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What does Lester mean?

Lester Pronunciation of Lester [lester] as a boys' name is pronounced LES-ter. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lester is "from Leicester". Place name: an area in central England.

Associated with: old english, england.


Lester has 2 variants: Leicester and Les.

Creative forms:
(male) Laster, ..


Middle name pairings:
Lester Efrain (L.E.), ..

How popular is Lester?

Lester is a very prominent first name for men (#194 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#709 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lester reached its top position of #59 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #1600. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Les is the only other prominent related form of Lester (#1600 from recent data). Adoption of these forms of Lester was at its most widespread 105 years ago (usage of 0.3%) and has become much lower since.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alester, Alister, Asher, Asser, Becker, Buster, Casper, Caster, Chester, Coster, Decker, Dempster, Denver, Dexter, Dieter, Ferrer, Feste, Fester, Fisher, Forester, Forster, Foster, Gasper, Heder, Heller, Jasper, Jesper, Kasper, Kenner, Kester, Lancester, Lanier, Lawler, Lee, Legate, Lemar, Lemuel, Leonel, Leonerd, Leslea (see Leslie), Leslee, Lesley, Leslie, Levern, Lexer, Loeber, Loller, Louther, Lysle, Lytten, Neper, Nester, Nestor, Osher, Osker, Peder, Peer, Pepper, Peter, Porter, Potter, Regner, Ritter, Seager, Seeger, Seger, Sender, Telfer, Valter, Vester, Webster, Westen, Winter, Wister and Xever. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lester.