What does Rochester mean?
(male) Rachester, Richester, ..
(female) Rochere, Rocheren, ..
How popular is Rochester?
Rochester is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#8137 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Rochester for boys. Rochester entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #1913 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Rochester are Chester (#1782 in 2014), Chet and Rock. Usage of these relations of Rochester reached its peak in the 1910s (average #1513) and has become significantly less since, with the form Chester becoming less fashionable.
Suggested similar names are Alester, Coster, Fester, Forester, Forrester, Forster, Foster▼, Hollister, Kester, Lancester, Lanchester, Lankester (see Lancaster), Leicester, Lester▼, Manchester, Nester, Roche, Rochus, Rossiter, Silvester, Sylvester▼, Todhunter and Vester. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rochester.