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Foster 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 "woodsman". Occupational name. Variant of Forest.
Baby names that sound like Foster are Vester and Wister. Other similar baby names are Coster and Forster.
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Popularity of Foster
Foster is a somewhat popular first name for men (#923 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#93 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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