Ferman is a German surname and a Turkish given name. The surname is a variation of Fehrmann, meaning "ferryman". The given name is derived from the Turkish word for "edict", borrowed from the Persian Farmaan or Fermaan (Persian: فرمان farmân).
Notable people with the name include:
- Edward L. Ferman (born 1937), American writer and publisher
- James Ferman (1930–2002), American film and theatre director
- Joseph W. Ferman (1906–1974), Lithuanian-American science fiction publisher
- Risa Vetri Ferman (born 1965), American lawyer