Think Baby Names - logo
Home > Chester

Chester meaning, boyChester

Save Chester to list (0)

pinWhat does Chester mean?

Chester /che-ster/ [2 sylls.] 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.


Chester has 3 variants: Chess, Cheston and Chet.

Related boy name: Rochester.

Kreatif forms: Camster, Canster, Cester. [more]

pinHow 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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Chester for boys. Chester reached its highest rank of #54 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

The only other prominent related form of Chester ranked in the Top 1000 is Chet. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.504%) and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Chester and Chet becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Chester and affiliated names. (2014 Birth 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.

pinSimilar Names

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