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Quick Facts on Farrah

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 615
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Farrah

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Farrah

Farrah is a transcription of the Arabic name Farah فرح which means “joy”. The name went largely unnoticed by English speakers until the mid-1970s when actress Farrah Fawcett achieved superstardom as Jill Munroe on the popular television series “Charlie’s Angels”. According to Farrah Fawcett herself (who actually had some Lebanese Arab ancestry), her mother “made up” the name Farrah because it “went well with her last name.” In any case, the gorgeous actress well known for her long wavy mane of blonde hair single-handedly brought her given name Farrah to the forefront of the Western World. Most Arabic speakers use Farah with one “r”.

Popularity of the Name Farrah

As stated above, we know exactly when Americans got interested in the name Farrah: 1976. This was the year that Farrah Fawcett made a massive splash into American pop-culture and became an instant iconic beauty. Her rise to fame was dizzying between her starring role on “Charlie’s Angels” and her best-selling bathing suit poster which donned the walls of every adolescent male bedroom across the country. In 1976, the name Farrah soared from the darkness into position #276 on the charts. We cannot underscore what a remarkable triumph this is for a name to come out of nowhere and achieve a level of popularity that quickly. A more modern example of this kind of celebrity influence came in the mid-1990s when singer Aaliyah’s name soared to the top of the American naming charts in a single year. However, for Farrah, as fame is fleeting, her name only achieved ūber-popularity briefly and disappeared from the charts by the 1980s. The name only recently reemerged in 2010 which is the year after Farrah Fawcett sadly succumbed to her long battle with cancer. American parents were reminded of her pretty moniker and began using it on their baby daughters again. Because the name is so strongly associated with Farrah Fawcett, many people think it’s a better choice for blondes over brunettes or red-headed children. In any case, most people would agree that Farrah is a beautiful, natural, strong and “joyful” name.
Popularity of the Girl Name Farrah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Farrah

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Farrah

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Farrah

    Farrah We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Farrah.

  • Popular Songs on Farrah

    Popular Songs on Farrah

    The Day Farrah Fawcett Died - a song by The Vandals

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Farrah

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Farrah

    Farrah and Kimberlily: Milk and Hunny (Jena Scaccetti) - Blue-eyed butterfly cat Farrah has earned the enormous responsibility and special powers to reign over the majestic land of Milk and Honey and her BFF, a lazy four leaf clover Kimberlily, is green-eyed with envy. Although Farrah and Kimberlily have the best time together telling the jujie birds funny jokes, eating firekid pops, laughing with talking ring candies and picking cherries for lip gloss from the cherry tree, Kimberlily finally complains that she is not special like Farrah. The caring butterfly reassures Kimberlily how very special she is, but decides they will pay a visit to the brightests star in the sky, Dorion. Reminding the wistful peacock clover of all she's been given, Dorion offers to grant her wish....under one condition. When Kimberlily hastily accepts at her best friend's expense, the pretty four leaf clover discovers that she was perfectly special all along. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Farrah's Diary: Entry #1: My First Flight! (Rachel Aquino) - Kindle edition. Farrah is a young firefly, who discovers a group of 7ish-year-olds on her first flight. The children, named Adina, Grace, Maddox, Sean, and David, just finished second grade, and are celebrating the first day of summer by camping out in the woods behind David's house. While telling scary stories around the campfire, they discover something REALLY scary! In my pilot book, Farrah and the children learn a valuable lesson about God's creation! Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Farrah

    Famous People Named Farrah

    Famous People Named Farrah - Farrah Fawcett (iconic TV actress); Farrah Franklin (singer, former member of Destiny's Child)

  • Children of Famous People Named Farrah

    Children of Famous People Named Farrah

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Farrah - Kyle Richards (reality TV star)

  • Historic Figures

    Farrah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Farrah - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Farrah.

Personality of the Girl Name Farrah

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Farrah

  • No Variations Found.
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