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What does Lancaster mean?

Lancaster Pronunciation of Lancaster [lan-cast-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lancaster is "fort on the Lune river". Place name: the river Lune is in England. There are several American cities with this name.

Associated with: old english, river, england.


Lancaster has 4 variants: Lancashire, Lancester, Lanchester and Lankester.

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Middle name pairings:
Lancaster Yariel (L.Y.), ..

How popular is Lancaster?

Lancaster is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1009 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lancaster has not made it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alaster, Allaster, Caster, Lance, Lander, Langsden, Langston, Lanier, Lavante, Leicester, Lester, Macalister, Manchester and Minster. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lancaster.

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