What does Lester mean?
Lester /le-ster/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Lester for boys. Lester reached its top position of #54 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Lester and related names. Les is the only other prominent related form of Lester. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.527%) and has become much lower since, with the forms Les and Lester becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)