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Lots of old-fashioned nature names are trendy right now — Hazel, Lily, Ivy, Iris, Rose, Daisy — but Fern hasn't quite caught up. This alternative spelling, Ferne, was quite popular through the 1930s, but it hasn't been seen on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States in decades. It could be time for a comeback. Pair Fern with a more current middle name to bring it into the 21st century.

Meaning of the name Ferne:

English: fern, plant

Origin of the name Ferne:

Ferne is an alternative spelling of Fern, an English nature and vocabulary word name. Ferns are a type of plant found all over the world.

Symbolism of the name Ferne:

Ferne is a great choice for any parent looking for a nature name, but beyond that, ferns are quite symbolic in various cultures. In Slavic countries, anyone who sees a fern in the wild is said to live a happy and rich life. In American cultures, ferns are thought to keep snakes and evil spirits away. The fern is also the national emblem of New Zealand.

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Gender of the name Ferne:

Ferne is a girl's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Ferne:

The baby name Ferne evokes images of someone who is curious and always wants to learn more about the world around her.

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Nicknames for the name Ferne:

  • Fernie

Popularity of the name Ferne:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ferne was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States up until 1937. It was most popular in 1916 when it ranked at number 400. It last ranked at number 953 in 1937.

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