What does Chester mean?
Chester \ch(es)-ter\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Rochester.
Chester is a very popular first name for males (#213 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2151 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Chester for boys. Chester reached its highest rank of #54 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Chester and affiliated names. The only other prominent related form of Chester ranked in the Top 1000 is Chet. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1960-1969 and is now significantly less popular, with the versions Chet and Chester becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)