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Meaning and name origin

Chester \ch(es)-ter\ as a boy's name is pronounced CHES-ter. It is of Old English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Chester is "camp of soldiers". Surname and place name from Roman Britain that became used as a given name. President Chester Arthur; newscaster Chet Huntley.

Chester has 3 variant forms: Chess, Cheston and Chet.

For more information, see also the related boy name Rochester.


Chester is a very popular first name for males (#213 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2151 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chester for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chester name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chester outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Chester and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chester and Chet. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chester, Chet in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Caster and Coster. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chester.


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