French occupational name"woodsman or woods"
Forest Origin and Meaning
The name Forest is both a boy's name and a girl's name of French origin meaning "woodsman or woods".
The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman.
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Famous People Named Forest
- Forest Steven WhitakerAmerican actor
- Forest Dewey Dodrillfirst physician to perform open,heart surgery
- Forest Ray MoultonAmerican astronomer
- Denis ForestCanadian actor
- Forest Baffertson of horse racing trainer Bob Baffert
- Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella (b. 2016)son of model Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella
Forest in Pop Culture
- Forest Speyerminor character in the Resident Evil series