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Meaning and name origin

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


Rochester has 3 variant forms: Chester, Chet and Rock.


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).

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.