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Meaning and Name Origin

Rochester \r(o)-ches-ter, roch(e)-ster\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Rochester is "stone camp or fortress". Place name.


Rochester has 3 variants: Chester, Chet and Rock.


Rochester is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#6340 out of 88799, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Rochester and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Rochester (#unlisted) are Chester, Chet and Rock. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Chester and Chet becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chester, Chet, Rock in U.S.

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