forster boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old French: Out of the woods
  2. Old French: Forest keeper

First name variations: Forest, Forestt, Forrestt, Forrester, Foryst, Forrest, Foster

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest).
  2. English: Norman French nickname or occupational name from Old French forcetier ‘cutter’, an agent noun from forcettes ‘scissors’.
  3. English: occupational name, by metathesis, from Old French fust(r)ier ‘blockmaker’ (a derivative of fustre ‘block of wood’).
  4. German (Förster): occupational and topographic name for someone who lived and worked in a forest (see Forst).
  5. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Forst ‘forest’.
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