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What does Leicester mean?

Leicester Pronunciation of Leicester [leices-ter] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Leicester is "from Leicester". Leicester is a version of Lester (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


Creative forms:
(male) Lacester, Lencester, ..

(female) Leicesta, Leiceste, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leicester Graham (L.G.), ..

How popular is Leicester?

Leicester is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent related form of Leicester (not ranked) is Lester (#1600 from current records). This form of Leicester was favored by parents during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.32%) and is now much less common (usage 0.01%, 98% less), with Lester becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lester in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aleister, Alester, Alister, Chester, Dempster, Dieter, Fester, Forester, Forrester, Kester, Krister, Lancaster, Lancester, Lanchester, Lankester (see Lancaster), Manchester, Minster, Nester, Pieter, Rochester, Silvester, Sylvester, Vester, Webbster, Webster and Wister. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leicester.