Meaning and name origin
Manchester \m(a)-nches-ter, man-che-ster\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin. Place name: a city in northern England whose Latin name was Mancunium. In the 19th century, Manchester was a major city in the production of cotton fabric.
Manchester is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7475 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Manchester for boys (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Lanchester. Like Manchester, this name is not commonly used.