Meaning and Origin of: Farren

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Adventurous

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faracháin ‘descendant of Farachán’, a personal name perhaps derived from Ánrothán (see Hanrahan) with the addition of an initial F-.
  • Irish : shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearáin, from a diminutive of fear ‘man’ or of the personal name Fearadhach (see Ferry).
  • Possibly also English : according to Reaney, a nickname composed of Old English fæger ‘fair’ + hine ‘servant’ or an occupational name from Old English fearr ‘bull’ + hine, i.e. ‘bull keeper’.
  • Possibly also German : from Middle High German var(r)e ‘(young) bull’, ‘steer’.