! Wish I could convince my husband! It feels so natural and reminds me of the ferns that grow around where we live.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I agree with tintri.

tintri Says:


While not traditionally feminine sounding, Fern strikes me as an ethereal, artistic choice for a little girl. On trend, as far as nature names go, but just far enough out there to probably ensure she won't have any other Ferns in her class. A lovely choice!

Sunshine.10 Says:


This is a pretty name -- understated but strong. I picture a sweet girl with a quiet confidence.