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Meaning and name origin

Foster \f(o)-ster, fos-ter\ as a boy's name is pronounced FAW-ster. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Foster is "foster parent; forester; shearer; saddle-tree maker". Transferred use of the surname, an occupational name from "foster", "forester", "forseter", or "fuyster". Also variant of Forest.


Popularity

Foster is a somewhat popular first name for males (#923 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#93 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Foster for boys (2015 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Foster and related names. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Forest and Foster. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Forest, Foster in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Foster is also pronounced similarly to Fester. Other suggested similar baby names are Coster and Forster. These names tend to be less commonly used than Foster.

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