Name: Chester

Origin and Meaning of the Name Chester

  • Meaning:
    Camp; fort
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (CHESS ter)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Chester)
  • Rating:
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Miscellaneous Info for Chester

  • Categories:
  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Chester is rarely used in modern times, although it is probably due for a comeback. Chet or Chas/Chaz are common nicknames for Chester. It is also found as a surname, where it likely originated designating someone who lived near or worked in a camp, fort or fortress.

    Famous bearers include Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States who was named by his parents after the doctor who delivered him.

Similar Names to Chester for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Chester (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Chester - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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