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Gender: Male Meaning of Ferris: "rock" Origin of Ferris: Irish

The name Ferris is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "rock". Ferris and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Drop 2 Add 1 pick a favor that can't be dropped".

From the experts:

Though the cinematic Ferris Bueller was twenty years ago, the time for this name may be now.

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Famous People Named Ferris

Ferris Roy Fain, American baseball player
Ferris Gordon Jennings, American college football player
George Washington Gale Ferris, American inventor of the Ferris wheel

Pop Culture References for the name Ferris

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off," 1986 movie
Ferris "Fishbones" Levinstein, character in novel and webcomic "Fishbones"
Ferris Lowenstein, female character in movie "The Crew"
Ferris wheel, Amusement ride

Ferrand, Farrish, Farris, Ferriss


Ruanne Says:


Thiis means knight or horseman in Arabic, though it would sometimes be spelled Faris.

Essa Says:


I met a boy with this name, I actually quite like it, although I do feel like it sounds a little comedic. It also makes me think of ferris wheels which isn't necessarily a bad thing or a good thing, just a thing.

NaomiNY Says:


My paternal great-grandmother's maiden name was Ferris :)