farren girl

First name origin & meaning:

Irish: Adventurous

First name variations: Farrin, Farrand, Ferrin, Ferron, Ferran, Farrahn, Ferryn, Farran

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faracháin ‘descendant of Farachán’, a personal name perhaps derived from Ánrothán (see Hanrahan) with the addition of an initial F-.
  2. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearáin, from a diminutive of fear ‘man’ or of the personal name Fearadhach (see Ferry).
  3. Possibly also English: according to Reaney, a nickname composed of Old English fæger ‘fair’ + hine ‘servant’ or an occupational name from Old English fearr ‘bull’ + hine, i.e. ‘bull keeper’.
  4. Possibly also German: from Middle High German var(r)e ‘(young) bull’, ‘steer’.
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