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Information on Fern -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

This eMedTV Web page highlights information about the name Fern. This may include information about variations, and meaning.

Fern is also a boy name. Click here for information on the boy name Fern.

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The graph shows the rank based on the number of girl children named Fern from 1880 to 1961 when it was in the top 1000 baby names in the United States. Roll over the graph to see the rank for each year.
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Meanings and Variations

Fern is from Old English meaning Fern.
Alternates for Fern include: Feme, Fearne, and Ferne
Some forms of Fern are: Fernanda
Fern is associated with these categories: Place, and Flower
Famous people named Fern
Fern Fitzgerald, Actress: American actress best known for her recurring role in the television series Dallas as oil cartel businesswoman Marilee Stone. She appeared in the series from 1978 to 1990.
Fern Leona Holland, Attorney: American lawyer killed in the Iraq conflict while working for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq.\n\nHolland, American press officer Robert J. Zangas, and their Iraqi translator Salwa Ourmashi were shot in their car on a road near Karbala on March 9, 2004. According to reports, she and Zangas were the first American civilians working for the CPA to be killed in Iraq.\n\nThe novel Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley includes an homage to Holland in its acknowledgments.\n\nIn 2005, Holland was named Oklahoman of the Year\n
Fern Majeau, Hockey Player: Professional ice hockey player who played 56 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Montreal Canadiens. He won the Stanley Cup in 1944 with Montreal.

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