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Chester 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 name Rochester.
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Popularity of Chester
Chester is a very popular first name for men (#213 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2151 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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