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Farrah has Arabic roots, but it didn't become popular in the United States until the 1970s when a certain actress took the country by storm, with both her name and her hairstyle. It fell out of favor for a bit, but it's back on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the country. The name has both a classic and new age feel to it, making it a fresh choice for your little girl.

Meaning of the name Farrah:

Arabic: Joy

Origin of the name Farrah:

Farrah is an alternative spelling of the Arabic name Farah, which means “joy.”

Symbolism of the name Farrah:

In Arabic, the name Farrah or Farah is derived from the root word that is related to many “happy” words, like joy, happiness, merriment, gladness and glee. For this reason, the baby name symbolizes happiness.

Baby name Farrah

Style of the name Farrah:


Gender of the name Farrah:

Farrah is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Farrah:


Number of syllables in the name Farrah:


Emotion evoked from the name Farrah:

Farrah is a soft baby name that evokes images of beauty and kindness.

Alternative spellings for the name Farrah:

  • Farah
  • Ferrah
  • Pharrah
  • Fara
  • Farra

Nicknames for the name Farrah:

  • Fay

Popularity of the name Farrah:

Farrah became a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States in 1976. It fell off the list in 1980, came back for a couple of years in 1987 and fell off again until 2010. As of 2020, it ranks at number 958, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Farrah:

Great middle names for Farrah and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Farrah:

  • Farrah Fawcett (actress)
  • Farrah Franklin (singer)
  • Farrah Yousef (singer and reality show contestant)
  • Farrah Abraham (reality show personality)
  • Farrah Hall (Olympic sailor)

Farrahs in popular culture:

  • Farrah(character from the TV show “Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency”)
  • Farrah Phelan (character from the TV show “Fair City”)
  • Farrah Delamitri (character in the book “Popcorn”)
  • Farrah Goodfairy (character from the TV show “Ever After High”)
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