What does Chester mean?
Chester [chester] as a boys' 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.
Related boy name: Rochester.Creative forms:
(male) Carster, Cester, ..
(female) Chese, Chever, .. Middle name pairings:
Chester Hezekiah (C.H.), ..
How popular is Chester?
Chester is a very popular first name for males (#213 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2281 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Chester reached its highest rank of #55 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1617 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Chester (#1617 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rochester and Chet. These forms of Chester were popular as birth names 105 years ago (adoption of 0.4%) and are now significantly less common, with the version Chester falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Alaster, Aleister, Alester, Alister, Alyster, Brewster, Buster▼, Caesar, Carter▲, Casper▼, Caster, Castor, Cesar, Chalmer, Chase▲, Chasen, Chelton, Cheney, Cheslea (see Chesley), Cheslee, Chesley, Cheslie, Chesly, Chesney, Chesnie, Chesny, Chessie, Chetwen (see Chetwin), Cheyne, Chipper, Chrestien, Christer, Clete, Colter, Coster, Coulter, Cristen, Dexter▲, Dieter, Fester, Forester, Forster, Foster▼, Guenter, Jesper, Kester, Krister, Lester▼, Minster, Nester, Peter▼, Pieter, Shefer, Thaxter, Vester, Webster▼, Wheeler, Whistler and Wister. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chester.See names in meaning and etymology.