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What does Chet mean?

Chet /chet/ as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the name Chet means "camp of soldiers; stone camp or fortress". Chet is a version of Chester (Old English, Latin). Chet is also a derivative of Rochester (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, soldiers (warrior), stone (rock).


Chet has 2 relations via Chester, Rochester: Chess and Cheston.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Chetey, Chey, ..

(female) Chetah, Chetne, ..

How popular is Chet?

Chet is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1027 out of 1220, Top 84%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#124109 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Chet for boys. Chet was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #692 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chet name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Chet and related names. Chester (#1782 in 2014) and Rochester are the popular variation forms of Chet ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Chess, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Chet reached its highest in the 1910s (usage of 0.4%) and has become much less since, with the form Chester falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chet, Chester, Rochester in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Ahmet, Bret, Cael, Caeo, Ced, Chad, Chai, Chan, Chap, Chas, Chaz, Che, Cheny, Cherut, Chevy, Chic, Chik, Chip, Clem, Cleo, Clete, Cleto, Cnut, Coe, Colet, Colt, Cort, Cree, Crew, Curt, Jet and Piet. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chet.