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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.

Foster is also pronounced similarly to Fester. Other suggested similar baby names are Coster and Forster.


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).

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