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What does Forster mean?

Forster Pronunciation of Forster [forster] as a name for boys is an Old French name, and Forster means "forest". Forster is a variant form of Forest (Old French): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: forest (tree).


Forster has 1 variant: Forester.

2 more different relations via Forest: Forrester and Foster.

Creative forms:
(male) Forter, Froster, ..

(female) Forfer, Forwer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Forster Marshawn (F.M.), ..

How popular is Forster?

Forster is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3615 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Foster (#1030 via latest list) and Forest (#1326) are the prominent variation forms of Forster (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Forster was common among parents a century ago (adoption of 0.1%) and is now much lower, with versions like Foster falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Forest, Foster in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alaster, Alester, Alister, Alyster, Buster, Carter, Caster, Chester, Christer, Colter, Coster, Coulter, Farmer, Farrer, Farrier, Ferrer, Ferrier, Feste, Fester, Fisher, Folker, Fonsie, Forbes, Forde, Forden, Forgael (see Fergal), Forteny (see Fortney), Fortney, Fortny (see Fortney), Fowler, Fraser, Frasier, Frazer, Fryer, Fursey, Kester, Krister, Lester, Lorimer, Lorymer, Minster, Nester, Porter, Potter, Rossiter, Torger, Torsten, Vester, Webster and Wister. These names tend to be more commonly used than Forster.

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