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What does Brewster mean?

Brewster Pronunciation of Brewster [brew-ster] as a boys' name is pronounced BREW-ster. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Brewster is "brewer". Occupational name used as surname and then given name. See also Baxter and Webster.

Associated with: occupational, surname.


Brewster has 2 variants: Brewer and Bruce.

Creative forms:
(male) Brister, Bryster, ..

(female) Brewen, Brewne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brewster Hasan (B.H.), ..

How popular is Brewster?

Brewster is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1770 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Bruce (#404 from recent data), Webster and Baxter are the prominent variation forms of Brewster (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Brewster was at its highest 65 years ago (median #870) and is now much lower (#1468, 94%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baxter, Bruce, Webster in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brewster and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aleister, Alester, Allaster, Allyster, Attwater, Atwater, Beacher, Beamer, Beasley, Becker, Beecher, Beemer, Bensen, Berger, Bertel, Braiser (see Brazier), Braizer, Brander, Branston, Braser, Brawlea (see Brawley), Brawley, Brazier, Brenden, Brenley (see Brinley), Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brenten, Brentin, Brently, Brentt, Brentton, Brenttyn, Brett, Brette, Bretton, Brexton, Bricker, Bristol, Bristow, Britte (see Brett), Brockten, Broder, Bronsen, Bryse, Buster, Caster, Chester, Christer, Coster, Crowther, Fester, Forester, Forrester, Forster, Foster, Frasier, Greer, Greger, Guenter, Jesper, Kester, Krister, Lester, Minster, Nester, Oreste, Orestes, Prockter, Procter, Prosper, Spenser, Vester, Webbster and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brewster.