Of English origin.

It was used as a surname, mostly of a person who lived near a forest.

It means “forest”.

A short rise in the name’s popularity was recorded after the release of Robert Zemeckis’s film “Forrest Gump”, starring Tom Hanks, in 1994.

Another form of the name is Forest.

Famous bearers are Forrest Goodluck, Forrest Kline, Forrest Griffin, Forrest Ackerman.