Skip to main content

Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Adventurous

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname for a person with gray hair or for someone who used to dress in gray, from Old French ferrant ‘iron-gray’ (a derivative of fer ‘iron’).
  • English : from the medieval personal name Fer(r)ant, an Old French form of Ferdinand, which came to be associated with the color.

Subscribe to Family Education

Your partner in parenting from baby name inspiration to college planning.

Subscribe