Meaning and name origin
Rochester is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6340 out of 88799, Top 7%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rochester and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rock, Chet and Chester. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).